Fleming College Hosts Academic Schools Information Sessions starting November 25

Peterborough, ON – (November 25, 2020) Academic Schools Information Sessions are an opportunity to learn about the wide range of academic programs offered at Fleming – from certificates and diplomas to university transfer pathways. They also provide a chance to find out about the financial supports available, and interact with the Deans and some of the expert faculty members.

All information sessions will be hosted online from 7-8 p.m.:

  • Nov. 25: School of Health and Wellness
  • Nov. 25: School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Nov. 26: School of Justice and Community Development
  • Dec. 1: School of General Arts and Sciences
  • Dec. 1: Haliburton School of Art + Design
  • Dec. 2: School of Trades and Technology
  • Dec. 3: School of Business and Information Technology

Prospective students can discover how Fleming’s forward-thinking curriculum and innovative learning spaces can expand professional development opportunities. Also, learn about how you can gain the skills and experience needed to enter your dream program, eventually leading to a dream career.

Visit here to get more information and to join a session.

Fleming College mourns the loss of Trent University student Brett LeBlanc

Peterborough ON – (November 24, 2020) – The Fleming College community is deeply saddened to learn about the loss of Brett LeBlanc, a psychology student at Trent University.

Fleming offers our condolences and support to the LeBlanc family, Trent University, and the Peterborough and Cobourg communities during this difficult time.

LeBlanc was reported missing late last week. Born in Cobourg, Leblanc loved sports, including baseball and sledge hockey.

Fleming Counselling Services is available for support and can be reached at 705-749-5530 ext. 1440.

Students can also reach out to the student help line by email: studenthelpline@flemingcollege.ca.

Fleming College to Celebrate Class of 2020 with the Fall Virtual Convocation

Peterborough ON – (November 17, 2020) – Achievements of the Class of 2020 will be celebrated virtually this year at Fleming College’s 54th Convocation Ceremony, available through the College’s Convocation website.

Never has a graduating class at Fleming College been called to step into the future with more purpose and hope. During this unprecedented year, Fleming College will host its first Fall ceremony virtually to celebrate the Class of 2020 on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at 1 p.m.

In advance of Convocation, graduates are receiving packages via courier containing their diploma, collar, and alumni pin. For graduates who earned their Indigenous Perspectives Designation, they will also receive an Indigenous Perspectives letter included in their package.

All graduates are encouraged to share their Fleming College pride via social media by snapping a selfie with their diploma and tagging #FlemingGrad.

The virtual ceremony will feature Honour Song, Land Acknowledgement, welcome by Board Chair Dan Marinigh, remarks by Fleming College President Maureen Adamson, and O Canada performed by Kate Suhr.

Fleming College’s 54th Convocation Ceremony marks its second virtual Convocation, as the College adapts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the delivery is different this year, the Fleming College community is excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 virtually and congratulate graduates on this incredible achievement.

Visit the College’s Convocation website on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 to tune in to the virtual ceremony.

Fleming College receives funding for laboratory equipment for COVID-19 research

Peterborough, ON – (November 9, 2020) Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) has been awarded $50,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research infrastructure related to the CAWT’s COVID-19 research.

The funding announcement was made today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. The funding is part of the CFI’s Exceptional Opportunities Fund, which covers the urgent need for equipment for ongoing research related to COVID-19.

The funds awarded to Fleming College will be used to acquire a refrigerated centrifuge and an ultra-low temperature freezer for the CAWT laboratory in Lindsay, Ontario. This equipment will allow researchers to safely extract and store samples of wastewater containing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The CAWT is currently working with an Ontario company to develop a technology that can quickly detect and monitor SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens in wastewater.

“Companies have had to pivot because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Fleming College has been responsive to the shifting needs of our industry partners.  With the addition of this research equipment for the CAWT, we will be able to better support innovative water technology companies that are looking to develop solutions to some of the issues surrounding COVID-19.”

Fleming is one of 52 universities and research hospitals, colleges, polytechnics and Cégeps across Canada to receive the Exceptional Opportunities Funding from the CFI.

“Canadian researchers’ immediate response to the pandemic has demonstrated the research community’s crucial role in helping to resolve this crisis,” said Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation in a statement. “Working to find a vaccine, to learn about how COVID-19 affects the human body, or to study how this pandemic has influenced every aspect of our lives, Canada’s researchers have taken centre stage as our guides and our source of hope. The CFI is proud to support their efforts by equipping them with the research infrastructure they need to further their significant work.”

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Fleming College to host Virtual Open House, Saturday, November 7

Peterborough ON – (November 5, 2020) – Fleming College is excited to welcome hundreds of prospective students and their families virtually at the Virtual Open House event.

Fleming College will host its Virtual Open House experience on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m EST. The event, which is traditionally held at the College’s campus locations, will be held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Fleming’s Virtual Open House, there are a series of “rooms” that prospective students and their families can pop into, to:

  • get answers to your questions,
  • meet our dedicated faculty and staff,
  • find out about student services that are important to you,
  • learn how to apply with our Admissions staff,
  • and of course, learn about our broad range of programs

Online virtual tours and 360 images of Fleming’s campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton are also available.

All prospective students who register for and attend this weekend’s Virtual Fall Open House can also enter for a chance to win $5000 towards their Fleming College tuition. Contest is open to full-time domestic students starting in Fall 2021.

To register for this informative event, visit: https://flemingcollege.ca/openhouse.

Reimagine Your Future.

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.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Marilyn Strain
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marilyn.strain@flemingcollege.ca

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Fleming ECE students invite families to participate in the 2020 Children’s Program Project

Peterborough ON – (October 29, 2020) – Fleming College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) students invite children and families to learn, share, and explore the outdoors through the 2020 Children’s Program Project, in conjunction with the Pathway Project

The Children’s Program Project will be hosted virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ECE student groups will partner with families to participate virtually in the Pathway Project, a program that fosters a relationship between children and nature.  

The program is designed for children between one (walking) and six years of age along with their families/caregivers. ECE students, children and families will participate in a weekly outdoor play experience or “forest study” separately before connecting virtually for an hour-long play, think and learn session as students develop their “forest pedagogy.”  

The Children’s Program Project begins the first week of November and runs until mid-December 2020, with an in-person Open House to introduce students, children, families, and faculty during the week of November 2, 2020. For more information or to register, families are invited to contact FlemingECE@flemingcollege.ca

The 2020 Children’s Program Project is an opportunity for second-year ECE students to apply their knowledge and skills as they build community and alliances with families. Thinking together about children’s learning and creating pedagogical documentation will support ECE students to deepen their understanding of education in the early years, and the complexities of how children learn and make meaning of their world. 

Throughout the Project, faculty guide students to consider current research and approaches that support children’s learning, holistic development and well-being. Students will think deeply about children’s questions and curiosity, as they explore alongside children and families. By exploring with the Pathway Project, children and families will be invited to engage in and explore outdoor spaces and environments.  

The Ministry of Education’s How Does Learning Happen?, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014), and the College of Early Childhood Educators Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice (2017) will be used as guiding documents for this project. Each child’s learning will be documented in conjunction with the thinking and learning shared between families and students.  

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. 

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Media, for more information please contact:

Marilyn Strain
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marilyn.strain@flemingcollege.ca

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