Fleming College Joins Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN)

Peterborough ON – (January 28, 2021) – Fleming College is pleased to join CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator and manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN).

As a member of CNDN, Fleming students, faculty, and researchers gain access to CMC Microsystems’ extensive offering of world-class platforms to design, make, and test their technology ideas. These resources, as well as access to CMC’s ecosystem of researchers, start-ups and entrepreneurs will help students develop skills they need to thrive in the competitive, advanced technology marketplace. 

Fleming College has a proven track record in applied science and research, tackling practical problems and developing innovative solutions to real-world challenges. For example, The Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT), that was established in 2020. Geared for industrial areas using the Internet of Things (IoT), set for explosive growth, CAMIIT carries out applied research focused on supporting the development, advancement, and commercialization of embedded systems, microelectronics, and mechatronics systems. 

For Fereydoon Diba, Lead Research Scientist at CAMIIT, joining CNDN is another way to give their students and researchers simplified access to the best possible tools while contributing to innovation in Canada. “Joining CNDN and CMC Microsystems provides us with a complete innovation ecosystem. From accessing state-of-the-art design and fabrication services, to partnering with a national community of businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs, this is an important step for our students, researchers and start-ups at Fleming College,” concluded Dr. Diba.  

Read CMC Microsystems’ news release here: Fleming College Joins Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN)

About CMC Microsystems: 

CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization accelerating research and innovation in Canada. Founded in 1984, CMC reduces barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies, including access to state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, and testing capabilities for advanced technologies. CMC manages Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN) – a Major Science Initiative involving over 10,000 academic participants and 1,000 companies developing innovations in micro-nanotechnologies. 

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:

Sara O’Halloran
Media Relations Specialist
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1366

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

New Trent-Fleming Conservation Biology Transfer Pathway Gives Students a One-of-a-Kind Canadian Education Experience

Peterborough ON – (January 24, 2022)

Students can now graduate with both a diploma and B.Sc. degree in Conservation Biology in as little as five years

Graduates of Fleming College’s Conservation Biology program can now seamlessly transfer into Trent University’s highly-competitive Conservation Biology or Biology programs, thanks to a new agreement between the two institutions.

“Trent’s Conservation Biology program is among the first of its kind in North America. Students benefit from the mentorship of faculty experts, including two Canada Research Chairs, in a diverse range of fields – from large northern mammals and migratory birds to aquatic ecosystems,” said Dr. Erica Nol, program coordinator and Biology professor at Trent. “The new Conservation Biology transfer pathway between Trent and Fleming allows us to together build on the rich higher education opportunities available in the Peterborough region.”

With 11 on-campus nature areas, state-of-the-art laboratories and one of Canada’s top 20 Biology programs, the opportunities to explore innovative solutions to counteract the growing loss of wildlife and habitat are virtually endless at Trent. Students also benefit from the department’s unique on-campus partnership and connection with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, enhancing interactions in teaching and research, as well as hands-on working experience through various field courses and placements with groups like provincial and federal ministries, local conservation authorities Nature Conservancy Canada, Toronto Zoo, and Parks Canada.

“Fleming’s Conservation Biology diploma is the only program of its kind in Ontario as it focuses on conservation efforts using the latest research and technology, including genetics and environmental DNA,” said Maureen Adamson, president of Fleming College. “That makes this pathway agreement with Trent more meaningful and valuable. Transitioning from our unique diploma program to the bachelor’s degree at Trent will provide students access to the latest tools and practical knowledge and give students a competitive edge when entering the job market.”

Through this agreement, graduates of Fleming College’s Conservation Biology diploma program can obtain either their B.Sc. (Honours) in Conservation Biology or B.Sc. (Honours) in Biology with an optional Specialization in Conservation Biology through Trent – graduating with both their diploma and degree in as little as five years.

This agreement builds on a long-standing partnership between Trent and Fleming in offering programs to assist students in making the transition between the two institutions. The institutions now offer more than 25 pathways for students to gain the best of both the college and university experience.

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.

