The Great Neighbourhood Campaign Returns to Fleming College

Peterborough ON – (Sept. 21, 2022)  Fleming College is working with local police services and municipalities, encouraging students to be great neighbours.  

Fleming student leaders and staff have partnered with the Peterborough Police Service, the Kawartha Lakes Police Service and municipal councillors to welcome students living off-campus to their new neighbourhoods.  

Teams will be walking around the neighbourhoods surrounding each campus, handing out magnets that provide a link to Fleming’s Great Neighborhood and Student Housing guides. These guides include information any new resident may need, including recycling schedules, city maps, public transit, links to community events, tenant rights and responsibilities, tips on being a great neighbour and more.  

The Great Neighbourhood Campaign gets underway in Peterborough on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Sutherland Campus’s Residence Circle and on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. at the Frost Campus residence in Lindsay.  

Fleming continues to emphasize its shared commitment to be a welcoming place for all students as they transition into the community and reinforce the important contribution students make in building strong neighbourhoods.  

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:
Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer 

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca 

705-749-5530 ext. 1161 

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 

Web: flemingcollege.ca 

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter: @FlemingCollege 

Instagram: @flemingcollege 

Workforce Training Programs Open for Registration

Peterborough, ON – (Sept. 19, 2022) – A highly skilled employee is a company’s greatest asset. Help build those assets in your workforce and create dynamic, strong teams or help bolster your career through one of Fleming College’s workforce training programs.

Through its Continuing Education and Corporate Training Office, Fleming College offers courses on everything from executive leadership training to business and management workshops.

Fall courses are now open for registration. This semester’s established certificate and specialized training modules include coaching and conflict resolution skills, team leadership and our highly in-demand PEAK Leadership training program.

Customizable training options are available for groups, key team members or individuals.

For more information on available programs and information on how to enroll email corporatetraining@flemingcollege.ca.

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 media enquiries, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

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

Web: flemingcollege.ca

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter: @FlemingCollege

Instagram: @flemingcollege

Fleming College Celebrates Pride Week

Peterborough, ON – (Sept. 16, 2022) – Fleming College is celebrating diversity, inclusion and equality as Pride Week returns to the Sutherland Campus. 

Students, faculty, and staff will join Fleming College President Maureen Adamson in raising the Pride Flag outside the campus’s main entrance on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m.  

Media are welcome and encouraged to attend the ceremony.  

Pride Week activities include a 2SLGBTQ+ Allyship panel discussion, Drag Bingo at the Steele Centre, and a “Pride on the Patio” barbecue.  There will also be an open discussion on mental health for
LGBTQ2SIA+ students Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in
D1 129.1.  

Fleming College will also be participating in the City of Peterborough’s annual Pride Parade on Saturday, Sept. 24. Members of the Fleming community will be decorating the float from 12 – 1:30 p.m.  

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Web: flemingcollege.ca

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter: @FlemingCollege

Instagram: @flemingcollege

Take a Stand Against Sexual Violence at Take Back The Night

Peterborough, ON – (Sept. 14, 2022) – Fleming College and the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre are encouraging community members to speak out and take a stand against sexual violence during the annual Take Back the Night rally and candlelight walk September 15.

Survivors of sexual assault and harassment, their supporters and all allies are welcome to join in a show of solidarity and to help build an inclusive, healing community.

The event takes place at the Silver Bean Café in Millennium Park. Speeches and performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and a candlelit solidarity walk through downtown Peterborough begins at 7:30 p.m.

The event is free to attend, and participants are encouraged to come early for poster and tobacco tie making. Materials will be provided on site.

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:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

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

Web: flemingcollege.ca

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter: @FlemingCollege

Instagram: @flemingcollege

Trent University and Fleming College Create Four New College-to-University Pathways

Collaboration establishes new pathways from three Fleming programs into Trent’s Environmental & Resource Science degree, expanding options for students to study, gain career experience in environmental sector 

Peterborough ON – (September 12, 2022) – Fleming College and Trent University have created four new diploma-to-degree pathways, allowing students at Fleming to further their education at Trent.  

Fleming students graduating from Fleming’s Fish and Wildlife TechnicianEcosystem Management Technician and Environmental Technician diploma programs will receive seven credits toward a 20-credit degree in Environmental and Resource Science from Trent University.  

These three pathways add to the long-standing environmental pathway partnership between Trent and Fleming, which dates back to the early 2000s, and have produced many environmental leaders in the region and across Canada.  

“This new agreement will provide students the opportunity to benefit from both hands-on learning and theoretical teaching, preparing students for success in fields that are growing across Canada,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “It also strengthens a long-standing partnership between Trent University and Fleming College and highlights the strong post-secondary educational opportunities in our region.” 

