Fleming Students Help Endangered Monarch Butterflies

Lindsay, ON – “I actually refer to Fleming as finding my Hogwarts,” Jenna Lynch said with a laugh.

It’s a comparison she makes, she said, because Harry Potter found a sense of purpose and community in the wizarding world, and Lynch has found the same thing at Fleming College.

And like Harry Potter, she never saw it coming.

Lynch said she never thought she’d pursue a science-focused area of study.

She certainly didn’t think she’d spend her summer saving Monarch butterflies. She never imagined she would love every minute of it.

“I’m just really happy to be in an environment I can really thrive in,” she said.

Lynch transferred to Fleming after trying a different career path at another institution. But it wasn’t a good fit. She wanted something that promised variety and growth.

“I was just trying to find what was best for me,” she said.

Lynch enrolled in one of Fleming’s duo diploma programs, taking Conservation Biology and Forestry at the Frost Campus.

It was exactly what she was looking for.

Lynch said she’s excelled in areas where she never had before, and found her passion in asking questions, exploring the natural world, and taking deep dives into things she has yet to learn.  

“And I found friends who love the same quirky things I do,” Lynch said.

One of those friends is fellow Conservation Biology student Jaime Jackson-who stepped in to help Lynch in her quest to save Monarch butterflies.

That journey began earlier this summer, when Lynch got a job as a summer student at Frost Campus’s arboretum and seed bank.

Part of her duties included ridding the area of copious amounts of Dog Strangling Vine. It is an invasive species that bears a strong resemblance to Milkweed.

Milkweed, Jackson explained, is vital to the life cycle of Monarch butterflies.

Monarch butterflies will lay their eggs on Milkweed leaves. Once hatched, the young caterpillars will feed on those leaves until it is time for them to pupate.

Unfortunately, Monarchs often mistake the leaves of the Dog Strangling Vine for Milkweed. Those leaves have no nutritional value for the hatching Monarch caterpillars.

“They mistakenly lay their eggs there and then the caterpillar dies,” said Jackson.

Lynch began the painstaking process of checking each Dog Strangling Vine for Monarch eggs and caterpillars. The pair extended their search to other areas outside the Frost Campus. Jackson said they’d often check Milkweed growing in places where the municipality was set to mow, saving every egg and caterpillar they could.

Once found, the leaf was gently removed, placed in a clear plastic container, and taken to a makeshift Monarch nursery at the Frost Campus.

From there, the caterpillars were raised on a regular supply of nutritious Milkweed leaves the pair harvested on an almost daily basis.

“It’s very tedious,” Lynch said with a laugh.

A tedious job that couldn’t have come at a more urgent time. In July the International Union for the Conservation of Nature placed the Monarch Butterfly on its endangered species list.

“It’s a long time coming, getting Monarchs the classification they need,” Lynch said, adding that more needs to be done if the species will be saved.

Monarchs migrate from Canada, through the U.S. and to Mexico each year. While the species may be protected, Lynch explained that migratory path-and the Milkweed plant -will also need that same level of protection.

She points out that the rest of us will have to do our part to make sure this crucial insect survives, and that can include changing attitudes around what’s considered a garden nuisance or a helpful pollinator.

Unfortunately, Lynch said, caterpillars can be seen as pests due to their need to feed off foliage.

“I think people forget that in order to get a butterfly, you need to have a caterpillar first,” she said.

Lynch also cautions against starting your own Monarch rescue operation. Eggs and young caterpillars are very fragile, and she said those who don’t know what they’re doing can cause more harm than good.

The best way to help, she said, is to plant Milkweed, pull out Dog Strangling Vine and stop using pesticides.

While their work in the Monarch nursery is slowing down, Lynch and Jackson have their eyes set on what lies ahead.

Both have graduated from Conservation Biology, and both are continuing their education at Fleming, enrolled in duo-diploma programs.

Jackson is now pursuing a diploma in Ecosystem Management.

Lynch has begun her classes in the Forestry program and said she’s already looking forward to what’s ahead.

“In this field there’s always something to learn, always something we don’t have the answers to,” she said.

That idea of not knowing all the answers is what excites her the most, she said.  

Fleming College Conservation Biology student Jenna Lynch works in her makeshift Monarch Nursery at the Frost Campus.

