Fleming students win top awards in the province at Skills Ontario Competition

Fleming College Culinary Management student Liam Collins


Peterborough ON – (May 14, 2021) – Fleming student Liam Collins in the Culinary Management program has won the gold medal in the Skills Ontario Competition. He will now represent Fleming and Ontario in culinary arts at the Skills Canada National Competition.

All Fleming students who participated in this year’s event placed in the top three in the province. The other Fleming medalists are:

  • Liliane Michaud won silver in culinary arts
  • Bailey Wodzack won silver in carpentry
  • Nicholas Stock won bronze in welding
  • Devin Cartmell-Martin won bronze in metal fabrication-fitter

The mission of Skills Ontario is to champion and stimulate the development of world-class technological and employability skills in Ontario youth. The Skills Ontario Competition is an annual event for top students in the province to match their skills against others and compete for prizes. During their presentation, participants demonstrate the skills learned in their programs to impress the judges, educators, family and friends, and even prospective employers.

In addition to an opportunity to have fun and grow the professional network, the event showcases high-achieving students from colleges across Ontario and the winners then meet the best from each province and territory at the national stage. Fleming has a list of students who have performed well in previous years, and many Ontario medalists have gone on to join international events, television shows and competitions, senior management positions in various organizations across Canada, and become business owners and instructors.

Due to the pandemic restrictions and safety protocols, teachers and students had to continually adapt over the past year. Classes were transitioned to online, schedules were rearranged, and labs were outfitted with computer stations for video streaming. Overcoming all that shows Fleming students are ready to tackle any challenge in the future. Congratulations to all the winners and participants of this year’s Skill Ontario Competition.

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:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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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Fleming Practical Nursing student on the board of Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario

Fleming Practical Nursing student and WeRPN board member Amanda Prosser

Peterborough ON – May 10, 2021

This is National Nursing Week in Canada and a time to celebrate the nurses in our communities. The work they do is life-changing and life-saving. Their tremendous courage and commitment have been brought to light during the course of this pandemic.

Amanda Prosser started the Practical Nursing program at Fleming in January 2020 and just completed her third semester. Prosser enrolled in nursing because it combines two things she values highly: helping others and life-long learning. She’s excited to be pursuing a career that will be both challenging and rewarding. In the short time since beginning her nursing journey, she has already experienced both.

Prosser is currently the student representative with the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN) Board of Directors. She applied to the position last fall with a recommendation from the program coordinator, and following an interview with the WeRPN selection panel, she was appointed to a one-year term in October.

“As a professional association, it’s important for us to have the voice and perspective of PN students at the table,” said WeRPN CEO Dianne Martin. “Student representatives like Amanda offer great insight about the challenges and opportunities facing future nurses and help us ensure we’re continually responsive to the needs of nurses now and into the future. We’re thrilled to have Amanda as a part of our team.”

Below is a conversation with Prosser about representing nursing students from across the province and how Fleming has prepared her for this important role.

What do you hope to accomplish as the student representative with the WeRPN Board?

I am committed to advocating for Practical Nursing students across Ontario and making sure that the issues we are facing are brought to the table.

I feel very lucky to be part of a professional association like WeRPN that unifies Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and gives them a strong voice. I would love to see all of our Practical Nursing (PN) students register as student members of the organization and take advantage of the amazing services that they have to offer. I also want them to know that their questions and their stories matter, and they should reach out to me any time.

How has Fleming prepared you for this role?

Connecting with classmates at Fleming and other Ontario PN students will continue to be essential for me in this role. My experience as a student is only one perspective, and I really do rely on the experiences of my fellow students, so I can gain further insights about various issues they may be facing.

Why did you choose Fleming?

I chose Fleming for a few reasons. I had heard positive things about the PN program from peers, Peterborough is my hometown, and I was happy to be able to stay here while studying. I’m already a two-time grad of Fleming College – Paralegal in 2003 and Educational Assistant in 2009 – and had positive experiences in my previous programs.