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For more information, contact:

Sara O’Halloran, Media Relations Specialist, Fleming College, (705) 749-5530 x1366 or sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming Checks In: Promoting Mental Health Awareness through Bell Let’s Talk Day

Peterborough ON – (January 20, 2022) – Staff and students at Fleming College are once again participating in the Bell Let’s Talk initiative on Wednesday, January 26 promoting mental health awareness. The mental health of our students and staff is a priority for us at Fleming, and the need for those supports is greater now than ever.

The Counselling department along with faculty and students in the college’s community services programs are inviting students and employees to join in the conversation about mental health through several online initiatives:

  • Students and staff are encouraged to upload a photo and a message about what mental health means to them through Fleming’s Virtual Bell Let’s Talk photo booth.
  • Use the hashtag #BellLetsTalk and #FlemingChecksIn when sharing a picture on your social media channel for the chance to be featured on our page.
  • Need to check in? We are here for you. Click the “How are you?” button on Fleming College’s website for resources, modules and apps that promote personal and mental wellness. 
  • Register for our Campus Health Series in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Branch (CMHAHKPR).
  • The Athletics Department plans to make some safe and socially distant house calls to interested athletes in the Peterborough and Lindsay area. Monday, January 24, between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., interested athletes will receive Bell Let’s Talk Swag and share what mental health means to them in support of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign. 
  • Sutherland and Frost Campus Residence staff are holding a drop-in program (for current residents only*). If you are a current resident at Fleming’s Sutherland or Frost Campus, drop by the Residence Life Office the week of Bell Let’s Talk (January 24 – 26) to get some swag, check in, learn about campus resources, and more.
  • On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will make a donation to mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, and social media video view. Join the conversation on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok and LinkedIn.
  • Go to the toolkit page and download the Bell Let’s Talk logos.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat lens.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is a national initiative that aims to raise awareness and end stigma around mental illness. For more information, visit http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/.

Fleming College Pilots a Sustainability Assessment Tool for Businesses

Peterborough, ON (January 17, 2022) – Fleming College is encouraging small and medium-sized companies to participate in the pilot release of a sustainability self-assessment tool for businesses. The free tool, consisting of 20 multiple choice questions, enables a business to calculate a sustainability score related to its environmental, employee, and community-related practices. Companies can use the score to assess how they are contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The assessment tool was developed by Bob Willard, an award-winning expert on corporate sustainability, and is now open to participants on the Fleming College Sustainability website. Fleming College has launched the self-assessment tool pilot project thanks to funding from the Employment and Social Development Canada SDG program.

The United Nations SDG are part of a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Small and medium-sized companies are the engine of Canada’s economy and as such, their contributions to sustainability are vital to Canada accomplishing its SDG commitments.

The pilot will run until February 28, 2022.

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:

Sara O’Halloran
Media Relations Specialist
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1366

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

College Update: Plans for Winter Semester 2022

Academic planning for the Winter semester continues to evolve. On December 17, the college announced a delay to the start of the semester to January 17, with the first two weeks of all classes being delivered online.

As the Omicron variant continues to spread, we are adjusting plans for the remainder of the Winter semester to limit the number of students and staff on campus. While we had hoped for an increase in on-campus classes this semester, it is prudent to continue much as we had in the fall with only necessary, hands-on classes on campus.

Beginning January 31, program delivery will be a mix of online, on-campus, and hybrid classes.

Specific details about programs can be found on the Program Delivery information page. On this page you can find information related to programs, including specific details about on-campus requirements for classes and the first day students will need to be on campus. Further details about labs, seminars and other activities related to programs will be communicated to students from the Dean, Chair or Program Coordinator.

In announcing these changes to the full semester at this time, we want to provide students with as much certainty as we can. We will not make further changes unless mandated by public health regulations or provincial legislation.

Student Services

Student services will continue to be delivered remotely throughout the Winter semester, with some on-campus supports beginning January 31. A detailed list of available services will be posted on our website by Monday, January 17.

Students in Fleming Residences

Students scheduled to move into Fleming residences can continue with their plans. Safety protocols will remain in place including limited capacity, distancing and masking requirements.