“It is fantastic that more students looking at a post-secondary education are able to tap into the unique benefits of studying at both university and college,” said Dr. Stephen Hill, director of the Trent School of the Environment. “In the environmental sector, in particular, having both a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge and the technical skills and abilities to put that knowledge and thinking into action opens up career opportunities for college-to-university transfer graduates.” 

Additionally, eligible Fleming students enrolled in the Police Foundations program will receive five credits toward a 20-credit degree through enrolment in the Policing and Community Well-Being program at Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area. 

Earlier this year, the College announced Conservation BiologyEarly Childhood EducationEcosystem Management TechnologyEnvironmental TechnologyFish and Wildlife Technology articulation agreements with Trent.  

The two institutions offer comprehensive pathways through many diplomas and degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Education – Indigenous, and Bachelor of Social Work. The new agreements are just the latest addition to meaningful post-secondary opportunities, giving students more options and control regarding their education and making the future transfer process more accessible and streamlined. 


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. 

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.  

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer, Fleming College 

Sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca  

705-749-5530 x 1161 

Celia Grimbly 

Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University 

celiagrimbly@trentu.ca 

705-748-1011 x 6180   

Places4Students.com Asks Homeowners to Consider Renting Rooms to Students

Media release provided by Places4Students.com. Please contact Places4Students for more information. For Fleming-related housing inquiries, please contact Karen Hennessey at Karen.Hennessey@flemingcollege.ca

Places4Students.com, the company specializing in providing colleges and universities throughout North America with off-campus housing solutions, is reaching out to the public with a plea to help provide housing accommodations for students returning to class this fall.

Students are currently planning to move to our campus communities for this new academic term in September; However, some students are finding it difficult to locate safe and affordable housing accommodations due to low vacancy rates across the country. This poses an even greater challenge for international students travelling from abroad.

Places4Students.com partners with colleges, universities, and student unions to provide a rental property listing service for students, landlords and affiliates of the schools.

To assist with this dilemma, Places4Students.com is informing homeowners about the benefits of renting to students and asking them, “Would you be willing to rent your spare room to a student attending college or university in your community?” 

“The current rental market of extremely low vacancy rates has created an unprecedented struggle for students to find a place to live while attending school. Our team is doing all we can to help by reaching out to the community and raising awareness. By renting out a room not being used within their house to a student, homeowners can gain a new revenue source and experience other benefits too. It’s a win-win for both!” said Mark Taylor, Director of Accounts with Places4Students.com.

For the month of September, Fleming is offering FREE general listings to help generate more housing options for their students online (check Places4Students.com for offers and details). For more information, please contact 1-866-766-0767, admin@p4s.com or visit https://www.places4students.com.

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About Places4Students.com:
Places4Students.com is the comprehensive Off-Campus Housing Service that works in conjunction with academic institutions and student organizations to provide off-campus housing solutions for students.  Over 190 college and university campuses throughout North America have partnered with this resourceful website since 2003.  During the last 19 years, Places4Students.com has helped over 134,500 landlords and property managers advertise their rental vacancies to students, alumni, and faculty successfully.  Their team is dedicated to helping students find a home away from home!

Media Contact:

Mark Taylor, Director of Accounts
Places4Students.com
mark@p4s.com
1-866-766-0767 Ext. 105

Fleming Rolls Out Micro-Credential Pilot Program

Fleming College is one of 10 Ontario post-secondary institutions participating in the MyCreds™ Ontario Virtual Skills Passport pilot project for micro-credentials.

This new initiative allows Fleming to deliver verifiable digital micro-credentials through MyCreds™. This will give learners digital access to their micro-credentials.

Fleming College is currently in the process of developing and launching eight micro-credentials in Virtual Reality and five in Digital Marketing, through the Virtual Learning Strategy project. In addition, Fleming is developing 26 micro-credentials in Sustainable Community Food Production and 20 in Urban Forestry.

The Service System Manager is launching an Employment Counselling micro-credential in September 2022. Digital badging has been identified as the industry standard, and preferred method of credentialing for this project, which Fleming will be advancing through this initiative.  

MyCreds™ is a virtual credential wallet for post-secondary documents and graduate credentials.

Brock University, Centennial College, Conestoga College, Durham College, Humber College, Niagara College, Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute, University of Windsor and Western Continuing Studies are also part of the pilot program.

Funding for this initiative was provided through the Ontario Virtual Learning Strategy.

Students Return to Fleming College for Orientation

New Fleming College students are set to experience a spirited, fun-filled first day of class as the Fleming Knights Orientation (KO) returns this September.

