Fifth Annual Fleming College, Police Foundations, Outstanding Police Officer Service Awards 2019

Peterborough ON – (April 15, 2019) – The fifth annual Outstanding Police Officer Service Award ceremony was held at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus today.

In addition to the award winners and their invited guests, the event was attended by many senior police leaders as well as faculty, staff and students from the Police Foundations program.

Eight local police services are invited annually to nominate a police officer from their service. The nominees must have demonstrated one or several qualities consistent with superior policing and service to their community. These qualities included, but were not limited to, professionalism and integrity, commitment to community, leadership, valour, sacrifice and determination in the face of adversity.

This year, seven police officers from City of Kawartha Lakes O.P.P., Cobourg Police Service, Peterborough County O.P.P., Peterborough Police Service, Port Hope Police Service and Kawartha Lakes Police Service were chosen to receive the Outstanding Police Officer Service Award. Recipients were:

  • A/Sgt. Janice MacDonald and Constable Danielle McKeen, Cobourg Police Service
  • Constable Ryan Boutin, Kawartha Lake Police Service
  • Constable Stephen Gray, Peterborough County O.P.P.
  • Constable Wes Denley, Port Hope Police Service
  • Sergeant Deb Gillis, Peterborough Police Service
  • A/Sgt. Andrew Munro, City of Kawartha Lakes O.P.P.
Constable Wes Denley, Port Hope Police Service
Constable Stephen Gray

Fourth-semester students from the Police Foundations program described each officer’s contributions and handed each a plaque acknowledging their outstanding service.

About the Outstanding Police Officer Service Award
In June, 2014, three Moncton RCMP officers were tragically killed in the line of duty. Following this incident, students and faculty of the Police Foundations program met to share their thoughts and feelings. Students not only expressed their sadness over the loss of life, but dismay related to negative comments being made about police and the policing profession through various social media. To counter the negativity and recognize the contributions and sacrifices of our local police officers, the annual Fleming College, Police Foundations, Outstanding Police Officer Service Award was created.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

We Made It! Student art exhibition at Haliburton Campus

Haliburton ON – (April 11, 2019) A flurry of activity is happening in the studios of Fleming College’s Haliburton Campus.

Students are busy preparing for We MADE IT! the end-of-semester art exhibition hosted by current students in full-time diploma and certificate programs at the Haliburton School of Art & Design. This one-day show will take place on Thursday, April 18 from 5 to 9 p.m.

We MADE IT! provides an opportunity for emerging artists to gain exhibition experience and showcase their many talents. The student-based initiative will feature a variety of media from winter semester programs including Glassblowing, Artist Blacksmithing, Jewelry, Drawing, Digital Image Design, Integrated Design and Visual Creative Arts Diploma students.  

Artists will be available to discuss their works and answer questions. Select works will be available for purchase.

The exhibition is free of charge and open to all. Join inspiring art students for light refreshments as well as the opportunity to explore the unique and stimulating space that is the Haliburton School of Art & Design.

Poster + Illustration by Taylor Ray Luecke

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:

Erin Lynch

Event organizer

erin.lynch@flemingcollege.ca

Women take to the trees at annual Fleming College conference

Peterborough ON – (April 5, 2019) Fleming College will host its annual Women in Trees Conference and Awareness Day on Saturday, April 13.

The conference, which will take place at Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont., is a free event to showcase the many roles and opportunities for women in arboriculture, urban forestry and forestry. The day will be filled with networking opportunities and hands-on activities. Participants can choose from two of five workshops being held throughout the day, including:

  • Urban Wood Salvage – Learn how urban wood, lost to disease, construction, insects or weather, can be salvaged and given new life.
  • Out on a Limb – Come out for a climb and explore the many career pathways available working with trees.
  • Neature! Tree ID Walk – Tour the new Fleming College Arboretum and get first-hand tips and tricks on how to identify trees.
  • Beyond the Bark: Trees and Technology – Learn how trees increase property value, improve mental health, fight climate change and more.
  • Chainsaws: Sharped your Skills – Learn how to operate a chainsaw as well as techniques for proper maintenance.

Women in Trees Agenda:

9 – 9:30 a.m. Doors open, registration

9:30 a.m. Welcome

9:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshop rotation 1

12 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (provided)

12:45 – 3 p.m. Workshop rotation 2

3 p.m. Closing and send off

For more information and to register, please contact Katrina Van Osch-Saxon at Katrina.van_osch-saxon@flemingcollege.ca or 866-353-6464 ext. 3274, or Adele Russell at adele.russell@flemingcollege.ca, 866-353-6464 ext. 3234. More information and registration is also available at https://flemingcollege.ca/women-in-trees

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

21st Annual Fleming College Tree Climbing Competition

City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (April 3, 2019) – Fleming College Arboriculture students will take to the trees on Tuesday, April 9 for the 21st annual Fleming Tree Climbing Competition.

