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Convocation at Fleming College’s Frost Campus celebrates 2018 graduates


City of Kawartha Lakes, ON (May 25, 2018) –
Fleming College will host a convocation ceremony for graduates of Frost Campus on Friday, June 1.

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. Student awards will be handed out prior to the ceremony in Room 250 at the campus.

 

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca
705-749-5530 ext. 1366

 

 

Fleming Knights to host high performance summer camps in partnership with the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

 

An excellent opportunity for youth athletes looking to improve their competitive edge through further developing their skills all while having fun with peers.

Peterborough, ON May 22, 2018– Fleming Knights, in partnership with the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, will host high performance summer camps for youth athletes who play soccer and basketball.

Instruction is provided by Knights coaching staff and players with a focus on developing physical literacy, confidence, competence, and sportsmanship.

These high performance camps are geared towards experienced athletes who have already developed intermediate to advanced skills through participation within competitive organized sport. The camps are constructed to take their game to the next level: improving physical literacy, confidence, competence, and sportsmanship through various drills and training.

The camps are conducted by the Knights Athletics Department, which consists of alumni, varsity coaches, players, and trainers who can share their wealth of knowledge and who will provide a unique curriculum for athletes that will prepare them with the knowledge and skills needed for team tryouts, and personal success at a high level of sport – within a fun, safe, and intense learning environment.

High performance soccer camp will run August 13 – 17 for ages 10 to 15.

High performance basketball camp will run July 16 – 20 for ages 10 to 12 and July 23 – 27 for ages 13 – 15.

To register for the Fleming Knights high performance summer camps visit the front desk at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, or online at: http://www.peterborough.ca/Living/Recreation/PSWC/About/Registration.htm.

“It’s great to be in our second year of our partnership with the Peterborough Sports & Wellness Centre. We want to continue to provide the highest quality sports youth programming on recreational and competitive levels. We know the importance of having our varsity coaches and players part of these youth programs,” said Josh Williams, Summer Program Coordinator for Fleming College Athletics and Recreation. “Our varsity coaches and players will be taking on a bigger role in developing and facilitating our High Performance Camps, as we want to encourage community involvement; provide learning opportunities for our participants, varsity staff, students and volunteers alike.”

Further information is available at www.flemingknights.ca or email sportsinfo@flemingcollege.ca.

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Fleming College to celebrate Convocation at Haliburton Campus


Haliburton, ON (May 17, 2018) –
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 25 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 135 students are eligible to receive certificates and diplomas at this year’s ceremony.

Students will graduate from 13 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

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For more information, please contact:
Laura Copeland
Fleming College
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705-749-5530 ext. 1370

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Fleming College, Saskatchewan Polytechnic partnership expands construction and transportation online offerings for Ontario students

 

Partnership expands online training opportunities and provides national accreditation for students

May 10, 2018 – Fleming College and Saskatchewan Polytechnic have entered into a new partnership to offer online programs and courses throughout Ontario.

The institutions recently signed a five-year agreement to enable shared delivery of the Parts Management Technician certificate, Warehouse Worker certificate, Leadership Skills certificate, and Blue Seal training for the trades.

“Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized worldwide for high quality, innovative training for industry,” says David Francis, dean of Fleming’s School of Professional and Continuing Education. “Our college is excited to be able offer new training experiences for students in high-demand professions throughout Ontario.”

Fleming College and Saskatchewan Polytechnic agree that online learning environments provide engaging and flexible learning experiences for students, allowing people to retrain while employed or considering pathways to new professions. Saskatchewan Polytechnic has been a pioneer in developing highly-interactive online learning environments where students can excel individually and as part of a learning team led by talented instructors.

“This partnership with Fleming College represents a win-win scenario,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO. “We are pleased to partner with Fleming College, an institution with a long history of innovation, and work in partnership with them to expand the reach of our programming.”

This partnership opens doors to nationally accredited training for students, providing content and learning design of the highest quality while providing the option of labour mobility for completers. This kind of learning opportunity also sets students up to be lifelong learners since many of these skills are applicable in every-day life.

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 74,000 alumni.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student needs, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

 

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For more information, contact:
Brianna Bergeron
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Communications and Marketing
Office: 306-659-3866
Cell: 306-250-3978
Email: brianna.bergeron@saskpolytech.ca

Laura Copeland
Marketing Consultant, Fleming College
705-749-5530 ext. 1370
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca

 

 

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Haliburton Campus announces 2018 Reclaim Artist – Andrea Kastner

 

Andrea in her studio.
Andrea in her studio.

