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.

3:34 – 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

Fleming College’s Indigenous Student Services offer graduating students opportunity to acknowledge rights of Indigenous peoples with declaration

Peterborough ON – (June 13, 2019) – Indigenous Student Services at Fleming College is pleased to offer 2019 graduating students an opportunity to sign a declaration during convocation ceremonies at Sutherland, Frost and Haliburton campuses that acknowledge the rights of Indigenous peoples.

The declaration states, “By signing, I am making a declaration to move forward in my professional and personal life as a person who acknowledges the rights of Indigenous peoples and will advocate for further respect towards First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples within the territory that I choose to call home.”

Students who sign the declaration during convocation ceremonies will be given a medicine wheel pin to wear on their gowns. Last year, graduating students at Sutherland and Frost campuses were the first to be offered this opportunity, and nearly 900 students signed the declaration between the two campuses.  

“Indigenous Student Services at Fleming is working towards educating all students of the history of the lands they call home, and is moving forward in renewed commitments to Indigenous peoples and students,” said Kylie Fox-Peltier, Indigenous Student Services Manager.

For more information about Indigenous Student Services at Fleming College, please visit https://flemingcollege.ca/student-experience/indigenous-student-services.

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

Alumnus of Distinction Award to be presented to remarkable leader

Peterborough ON – (June 13, 2019) – Fleming College is pleased to announce that Tim McClure, a Recreation Merchandising (now Sporting Goods Business) graduate from the class of 1986, is the recipient of the 2019 Alumnus of Distinction Award. This prestigious award is presented to an alumnus who attains outstanding career success and professional achievement.

Tim McClure is a seasoned marketing professional with over 25 years of senior management experience. Tim has successfully managed teams to record-breaking results throughout his storied career.  Early on in his career, Tim rose to the top of the professional sports marketing business as the Vice President of Starter Corporation – the world’s leading supplier of licensed apparel. He helped to ensure the brand became a household name throughout North America, working closely with the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and Hockey Canada.

Much of Tim’s success has come from his ability to electrify teams and develop them into highly respected, winning organizations. In 2005, Tim join Luxottica Group, the dominating giant of the fashion eyewear industry. He was quickly promoted to Senior Director, North America in early 2006 and moved to New York to manage the United States sales team.

In February 2011, Tim was given life-altering news and was diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 cancer. He began an aggressive treatment plan, which successfully led to a miraculous recovery. After this experience with cancer, Tim refocused his energy on the creation of the Great Next Chapter Foundation, an organization committed to offering emotional assistance to people coping with life threatening illnesses. 

Currently, Tim is a highly sought-after motivational speaker, and business and brand consultant at Tim McClure & Partners. In 2013, Tim was awarded the prestigious Scotiabank Game Changers Award, and in 2014 he was presented with the BMW Hero Award.

In November 2018, Tim was honoured as a Premier’s Award nominee (business category) for outstanding college graduates. President Maureen Adamson will present the 2019 Alumnus of Distinction Award to Tim at the School of Business Convocation Ceremony on June 13 at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre.

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

Convocation at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus celebrates 2019 graduates

Peterborough ON – (June 6, 2019) – Fleming College will host a convocation ceremony for graduates of Sutherland Campus from June 11 – 14, 2019.

Fleming is proud to celebrate the many accomplishments of its graduates at convocation – one of the most important events in the College year. Nearly 3,100 students are eligible to receive certificates and diplomas at this year’s ceremony, from more than 60 programs across academic areas.

There are seven ceremonies in total occurring at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.


Here is the full schedule:

Tuesday, June 11

  • 10 a.m. – School of Health and Wellness (Biotechnology Technologist – Advanced, Esthetician, Fitness and Health Promotion, Health Information Management, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Recreation and Leisure Services, and Therapeutic Recreation); Arts and Heritage, Haliburton School of Art + Design
  • 2 p.m. – School of Health and Wellness (all other programs); School of General Art and Science

Wednesday, June 12

  • 10 a.m. – School of Justice and Community Development – Justice Programs
  • 2 p.m. – School of Justice and Community Development – Community Development Programs

Thursday, June 13

  • 10 a.m. – School of Business
  • 2 p.m. – School of Trades and Technology

Friday, June 14

  • 10 a.m. – School of Business (International Business Management, Project Management)

President Maureen Adamson will present the 2019 Alumnus of Distinction Award to Tim McClure, a Recreation Merchandising (now Sporting Goods Business) graduate from the class of 1986, at the School of Business convocation ceremony on June 13 at 10 a.m.

For those unable to attend this year’s convocation, the College will present a live stream of the ceremony. It will be available here.

For more information about the 2019 convocation, please visit the Convocation website.

