Fleming College and Trent University congratulate City of Peterborough on successful 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships

Peterborough ON – (August 15, 2019) Fleming College and Trent University congratulate the City of Peterborough, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) and the organizing committee on successfully hosting the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships. The two institutions co-hosted the Championships from Aug. 1 – 10, 2019 in partnership with the City.

“It was an honour to co-host the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships with Trent University and celebrate a game so rich in our country’s history,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “It was tremendous to have the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, join us for closing ceremonies and have strong support from our MP Hon. Maryam Monsef, MPP Dave Smith and Mayor Diane Therrien encouraging the athletes at the opening ceremonies and throughout the tournament. The championships brought excitement to our city, and we would like to thank and congratulate all tournament organizers, athletes and coaches on a successful tournament.”

The 2019 World Lacrosse U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championships brought 22 teams from around the world to Peterborough, showcasing the city’s picturesque, vibrant and dynamic amenities to an international audience. The Championships profiled the city of Peterborough and the Kawarthas, while contributing economically to the City.  

“We believe that sport has the ability to bring the world together – and we saw the power in that diversity throughout as a proud co-host of the World Championships,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, President and Vice-Chancellor of Trent University. “We thank the Premier of Ontario, our MP, MPP and Mayor for their presence and support as we took this opportunity to shine a light on all our institutions and Peterborough and the Kawarthas have to offer.”

The two institutions are key partners with municipal and regional governments, First Nations communities and regional businesses, together contributing $1 billion in economic benefits to the community. Fleming College understands the instrumental role it plays in regional prosperity and the well-being of the communities where it is present. The College contributes an estimated economic impact in the region of $497M annually. Trent University has an estimated economic impact of nearly $500M on the regional economies in which it operates.

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

About Trent University

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer, Fleming College   

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Cara Walsh

Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University,

carawalsh@trentu.ca

705-748-1011 x 6240

Trent University and Fleming College explore next steps for housing strategies

Plans will help meet demand for student housing and support City’s housing efforts

Peterborough, ON (August 15, 2019) – Trent University and Fleming College are taking further steps to provide housing in Peterborough.

Both institutions are in various stages of initiating housing strategies that can help improve the housing situation while accommodating first-year and upper-year students.

“Peterborough is unique in having two very successful institutions which are attracting a growing number of students. Together Trent and Fleming contribute $1 billion in economic benefit annually to the community,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University and Maureen Adamson, president of Fleming College. “The housing strategies of both institutions recognize the partnership with the City and our community that we greatly value.”

Each institution has identified next steps in their housing strategies.

Trent University Student Housing

Trent University’s Board of Governors recently approved next steps for a housing strategy to address increasing enrolment and respond to housing pressures in the Peterborough community. The first phase of the plan, which focuses on the Peterborough campus, includes a proposal for building a new 400-bed college residence on the Symons Campus and adding 150 residence spaces at Traill College. A second phase of the project would include a 150-bed addition to an existing college on the Symons Campus as well as the renovation of residence spaces at Otonabee College.

The housing strategy was developed after extensive engagement and dialogue with key stakeholders in the Trent community, including students. The planning process began in the fall of 2017, with an identification of the mission, vision, and values and the establishment of a set of guiding principles for housing students in residence Trent University. Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, the University developed a 10-year facilities renovation plan, and partnered with The Scion Group to assess student housing market and demand. The final housing strategy details initiatives relating to renovation, new construction, and programming.

On July 22, 2019, the University issued two requests for proposals to seek the expertise required to create both a housing development plan as well as a financial strategy to fund the plan.

Following the selection of successful bidders, the University will continue to engage in conversations and dialogue with the Trent community and relevant stakeholders as we work with partners to confirm the academic and residence needs, and possible locations. It is anticipated that construction of the news residence would begin late 2021.

The University is also in the midst of updating its campus master plan, and is envisioning a residential community that would feature leading edge sustainable buildings and a community designed around innovative approaches to the environment. Possibilities include a long-term care village that would meet regional needs for elder care.

Trent continues to work with homestay to identify families and staff members interested in hosting international students in their homes.

Fleming College Student Housing

Fleming College currently has over 480 beds at the Sutherland Residence Village in Peterborough. In September 2018, Fleming College partnered with Campus Living Centres, a private residence operator, to provide more residence space at the Severn Court property, adjacent to the Sutherland Campus. Fleming College currently manages 48 of over 360 beds at the property, a short walk from the College.

Fleming is committed to working with the City of Peterborough and all levels of government to play an active role in addressing housing needs of the communities it serves. The College has recently undertaken a process for space assessment and renewal, including its housing portfolio and housing partnerships in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton.