Haliburton, ON (May 7, 2018) – Fleming College is pleased to announce Andrea Kastner as its 2018 Reclaim Artist in Residence. Kastner is a painter based in Binghamton, New York. She received her BFA from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, and her MFA from the University of Alberta.

Kastner’s work has been shown in galleries across Canada, including solo shows at Harcourt House (Edmonton), the Kamloops Art Gallery, and ODD Gallery (Dawson City), and group shows at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Esker Foundation (Calgary) and the Art Gallery of Windsor. She has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields foundation, the BC Arts Council, the Ontario Arts council and the Canada Council for the Arts. She has participated in residencies at the University of Windsor, the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, and was a finalist for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2012.

Working at a waste site might be an unusual dream, but it has been Kastner’s for a very long time. She began dragging bags of garbage into her studio when she was a student at the University of Alberta in 2010 and has been fascinated by trash ever since. She loves learning about people’s relationship to things, what we want to keep and what we throw away. For Kastner, it is like being an archaeologist or detective, looking at our waste systems for clues about what we care about as a society. As a painter she is drawn to the aesthetics the landfill, which exist as a shadow city accidentally erected away from the places we live.

She is very excited to spend time in Haliburton this summer.

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The Inventory of Dreams.

“I can’t wait to see what I learn from the community in Haliburton. I look forward to speaking with people at the school, the landfill and the town while I bike back and forth between the site and the studio, and make a new series of paintings about the landscape of our rejected things,” said Kastner when informed that she had been selected as the 2018 artist in residence.

During her time at the college, Kastner will have her studio, located at the Haliburton campus, accessible to the public and plans to engage with the community on site at the landfill. A public lecture will be announced.

Reclaim Artist Residency is a unique partnership between Fleming College and the Muncipality of Dysart et al. It is the only residency in the province that provides established artists with the opportunity to access and work within a municipal landfill, and in turn, educate the community on the impact of the landfill. Reclaim Artist Residency attracts artists seeking to create art that shares their knowledge, respect and understanding of recycling and waste management.

 

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For further information, please contact Sandra Dupret, Dean/Principal, Haliburton School of Art + Design, Haliburton Campus: sandra.dupret@flemingcollege.ca

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Limerick Institute of Technology, Fleming College sign student exchange agreement

 

Fleming Pathways Coordinator David Baker with Gerald Gavin of LIT.
Fleming Pathways Coordinator David Baker with Gerald Gavin of LIT.

Peterborough ON – (May 3, 2018) – Students from Fleming College’s School of Business have the opportunity to study in Ireland under a new exchange agreement recently signed with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT).

The agreement allows up to five eligible students from each institution to take part in an exchange. The agreement applies to the Business Administration and Business Administration – Marketing programs at Fleming and the Business Information Systems, Bachelor of Business with Digital Marketing, Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Management, and Bachelor of Business in Enterprise and Innovation programs at LIT.

The students can spend up to one academic year at the partner institution. Two Fleming students have participated in the exchange and studied at LIT this semester.

“The first two students to come on exchange from Fleming College to LIT arrived in January 2018 and have settled in so well and quickly. Both students felt that Fleming and LITs ethos overlapped so much that they found the transition to LIT a welcoming and happy experience,” said Cliona Campbell, Director of International Affairs at LIT.

The exchange agreement builds on a memorandum of understanding signed between Fleming and LIT in 2016 that has paved the way for the student exchanges as well as degree completion opportunities. The MOU intends to also provide short-term field study/experience trips, joint classes and projects, and international internships or work placements.

About Limerick Institute of Technology
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) founded in 1852 is a multi-campus university level higher education institution based in the Mid-West of Ireland with an enrolment of around 5,000 full-time and 1,500 part-time learners. LIT offers career focused programmes across a wide-ranging portfolio of disciplines (engineering, science, information technology, business, social care, services, art and design) from sub degree through to postdoctoral research. LIT was twice the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year 2009/2013.

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 74,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Laura Copeland
Fleming College
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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First Responders Cup raises thousands for mental health

 

The Fleming Police Foundations team.
The Fleming Police Foundations team.

Peterborough ON – (April 26, 2018) – The second annual First Responders Cup has raised about $8,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch (CMHA HKPR).

The Kawartha Crossfit team won the coveted Cup at the event, held April 14 at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.

Hosted by Fleming faculty member Jodi Van Engen and students in Fleming College’s Pre-Service Firefighter, Paramedic, Customs Border Services and Police Foundations programs, the event features six-person, co-ed teams that are given eight different first responder fitness challenges to complete over eight hours. The team with the fastest cumulative time over all eight circuits wins the cup.

