Fleming College shines a light on disability employment in October

Peterborough ON – (October 14, 2021) – Fleming College, in partnership with its Service System Manager (SSM), will Light it Up! For National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) on October 21 at 7 p.m. Campus buildings and employment service offices will be lit bright in purple and blue to celebrate contributions that people who have a disability make to their workplaces.

Big cities, small towns and rural communities across Canada will shine bright in purple and blue on October 21 for the Ontario Disability Employment Network’s (ODEN) event, Light it Up! For NDEAM. Community businesses and organizations are invited to do the same to help raise awareness of disability-inclusive employment.

“Our participation in Light It Up! For NDEAM is important as we reinforce Fleming’s commitment as being a welcoming place for all and an important reminder that we must continue to effectively remove barriers to employment and education for people living with disabilities,” said Fleming President Maureen Adamson. “We encourage local businesses and organizations to join us. Together, we can demonstrate our joint commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive region to learn, work and live.”

In addition to Light It Up! For NDEAM with ODEN, Fleming’s SSM is hosting online employment workshops in October in partnership with Discover Ability Network, and presenting renowned keynote speaker Unstoppable Tracy, an award-winning four-way amputee, World Cup sailor, TEDx speaker, and an expert in disarming limiting beliefs. Event information and registration details can be found at flemingemploymenthub.ca. Space is limited.

For more information about Light It Up! For NDEAM, please email ssm@flemingcollege.ca.

About Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services
Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services at Fleming College is the Service System Manager (SSM) for all employment service providers in City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, Haliburton County, Northumberland County, and Peterborough County. Serving both job seekers and employers, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services assists our communities with locally responsive employment programs and services, with a goal to remove systemic barriers for clients and improve overall job retention. By creating more opportunities for sustainable employment, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services aims to build prosperity within our communities and contribute to a strong regional economy that benefits everyone.
The Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Web: flemingemploymenthub.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/MKEmploymentHub
Twitter & Instagram: @MKEmploymentHub

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.

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

For more information, please contact:
Paula Walton
Public Relations Officer
Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services
paula.walton@flemingcollege.ca
C. 249-387-0708

Amar Shah
Communications Officer
Fleming College
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
P. (705) 749-5530 ext.1370 

Fleming hosts third annual FemSTEAM Summit on Oct. 13

Peterborough ON – (October 12, 2021) – The world celebrated International Day of the Girl this week, and Fleming is pleased to continue in that spirit of female empowerment by hosting the third annual FemSTEAM Summit on October 13. The focus of the event is to increase the participation of women and girls entering postsecondary studies to launch their careers in science, technology and trades, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

FemSTEAM was started by three local businesswomen three years ago to encourage young girls in the region to consider STEAM fields and skill-oriented careers through mentorship, events, education and outreach activities. Fleming College and Trent University alternate hosting the annual summit, with Fleming organizing the first one on campus in 2019, followed by a virtual event last year by Trent. Due to the pandemic restrictions, this year’s event will be virtual.

“It is expected that 50% of jobs in society will be related to fields of STEM study,” states Rhonda Barnet, a FemSTEAM founder, and president and COO, AVIT Manufacturing. “Women in North America make up 48% of the workforce. Yet they make up less than 30% of STEAM graduates and only 23% of science and technology workers around the world. In response to these staggering statistics, FemSTEAM’s mission is to move the dial on girls in Canada entering post-secondary studies in STEAM.”