The College will continue to work collaboratively with the City, our student governments and college administration on housing issues, including building awareness of renter rights and responsibilities. The College launched RentSmart as part of an initiative led by the City of Peterborough Housing department. This effort supports the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy. RentSmart is an online module that helps renters and landlords ensure a stress-free renting experience. The program teaches students the key to living successfully in our community, and teaches students how to find and secure suitable housing, understand tenant rights and responsibilities, communicate effectively with landlords and budget for affordable housing.

The College has also recently added an additional homestay provider to assist with student exchanges and international student accommodations.

About Trent University

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

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 contact:

Cara Walsh, communications & media relations officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6240 or carawalsh@trentu.ca

Sara O’Halloran, communications officer, Fleming College, (705) 749-5530 x1366 or sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

You’re invited to the Haliburton School of Art + Design Annual Faculty Art Auction

Haliburton ON – (August 7, 2019) – The Haliburton School of Art + Design is pleased to invite you to the Annual Faculty Art Auction on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. The silent auction and preview begins at 5 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7 p.m. at Fleming’s Haliburton School of Art + Design, 297 College Drive, Haliburton, Ontario.

The auction features unique works of art and craft, created and generously donated by faculty who teach in our summer school and art certificate programs. Proceeds support Fleming College art students at the Haliburton Campus through the bursary program and innovative initiatives. New initiatives include an Artist in Residence program that will enable artist instructors to integrate technology and digital tools into their own practices as well as Fleming curriculum.

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 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

Online Course offers Risk Assessment Training for Residential Flooding

Peterborough ON – (July 29, 2019) Residential basement flooding is on the rise across Canada and it is affecting Canadians financially. With an average price tag of $43,000 per flooded home, home owners and home buyers are looking for expert advice on the risks to their home, and how to reduce that risk. To meet the growing demand from industry professionals and residents, the ground-breaking Home Flood Risk Assessment Training (HFRAT) course will be available online across Canada through OntarioLearn starting September 2019.

The course provides practical training to the residential development and ownership industry, to help homeowners address the growing threat of basement flooding. The course was developed as a collaborative effort between Fleming College, Seneca College and the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) at the University of Waterloo. Additional support was provided by Toronto Hydro and Intact Financial Corporation.

The first offering of the course ran in the fall of 2018 at Seneca’s Newnham Campus. The new online format allows the program to be offered across Canada.

David, a home inspector, who recently completed the course. “This course really helps ensure we understand the full potential of future issues and how we can relate this information to our clients in a way that could avert or minimize a disaster on a personal level. When I mention that I am actually taking a course that deals with something that is becoming an issue, people look at it with far more weight than me just advising them without having a credential for this statement.”

The course provides participants with the fundamental training required to complete a visual assessment of overland, infiltration and sewer backup flood risks, communicate opportunities to reduce these risks and identify where further investigation is required.

Putting their new knowledge into practice, participants complete a sample home flood risk assessment on a single detached, semi-detached or townhome of their choice using a nationally applicable electronic flood risk assessment tool developed by the Intact Centre at the University of Waterloo. Since 2017, this tool has been used to assess flood risks and identify opportunities to reduce these risks for hundreds of homes. Successful graduates have access to this tool upon course completion.

Adam, an insurance professional, found the material applicable to his work. “The HFRAT course covers a lot of relevant flood related topics in appropriate detail and also identifies external resources, government programs and organizations that I wasn’t familiar with.”

While open to anyone, the course contents were specifically designed to train home inspectors, municipal engineers, emergency managers, policy advisors, landscape designers, along with home construction and renovation professionals. Insurance adjusters will benefit from this training and will be able to provide improved customer service to their clientele.

Valerie, a government risk assessor, loved the diverse backgrounds of her fellow participants. “It allows for dynamic conversations in the [online] discussion threads.” The online Home Flood Risk Assessment Training (HFRAT) course runs from Sep 10, to Dec 17, 2019. The cost is $423.44 and includes a one-year subscription to the Home Flood Risk Assessment Tool.

For more information, and to register, please visit: www.FlemingCollege.ca/HFRAT

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

About Seneca

Combining career and professional skills training with theoretical knowledge, Seneca’s expert faculty provide a polytechnic education to 30,000 full-time and 60,000 part-time students. With campuses in Toronto, York Region and Peterborough and education partners around the world, Seneca offers degrees, graduate certificates, diplomas and certificates in more than 300 full-time, part-time and online programs. Seneca’s credentials are renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Co-op and work placements, applied research projects, entrepreneurial opportunities and the latest technology ensure that Seneca graduates are highly skilled and ready to work.

Find out more at senecacollege.ca. Follow us on Twitter.

About the University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s top innovation universities. With more than 36,000 students and the world’s largest co-operative education system of its kind, its unmatched entrepreneurial culture, combined with an intensive focus on research, powers one of the top innovation hubs in the world. For more information, visit www.uwaterloo.ca.