“What an incredible day we had,” said Van Engen. “Despite the weather scare, we still had all 80 athletes attend and battle through eight hours of physical challenges. The 12 teams that competed were a mix of local first responders, students, faculty and community members.”

She added that the event received support throughout the day from local first responders including Peterborough Fire Services, Peterborough County-City Paramedics, and the OPP.

Students initiated the First Responders Cup in 2017 after taking a mental health class that discussed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the policing profession. The students wanted to eliminate stigma around the topic and help bring awareness to the community.

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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 74,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Laura Copeland
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

 

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Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre wins prestigious design award from the American Institute of Architects

 

Peterborough ON – (April 25, 2018) – Fleming College’s Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) has been selected to receive an Education Facility Design Award from the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on Architecture for Education.

The KTTC was one of 10 schools and learning spaces to receive the award in 2018, and was the only Canadian project to be selected. Eight of the ten buildings are in the United States while the other is located in China.

Designed by Perkins+Will, the KTTC opened in September 2014. The building houses trades and technology programs including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding and heating, refrigeration and air conditioning, as well as programs such as Graphic Design – Visual Communication.

“The 87,000-square-foot Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre at Fleming College brings together theoretical teaching and applied learning in a dynamic new environment that emphasizes program visibility, technology and collaborative learning. Connected to the existing main social and academic building, the KTTC houses SMART classrooms, faculty offices and administrative spaces, as well as teaching workshops, and bulk project storage,” states the project summary. The building is also pursuing LEED Gold Certification with targeted reductions in energy and water use.

“The Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre is a beautiful, light-filled space that, we believe, has attracted more non-traditional students to the trades,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of the School of Trades and Technology, Fleming College. “The flexible, multi-disciplinary design of the learning spaces allows for better integration of the trades, similar to a real-world work site, and ensures students are prepared to work in all types of settings whether it’s residential, industrial or commercial.”

For more information on Perkins+Will, visit: https://ca.perkinswill.com/.

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 74,000 alumni.

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To view the full list of award recipients, visit: http://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/?a=AIA%20CAE%20Education%20Facility%20Design%20Awards

 

For more information, please contact:
Laura Copeland
Fleming College
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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2018 Regional Envirothon Competition to take place at Fleming College

 

This year’s Envirothon Competition features a special focus on climate change

Peterborough ON – (April 18, 2018) – The Peterborough-Kawarthas-Northumberland Region Envirothon Steering Committee will host the 2018 Regional Envirothon at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus with events on April 24 and May 3.

The Ontario Envirothon is an educational program as well as a team-based competition for high school students who love the outdoors. The event is considered an incubator for the environmental leaders of tomorrow and is designed to prepare students for future green careers.

Each Envirothon team consists of five youths in grades 9-12. Organized by Forests Ontario, the program is broken down into regional competitions, culminating with an Ontario Envirothon Championship. Winners of the Ontario Envirothon Championship then represent the province at the North American Envirothon Championship. Students have the opportunity to win prizes and scholarships at all levels.

Envirothon competitions involve four core subject areas – forestry, aquatics, soils, and wildlife – as well as one current issue topic. In 2018, the current issue topic is climate change. Interactive workshops give the students hands-on experience in the subject areas, while team-based activities are designed to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

This is the second year a Regional Envirothon will be held in the Peterborough-Kawarthas-Northumberland Region. The Regional Envirothon encompasses two days of activities:

Regional Training Workshop Day
Tuesday, April 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fleming College, Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

To prepare for the competition, all teams participate in a hands-on Training Workshop Day to ensure students have the required knowledge and skills for the competition day. Natural resource professionals deliver training sessions related to the five Envirothon core topics at outdoor stations.

Regional Competition Day
Thursday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fleming College, Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

Teams will compete by participating in written tests, practical tests and presentations related to the following five Envirothon core topics:

  • Forestry
  • Soils
  • Aquatics
  • Wildlife
  • 2018 Current Issue Topic – Climate Change

 

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 74,000 alumni.

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Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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Fleming College Report to the Community: 2017-18

 

Fleming College has launched its 2017-2018 Report to the Community, which outlines the College’s contributions to the communities it serves as well as highlights Fleming’s achievements in 2017.

The Report focuses on a number of topics, including Fleming’s 50th anniversary, major campus renovation projects, and the College’s leadership in sustainability.

Read the full report here: https://flemingcollege.ca/PDF/Report-to-the-Community-2018-F9-web.pdf.