It is the first in-person Orientation Fleming has hosted since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Fleming KO includes games, activities and information sessions designed to help new students get a great start on their post-secondary journey. Events are taking place at the Sutherland, Frost and Haliburton Campuses.

Fleming College President Maureen Adamson welcomes students back to campus.

Orientation for Sutherland Campus students takes place Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Fleming Knights are holding two exhibition games, with the women’s team taking the field at 6 p.m. followed by the men’s team at 8 p.m.

Orientation at the Frost Campus in Lindsay takes place Sept. 8. Games, activities, and a Student Services Fair will be held outside the Discovery Trail and the Auks Lodge from 4 – 6 p.m.

A Student Services Fair takes place at the Haliburton Campus Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Media are invited and encouraged to attend Orientation events. Please let Communications Officer Sarah Deeth (sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca) know if you plan on attending.

Firefighter Students Heading to National FireFit Championships

Peterborough, ON – (Aug. 30, 2022) – Fleming College’s Pre-Service Firefighter students are heading west in September to compete in the National FireFit Championships.

Taking place in Calgary from Sept. 7 – 11, the FireFit Championships have been described as the ultimate test of firefighting skills and endurance, pitting the top firefighters and firefighting students against each other.

Teams will push through their physical and mental limits as they demonstrate their skills against the clock on a course comprised of six grueling physical challenges, all while wearing 50 lbs. of firefighting gear. The competition is based on firefighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations, including carrying weights up a five-storey tower and dragging a 175 lb. mannequin.   

Fleming College Pre-Service Firefighter student Amber Milley hauls a 175 lb. mannequin during the Oshawa Regional FireFit Championships.

There are categories for men and women, and both compete on the same course in individual and team relay competitions.

This is the eighth year a team from Fleming has competed in FireFit Championships. The team secured its invitation to the Championship due to its success throughout the 2022 season at multiple competitions.

The Fleming FireFit Team is made up of nine students and coaches. Coaches are not only participating in the FireFit competition but are also full-time firefighters themselves.

Pre-Service Firefighter student and FireFit team member Ethan Healey is part of the team heading to the National FireFit Championships in Calgary in September.

Fleming’s FireFit Team will face the following challenges during the National FireFit Championships:

  1. The Stair Climb: With a four-foot bundle of a four-inch, 42 lb. hose carried on the outside shoulder, competitors climb six flights of stairs and deposit the hose completely in a box
  2. Hose Hoist: A 45 lb. hose must be hauled up to the top of a tower and completely deposited in a box.
  3. Forcible Entry: Designed as a chopping simulator, competitors must move a beam a certain distance using a nine lb. shot mallet and then place the mallet on a 4’ x 4’ surface area.
  4. Run: Competitors walk or run as fast as they can around hydrants-a distance of 140 ft., then shoulder a fully charged fire hose.
  5. Hose Advance: Competitors drag a fully charged hose 75 feet. Once the nozzle crosses the 75-foot mark the competitor must open the nozzle, hit a target with the stream of water and then close the nozzle and place it on the ground.
  6. Victim Rescue: A 175 lb. mannequin must be dragged backwards for 100 ft. Time stops when the competitor and the mannequin cross the beam at the finish line.  

Media are invited to meet the FireFit team during their training session Aug. 31, from 6 – 6:30 p.m. in the KUBE in the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre.

Please let Communications Officer Sarah Deeth (sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.com) know if you’re interested in attending.

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:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Web: flemingcollege.ca

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter: @FlemingCollege

Instagram: @flemingcollege

Fleming Students Set Up For Success on the West Coast

Jennifer Rishor, Program Coordinator, Hospitality – Hotel & Restaurant Operations, adventured out west to connect with the Fleming community who are getting their start in the Hospitality industry. 

As part of Jennifer’s trip out west, she stayed, toured and explored all things Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, including Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Banff Springs, connecting with industry leaders.

“A career in Hospitality offers endless opportunities for career growth and development into leadership and management roles, networking, travel and adventure,” Jennifer says. 

Fleming’s Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations program provides students with hands-on training and experiential learning needed to be successful. 

Check out what inspired our graduates and students to take the leap and head out west to jump start their careers.

“Take any opportunity that comes your way.” Hear what Katy Howden, a Fleming Hospitality graduate working at Becker’s Chalet in Jasper, Alberta, has to say about her program and her time out west.
“It’s life-changing,” says Kartik Verma, a current Fleming Hospitality student completing his field placement at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For more behind-the-scenes content from Jennifer’s Trip out west, follow her on Instagram here.

Is travel, adventure and meeting new people part of your career plan? Learn how Fleming’s Hospitality Program will provide you with the transferable skills needed to succeed in the high-demand, worldwide industry. 

For more information: askus@flemingcollege.ca