How has your experience been in the program and at Fleming overall?

I started the Practical Nursing program in Jan. 2020, so I’ve been living through the transition to online learning just like many other students across Ontario. I’ve been impressed by my faculty’s commitment to ensuring that we receive the same quality of education as if we had been attending physical classes.

A highlight in the program so far has been the clinical placements that have allowed me the opportunity to apply what we are learning to real-world situations. My placements so far have included time on the stroke rehabilitation and telemetry units at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. I’m so grateful for how hard teachers and staff have worked to ensure that we still get that hands-on experience despite the challenges of the pandemic.

For more information about Fleming’s Practical Nursing and other programs in the School of Health and Wellness, visit the website.

Fleming and Seneca partner to expand diploma to degree pathways

Peterborough ON – (May 6, 2021) – Fleming College is strengthening collaborations within the Ontario college sector by expanding its partnership with Seneca. The two institutions have signed a five-year comprehensive agreement to provide Fleming graduates more than 80 pathway options to 12 honours bachelor degree programs at Seneca.

Diploma and advanced diploma graduates from Fleming can continue their education at Seneca in business, child development, marketing, mental health, crime analysis, therapeutic recreation, data sciences and interdisciplinary studies.

Students pursuing Seneca degrees benefit from programs connected to industry and include work-integrated learning opportunities that prepare graduates to excel in their fields. This includes frontline experience in areas of local need such as childhood development and mental health.

“The omnibus agreement provides an opportunity for nearly all of our students to stretch their Fleming diploma further and enhance the value of their credentials even more,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “The new pathways significantly build on our already strong partnership with Seneca, and lay the foundation for further collaboration.”

The goals of the newly-established agreement, which went into effect March 1, 2021, are to create opportunities that recognize the value a student’s previous education and provide seamless, accessible and innovative options to further their postsecondary education.

“We are delighted to further our partnership with Fleming and add these new academic pathways within the Ontario college system,” said Seneca President David Agnew. “Fleming graduates who build on their credentials at Seneca will find flexible program delivery and practical learning experiences that will give them the skills and experience to contribute to Canada’s post-pandemic recovery.”

For more information, please visit the Fleming-Seneca pathways page.

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. flemingcollege.ca.

About Seneca
Seneca is taking on the great challenges of our time – rebuilding the economy, equity and sustainability – while navigating through the pandemic safely. We’re delivering great polytechnic education that combines rigorous academics with practical training. From health care to technology, business to creative arts, community services to arts and sciences, we help students get ready to make their mark in the world. We’re #Senecaproud of our expert faculty, excellent staff and outstanding facilities. We have deep connections with industry and offer thousands of co-op and work placements to get our graduates job-ready. Full-time or part-time, in-person or online, students choose the option that suits them. Learn more: senecacollege.ca. 

For more information, please contact:
Fleming College
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Seneca
Samantha Marren
Media and External Relations Specialist
media.relations@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 ext.  28424

Winners awarded in finale of 2021 Innovation & Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell

Peterborough ON – (April 29, 2021) After months of preparation and hard work, and weeks of presentations and evaluations, the winning student teams were announced during the finale of this year’s Innovation & Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell.

Out of a total of 66 business and technology applied research projects, the competition was narrowed down to 10 finalists. The top teams made their final pitches to the judges last week and answered all their questions. During today’s finale of this experiential learning event with industry and non-profit sponsors, the work of the winning three teams from the business and technology categories was recognized.

Teams were evaluated on the ability to articulate project objectives, problems and opportunities addressed, use of innovative thinking, project results and outcomes, and lessons learned in the process. The first place teams in each category received an award of $2,000, second place finishers received $1,500 and third place $1,000; the amount is divided equally amongst all team members.

