Fleming College mourns the loss of Trent University student Brett LeBlanc

Peterborough ON – (November 24, 2020) – The Fleming College community is deeply saddened to learn about the loss of Brett LeBlanc, a psychology student at Trent University.

Fleming offers our condolences and support to the LeBlanc family, Trent University, and the Peterborough and Cobourg communities during this difficult time.

LeBlanc was reported missing late last week. Born in Cobourg, Leblanc loved sports, including baseball and sledge hockey.

Fleming Counselling Services is available for support and can be reached at 705-749-5530 ext. 1440.

Students can also reach out to the student help line by email: studenthelpline@flemingcollege.ca.

Fleming College to Celebrate Class of 2020 with the Fall Virtual Convocation

Peterborough ON – (November 17, 2020) – Achievements of the Class of 2020 will be celebrated virtually this year at Fleming College’s 54th Convocation Ceremony, available through the College’s Convocation website.

Never has a graduating class at Fleming College been called to step into the future with more purpose and hope. During this unprecedented year, Fleming College will host its first Fall ceremony virtually to celebrate the Class of 2020 on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at 1 p.m.

In advance of Convocation, graduates are receiving packages via courier containing their diploma, collar, and alumni pin. For graduates who earned their Indigenous Perspectives Designation, they will also receive an Indigenous Perspectives letter included in their package.

All graduates are encouraged to share their Fleming College pride via social media by snapping a selfie with their diploma and tagging #FlemingGrad.

The virtual ceremony will feature Honour Song, Land Acknowledgement, welcome by Board Chair Dan Marinigh, remarks by Fleming College President Maureen Adamson, and O Canada performed by Kate Suhr.

Fleming College’s 54th Convocation Ceremony marks its second virtual Convocation, as the College adapts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the delivery is different this year, the Fleming College community is excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 virtually and congratulate graduates on this incredible achievement.

Visit the College’s Convocation website on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 to tune in to the virtual ceremony.

Fleming College receives funding for laboratory equipment for COVID-19 research

Peterborough, ON – (November 9, 2020) Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) has been awarded $50,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research infrastructure related to the CAWT’s COVID-19 research.

The funding announcement was made today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. The funding is part of the CFI’s Exceptional Opportunities Fund, which covers the urgent need for equipment for ongoing research related to COVID-19.

The funds awarded to Fleming College will be used to acquire a refrigerated centrifuge and an ultra-low temperature freezer for the CAWT laboratory in Lindsay, Ontario. This equipment will allow researchers to safely extract and store samples of wastewater containing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The CAWT is currently working with an Ontario company to develop a technology that can quickly detect and monitor SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens in wastewater.

“Companies have had to pivot because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Fleming College has been responsive to the shifting needs of our industry partners.  With the addition of this research equipment for the CAWT, we will be able to better support innovative water technology companies that are looking to develop solutions to some of the issues surrounding COVID-19.”

Fleming is one of 52 universities and research hospitals, colleges, polytechnics and Cégeps across Canada to receive the Exceptional Opportunities Funding from the CFI.

“Canadian researchers’ immediate response to the pandemic has demonstrated the research community’s crucial role in helping to resolve this crisis,” said Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation in a statement. “Working to find a vaccine, to learn about how COVID-19 affects the human body, or to study how this pandemic has influenced every aspect of our lives, Canada’s researchers have taken centre stage as our guides and our source of hope. The CFI is proud to support their efforts by equipping them with the research infrastructure they need to further their significant work.”

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Media, for more information please contact: 

Marilyn Strain
Manager, Digital Marketing & Creative Services
marilyn.strain@flemingcollege.ca 

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Fleming College to host Virtual Open House, Saturday, November 7

Peterborough ON – (November 5, 2020) – Fleming College is excited to welcome hundreds of prospective students and their families virtually at the Virtual Open House event.

Fleming College will host its Virtual Open House experience on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m EST. The event, which is traditionally held at the College’s campus locations, will be held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Fleming’s Virtual Open House, there are a series of “rooms” that prospective students and their families can pop into, to:

  • get answers to your questions,
  • meet our dedicated faculty and staff,
  • find out about student services that are important to you,
  • learn how to apply with our Admissions staff,
  • and of course, learn about our broad range of programs

Online virtual tours and 360 images of Fleming’s campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton are also available.

All prospective students who register for and attend this weekend’s Virtual Fall Open House can also enter for a chance to win $5000 towards their Fleming College tuition. Contest is open to full-time domestic students starting in Fall 2021.

To register for this informative event, visit: https://flemingcollege.ca/openhouse.

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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 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Marilyn Strain
Manager, Digital Marketing & Creative Services
marilyn.strain@flemingcollege.ca

Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming ECE students invite families to participate in the 2020 Children’s Program Project

Peterborough ON – (October 29, 2020) – Fleming College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) students invite children and families to learn, share, and explore the outdoors through the 2020 Children’s Program Project, in conjunction with the Pathway Project

The Children’s Program Project will be hosted virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ECE student groups will partner with families to participate virtually in the Pathway Project, a program that fosters a relationship between children and nature.  