Teachers and students from local school boards are invited to attend the event. Fleming President Maureen Adamson and Cathy Bruce, Vice President of Research and Innovation at Trent University will provide the welcome remarks. The agenda for the morning includes keynote addresses by Nicole Verkindt, founder of OMX Offset Market Exchange, and Jamie McMillan, founder of Kickass Careers, virtual tours of Fleming College and Trent University, and a panel featuring current students and graduates from both institutions. Panelists include:

  • Krista Scaldwell, vice-president of communications and public affairs, Canada Life
  • Joanne Dereta, principal and managing director, CI Private Wealth
  • Sarah Aftergood, director of environmental permitting, Orsted Onshore North America
  • Mackenzie Barclay, Welding & Fabrication Technician student
  • Emma Tozer, Electrical Engineering Technician student
  • Rebecca Yaxley, Carpentry Apprentice

“Our goal at Fleming is to provide equal opportunities for women to pursue and thrive in STEAM careers,” said Pam Stoneham, Dean, School of Trades and Technology at Fleming. “The female enrolment in trades and technology programs at the College is currently around nine per cent. We believe initiatives like the FemSTEAM Symposium and Mentor Mondays will contribute to our goal of doubling that number by 2026.”

“At Trent University, we have many state-of-the-art and renowned facilities and over 100 academic programs–all accessible by our students so they can get hands-on experience in the fascinating fields of the sciences, technology, engineering, the arts, and math,” notes Cathy Bruce, vice president of research and innovation at Trent University. “As a mathematician and mathematics educator, I know first-hand how transformational it can be for students to study alongside renowned professors who are also leaders in their fields. Trent University takes those student experiences very seriously.”

More than 600 students are expected to watch the event from the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board. Students from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board will also participate. This year’s virtual event will reach more than 1,000 grade seven and eight students in the area.

The virtual FemSTEAM Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 13 begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information and to join the livestream, please visit www.femsteam.ca.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For 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 alumni nominated for the prestigious Premier’s Awards

Peterborough ON – (October 7, 2021) – The Fleming College community is thrilled that seven alumni have been selected as nominees for the 2021 Premier’s Awards. A total of 125 Ontario college graduates have been nominated this year.

The annual event, presented by Colleges Ontario, honours the important social and economic contributions that graduates make in the province and throughout the world. Colleges can nominate their alumni in seven categories: Apprenticeship, Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology. 

“We are proud to recognize this year’s Fleming graduates who have contributed to our community and beyond in unique and impactful ways,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “It is particularly inspiring to see Fleming’s own Board Chair, Fred Clifford, nominated for his work and contribution to the College, our students, and the community that he continues to serve after a long and successful career in the private sector. Good luck to all our 2021 nominees and thank you for representing the values and teachings of Fleming College.”

The 2021 Premier’s Awards nominees representing Fleming College include:

APPRENTICESHIP
Tyler Scott, Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship, Culinary, ’11
Tyler Scott is the owner and executive chef of Rare Restaurant located in Peterborough, Ontario. During a time that has been especially challenging for the restaurant industry due to the pandemic, Tyler and his team have defied the odds. They have found success by pivoting the restaurant’s take-out offerings, creating a ready-to-eat freezer meal program and recreating the parking lot into a whimsical European backlot patio. Tyler’s dedication to local ingredients in creating a hyper local menu is setting Rare apart while building a collaborative community in the region.

BUSINESS
Fred Clifford, Business Administration – Accounting, ’81
Fred Clifford recently retired from his role as Senior Partner with Ernst & Young LLP after 33 years. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. During his career, Fred focused on employee success and promoting a welcoming environment. Fred demonstrates community commitment, serving as the Rouge Valley Health System’s Foundation Board Chair and Chair of the hospital’s Board of Governors. As a Fleming graduate, Fred’s current role as Chair of Fleming’s Board of Governors is most satisfying for him, as he takes pride in the positive changes that have transpired, while preserving the warm and welcoming culture at Fleming.

COMMUNITY SERVICES
Deputy Chief Tim Farquharson, Law & Security Administration – Police Education, ’84
A member of the Peterborough Police Service with 35 years of experience, Deputy Chief Farquharson is a leader, community builder and advocate for marginalized communities. His passion for opioid response reforms and community-first strategies has supported the proposed Consumption and Treatment Services site and creation of the Peterborough Drug Strategy. Tim was recognized as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Services, a highly prestigious award presented by the Governor General, for his role in creating the Peterborough Drug Strategy Task Force and for his tireless support for the most vulnerable in our community.