About the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) is an applied research centre with a national focus within the Faculty of Environment and the University of Waterloo. The Intact Centre works with homeowners, communities, government and businesses to identify and reduce the impacts of extreme weather and climate change.

www.intactcentre.ca

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Amar Shah

Media Relations Specialist

Seneca College

lamar.shah@senecacollege.ca

416.491.5050 x 77567

Matthew Grant

University of Waterloo

matthew.grant@uwaterloo.ca

519-888-4451

Blair Feltmate

Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

bfeltmat@uwaterloo.ca

226-339-3506

Fleming College and Laurentian University create unique pathway to master’s degree

Peterborough ON – (July 25, 2019) Fleming College graduates from the Environmental Visual Communication (EVC) program now have the option of completing a master’s degree at Laurentian University. It is the first pathway of its kind in postsecondary education in the province.  

The institutions have signed an agreement allowing eligible graduates of Fleming’s EVC program to continue their education in the Master’s of Science Communication (M.S.Com) program at Laurentian. Fleming graduates will receive 21 credits for their EVC certificate and will complete 12 additional credits at Laurentian University to receive their master’s, which can be completed in three academic terms. To be eligible, students must have completed an undergraduate degree in addition to the Fleming certificate.

“This unique pathway to a master’s degree is ground-breaking for Fleming College and we are very pleased to offer this to our qualified EVC graduates,” said Brett Goodwin, Principal of Fleming’s Frost Campus and Dean of the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. “This pathway is extremely attractive to students and will offer a seamless option from an Ontario Graduate Certificate into a master’s program. The environmental sector is experiencing strong growth and the EVC program provides students with a unique and highly marketable portfolio of communication skills that will only be enhanced through this pathway into a Master’s of Science Communication.”

“In many career tracks in Science Communication, a master’s degree is often a requirement to qualify for more senior positions, and the M.S.Com program is attracting students who already have their EVC credentials,” said Dr. Chantal Barriault, Director of Master of Science Communication program at Laurentian University. “Laurentian is very pleased about this pathway agreement with Fleming College as it will increase the pool of potential applicants.”

Fleming’s EVC program runs in a compressed, intensive format and students are on-campus at the Royal Ontario Museum during their first and second semester.  The program is designed to fill a recognized need for individuals who are passionate about environmental issues and storytelling, and who want to effectively engage people to foster change.

Laurentian’s Master’s of Science Communication program is Canada’s first and only comprehensive Master’s program in Science Communication. The program is delivered in partnership with Science North, which provides students with experiential learning opportunities for research and application of science communication principles. Recently recognized by the Royal Canadian Institute for Science for its contributions to science communication in Canada, the program delivers a multidisciplinary experience that covers the theory underlying good communication, as well as the practical challenges of effectively communicating science and the issues involving science in society. 

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

About Laurentian University

Laurentian University is located on the territory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, and recognizes its placement on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nations. Laurentian is committed to strengthening the foundation of knowledge in higher education and research to offer an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian University prepares leaders who bring innovative and intelligent solutions to local and global issues.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer, Fleming College   

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Communications Office, Laurentian University

communications@laurentian.ca  

705-675-1151 or 1-800-263-4188 x 3445

Students find solutions to real-world challenges at the Fleming College Innovation and Technology Showcase

Peterborough ON – (July 18, 2019) Student innovation and hands-on learning will be on display at the Fleming College Innovation and Technology Showcase on Thursday, July 25 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Hosted at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, the event is a showcase of experiential learning in action with students working to solve real-world challenges. Throughout the winter and spring, students from the School of Trades and Technology have worked with sponsors from industry and non-profit sectors to find innovative solutions to a technology-related problem.

“The Showcase provides students with real-world knowledge and support they need to become entrepreneurs, and we are very proud to highlight the innovative thinking students demonstrate to create their projects,” said Jason Jackson, Dean, School of Business, School of Trades and Technology. “Through these projects, students make valuable contributions to our local community and economy, while gaining real-world experience.” 

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.

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 2 to 5 p.m. in the KTTC, Sutherland Campus (599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough).

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 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

Trent University, Fleming College sign new degree pathways in environmental and natural resource studies

City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (June 27, 2019) Trent University and Fleming College have signed two new articulation agreements that allow students in two Fleming programs the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Trent. 

Eligible graduates of Fleming’s Urban Forestry Technician and Forestry Technician diploma programs will have the opportunity to be granted 7.0 credits toward Trent’s Environmental and Resource Science B.Sc. degree – one of many degrees offered by the Trent School of the Environment.

“We are very pleased to build on Fleming’s longstanding partnership with Trent University to continue to provide more of our students the opportunity to combine applied, hands-on learning with the theoretical learning available at Trent,” said Brett Goodwin, Dean, Principal, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Fleming College.