Coming to Campus

Only students with scheduled in-person learning should be coming to campus. Students coming on to campus are required to be fully vaccinated, meaning two doses minimum, with a booster highly recommended. Students will continue to do pre-screening through the Fleming Safe app and must have an approved Fleming Safe app passport. Please be sure to upload your vaccination certificates and submit your information to receive your One Card if you have not already done so. Masks must be worn at all times while on campus.

Do not come to campus if you are showing any signs of illness

We recognize that this will impact plans for some students. We are in the difficult position of balancing the safety of our students and staff with the changing landscape of the pandemic. We are here to support you. If you have any questions, please email askus@flemingcollege.ca.

Looking back at 2021: Top 10 Stories

Peterborough ON – (December 22, 2021) – This year has been more complex than any other as we have combined in-class and online delivery, and maintained a series of strong and effective safety protocols.

In June 2021, we celebrated 3,300 new graduates during Fleming College’s 55th Convocation ceremony. In a separate ceremony, over 200 students were recognized for completing the Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD). We are tremendously proud of everything our graduates have accomplished.

As we move forward, we have many other successes to recognize and celebrate. We invite you to read the top 10 stories from 2021, which highlight the amazing achievements of Fleming students, staff, and alumni.

1. Fleming College begins new era with a brand transformation
Fleming College is turning the page on the past year and beginning a fresh chapter by launching an exciting new brand.

The new brand system embodies the essence of all Fleming campuses, incorporating colours and features from legacy brands while presenting a bold new look under the launch theme “One Brand. One Community. One Fleming.” The guiding principle behind the redesign is the brand statement: Communities that ignite your passion for change.




2. Fleming College launches new employment service for Muskoka-Kawarthas
A new employment service for Muskoka-Kawarthas takes a locally responsive approach to help employers find workers with the right skills, and job seekers find sustainable employment. As the Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager (SSM), Fleming College has launched the Ontario Government’s prototype of streamlined employment services that will define the future of labour market support across the province.




 

3. Fleming’s DSW students receive COVID-19 vaccine and what they want you to know about it
Students in Fleming’s Developmental Services Worker program have the opportunity to make a difference every day by providing practical and meaningful support to those in need. But doing that important work has been challenging during the pandemic. 

For fourth-semester students Shweta Gondalia, Swany Kaji and Natasha Maurik, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine gave them the assurance to continue to protect and provide safe and meaningful care to the community.   




4. Fleming College commits to being a welcoming place for all by establishing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council
Fleming College prides itself on being a welcoming place for all. To reinforce and further this commitment at all levels, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Council has been established to provide advice and recommendations to Fleming’s Senior Management Team on policy, governance and operational matters.







5. Fleming College is the silver recipient of CICan Indigenous Education Excellence Award
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 had to meet a number of criteria to be recognized for this award:

  • 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

6. Fleming establishes two new research centres with provincial and federal funding
Fleming College has been awarded nearly $8 million in long-term funding for two new applied research centres in the fields of advanced manufacturing technologies and aquaculture – Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT) and Centre for Innovative Aquaculture Production (CIAP).

The new centres, established in response to the needs of Ontario’s key industries, will each receive $2 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to support research activity over the next five years. 

7. Fleming’s culinary students and faculty donate meals to support the vulnerable during the pandemic
Fleming College prides itself on building strong communities. Part of doing so is through being an active member of the community and supporting those in need.

Fleming’s culinary students and faculty from the School of Trades and Technology have stepped up during these trying times to prepare, package and donate various food items to local non-profit organizations – everything from soup to decadent desserts.





8. Fleming College introduces Spotlight Awards to recognize employee excellence
Fleming introduced the Spotlight Awards to recognize and appreciate the excellence displayed by college employees.

During the inaugural Spotlight Awards ceremony hosted on June 3, award recipients were celebrated for their work and contributions to the Fleming community. 







9. Fleming College marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with community engagement initiatives
Canada will observe the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 during a year where there’s been so much hurt, healing and learning for Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Fleming College has many events and initiatives leading up to the day to commemorate the occasion.