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 announces keynote speakers for upcoming 2019 OACYC Provincial Conference

Peterborough ON – (June 4, 2019) – Fleming College is pleased to announce the closing keynote speakers for the sold out Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC) Provincial Conference, Weaving Perspectives: Challenging Ourselves and Others Through Storytelling and Narratives, Irwin Elman, Wendy Hayes and Cheyanne Ratnam. The conference will occur June 5 – 7, 2019 at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, Ontario.

Irwin Elman served as Ontario’s first independent Child Advocate for over 10 years, while Wendy Hayes and Cheyanne Ratnam are founding members of the Ontario Children’s Advocacy Coalition, and bring the expertise of lived experience and work with marginalized and vulnerable young in Ontario.

The joint closing keynote will address the fact that advocates have their own story. Their combined passion and purpose stems from lived experience, exposure to the pain of others, bearing witness to social injustice and the violation of human rights. Child Advocates and Youth Champions, Irwin, Wendy and Cheyanne will each speak about their trajectory in life, and the action steps taken towards these end goals. This will be an interactive keynote with audience members encouraged to take part in reflective practice, and consider how this practice can be carried forward with the young people they work with. 

The three-day conference partners with Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Holders and non-Indigenous practitioners to deepen understanding and ways of knowing relevant to working alongside young peoples and families in Child and Youth Care practice. The conference will also create space for those from oppressed populations and will include a variety of workshops that focus on Black, LGBTQ+ and disability perspectives. For more information about the provincial, national and international presenters contributing to the conference, and additional workshop descriptions, please visit:  http://oacyc-conference.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019_OACYC_Revised_Conf_program.pdf

The conference holds an online silent auction with proceeds going towards Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle (NASC) and the International Child & Youth Care Network. The auction is open until June 6 at 9 a.m. To view and bid, please visit: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/53170/auctions/66053

As co-hosts, the OACYC and Fleming College are striving to ensure the conference is accessible to all persons. The conference has received full sponsorship from the Canadian Hearing Society to support any identified needs for ASL interpreters, deaf interpreter’s intervener services and CART (real-time closed captioning) services. For more information about the conference and other sponsors, please visit: http://oacyc-conference.org.

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

Convocation at Fleming College’s Frost Campus celebrates 2019 graduates

City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (May 31, 2019) – Fleming College will host a convocation ceremony for graduates of Frost Campus on Friday, June 7.

Fleming is proud to celebrate the many accomplishments of its graduates at convocation – one of the most important events in the College year. More than 1,000 students are eligible to receive certificates and diplomas at this year’s ceremony.

Students will graduate from more than 30 environmental and natural resources programs. The ceremony will take place starting at 2 p.m. at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

View the full convocation schedule here: https://flemingcollege.ca/convocation

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 celebrate Convocation at Haliburton Campus

Haliburton ON – (May 28, 2019) – Fleming College will host a convocation ceremony for graduates of the Haliburton School of Art + Design in the Great Hall at Haliburton Campus on Friday, May 31 at 2 p.m.

Fleming is proud to celebrate the many accomplishments of its graduates at convocation – one of the most important events in the College year. About 114 students are eligible to receive certificates and diplomas at this year’s ceremony.

Students will graduate from 12 art and design programs hosted at the campus. Student awards will also be handed out at the ceremony.

View the full convocation schedule here: https://flemingcollege.ca/convocation

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

Integrated Design diploma program students from Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Art + Design selected to participate in WantedDesign Festival in Brooklyn, New York

Peterborough ON – (May 13, 2019) – Fleming College students and faculty from the Integrated Design diploma program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design (HSAD) have been selected to participate in the WantedDesign Festival in Brooklyn, New York.  The festival will allow students to participate in real-world design culture and experiential learning from May 16 – 20, 2019.

The student exhibit, curated by Barr Gilmore, Professor of Integrated Design and titled Human/Nature: Meditations on Material Culture, will demonstrate the complexities and challenges of a new Digital Age. Ever since the paradigm shift that was the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens have struggled to reconnect with Mother Nature. The exhibit will demonstrate the relationship to consumption and material waste, and connections to other beings and far-off galaxies.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our students and highlights the truly unique programming that happens at Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Art + Design,” said Sandra Dupret, Dean, Haliburton School of Art + Design. “We are very pleased that our students have been selected to showcase their work at the WantedDesign Festival, and have the opportunity to travel internationally and immerse themselves in art culture on a global scale.”

The Integrated Design diploma program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design is the only design foundation program of its kind in Canada. The accelerated, three-semester diploma program offers students a unique opportunity to implement their design skills in state-of-the-art fine art and craft studios, which provides an enhanced understanding of materials and production techniques.

The student exhibit will be in Industry City, 268 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY on May 16 – 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WantedDesign takes place during NYCxDESIGN’s celebration of global design and aims to provide a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community. For more information about the festival, please visit https://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/about/.

For more information about the Integrated Design program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design, please contact Professor and Coordinator of Integrated Design, Barr Gilmore: barr.gilmore@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:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366