CREATIVE ARTS & DESIGN
Mark Campbell, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Tool and Die, ’75
Mark Campbell is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Design for Global Furniture Group, one of Canada’s largest manufacturers, distributors and marketers of workplace, education and healthcare furnishings. With over 3,500 employees globally, Mark oversees the direction of new product development, branding and communication strategies. As a designer, Mark has been awarded and published internationally, including in Graphis, ID Magazine and AZURE. He was recognized by the Government of Canada as a National Design Council Scholar. Mark was also an associate professor at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University where he taught for 35 years.

HEALTH SCIENCES
Leah Levesque, Nursing, ’84
Leah Levesque is the Chief Executive Officer for Arnprior Regional Health and previously was the Vice President Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. In the VP role, Leah provided professional leadership to over 1,400 nurses and other regulated health professionals across the organization and oversaw seven hospital units, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. Leah’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic was crucial to the region’s ability to handle rising cases and stress on hospitals. She worked with community partners to develop ground-breaking initiatives, including setting up a 56-bed inpatient transitional care unit and a Covid care and assessment centre.

RECENT GRADUATE
Ryan Tidman, Environmental Visual Communication, ’18
Ryan Tidman is a conservation photojournalist, videographer, filmmaker and biologist who is passionate about storytelling though photography. He is currently working on projects with Netflix, Disney+ and National Geographic. He has worked with world-renowned photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier for their ocean conservation non-profit SeaLegacy, where he photographed whale sharks in Mexico and navigated through untouched islands. With a large online presence and social media following, Ryan’s work focuses on environmental issues and highlighting the conservation efforts needed to restore the planet for future generations. He was recently accepted as an Associate Fellow to the International League of Conservation Photographers, a global community made up of top-tier photographers and filmmakers using solution-based media as a catalyst for conservation efforts.

TECHNOLOGY
Lynn Cooke, Business Administration – Accounting, ’85
As a Certified Public Accountant, Certified General Accountant and a Certified Management Consultant, Lynn Cooke has achieved extensive career success working in the male-dominated technology sector. Lynn is the President of 360 Visibility Inc., which was founded to provide technology solutions to mid-sized companies, while offering the big company service that clients expect. Lynn was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs (W100) by Profit Magazine, now Canadian Business magazine, for six years. Ranked based on the annual revenue of their firms, Profit W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners.

The Premier’s Award nominees will be recognized and winners announced at a virtual gala event on November 18, 2021. To nominate a deserving Fleming graduate for a 2022 Premier’s Award, please contact the Advancement and Alumni Relations Office at 705-749-5530 ext. 1390 or e-mail alumni@flemingcollege.ca.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For 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

Laurier and Fleming College renew diploma-degree pathway for Environmental Studies students

Peterborough ON – (October 5, 2021) – Wilfrid Laurier University is renewing its partnership with Fleming College to continue offering its “2+2” pathway for students interested in earning a diploma and degree in four years.

Under the agreement, graduates of six Fleming College programs can enter directly into the third year of Laurier’s Honours Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, offered on Laurier’s Waterloo campus, allowing them to complete their degree in only two years.

The pathway option is available to students in Fleming College’s two-year (technician) and three-year (technology) diploma programs in the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences: Environmental Technician and Technology; Ecosystem Management Technician and Technology; and Fish and Wildlife Technician and Technology.

“Increasingly, students are finding this pathway to Laurier’s Environmental Studies program and we are pleased to work with a highly motivated group of excellent students,” said Mary-Louise Byrne, professor and chair in Laurier’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. “They will be uniquely prepared to enter the workforce with the combination of skills and environmental knowledge needed to work in environmental management at this critical time as climate change unfolds.”

“We are pleased to extend this pathway opportunity with Laurier for another two years,” said Maureen Adamson, President, Fleming College. “Our changing climate has created an urgency and put an increased focus on the protection of our environment and natural resources through sustainable growth. With the renewal of our agreement, we will continue to train future leaders in the field whose knowledge and expertise will be in high demand.”