10. Fleming’s Paramedic program gratefully receives donation of a decommissioned ambulance from Peterborough County-City Paramedics
Fleming College is grateful to Peterborough Paramedics for the donation of a decommissioned ambulance that will be used to train students in the Paramedic program.

The decommissioned ambulance was hand-delivered to Fleming by Deputy Chief of Operations, Christopher Barry, of Peterborough County-City Paramedics. 

Fleming College delays start of Winter 2022 semester by one week

Peterborough ON – (December 17, 2021) – As we approach the holiday break, our environment continues to change at breakneck speed. The new Omicron variant has sent COVID case counts soaring, and many familiar restrictions implemented at the onset of the pandemic are being re-introduced. As a proactive measure to ensure the safety of all Fleming students and employees, the College has made some important changes to the Winter 2022 semester. The start of the Winter semester is being delayed by one week, and the semester will begin with online delivery for two weeks.

Winter semester classes will now begin on Monday, January 17, and the weeks of January 17 and January 24 will be delivered fully online. The end of the semester will be extended one week to April 29, 2022.

The College intends to return to campus on Monday, January 31 for hands-on and specialized courses with some continuation of online delivery where appropriate. Students will be notified about specific changes to delivery format through updates from their program area. Fleming hopes not to be online for the entire Winter term, however, that is dependent upon how the pandemic evolves in the coming weeks. More details on changes to course delivery will be shared with the Fleming community in the new year.

New residence students will be permitted to move in beginning January 6 and 7, and students currently living in residence can return on January 9. However, the College is recommending that students consider staying at home until the onsite academic operations resume.

The federal government has advised that Canadians avoid travelling internationally over the holiday season. Fleming is also recommending students and employees avoid international travel to reduce the risk of infection along with any delays, isolation orders or other complications that could arise.

Although health authorities may continue to put measures in place to restrict the spread of the virus, being fully vaccinated, including booster shots, remains one of the key safety precautions for our families, friends and co-workers. Fleming encourages everyone to make an appointment for a vaccine booster as soon as possible.

Wishing everyone in the Fleming community a happy and healthy holiday season!

More information about Fleming’s COVID-19 practices and protocols can be found here.

Fleming’s CSNM-accredited Food and Nutrition Management program offering January intake

Peterborough ON – (December 14, 2021) – Fleming’s Food and Nutrition Management program has been accredited by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) the highest level of certification in the field.

Fleming’s program received the approval of CSNM by meeting its professional competencies, and it has been awarded a five-year accreditation by the governing body for nutrition managers in Canada. Graduates of Fleming’s program are immediately able to apply for CSNM membership following graduation. Membership is a requirement to many food service management positions in healthcare and is mandatory for managing the food service in long-term care facilities in Ontario.

The one-year post-graduate certificate is offered online, allowing students to have the flexibility to upgrade their skills and knowledge while continuing to work. The program is ideal for food and nutrition employees currently in the industry, those with experience in the foodservice sector wanting to advance their careers, and those looking to fast-track to a new field by training for in-demand jobs in commercial and industrial kitchens.

The course material provides supervisory and management skills, as well as training not easily acquired on the job: nutrition-based theory, physiology, effective communication for leaders, and fundamentals of people and financial management. There’s also an opportunity to put the learnings into practice through a field placement in each of the two semesters.

Due to the popularity of the Food and Nutrition Management program, Fleming is offering an intake for January 2022, and applications are now open. 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 takes key step to enhance Indigenous Labour Market Information in communities across Canada

Peterborough ON – (December 8, 2021) – Fleming College, along with project partners MDB Insight and Vicinity Jobs, hosted the inaugural forum Reconciling Labour Market Information on November 24 to share, discuss and acknowledge the need for Indigenous Labour Market Information (LMI) in Canada.

Over 100 participants attended the event, including researchers, academics and Indigenous community members. The project team was excited to gather and present feedback on a first-of-its-kind Indigenous labour market information system that tracks and documents Indigenous job postings across Canada. Initial reaction to the LMI system included commentary on its usefulness, relevance and key opportunities for growth.