Every year the Arboriculture students compete against each other in five time based events including Tree Rescue, Throw Line, Belayed Speed Climb, Secured Footlock and Work Climb.

Many of the students go on, each year, to compete at the provincial and national level with the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Climbing Championships. Through local community support as well as support through the arboriculture industry, prizes are awarded to competitors with grand prizes for Men’s and Women’s division champions. Many of the judges are past Fleming tree climbing competitors and current industry leaders.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and watch the event. Prize contributions are always welcome.

Event Details: Event begins at 9:30 a.m.

Tree Rescue

A climber must ascend a tree and rescue a geared up 200 lb. ‘dummy’ in distress. The student rescuer must adhere to a set protocol based on a specified emergency. This is a time based event, points are awarded or deducted according to the protocol and emergency.

Throw Line Event

This event is timed and tests the contestant’s ability to accurately place a throw line and climbing line into the tree at heights between 12 and 20 metres.

Belayed Speed Climb Event

Each contestant is timed climbing up a tree from the ground to a height of approximately 15 metres where they will ring the finishing bell.

Secured Footlock Event

The contestant must vertically ascend 13 metres in a tree by using the footlock technique. This is a timed event.

Work Climb Event

This event tests the contestant’s ability to quickly and efficiently move about in tree to perform various tasks. At each station the contestant rings a bell. Bonus and penalty points are awarded based on safety, performance and competence.

Location: Fleming College’s Frost Campus (200 Albert St. S., Lindsay) at the Outdoor Education Center, west of the Heavy Equipment building.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Brian Saxon
Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
705 324-9144 ext. 3311
brian.saxon@flemingcollege.ca

Joe Outram
Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
705 324-9144 ext. 3231
joe.outram@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College Innovation and Technology Showcase Award Winners

Peterborough ON – (April 2, 2019) – Congratulations to students who received awards at the Fleming College Innovation and Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell.

The event, held Friday, March 29 at Fleming’s Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, showcased 60 applied projects completed by students in the School of Business and the School of Trades and Technology.

Here is a full list of the award winners:

Bell Innovation Award                                                  

The Bell Innovation Award is intended for project teams that have demonstrated a high level of creativity, resourcefulness and innovation in order to meet the requirements of their client and satisfy project objectives. This award has a third, second, and first place winner from School of Business and School of Trades and Technology.                                                      

School of Trades and Technology

1. Remote Robotic Hand Prototype: Miteshkumar Patel, MuthyalaSheshan Siga (Wireless Information Networking)


2. The Kawartha Learning Centre Custom Telephone Answering System: Ankur Dave, Ishit Gajjar, RahulParagkumar Shah, Rutvikkumar Thakar
(Wireless Information Networking)

3. Au Pair Bear: Sai Guturu, Dan Lytle, Minh Vu, Jacob Sikma, Owais Pillai
(Computer Engineering Technology/Project Management)


School of Business

1. Five Counties Children’s Centre Marketing and Communications Strategies: Rory Morely, Destiny Ashia, Tiegan Gudmundsson, Michael O’Connell, Preston Robitaille (Business Administration – Marketing)


2. Meal for ME – Tiffin Service: Ravi Dave, Abhishek Soni, Maitry Patel, Nileshkumar Jetani (Global Business Management)


3. Alexander Optical – New Standard for Eyecare: Kayli Hill, Joao Borges, Jessica Goris

(Business Administration – Marketing)

Bell Presentation Award                                                              

The Bell Presentation Award is intended for project teams that have demonstrated highly effective communication and presentation skills as they showcase their projects. This award has a third, second, and first place winner from School of Business and School of Trades and Technology.

