Fleming College ranks as one of Canada’s top research colleges

Peterborough ON (December 15, 2020) – Fleming College has climbed to the 23rd position on Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges list.

According to results published today by Research Infosource Inc., Fleming College has achieved its highest ranking since first appearing on the Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges list in 2011. Ranking is based on research income with data obtained through surveys of publicly-funded colleges and from 2018-2019 financial statements. During that time, Fleming College had $4 million of sponsored research income, up 79.1 per cent from the previous year. The College ranked 30th last year.

“The substantial increase in research funding is confirmation that applied research is growing at Fleming,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Our research teams are forging strong relationships with industry, community organizations, and government. We’re expanding applied research into new areas so that our faculty and student researchers can provide practical innovative solutions to our partners.”

The benefits of college applied research for industry include better production processes and new or improved products and services. For social innovation partners, applied research leads to adapted or improved services, processes, policies, and changes to systematic challenges that have left vulnerable people behind.

The complete list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges can be found on the Research Infosource website.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680
Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Ph: (905) 372-6865


Web: flemingcollege.ca
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Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College seeks community support for $100,000 healthcare heroes fundraising campaign

Peterborough ON – (December 14, 2020) – Fleming College students in programs such as Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker and Paramedic have an important role to play in our community as frontline healthcare workers, caregivers and first responders. They are the future heroes who will be crucial in our recovery from COVID-19.

All students, especially those in healthcare, are experiencing significant financial strain as a result of the current situation. When the pandemic began, many held part-time jobs on the frontlines, while also completing clinical placements.

Due to new health and safety restrictions, they are no longer permitted to work in one health care setting and complete their clinical in another without quarantining for two weeks in between. These students faced a difficult decision: abandon their studies or leave their jobs. 

To support students in completing their studies and achieving their goal of helping our communities, Fleming has launched the Healthcare Heroes Campaign to provide bursaries to those in financial need.

Fleming Student Administrative Council (SAC) has stepped forth with a lead donation of $20,000 in support of the campaign. With additional donations from the community Fleming has raised nearly half of its target.

“Fleming College produces heroes who will join the frontlines of the pandemic, and we are tremendously grateful for those who help our students cross the finish line,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “Thank you to Fleming SAC and our generous donors for their gifts that help ensure we can train tomorrow’s heroes who will have the most privileged role of caring for our loved ones, when they need it most.”

“Now more than ever, healthcare students need our help. No student should have to choose between paying school tuition or being able to pay for basic living expenses,” said Zoe King, Fleming SAC President. “It’s our hope that this donation will inspire others to come together and make a gift to the Student Assistance Fund for Healthcare Heroes in this time of need.”

Student financial need is urgent and ongoing, and Fleming will continue to fundraise to meet the increasing need. Earlier this year, the College provided $415,000 in financial aid to 1,200 domestic and international students through its COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund.

If you are able, please make a donation to the Student Assistance Fund for Healthcare Heroes today.   

Learn more about healthcare programs at Fleming College and watch a tribute to students and alumni working on the frontlines: Fleming College Creates Heroes.  

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

Fleming Student Administrative Council Inc.
The Student Administrative Council Inc. (SAC) is a non-profit corporation that serves the social and political needs of the students at Fleming College. SAC is the official voice of the student body. Students elected each year to the Board of Directors for SAC serve on various college committees and have input into policy decisions of the College. More information about SAC can be found on their website at www.flemingsac.ca and their social media @flemingsac.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530  
Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680
Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Ph: (905) 372-6865

Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College releases holiday music video #WonderfulWorld in support of students and local community

Peterborough ON – (December 11, 2020) – Fleming College has persevered through the unexpected events of this year. We dedicate this holiday music video to all of the students, staff, frontline workers, and our many local heroes who have made an untenable situation a moment of pride and reflection on the power of coming together. Let us always be reminded that it is our family, friends and communities who are the beacons of light, when we need them the most. Like the previous “Lost Together” video released in April, this video is a collaborative project by local artists, dedicating their time and talent and most importantly, their heart.  Featuring Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo and other musicians from the Kawartha region, this is a cover of the classic song “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.

“These musicians are very special people and our community is blessed to have such passionate talent,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “I could not be more proud of how we have led and navigated through the events of this year with safety as our guiding principle. My wish for everyone that watches this video is that they are reminded of the importance of friends, family and community, and that this inspires optimism for a wonderful 2021. We have every reason to be hopeful.”

Adamson hopes that you will stay tuned for a Fleming surprise that will surely brighten your day at its Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, ON.

The video was directed and produced by Michael Hurcomb; other producers include James McKenty, Melissa Payne and Kate Suhr.