The two programs are part of the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences (SENRS), located at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont. Students in most SENRS diploma programs share a common first semester, which creates a solid academic foundation and allows students to acquire fundamental, transferable skills. These programs also provide students with extensive experiential learning through applied outdoor learning opportunities and co-operative education.

The agreements build on Fleming’s longstanding partnership with Trent University to provide academic programming and research partnerships in areas related to environmental and natural resource studies.

“We are thrilled that Trent will be welcoming graduates from Fleming’s Urban Forestry Technician and Forestry Technician diploma programs and we know the learning they gain at Trent – Canada’s top postsecondary environmental institution – will greatly enhance their future careers as environmental leaders,” said Dr. Shaun Watmough, director of the Trent School of the Environment.

There are now five Fleming diploma programs that lead towards a B.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Science at Trent. Other agreements include Environmental Technology, Ecosystem Management Technology, and Fish and Wildlife Technology. 

The two institutions share a comprehensive offering of pathways in other areas of study, ranging from business to education to computers to law and justice.

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

About Trent University

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer, Fleming College 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Cara Walsh

Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University

carawalsh@trentu.ca

705.748.1011 x 6240

Fleming College Board of Governors meeting

The Fleming College Board of Governors will meet on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Scholfield Boardroom, Room B3330 at the Sutherland Campus of Fleming College, 599 Brealey Dr., in Peterborough.

Packages available here:

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

Fleming College to host official launch of new Strategic Plan

Peterborough ON – (June 20, 2019) Fleming College is inviting community members, media partners, students and employees to the official launch of the College’s new five year Strategic Plan on Wednesday, June 26 from 3 – 6 p.m.

The event will take place at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough.

Event Agenda:

3 p.m.                          Guest Arrivals – KTTC main entrance

3:15 p.m.                     Event kickoff in room D1129 and speeches by:

  • Maureen Adamson, President, Fleming College
  • Dan Marinigh, Chair, Fleming College Board of Governors
  • Rhonda Barnet, President, COO, Steelworks Design Inc.

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.          Music by Toronto’s super group The Digs

4:45 – 5:45 p.m.          Music by local musicians Melissa Payne and Kate Brioux

Celebrate the launch of Fleming College’s new five year Strategic Plan that will shape the future of the College and the community for many years to come.  Hors d’Oeuvre will be served and prepared by Kevin McKenna, Fleming College Executive Chef and Fleming College’s Culinary students.

Bring your family and friends, all are welcome. Please RSVP to communications@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 6,800 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 to receive nearly $3 million in applied research funding

Peterborough ON – (June 13, 2019) Fleming College will receive $2,899,974 in research funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program. The funding announcement was made today at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario as part of a national announcement by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport.

Fleming College will be home to Canada’s Industrial Research Chair for Colleges (IRCC) in Predictive Water Network Analytics, an increasingly essential field when it comes to solving critical challenges faced by cities around the world. The aim of the proposed program, to be carried out by Fleming College’s Dr. Reza Moslemi, P.Eng., will be to collaborate with partner companies on the development of a reliable predictive failure detection system that supports municipalities through pipeline asset management, planning, and maintenance services. This research will lead to expanded market opportunities for innovative service providers, improved protection of our shared water resources, and millions of dollars of savings by municipalities. NSERC’s IRCC program attracts and supports the retention of preeminent scholars and subject-expert researchers. The award totals $1 million over five years with an equal amount of cash and in-kind from industry partners.

“We are proud to have some of the top researchers in Canada carrying out research that empowers local and regional businesses to solve problems that are global in reach and relevance,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson.

In addition to IRCC funding, Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT), which became an NSERC Technology Access Centre (TAC) in 2014, was awarded renewed five-year funding to continue its world-class water research.

“At a time when water-related regulations across Canada are becoming more stringent, these funds will advance the CAWT’s capacity to provide the innovation support services sought after by the water and wastewater industry,” continued Adamson. “The awards solidify Fleming’s well-established reputation as a leader in water and wastewater applied research.”

Funding from the CCI Program Applied Research Tools and Instruments grant will be used to acquire sophisticated laboratory equipment that will advance the Centre’s service offerings.

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

About the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies

The Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) is a unique water research centre with advanced infrastructure and accredited on-site facilities. Located in Lindsay, Ontario at the Frost Campus of Fleming College, the CAWT works with industry, government, NGOs and other academic institutions to develop and test innovative water and wastewater technologies. The CAWT is comprised of a core group of project managers, scientists, faculty researchers, and technologists passionate about driving innovation in the water and wastewater sector, supporting small- to medium-sized companies, and helping find new ways to protect, reuse, treat, and manage the world’s water.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366