School of Trades and Technology

1. TKLC Custom Telephone Answering System: Ankur Dave, Ishit Gajjar, RahulParagkumar Shah, Rutvikkumar Thakar (Wireless Information Networking)


2. The Shot Tracker App: Greg Brooks, Ahad Ahmed, Mark Zimmerman, Param Chokshi (Computer Engineering Technology/Project Management)


3. Remote Robotic Hand Prototype: Miteshkumar Patel, MuthyalaSheshan Siga (Wireless Information Networking)

School of Business

1. Enactus Fleming College: Emily Scott (Business Administration – Marketing)


2. Think Inside the Theatre: Kaylin Richard, Hannah Barclay, Chelsea Boyd (Business Administration – Marketing)


3. Canadian Sporting Goods Association Membership Engagement Campaign: Natalie Hubbs, Klayton Hoelscher, Thomas Mcilmoyle (Sporting Goods Business)

The SAC Award                                                                

The SAC Award is given to the team that demonstrates the most collaboration with Fleming College and the Greater Peterborough Community. SAC is committed to the ongoing support of students at Fleming College and its strong connection with innovation within our community.            

The Shot Tracker App: Greg Brooks, Ahad Ahmed, Mark Zimmerman, Param Chokshi (Computer Engineering Technology/Project Management)

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Explore Fleming College at the spring Open House

Peterborough ON – (April 2, 2019) Hundreds of prospective students will have the opportunity to explore Fleming College at its annual spring Open House.

The College will host its Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at its campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg, and at the eastern Ontario Emergency Training Academy (EOETA) in Norwood.

“Open House is an exciting day for prospective students, their families and for all of us at Fleming,” said Carrie Truman, Manager of Student Recruitment. “Guests have the opportunity to tour the campus and get a feel for college life. It is our goal to make sure everyone that joins us connects with current students, faculty and staff, and get all their questions answered.”

The College will host tours of the campuses and residences as well as offer information sessions on Financial Aid Options, On-and Off-Campus Housing, and Transitioning to College for students with an IEP. New this year, visitors can enjoy a special performance by local band, Ace and the Kid in the Steele Centre from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To showcase the hands-on learning that takes place at Fleming, many of the programs will provide live demonstrations of learning activities:

  • Sutherland Campus – sensory room experience, immersive virtual reality simulation and freshly baked cookies in the Culinary lab.
  • Frost Campus – geology demonstrations in the newly renovated Geo Centre, climbing demonstrations, Blasting Techniques demonstrations, running diesel engine demonstrations and horizontal directional drilling simulations.
  • Haliburton Campus – guests can watch students perform live art demonstrations in the campus studios.
  • Cobourg Campus – visitors can tour the Personal Support Worker lab.
  • Pre-service Firefighter Education and Training program – Students applying for the Pre-service Firefighter Education and Training program are invited to visit the EOETA in Norwood (36 Industrial Dr.) where the program is now located. The EOETA has several established training environments including a burn tower, roof and door props, search and rescue maze, confined space prop, and new high-intensity propane training props. As part of Open House, faculty and current students will be at the EOETA to welcome visitors, provide tours of the facility and perform live demonstrations.

For campus-specific agendas, which include detailed information about what programs, presentations and activities are taking place at each location, or to register, please visit flemingcollege.ca/openhouse.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca 705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming College Celebrates the Achievements of Varsity Athletes

Peterborough ON – (March 28, 2019)   Fleming College will host the 48th Annual Fleming Knights Athletic Banquet on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Fleming College Steele Centre, located at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough.

This semi-formal evening will celebrate the many accomplishments of the Fleming Knights throughout the 2018-2019 season. The Annual Athletic Banquet will include social hour followed by dinner, speeches delivered by various VIP speakers, a slideshow and the distribution of year-end awards to our many Varsity athletes and teams who have demonstrated hard work and dedication in their sport this season.

The night will also feature the presentation and announcement of the Fleming College top Male and Female Athletes of the year, who will be awarded a Student Administrative Council (SAC) bursary in conjunction with the Jack Barley Memorial Award.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. for social hour and a slideshow in the Fleming College Steele Centre with the formal dinner beginning at 7 p.m. and award show at 8 p.m.

For more information, please email sportsinfo@flemingcollege.ca

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Jonathan Taylor

Sports Information & Special Events Coordinator

jonathan.taylor@flemingcollege.ca

705-876-4602

flemingknights.ca

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming College officially opens the newly renovated A-Wing at Sutherland Campus

Peterborough ON – (March 27, 2019) Preparing graduates for the evolving workplace was the driving force behind the newly renovated A-Wing at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus. The updated space will serve more than 3,000 students and the facility will ensure programs continue to provide effective training to meet the evolving labour market needs.

After years of planning, design and construction, the A-Wing was officially opened on March 27 at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus in Peterborough.

“This is a tremendous milestone for the college and the updated A-Wing now better provides opportunities for our students to prepare for today’s dynamic workforce,” said Maureen Adamson, President, Fleming College. “The multi-purpose facility provides increased capacity for on-campus work-integrated learning opportunities and great access to simulations for task-based and scenario-based learning. This is another way Fleming is committed to producing the preferred graduate.”