Fleming College thanks all those involved in this musical gift for the holidays, not in the least the musicians: Greg Keelor, Jimmy Bowskill, Beau Dixon, Whitney Hall, James McKenty, Melissa Payne, Kate Suhr and Maureen Adamson. There are also special appearances by: Tania Clerac, Sandra Dupret, Brett Goodwin, Chandra Gupta, Blake Morris, Angela Pind, Linda Poirier, Neil Price, Elizabeth Stone, Drew Van Parys and Scott Walling.

Watch Fleming College presents #WonderfulWorld.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

Media, for more information or interviews, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran
Executive Assistant, Office of the President
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680
Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Ph: (905) 372-6865

Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College partners with Kenjgewin Teg to offer Practical Nursing program on Manitoulin Island

Peterborough ON – (December 10, 2020) Fleming College is pleased to partner with Kenjgewin Teg to offer Practical Nursing training to Indigenous learners on Manitoulin Island, Ont. (Mnidoo Mnising). The two institutions recently signed a five-year agreement to offer Fleming’s Practical Nursing program through Kenjgewin Teg, an educational institute on Mnidoo Mnising that provides Indigenous culturally relevant learning.

“Fleming College is committed to Truth and Reconciliation and as a post-secondary institution, we have an opportunity and an obligation to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into our curriculum,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “Fleming College is honoured to partner with Kenjgewin Teg and support the principles of Truth and Reconciliation that will create positive change in healthcare,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College.

Kenjgewin Teg will act as the service provider to offer Fleming’s Practical Nursing program, tentatively scheduled to start in Spring 2021. Theory curriculum will be delivered virtually, while clinical learning will be on-site at other key local partner locations including the Manitoulin Health Centre, St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake, Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc. and Noojmowin Teg Health Centre. 

“Going forward, our local Mnidoo Mnising and surrounding communities will continue to see more opportunities in health and wellness programs at Kenjgewin Teg as we continue working together with valued partners like Fleming College and other Indigenous institutes who support culturally relevant training and education hosted closer to home,” said Stephanie Roy, President of Kenjgewin Teg.

“Manitoulin Health Centre is excited to support a locally grown Practical Nursing program,” said Paula Fields, Vice President Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer at the Manitoulin Health Centre. “Recently, due to COVID-19 and additional opportunities for nurses, we have found a shortage of local nursing staff. It is beneficial to offer a program locally as graduates will have ties to the Island and be aware of the unique diversity of the patients that we serve, resulting in positive outcomes for patients. It is really a win-win for the students and our Manitoulin Island communities.”

“Especially, and even more so at this time during a global pandemic, this new partnership will allow us to provide ongoing support and help meet the ever-growing needs of not only our local and regional First Nation health sector organizations, but will also help Ontario’s health sector too by supporting goals of hiring diversity of both Indigenous people and Indigenous perspectives in healthcare,” said Natasha Abotossaway, Kenjgewin Teg’s Health and Wellness Programs Coordinator.

In 2015, Fleming College signed the Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes Canada. This partnership highlights Fleming’s commitment to underscoring and prioritizing the importance of structures and approaches required to address Indigenous peoples’ learning needs and support self-determination and socio-economic development of Indigenous communities.

Kenjgewin Teg is one of seven members of the Indigenous Institutes Consortium in Ontario recognized under the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017. Kenjgewin Teg is dedicated to lifelong learning by providing an Anishinabewin community-based approach to education, training and business support services and opportunities.

Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College and Stephanie Roy, President of Kenjgewin Teg are both pleased to see a new agreement officially come into effect. Additional team members who were instrumental in bringing this to fruition from Kenjgewin Teg include Beverley Roy, Director of Quality Assurance, Natasha Abotossaway, Health and Wellness Coordinator, and Elder Josh Eshkawkogan; and the team members from Fleming College are Elder Shirley Williams, Elizabeth Stone, Academic Chair of Indigenous Studies at Fleming College, Nick Stone, Chair of Fleming School of Health & Wellness, and Molly Westland, Dean of Fleming School of Health & Wellness.

About Fleming College

Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1 Ph: (705) 749-5530 Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6 Ph: (705) 324-9144 Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0 Ph: (705) 457-1680 Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4 Ph: (905) 372-6865


Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

About Kenjgewin Teg

Kenjgewin Teg is located on Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island, ON) and is one of seven members of the Indigenous Institutes Consortium in Ontario recognized under the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017. Kenjgewin Teg is dedicated to lifelong learning by providing an Anishinabewin community-based approach to education, training and business support services and opportunities.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer, Fleming College 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Beverley Roy
Director of Quality Assurance, Kenjgewin Teg
beverleyroy@kenjgewinteg.ca