Laurier’s BA in Environmental Studies program combines natural and social sciences to better understand the human relationship with the natural environment. Students and researchers focus on issues of sustainability in the management of land and water, the formulation of environmental policy and how environmental management decisions can be improved to ensure a healthy future for humans and nature. Students participate in field courses, where they design and carry out original research projects, and they also develop applied skills, such as how to use geographic information systems and drones.

Fleming graduates in Laurier’s degree program will be required to take core Geography and Environmental Studies courses such as environmental theory, hydrology, geographic information systems and research methods to expand their knowledge and skills.

The pathway program has been renewed from September 2021 to September 2023.

About Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to academic excellence. Laurier’s holistic approach to learning integrates innovative programming with hands-on experience outside the classroom to ensure Laurier graduates are not only ready for the future but​ are inspired to leave their mark on the world. Community is at the heart of all we do. Laurier inspires students to engage in campus life and the broader community, leading to high levels of student satisfaction and engaged alumni who carry the Laurier legacy throughout the world. As a community of researchers, leaders and educators, Laurier builds knowledge that serves society and creates connections that have a lasting impact. 

Learn more about Laurier’s 20,000+ students in nine faculties and federated university college throughout Waterloo, Brantford, Milton, Kitchener and Toronto at wlu.ca.                                                                     

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni. flemingcollege.ca.

Media contacts
Lori Chalmers Morrison, Director: Integrated Communications
External Relations, Wilfrid Laurier University
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca

Amar Shah
Communications Officer, Fleming College
705.749.5530 x1370 or Amar.Shah@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with community engagement initiatives

Peterborough ON – (September 23, 2021) – 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.

Virtual talk by Dr. John Milloy – Monday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. Click here to join this public event.
An acknowledged expert on Canada’s residential school system, Dr. Milloy will share his experience as the director of research and special adviser for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2008-2015). As a member of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1991-1996), Dr. Milloy researched and produced a detailed report, which was later published as a book A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986.

Dr. Milloy will be introduced by Fleming President Maureen Adamson, and the event will be hosted by Fleming’s Academic Chair for Indigenous Perspectives Liz Stone.

A time for reflection â€“ A social media campaign is planned to engage the students and community with various resources and events. The College community is invited to share pictures wearing orange shirts with the tag #MiigwechFleming.

Indigenous Fleming video â€“ Members of the Fleming community, Indigenous and settlers, come together for a conversation about what the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation means to them. The video will be released on September 30.

Fleming is committed to Truth and Reconciliation through reflecting on our past, owning our truth, and inclusion of Indigenous intellectual and cultural traditions in our curriculum and learning approaches.

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 offers free Construction program through SkillsAdvance Ontario

Peterborough ON – (September 21, 2021) – Fleming College is pleased to offer a new program in construction for those looking to take their skills and projects to new heights. The program is available at Fleming’s Haliburton campus this Fall and is being offered by the Eastern Ontario Colleges Consortium through SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO). There is no cost to participants.

The goal of the program, funded by the provincial government through SAO and the federal government, is to build a strong future for the construction industry by promoting workforce development. The program supports both job seekers and recruiters by providing workers access to a free six-week professional development opportunity and employers with innovative training, growth, recruitment and onboarding tools. The six-week curriculum includes:

  • Four-weeks of training that includes fundamental construction skills in roofing, carpentry, framing, interior work, health and safety training, and essential workplace skills to help learners succeed long term
  • Two-week paid placement at the end of the program to learn practical on-the-job skills
  • Participants receive one-on-one assistance throughout the program and their transition to employment
  • Qualified employers can receive funding for eligible training costs. Financial support is also available and assessed on an individual basis.

As the training is on campus, participants will be required to adhere to Fleming’s campus-wide vaccination policy and submit proof of having received their first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The program is open to high school graduates, early school leavers, and unemployed or underemployed youth and adults. Employment Insurance (EI) eligible and non-EI eligible, as well as women, Indigenous peoples and newcomers to Canada are encouraged to apply.