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

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Fleming College Receives $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for Strategic Research Initiatives

Peterborough, ON – (Oct. 14, 2022) – Fleming College has been awarded a Mobilize grant worth $1.5M over five years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation program. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the funding today.

Fleming will use the funding for several initiatives, such as the expansion of research into new areas and updated training programs, to ensure the sustained growth of its research activities.

“Fleming College has a strong applied research reputation due to the success of our three dedicated research centres, and the NSERC Mobilize funding will provide us with an opportunity to expand research into new areas at the College,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “With this funding, Fleming will continue to support new collaborations and researchers, leading to increased local innovation and job-relevant experiential learning opportunities.”

A portion of the funding will also support expanded training initiatives at Fleming’s three research centres, the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) and the Centre for Innovative Aquaculture Production (CIAP) located at the Frost Campus in Lindsay, as well as the Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT) at Peterborough’s Sutherland Campus.

The Mobilize grants are made available through the Tri-agency College and Community Innovation program, managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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

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Twitter: @FlemingCollege

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Fleming FireFit Team Heads to the World Championships

Peterborough, ON – (October 4, 2022) – Members of the Fleming College FireFit team are heading to the World Championships in Utah following the team’s tremendous success at the National Championships earlier this month.  

Fleming FireFit took home National Bronze medals in the Mixed Relay Team and in the Hybrid Men’s Division. Each medal was won while Fleming students competed against full-time firefighters and experienced FireFit teams.  

The FireFit Championships are described as the ultimate test of firefighting skills and endurance. Students and experienced firefighters are pitted against each other and against the clock on a course comprised of six grueling physical challenges based on common firefighting tasks. Pushed to their physical and mental limits, competitors must complete each task wearing 50 lbs. of firefighting gear.  

Pre-service Firefighter students Cameron Leonard and Greg Sheedy both qualified for the World Championships. Cameron will be joined by FireFit head coach Shawna Coulter representing the team in Sandy, Utah during the World FireFit Championships taking place October 10 – 15.  

During the national competition Coach Coulter also led the Whitby Professional Firefighters Association L 2036 to success, securing the Gold medal for the top female team in Canada and a Gold for the Women’s Relay Team. Coulter also took home a Bronze in the Individual Race Division.  

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 

Fleming College Marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Fleming College is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a day of education and listening, while finalizing plans to roll out Indigenous Awareness training relevant to the college experience for all staff in early 2023.

Events are planned for all three of Fleming’s campuses. These events are opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to learn about the lasting impact of the residential school system, while exploring the barriers Indigenous people have overcome and the successes Indigenous communities have achieved.

The Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be marked on Sept. 29 at the Frost Campus and Sept. 30 at the Sutherland and Haliburton Campuses.

Schedule of Events for Sept. 29 at the Frost Campus:

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Orange Shirt sales and orange rock painting.
  • 10 a.m. A talk with Indigenous artist and Alderville First Nation resident Rick Beaver, Glenn Combie Theatre.
  • 11 a.m. A reading of “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt,” Glenn Combie Theatre
  • 1 p.m. A reading and talk with Indigenous poet and City of Peterborough Poet Laureate Sarah Lewis, Glenn Combie Theatre.
  • 2 p.m. Orange Shirt Walk and rock placing.

Schedule of Events for Sept. 30 at the Sutherland Campus:

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Orange shirt sales from Nish Tees and orange rock painting.
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A “Living Library” featuring Indigenous Fleming alumni and members of the local Indigenous community. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to listen to their experiences and ask questions, Main Foyer.
  • 10:30 a.m. A reading of “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt,” Whetung Theatre.
  • 11 a.m. A reading and talk with Indigenous poet and City of Peterborough Poet Laureate Sarah Lewis, Whetung Theatre.
  • 1:30 p.m. Orange Shirt Walk and rock placing.
  • 2 p.m. A screening of “The Secret Path: The Chanie Wenjack Story,”
    Whetung Theatre.

Schedule of events for Sept. 30 at the Haliburton Campus (All activities taking place in the Great Hall):

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Orange Shirt sales and rock painting
  • 11:30 a.m. Official Welcome and a screening of “The Secret Path: The Chanie Wenjack Story.”
  • 12:30 p.m. A reading of “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt.”
  • 1 p.m. Orange Shirt Walk and rock placement.

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

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