Business winners

First place: Marketing Strategy for ParkHill Realtors Group
Presented to student group: Joel Martin, Manush Desai, Mithil Patil, Patricia Pandaravalappil and Rohit Sharma

Second place: Bob Nurse RCPA Model
Presented to student group: Chandni Madadali Lalani, Maulika Mukeshbhai Patel, Rupak Thakur, Suhan Harun AlRashid Malik

Third place: Fleming Registrar’s Office Communications Plan
Presented to student group: Emmanuel Prakash Henry, Mereeta Figarado, Nikitha Dasappan, Abhina Manoj and Kiran Das

Technology winners

First place: Fleming College Interactive Greeting System
Presented to student group: Rahul Kumar, Amanpreet Kaur, Brandon D’cunha and Cassandra Dsouza

Second place: Fix a Leak Plumbing Web App
Presented to student group: Cory Lamer and Samad Ahmed

Third place: RFID Accessibility Tool
Presented to student group: Prashanthi Talari, Chaitanya Prasad Velidi, Sri Vidya Konakalla and Sai Kiran Kavuru

Congrats to the winners of the 2021 ITS Showcase and to all participants. Thanks to Bell and all the sponsors and judges for their ongoing support of this annual event that is vital to nurturing local talent and the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation.

For more information, please visit the website.

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:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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 & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College the silver recipient of CICan Indigenous Education Excellence Award

Peterborough ON – (April 29, 2021) Fleming College is honoured to be chosen by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) as the silver recipient of the Indigenous Education Excellence Award.

Candidates from across the country for this award had to meet a number of criteria:

  • Institutional commitment to making Indigenous education a priority
  • Relationship building with Indigenous communities
  • Respect for intellectual and cultural traditions
  • Understanding and reciprocity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples
  • Services and learning environments that are Indigenous-centred and holistic

“This recognition is a reaffirmation of the work we’ve put in over the last few years,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “Institutions across Canada have signed CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocol as a commitment to making Indigenous education a priority. What I believe sets us apart is our vision of making Fleming College a welcoming place for all. It is not something we take lightly, and it’s a key commitment in our strategic plan.”

In 2010, Fleming had 35 students who self-identified as First Nations, Métis and Inuit; by the 2019/20 academic year, that number had risen to 614. This increase is the result of Indigenous and academic leadership at Fleming to actively create an inclusive environment that’s an academic home for all.

Some other recent changes at Fleming include: Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) for our programs to provide students with knowledge of Indigenous peoples and their contributions to a vocation of study, a steady increase in self-identified Indigenous faculty and staff, and dedicated Indigenous representation on Fleming’s Board of Governors supported by the Terms of Reference.

“Shtaataahaa! Being chosen as the silver recipient of CICan’s Indigenous Education Award of Excellence is a great way to honour the work and dedication of Fleming staff and students. The commitment to reconciliation and creating authentic opportunities to learn and support students has shone through. Niishin!” said Liz Stone, Academic Chair, Indigenous Perspectives at Fleming College.

CICan Awards of Excellence were presented on April 26 during the 2021 CONNECTION Virtual Conference.

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:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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 & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College presents 2021 Innovation & Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell

Peterborough ON – (April 20, 2021) With the ‘20/21 academic year nearing the end, it’s time to celebrate the incredible dedication and resilience demonstrated by students over the past year. The skills developed and goals accomplished by students in their experiential learning projects will be on display in the Innovation & Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell.

Out of a total of 66 business and technology student projects, 10 teams really impressed the judges through two rounds to make the cut. The top projects will make their final presentations virtually this week, and once the judges have deliberated and decided, the winners of this year’s Showcase will be announced in an exciting finale next week.

  • April 22 at 10 a.m.: Presentations and Q&A with the finalists
  • April 29 at 3 p.m.: Finale with winner announcements

“Congratulations to the students for their hard work and commitment to their applied projects with industry and non-profit partners. I’m sure this will lay the groundwork for them for future innovations,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “Also, a big thank you to Bell for their continued support of this wonderful event and the entrepreneurial spirit.”