SAO Construction begins at the Haliburton Campus on October 4, and a virtual information session is scheduled for September 21. To register, visit flemingcollege.ca/SAOconstruction or email SAOconstruction@flemingcollege.ca.

There will also be an intake for the Peterborough Campus for the Winter semester.

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 launches part-time Geographic Information Systems and new Aquaculture Foundations programs

Peterborough ON – (September 2, 2021) – Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences has launched three part-time programs in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and registration for a new full-time Aquaculture Foundations program opens in October.

Part-time Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) help us better understand and navigate the world we live in. Through data integration, modeling, analysis and visually communicating ideas, GIS is used to help make informed decisions that affect every aspect of life on our planet. Fleming has introduced three new part-time GIS programs to provide flexible learning options:

The new programs are being offered to provide more flexibility and make it easier for students to achieve their goals. The part-time options for these popular programs address many issues that prospective students face: the heavy workload of a full academic schedule, balancing work and life commitments, and maintaining a job for a source of income. The new part-time options address these concerns for students and those with a busy work-life schedule who are interested in upskilling and retraining.

With the new part-time options, all courses and learning experiences for students will remain the same, except for the number of courses required each semester. The amount of coursework and sequencing have been adjusted to create a balance that reinforces a foundation of skills and knowledge, which is built upon each semester.

Aquaculture Foundations

The new Aquaculture Foundations certificate at Fleming was developed through discussions with various local and multinational companies, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous owned, as well as Indigenous communities. The goal of the program is to prepare a new generation of skilled workers for the industry.

Aquaculture is a thriving industry and with continued growth expected, it is challenging for businesses to find trained workers with the ability to run and maintain operations. The aquaculture industry has helped revitalize many remote, rural and coastal communities, and the Aquaculture Foundations program will help Indigenous communities develop operations that will have the opportunity to become leaders in the industry while enhancing food sovereignty.

The inclusion of Indigenous practices adds to the program’s uniqueness, as students will learn ways to support Indigenous communities with sustainability initiatives. The program will be mainly delivered online, culminating with a hands-on practicum placement, and will provide prospective students with innovative education and real-world experience to transform communities. This will allow those already working in the industry or living in remote areas with limited access to classroom environments the opportunity to gain valuable postsecondary training and experience for career and personal growth.

Aquaculture Foundations launches in Fall 2022 and registration opens this October.

For more information about Aquaculture Foundations or the part-time GIS options, check out the program links above or visit the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.

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 requiring proof of vaccination for all students and employees on campus

Peterborough ON – (August 13, 2021) – As the pandemic continues to be an evolving situation, Fleming remains committed to the health and safety of our students, employees and the broader community. With safety as our top priority, Fleming is implementing a vaccination policy for the Fall 2021 semester.

Everyone, including students, staff, faculty and visitors, will be required to have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 7, 2021, and second dose by October 20, 2021, in order to access the programs and activities on Fleming campuses. This policy will not impact the current plan for in-person and online program delivery for the September semester.

As part of this policy, Fleming will only accept COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada and the World Health Organization. Proof of having received at least the first dose prior to September 7, 2021 will be required in the form of a paper or digital receipt to access campus facilities.

“This decision is consistent with the Fleming Safe plan that we implemented at the onset of the pandemic and we believe this policy will provide the best possible protection and freedom to everyone at Fleming to pursue their academic, athletic and personal goals in a safe environment,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Vaccination is an effective safeguard against future lockdowns and interruptions in learning, as the scientific evidence shows. Given the current spread of the virus and its negative impact on all healthcare services including the availability of non-COVID-19 related health services, we believe this policy is an important contribution to the communities we serve.”

Fleming will assist students in gaining access to vaccines through on-campus and local clinics. The College respects any student, staff, faculty or visitor who cannot be vaccinated on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code. These individuals may request an accommodation. For those without proof of vaccination, regular testing will be required. Fleming is committed to the protection of privacy, and any information gathered will be in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Fleming had previously announced a vaccination mandate for students living in on-campus residence. Vaccinations and public health measures such as mandatory masks and social distancing will ensure the safest learning and working environment for students and staff.