“I’m proud of the Fleming team that includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers for successfully hosting the first-ever Indigenous Labour Market Information Forum,” said Maureen Adamson, President, Fleming College. “The important outcomes from this event and the ongoing project will enhance access to job-related information for Indigenous workers, leading to increased participation in the labour market.”

President Adamson welcomed the participants and highlighted Fleming’s accomplishments to date, including:

  • Signing the Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) Indigenous Education Protocol
  • Developing a policy on Honouring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Creating an Indigenous Education Council
  • Offering Indigenous Perspectives Designation for many programs

Fleming would like to thank everyone in attendance and supporters for their guidance to advance our goal of promoting Indigenous LMI. A special thanks to Anne Taylor from Curve Lake First Nation and Fleming alumni Ryerson Whetung for their warm welcome and introductions, and to each of the panelists for sharing their unique perspectives on the state of Indigenous labour market across Canada:

  • Tony Bonen, Director of Research, Data and Analytics; Labour Market Information Council
  • JP Giroux, President, Excellence in Manufacturing (EMC)
  • Kerry Smith, Sr. Director; Metis Employment & Training, Manitoba Metis Federation Inc
  • Paul Gruner, President and CEO Det’on Cho Corporation
  • Elizabeth Stone, Academic Chair, Indigenous Studies, Fleming College

Fleming will continue to share more details about this exciting project. For upcoming events and discussions, or opportunities for a demonstration, please contact Jason Dennison at Jason.Dennison@flemingcollege.ca.

Fleming’s Indigenous Labour Market Information project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.

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 creates new role of Indigenous Knowledge Leader to prioritize Indigenous initiatives

Peterborough ON – (December 7, 2021) – Fleming College is continuing to broaden and deepen its commitments to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. As a postsecondary institution, Fleming understands and embraces the value of embedding Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum, student supports and communities.

To further this goal and put plans into action, Fleming College is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Stone to the newly created role of Fleming’s Indigenous Knowledge Leader. In her new role, Liz will be a member of Fleming’s Senior Management Team and report directly to President Maureen Adamson.

“As leaders, we will embrace this work and elevate it so that everyone has a clear and unobstructed view of its importance. Fleming is a welcoming place for all, and we are deeply committed to Indigenous communities and sharing knowledge of Indigenous issues. I have no doubt that with the guidance of Liz Stone, we will continue to succeed in building awareness and executing innovative solutions as we go forward along the path toward reconciliation,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson.

“When unveiling the final report of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in 2015, Justice Murray Sinclair acknowledged the range of people represented in the room as a sign of broad support for the work ahead. I am honoured and humbled to accept the newly created position of Indigenous Knowledge Leader and further, acknowledge the work ahead. This appointment and Fleming’s commitment and actions supporting Indigenous Knowledge and Reconciliation represent the collective work of Indigenous Community, Fleming staff, faculty, and administration. I look forward to continuing this important work with respect, humility and Debwewin,” said Liz Stone.

Liz has been the inaugural Chair of Indigenous Perspectives at Fleming since 2019. Liz first joined Fleming in 2014 as Chair of the Aboriginal Education Council, then taught as faculty in Indigenous Perspectives, and then as a Professor of Indigenous Studies at Sutherland Campus in 2019. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle. Liz has held other critical roles such as Chair of the Board of Directors of the VON 360 Degree Clinic, member of the Indigenous Women’s Council Women & Gender Equality Canada and Co-Chair – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SDG#4 Quality Education for the Peterborough region.

Liz is an active member in the region for many initiatives, not the least of which is the establishment of E Naaknind Anishnaabeg, the Indigenous Peoples Court Peterborough, and she has played a lead role in keeping Indigenous families safe and protected through this pandemic through her collaborative work with the Urban Indigenous COVID-19 Committee.

Some of Fleming’s recent achievements in working towards Truth and Reconciliation include: the inclusion of Indigenous Perspectives Designation in over 30 programs across many disciplines, the public commitment to Indigenous education embedded in the College’s policy Honouring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Indigenous Education Protocol. In addition, CICan selected Fleming as the silver recipient of the Indigenous Education Excellence Award this year.

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