This annual event showcases the creativity and fresh ideas that students bring to help industry and non-profit sponsors find innovative solutions to business and technology challenges. The past year has presented unique and unprecedented uncertainties, and Fleming students have risen to the challenge. That includes doing a lot of their work and meetings online, and they will also be presenting their projects online this year.

In addition to academic credits that students earn for their work on real-world problems, there’s also $9,000 in prize money for the top teams. For more information about the projects and Showcase events on April 22 & 29, please visit the website.

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:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

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 & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Bell Let’s Talk announces increased funding for post-secondary student mental health action plans

Fleming College has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the Bell Let’s Talk Fund in support of mental health initiatives at the college.  

Specifically, funds will be used to enhance staffing capacity needed to support the implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

“The mental health of our students and staff is a priority for us at Fleming, and the need for those supports is greater now more than ever. We are grateful to the Bell Let’s Talk Fund for their contribution as this grant will add value to the resources being offered at the college.”
– Fleming College President Maureen Adamson

News release from Bell Let’s Talk: 

• More than $3 million in initial grants awarded to 123 post-secondary institutions planning to implement the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students
• Total funding increased from original $2.5 million commitment to meet high demand
• Further Bell Let’s Talk funding in June will support new initiatives aligned with the Standard developed by the schools

MONTRÉAL, April 15, 2021 – Bell Let’s Talk today announced that $3,075,000 in grants from the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund have been awarded to 123 Canadian colleges and universities to support them in the initial implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students.

“Bell is committed to supporting student mental health and we were pleased to see so many post-secondary institutions apply for funding – such a great response in fact that we increased total funding for the initiative by almost 25% to more than $3 million,” said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk. “These grants will help colleges and universities across the country accelerate the important work they’re doing to support student mental health and well-being. We look forward to building on their progress with more funding later this spring for schools implementing new initiatives aligned with the Standard.”

In June, Bell Let’s Talk will launch a second phase of the Post-Secondary Fund with implementation grants for institutions that have used the Standard to identify specific gaps or needs in their mental health support services and are building new initiatives to address them.

The National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students provides a set of guidelines to help increase awareness, reduce stigma, improve life and resiliency skills, and create a healthier and safer educational environment overall. Bell Let’s Talk funding helped enable the creation of the Standard, led by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) in partnership with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

According to the 2019 National College Health Assessment, about 16% of students have seriously considered suicide, and almost 3% attempted suicide in the past year. And over the past year, COVID-19 has affected the mental health of students at every post-secondary institution in Canada.

“If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that taking care of our mental health is essential. That’s especially true for students, who, even in the best of times, find themselves at a critical point in their lives, making tough decisions that will shape the rest of their careers, often in the face of uncertain outcomes,” said Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada. “That is why the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students is so important. It is a valuable resource for colleges and institutes as they strive to promote mental health and support their students as best they can.”

Schools like the University of Calgary are actively engaging students as they implement the Standard. “During my time at the University of Calgary, it has been evident that students are at the core of the University’s approach to supporting student mental health. As a student, I have personally experienced how their approach and engagement with the student population has led to multiple initiatives, making mental health an integral and essential component of students’ well-being,” said Cassandra Chisholm, a University of Calgary student. “Through my own involvement with the University of Calgary’s Student Medical Response team, and as the student representative for the Post-Secondary Partnership – Alcohol Harms initiative, I have seen how student voices are always considered and incorporated into efforts and projects throughout the campus community. Ultimately, this student-centric process makes the campus community flourish. I consider myself fortunate to attend a University that believes in the importance of student mental health.”

The largest colleges in the Greater Toronto Area – Centennial, George Brown, Humber, Seneca and Sheridan – have formed a partnership that will allow the colleges to pool their expertise and resources to create learning environments where all students can thrive.