More details will be shared with students and staff in the coming days.

Any further information and updates to the policy will be posted on: https://flemingcollege.ca/covid19.

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
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Fleming supports the O’de Piitaanemaan Pledge

Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the focus this year is Leaving no one behind: Indigenous Peoples and the call for a new social contract. It is in that spirit that Fleming supports the Indigenous-centered O’de Piitaanemaan Pledge.

As vaccination rates progress steadily and restrictions on businesses and services begin to lift across the province, people are using the opportunity to travel again and visit popular destinations in Ontario.

With more people exploring our region, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism has launched the O’de Piitaanemaan Pledge (pronounced: Oh-da Pee-tah-na-mawn). O’de Piitaanemaan is the Ojibway word for respect, and the pledge is an invitation for residents and visitors to promise to respect the land, waterways and communities in the region.

The pledge draws on the traditional teachings of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg, and it has been created in consultation with Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation. The First Nations communities believe that since everything is connected, everyone must do their part to protect life on earth.

The Fleming community wholeheartedly supports this call to be respectful stewards of our resources and communities. Students and staff are encouraged to learn more about our shared responsibility and sign the #OdePiitaanemaanPledge.

This message is sent on behalf of President Maureen Adamson and Liz Stone, Academic Chair, Indigenous Perspectives

Important Fall 2021 information for new and returning students

Peterborough ON – (August 4, 2021) – As we move through summer and approach the Fall semester, this note provides important information to continue or begin your journey at Fleming in September.

Plans for the Fall Semester

All courses will start the week of September 7, 2021.

The Ontario government recently announced the easing of restrictions for postsecondary institutions for the Fall – that is welcome news and one we have been planning for at Fleming. We recognize that many students have already made plans and to not disrupt their preparations, we will not make any drastic changes for the Fall. Plans related to program delivery remain the same for the Fall with a mix of on-campus and hybrid classes, and many remaining online.

Specific details about your program can be found on the Program Delivery information page. You can find information related to your program, including specific details about on-campus requirement for your classes and the first day you will need to be on campus. 

It is important that all new and returning students check that link prior to the start of the Fall semester for up-to-date information regarding your program. As we continue our planning, any changes in on-campus learning, services and programming will be communicated through the Fall semester. The College will provide these updates in future communications as decisions to expand campus activities are made. We are in the midst of winter planning and further details will be provided in future communications.

We are here to support you. If you are a new or potential student with questions, please email askus@flemingcollege.ca.

Registrar information

Reminder: Fall tuition is due by Monday, August 9, 2021 for all full-time students.
To receive your timetable, your Fall semester fees must be paid in full. If you are planning to pay your tuition and ancillary fees with OSAP funding, please make sure your OSAP application is complete and all required supporting documents are submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

International students: Fall check-in and program dates

Information regarding the check-in process for programs requiring students to be on campus will be sent by August 16.

All incoming international students are required to participate in the online/remote portion of their programs as of September 7. However, some students may have different start dates for the on-campus/in-person courses. Please refer to this link for information on in-person attendance based on your program.

COVID protocols and safety

To ensure the safety of the Fleming community, safety protocols remain in place. For specific safety information, please see the COVID-19 information page or visit the myCampus portal. Please note that safety requirements could change pending further direction from provincial and regional government and health authorities. Fleming adheres to official guidelines and direction, and we will share any announcements with the Fleming community as soon as possible.

Residence

Fleming requires students living in on-campus residence facilities to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for the Fall semester and the second dose as soon as they are eligible. Any student who cannot be vaccinated on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code may request an accommodation. The mandatory vaccine policy is supported by Peterborough Public Health and supports a safe living and learning environment in residence.

Thank you for your attention to this important information. We look forward to welcoming everyone in September! 

Enjoy your summer and please take good care.

Dr. Stephanie Dimech
Vice President, Academic Experience
Chief Learning Officer