The program is designed for children between one (walking) and six years of age along with their families/caregivers. ECE students, children and families will participate in a weekly outdoor play experience or “forest study” separately before connecting virtually for an hour-long play, think and learn session as students develop their “forest pedagogy.”  

The Children’s Program Project begins the first week of November and runs until mid-December 2020, with an in-person Open House to introduce students, children, families, and faculty during the week of November 2, 2020. For more information or to register, families are invited to contact FlemingECE@flemingcollege.ca

The 2020 Children’s Program Project is an opportunity for second-year ECE students to apply their knowledge and skills as they build community and alliances with families. Thinking together about children’s learning and creating pedagogical documentation will support ECE students to deepen their understanding of education in the early years, and the complexities of how children learn and make meaning of their world. 

Throughout the Project, faculty guide students to consider current research and approaches that support children’s learning, holistic development and well-being. Students will think deeply about children’s questions and curiosity, as they explore alongside children and families. By exploring with the Pathway Project, children and families will be invited to engage in and explore outdoor spaces and environments.  

The Ministry of Education’s How Does Learning Happen?, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014), and the College of Early Childhood Educators Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice (2017) will be used as guiding documents for this project. Each child’s learning will be documented in conjunction with the thinking and learning shared between families and students.  

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 75,000 alumni. 

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Media, for more information please contact:

Marilyn Strain
Manager, Digital Marketing & Creative Services
marilyn.strain@flemingcollege.ca

Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College hosts successful bootcamps amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Peterborough ON – (October 8, 2020) – Students in targeted Fleming College programs are busy completing their learning outcomes on campus, after being disrupted in Winter and Spring semesters by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bootcamps program is part of the provincial government’s Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Reopening. It began July 13, 2020 on campus and, with strict health and safety protocols in place, zero cases of COVID-19 have been reported.

Bootcamps ranged from two hours to three weeks in length, depending on the program and learning outcomes. Graduating students participated in bootcamps to complete their program, while returning students took part in flow-through bootcamps to complete learning outcomes that were disrupted by the pandemic.

In total, 231 graduating students were invited to participate in bootcamps held between July 13 to Sept. 4, 2020 at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus (Peterborough). These bootcamps were offered for the following Fleming programs: Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician, Personal Support Worker, Practical Nursing, Welding Fabrication Technician, and Welding Techniques.

Flow-through bootcamps are offered to more than 900 students from August 4 to Dec. 17, 2020. These bootcamps are being held at the Sutherland Campus and Frost Campus (Lindsay, Ont.) for the following programs:

“I am very grateful to the staff and faculty who have worked creatively and tirelessly to get these students across the finish line safely, and address critical labour market demands, on a priority basis,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “Congratulations to these amazing students. The Fleming community is proud of you.”  

To be allowed on campus, participating students must do the following:

  • Read the COVID-19 Student Training and Safe Work Practices for their bootcamp and complete the corresponding online quizzes.
  • Complete campus access COVID-19 screening, which can be accessed through the Fleming Safe app.  
  • Wear the disposable or Fleming-branded face masks available at the Information Desk, or wear their own facemask.
  • Practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene, as detailed in signage around campus.  

Students who require housing have access to reconfigured units in the Fleming residence. These units are available on a weekly basis and strictly adhere to all health and safety protocols.

Below is a video of the Fleming Safe Campus Tour, which details the safety measures in place at Sutherland Campus.

Fleming College’s Fall semester is currently underway, offering a wide variety of programs through online, alternate delivery and some select face-to-face delivery. The College will continue to follow all public health guidelines in support of the ongoing effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

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 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

New Low Ropes Course introduced at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes in collaboration with Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund and Fleming College

Lindsay ON – (October 2, 2020) – Ingenuity and teamwork will be put to the test in a new challenge course unveiled at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes. The new PEAK Low Ropes Course will challenge groups and individuals to work together to accomplish a task or goal and was made possible with funding from the Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund and a partnership with Fleming College.

The PEAK Low Ropes Course offers 13 elements in total. Different elements allow participants to experience situations that teach different values and each element can teach multiple values such as team building, increasing self-esteem, communication and problem solving.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes collaborated with Fleming College to make this project transpire. This partnership allowed Fleming College Urban Forestry Technician Co-op students to practice technical skills as well as give back to the community. Fleming students cleared invasive tree species, cut back overgrown vegetation and pruned mature trees to create a safer space for children and families in the Low Ropes Course area. The partnership will continue with students developing a management plan for the BGCKL site that will provide important insights into planting and maintenance of the tree canopy.

The City of Kawartha Lakes was also an important partner in helping the Club fully realize the vision for the property as a hub for children, youth and families. Almost $50,000 from the Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund was contributed to support the move and expansion of the Low Ropes Course including additional safety components given the new realities of COVID-19. The funds also allowed the Club to remove portions of the property’s fence to connect the property to the city trail.

“The Club is excited to provide new learning experiences at the New Low Ropes Course,” says Amy Terrill, Executive Director. “The Course will be utilized by programs for children and youth at the club and will be available for facilitated corporate or small group sessions.”