“Wellness and health promotion have long been prioritized across our institutions, and it’s a privilege to support more than 125,000 students every day,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan College. “However, we know that for many students the ability to learn and succeed is influenced by a complex web of pressures that take a toll on mental health. Our partnership, together with Bell’s support, will identify the programs that best help students succeed, work to make real improvements in mental health and wellness across all our campuses, and then share our work as a roadmap for success.”

In Québec, Bishop’s University, Cégep de Sherbrooke, Champlain College, Sherbrooke Seminary and University of Sherbrooke are also joining forces.

“Thanks to the support of the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund kickoff grant, our collaboration efforts will go further to help and better equip our community in matters of mental health,” said Marie-France Bélanger, Executive Director of Cégep de Sherbrooke. “We are proud to work together to implement best practices to promote the psychological health of more than 50,000 students and staff members.”

“We are delighted to receive a $25,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund to implement two exciting programs. Both programs were developed by our Student Mental Health Task Force, an inclusive and diverse group of faculty, staff, students and community leaders working to review student mental health and well-being,” said Paul J. Mazerolle, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. “The first program will focus on enhancing our campus mental health service providers’ knowledge in the areas of truth, reconciliation, allyship and culturally responsive care. The second program will use multimedia approaches to empower our BIPOC students to share their voices to provide guidance to ensure mental health services are more accessible and effective.”

“The mental health and well-being of our students and employees is a top priority for Yukon University. The Bell Let’s Talk grant will enhance and accelerate the development and implementation of our comprehensive Mental Health and Wellness Strategy,” said Dr. Maggie Matear, Interim President and Vice Chancellor of Yukon University. “Based on the National Standard, our strategy will amplify the resources available to the YukonU community improving outreach and resilience for all. Bell’s continued commitment to engaging Canadians and taking action to create positive change in mental health is incredibly important and we are grateful for their support.”

To see a complete list of universities and colleges that received a $25,000 kickoff grant, please click here.

About Bell Let’s Talk
The largest-ever corporate commitment to mental health in Canada, Bell Let’s Talk is focused on 4 key action pillars: Anti-stigma, Care and Access, Research and Workplace Leadership. Since its launch in September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,100 organizations providing mental health supports and services throughout Canada, including hospitals, universities, local community service providers and other care and research organizations. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

Media inquiries:
Katie Hatfield
902-487-6198
katie.hatfield@bellaliant.ca
@Bell_LetsTalk
@Bell_News

Fleming College looks forward to welcoming students back to class for the Fall semester

With the safety of the Fleming community as our guiding principle, our team is working on plans for flexible learning options that will include online and face-to-face options for selected programs. We anticipate that many programs will remain online for theory and, where possible, we will migrate to more face-to-face options pending space and safety protocol approvals.

While the vaccine roll-out is a very positive sign of change, Fleming will follow the direction of health authorities while maintaining excellence and integrity in teaching and learning as we open the campus to learners and employees.

More detailed plans for the gradual return to campus in the fall semester will be announced by June 1.

Sincerely,
Linda Poirier
Vice President, Academic Experience

Fleming’s Enactus team marches on through the pandemic

Enactus Fleming team at the last World Cup in California

Peterborough ON – April 13, 2021

Enactus Fleming College has been on a roll the past two years and has been representing Fleming with distinction on the regional, national and global stages.

Enactus is a student-led volunteer group that develops entrepreneurial projects to help communities achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). Students devise and execute social enterprises, present their projects in high level competitions, and have travelled to the Enactus World Cup in California twice as part of team Canada. 

Some of the current projects address financial literacy, stress management, health and wellness, making the UNSDG a part of the Ontario school curriculum, helping farmers in India reduce their environmental footprint while making extra income, and making reusable products from recycled paper.

Last fall, Enactus Fleming projects were recipients of four grants to add to their list of achievements:

  • Paper Planet was awarded a $2,500 grant as part of the Scotiabank Climate Action Project Accelerator
  • Paddy Waste to Income was awarded a $2,500 grant as part of The Jeanne Sauvé Global Project Accelerator
  • Keys To Me was awarded a $2,500 grant as part of the Co-operators Accelerator 
  • A $1,500 Faculty Support grant was awarded to support and encourage the team

Enactus Fleming is poised to launch its first commercially viable social enterprise born from the Paper Planet project. They have two product lines: one directed at teachers to be used in the classroom and one directed to home users. Their research shows there is a strong market for these products. However, a major constraint is manufacturing and they are actively looking for a new location since production at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre is currently not possible. Limited production is being done at student’s homes for the time being.

When the pandemic hit, Enactus students were getting ready to go into their first season of commercial sales with the school kits. When schools were initially closed during the pandemic restrictions, Enactus students came up with a kit targeted to children and parents who were confined to their homes. Sales were a small fraction of the original projections and as a result, they now have two product lines to hit the market within 2021.

If you’re looking for an example of how students can pivot during COVID-19 with resilience and innovation, this is it. Enactus Fleming adds value to the student experience and enhances the College’s reputation in the community. To learn more, please visit: https://enactusfleming.ca/.

Limerick Institute of Technology and Fleming College sign omnibus agreement to expand academic pathways

Peterborough ON – (April 8, 2021) – Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and Fleming College signed an omnibus articulation agreement on March 2, 2021. The agreement provides a range of academic pathways for graduates of certain diploma programs offered at Fleming College to gain advanced entry into the third or fourth year of relevant degree programs at LIT. Some of the degree opportunities included in the omnibus agreement are Business Studies with Beauty & Spa Management, Construction Management, Business with Digital Marketing, Computer Networks and Systems Management, Biotechnology with Biopharmaceutical Science, and Enterprise and Innovation.

Fleming College and LIT started their partnership in 2016 with a memorandum of understanding. Since then, the partnership has flourished with multiple pathway agreements, LIT staff visiting Fleming College, Fleming faculty participating in LIT’s annual Professional Development Week, as well as Fleming graduates coming to study at LIT through previous pathway agreements.

“LIT are delighted to be expanding on our pathway to degree completion offerings with our valued partners in Fleming College,” commented President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane. “These pathways create wonderful opportunities for students; not just from an academic viewpoint, but also for the fantastic international experience that they will gain during their time in Ireland. We were delighted to have had Fleming College staff participate in our annual Professional Development Week last year. We greatly value our partnership with Fleming, and look forward to many more successful years of collaboration with them.”

“This has been a valued partnership over many years, and it all started with an MOU,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We are thrilled to be adding to the many pathway options for our graduates to enhance their educational credentials with a degree and gain invaluable international experience while doing it. The variety of programs included in this omnibus agreement is proof of how robust and important our collaboration is with LIT.”

To learn more about the pathways to degree completion offers between Fleming College and LIT, please visit the website.

About LIT
Limerick Institute of Technology, founded in 1852, is a multi-campus, public, university-level institute of higher education in the Mid-West of Ireland with an enrolment of around 7,000 students. On course to becoming a Technological University in September 2021, LIT collaborates with industry to offer career-focused programmes across disciplines including engineering, science, information technology, business, finance, marketing, food & tourism, social care, humanities, sport and art & design. LIT offers qualifications ranging in order from Higher Certificate up to Honours Bachelor Degrees, taught Masters, Graduate Diplomas and Masters and PhD by research. LIT’s mission is to prepare learners for fulfilling and challenging futures, fostering the professional, intellectual, social, cultural and personal development of the individual. The hallmark of our educational philosophy is active learning through a fusion of theory and practice.

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:
Bríd Ryan
LIT’s North America Regional Manager
brid.ryan@lit.ie
0035361293440

Amar Shah
Communications Officer, Fleming College 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370