The training facility cost $12.46 million to build, with $6.23 million coming from the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, via the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). The remainder was funded through from the provincial government, Fleming Student Administrative Council (SAC) and donor support.

“Our Government created the Strategic Investment Fund for post-secondary institutions in order to respond to a need to improve and enhance infrastructure on campuses across the country,” said Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha. “Our federal contribution of $6.23 million towards the renewal of the A-Wing building at Sutherland Campus will support our future nurses, occupational therapists, paramedics and more as they prepare to enter the workforce and fill much-needed positions in the health sciences.”

SIF further funded a renovation to the GeoCentre and environmental sciences area at Frost Campus. The federal government contributed $2.26 million to that project with another $2.26 million funded by Fleming for a total cost of $4,520,500.

The 76,000-square-foot building at Sutherland Campus houses programs that include nursing, biotechnology, fitness and health promotion, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, paramedic, and personal support worker, as well as programs within the areas of justice and community development, business and culinary management.

The SAC Transit Lounge, located on the second floor of the A-Wing, was generously donated by Fleming Student Administrative Council (SAC). The SAC Transit Lounge is a dedicated indoor area for students and includes soft seating, phone charging stations and is easily visible to transit.

“The SAC Transit Lounge further complements our efforts to make student transportation accessible and affordable,” said Christopher Smith, General Manager, Fleming Student Administrative Council. “SAC is committed to increasing transportation options for students and we are pleased to offer a space that is functional and welcoming.”

Filled with natural light, the A-Wing features modern aesthetic appeal rich in simulation spaces, formal and informal student areas and leading-edge technology to further support applied learning and student success.

“We are extremely grateful to the Strategic Investment Fund for recognizing the need for a renovation such as this,” continued Adamson. “I would also like to acknowledge the many community partners, donors and Fleming SAC, who contributed to this facility.”

Dignitaries cut the ribbon in the SAC Transit Lounge to officially open the A-Wing on March 27.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Putting the spotlight on applied learning at the Fleming College Innovation and Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell

Peterborough ON – (March 26, 2019) – Student innovation and hands-on learning will be on display at the Fleming College Innovation and Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell on Friday, March 29. This year’s Showcase theme is Real-world challenges, real-world solutions.

“We are very proud to showcase the skills our talented students have, who truly are the next generation of technology and business leaders,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of the School of Business and the School of Trades and Technology.

Hosted at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, the event is a showcase of experiential learning in action. Throughout the winter, students from the School of Business and School of Trades and Technology have worked with sponsors from industry and non-profit sectors to find innovation solutions to a business-or technology- related problem. The students gain academic credit and on-the-job experience by undertaking these supervised applied projects. At the same time, the project results provide new information, answer questions, contribute to planning and, lay the groundwork for future innovations.

“Through these projects, students make a valuable contribution to the local community and economy, while gaining entrepreneurial experience. These projects prepare students to be high performers in the workforce,” continued Dean Mann. “Their participation in the Showcase further allows them to highlight their accomplishments, gain confidence and build their network. Thank you to Bell for supporting the Innovation and Technology Showcase.”

The projects will be judged with prizes awarded at the conclusion of the Showcase. Members of the public are invited to attend the event and view the projects, which will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the KTTC.

Keynote Speaker

In addition to the project displays, the Showcase will feature keynote speaker, Nicole Almond at 2 p.m. Nicole is the President of Enactus Canada, a national charitable organization that is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders. She developed a passion for community development originally as an Enactus student, creating and implementing educational outreach projects in Egypt, Grenada and Canada. Over the past decade she’s mentored hundreds of students, her fellow Enactus country leaders, and a team of 12 dedicated staff, exemplifying her expertise in youth entrepreneurship and skills development. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Enactus Country Leader Council representing her colleagues from the global network.

In addition to being an alumna and President of Enactus Canada, Nicole served as Chair of the Ovarian Cancer Canada Toronto walk for several years and sits on the Board of Pink Pearl Canada. She is a passionate female leader and public speaker that helps both businesses and academic leaders better understand, motivate and harness the innovative potential of young leaders

Event agenda:

11 a.m. – Showcase opens, KTTC Main Foyer

2 p.m. – Keynote speaker Nicole Almond, lower cafeteria

3 p.m. – Message from Fleming College President Maureen Adamson, message from Sponsor Bell, Pat Dunne  

3:30 p.m. – Awards presentation, lower cafeteria

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366