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For more information:  

Christina Mabee 

Communications Assistant 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes 

705-324-4493 ext. 237 

cmabee@bgckl.com 

Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer

Fleming College

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes is one of the area’s largest and most diverse child and youth serving organizations. Established in 1970, the Club provides summer camps, before and after school programs, early learning, licensed childcare, child and youth counselling, infant development, sports, recreation and adventure programs in ten local communities. Clubs currently serve over 8,000 children, youth and their families through services that foster self-esteem, build skills and develop character. Most importantly, Clubs remove financial barriers to participation by keeping program costs affordable and subsidizing all of its programs for families who can’t afford to pay. At our Clubs, children and youth learn to become valuable members of their communities. 

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 75,000 alumni.

Fleming College and QuantWave Technologies collaborate to develop intelligent wastewater sensing solution to predict COVID-19 outbreaks

Peterborough ON – (October 1, 2020) – Researchers from Fleming College and QuantWave Technologies Inc. are working together to investigate the capability of QuantWave’s intelligent sensing system to provide an early warning of COVID-19 outbreaks when monitoring wastewater. Fleming College was awarded $75,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation Program – Applied Research Rapid Response to COVID-19 program for the project.

Researchers in China, Australia, the Netherlands and elsewhere have shown that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can be detected in wastewater. In at least one study it was detected before the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the area. Over the next year, QuantWave and Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) will work closely together to develop QuantWave’s novel method of prediction. If sudden changes in virus concentrations in wastewater could be quickly monitored and reported, public health authorities would be provided with a heads-up that a surge of cases is on its way.

“Monitoring wastewater is an important tool in Canada’s fight against COVID-19,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “This project is another example of Fleming College working with our industry partners to look for solutions for society’s greatest challenges.”

In addition to potentially providing rapid, early indications of COVID-19 in a community, QuantWave’s intelligent sensing system would be an ongoing remote monitoring platform for wastewater treatment facilities. Fleming CAWT researchers have been working with QuantWave since 2017.

“The ultimate goal is to have the system implemented at wastewater treatment plants across Canada to provide real-time wastewater monitoring,” said QuantWave CSO Dr. Carolyn Ren. “The system will provide operators with data on changes in water quality indicators at each treatment stage and alert operators of critical process changes or events to make better decisions.”

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 75,000 alumni.

About QuantWave Technologies: QuantWave, founded in December 2016 and headquartered in Waterloo, ON, was established to pursue the growing demands of intelligent sensing platform for industrial IoT applications. QuantWave’s novel sensing system integrates microfluidics, high-frequency microwave and machine learning technologies to provide online monitoring and predictive data analysis. QuantWave aims to improve the quality of industrial manufacturing processes and finished products, minimize the capital and operational costs as well as to provide optimal decision-making tools by developing a real-time, AI-powered, multi-parameter intelligent sensing system. QuantWave intelligent sensing technology has applications in various industries empowered by IoT, including water or wastewater, food & beverage, diagnostics, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

COVID-19 screening and resources offered through Fleming Safe mobile app

Peterborough ON – (September 22, 2020) – Fleming College campuses remain closed with limited access to small groups of students, faculty and staff attending bootcamps. To ensure the health and safety of those permitted on campus, Fleming College is pleased to add COVID-19 screening and resources to the Fleming Safe mobile app for students and employees.

Health and safety remain the College’s top priority amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and Fleming College is following the Fleming Safe Plan to safely maintain teaching and learning. This includes delivering the Fall 2020 semester through online and alternate delivery as Fleming campuses remain closed.

The COVID-19 screening feature offers the ability to complete a daily COVID-19 self-assessment and have results shared instantly with Fleming’s security desk to expedite building entry. A Fleming College email is required for submission and results are pass or fail, followed by instructions on next steps.

COVID-19 resources include prevention tips, working from home recommendations, and links to College webpages for information.

The Fleming Safe app is a partnership with AppArmor that launched in 2017. In addition to COVID-19 resources and screening, the mobile safety app also features:

  • Campus emergency phone contacts.
  • Information about Security and support services related to safety.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Alerts and notifications about emergencies and weather-related closures.
  • The ability to report an incident tip through an in-app email or anonymous voicemail.
  • The Friend Walk feature, which allows a friend to monitor your walk home with an emergency button and your location.

The Fleming Safe app is available through Google Play and the Apple Store.

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 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College launches Heroes campaign to celebrate students and alumni working on the frontlines

Peterborough ON – (September 10, 2020) – Fleming College has launched a Heroes campaign as a tribute to the courageous and dedicated students and alumni who are fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19.   

Hundreds of Fleming students and alumni are among the many brave heroes who work on the frontlines of the healthcare system. They rush to people in need, care for patients, and are behind the scenes supporting those who need it most.  

“We are tremendously proud of all the Fleming students and graduates who are working on the frontlines keeping us safe and healthy, and we thank them for the important work they contribute to our community,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “We train today’s students to become tomorrow’s heroes. If you have a calling to be a community hero, join Fleming to pursue your goals.”  

Watch Fleming College’s Heroes video here.  

Fleming College creates heroes and you can be one too. Join us: 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 75,000 alumni. 

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Media, for more information please contact:
Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer 

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca