Innovative new programs coming to Fleming College

Peterborough ON – (October 8, 2019) Fleming College will offer a variety of new diploma, certificate and graduate programs beginning in 2020. Each program meets a demand within the rapidly changing labour market and will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their chosen career.   

Fleming will offer seven new programs in the new year, including:

  • Conservation Biology, a diploma program in which students focus on the conservation of at-risk animal populations using current research and technologies, including genetics and environmental DNA (eDNA).
  • Food and Nutrition Management, a Graduate Certificate program that will focus on culinary management and nutrition skills that give students an edge on advanced supervisory or management positions in commercial or industrial kitchens.
  • Mechatronics, a Graduate Certificate program focused on advanced manufacturing, industrial automation, robotics, electronics engineering and computer programming.
  • Supply Chain Management – Global Logistics, where students will learn a diverse set of skills to successfully oversee, synchronize and manage supply chain operations. This program will run in May and September 2020.
  • Emergency Management and Business Continuity, teaches professionals how to plan for, respond, and work to manage natural, technological and human-caused disasters. The primarily online program provides the knowledge, skills and practical hands-on training to promote resilience and ensure enterprises and communities continue to function, recover and thrive.
  • Community Pharmacy Assistant, where students work alongside pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in community, medical clinic pharmacies or long-term care pharmacy settings. This program will run in September 2020.
  • Geothermal Systems, a Graduate Certificate program that prepares students to install, maintain, and repair geothermal loop fields and hydronic systems for heating and cooling buildings.

“We are very pleased to offer a variety of new programs, with each new program focused on the needs of both our students and employers in the labour market,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “Fleming College is committed to understanding the job market and providing the talent that industry is looking for. Through our new programs, our goal is to ensure our students have the knowledge and skills required to contribute to innovation in Canada.”

For a full listing of programs at Fleming College, please visit flemingcollege.ca/programs

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Limerick Institute of Technology and Fleming College renew and expand relationship with newly signed articulation agreement

Peterborough ON – (October 2, 2019) – Students from Fleming College’s School of Trades and Technology, School of Business and School of Health and Wellness have the opportunity to study in Ireland under a new articulation agreement recently signed with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT).

The two institutions expanded their relationship to provide degree completion opportunities for Fleming diplomas and advanced diplomas from 11 different programs including:

  • Business
  • Business – Human Resources
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration – Marketing
  • Construction Engineering Technician
  • Culinary Management
  • Fitness and Health Promotion
  • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations
  • Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Sporting Goods Business
  • Tourism – Global Travel

The articulation agreement renews the Sporting Goods Business pathway originally signed in 2016.

“We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Limerick Institute of Technology and offer students the ability to work towards a university degree while gaining valuable international life experience,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “The combination of college and university education assists graduates with their career goals, and provides innovative education, research and real-world experience that prepares students for the evolving labour market.”

The articulation agreement builds on a memorandum of understanding signed between Fleming and LIT in 2016, and a student exchange agreement signed in 2018. For more information about Education Pathways between Fleming College and Limerick Institute of Technology, please visit: https://flemingcollege.ca/education-pathways/limerick-institute-of-technology

About Limerick Institute of Technology            

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institution of higher education in Limerick, Ireland and is one of 14 member institutions of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA). The Institute has campuses in Limerick city, one in both Thurles and Clonmel in County Tipperary and a regional learning centre in Ennis, County Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park and houses the Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology and the School of Business and Humanities. The School of Art & Design is located at the Clare Street campus.

LIT has a distinctive approach to Teaching and Learning known as the Active Learning philosophy. Whatever discipline area is offered the core methodology is active and practical; lab work, studio work, case studies, field visits, group assignments and more.

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:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Frost Campus to ‘Stomp Out Stigma’ for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Peterborough ON – (October 1, 2019) Fleming College’s Frost Campus is ‘breaking ground’ to reduce the stigma around mental illness.

The ‘Stomp Out Stigma’ event is hosted by the Frost Mental Health Initiative Team, in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Join us Thursday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Auk’s Patio and Lodge at Fleming’s Frost Campus, 200 Albert St., Lindsay.

The event will feature a free barbeque, health fair, live music and dancing. It will honour the diversity Fleming represents through contributions from International, LGBTQ2S and Indigenous participants, and will showcase awareness of mental health while encouraging a dialogue about wellness, connection and how to support a friend.

Participating agencies include the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA), Ross Memorial Hospital Outpatient Program, Fourcast, Haliburton Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR), John Howard Society, Women’s Resources, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, PARN, Ontario Provincial Police, Kawartha Lakes Police Service and Cam’s Kids.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming College honours the rights of Indigenous Peoples with newly passed policy, a first for the College

Peterborough ON – (September 26, 2019) Fleming College recently passed a policy, approved by the College’s Board of Governors, that honours the rights of Indigenous Peoples. This is the first policy of its kind for the College, titled Honouring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and was officially launched on Wednesday, Sept. 25 as Fleming staff and students were joined by members of the Indigenous community to celebrate at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus. The event included a ceremonial hanging of tobacco ties with Fleming College President Maureen Adamson, members of Fleming’s Board of Governors, Elder Shirley Williams and Elizabeth Osawamick.

“Fleming must continue to carve a path to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and experience into our curriculum and do our part to educate all our staff and students,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We must play our integral role as a community college toward Truth and Reconciliation by ensuring all staff and students are part of the process.” 

The new policy is intended to meet the requirements of the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), as well as the CiCAN Indigenous Education Protocol. Fleming College believes in and promotes the rights of all First Nations (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis peoples. The College recognizes the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the ongoing impacts of colonization.

“I am excited to see and hear that this is happening for Fleming College,” said Elder Shirley Williams, Fleming Indigenous Education Council. “Committing to an Indigenous rights policy ensures that the Anishinabeg‎ get their education as part of reconciliation. I am thankful for Fleming making this commitment with an eagle feather present, as this will symbolize the commitment of truth.”

The policy affirms the College’s commitment to equity and inclusion, and providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous Peoples and their ways of knowing. The policy will support the College community in the process of Truth and Reconciliation via education, training and acknowledgement, with the formation of an Honouring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Committee (HRIPC). It will ensure that the College makes every reasonable effort to ensure Indigenous peoples, languages and ways of knowing are represented in all College operations and spaces.

“We recognized that we did not need to wait for legislation to pass in order to do the right thing, we could create a higher level of expectations for our college community now, and that is what this policy will do,” said Kylie Fox-Peltier, Manager, Indigenous Student Services, Fleming College.

For more information about the policy, please contact kylie.fox-peltier@flemingcollege.ca

Hoop Dancing by Nimkii Osawamick
Ceremony conducted by Elizabeth Osawamick and Elder Shirley Williams. From left to right: Kylie Fox-Peltier, Manager, Indigenous Student Services, Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President, Dan Marinigh, Fleming College Board Chair and Elder Shirley Williams)
Natural Semaa wrapped in Tobacco Ties by Ashley Safar, Indigenous Student Services, Kylie Fox-Peltier, Manager, Indigenous Student Services and Elizabeth Osawamick.
Hanging of Tobacco Ties signifies a renewed commitment and contract between Fleming College and the Indigenous Community

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:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming FireFit Team earns invite to World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Alabama

Peterborough ON – (September 24, 2019) – For the sixth season in a row, Fleming College Pre-Service Firefighter students teamed up to compete in the Scott FireFit Champions, which puts firefighting fitness to the ultimate test. The event took place in Oshawa at the Legends Centre from Sept. 11 to 15.

Nine students and six coaches competed at the Championships, with four of the team members qualifying for the Worlds. John MacKinnon, Bowman Allan, Declan Fitzpatrick and Emily Dickinson will compete at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Alabama later in October.

Declan Fitzpatrick earned 2019 FireFit National Rookie of the Year. Fitzpatrick, Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training, achieved a time of 1:24 in his first year competing in FireFit, making him the fastest new competitor in Canada.

“I got involved in FireFit for the challenge and for career networking opportunities and it didn’t take long for me to get hooked on the camaraderie and fierce competition of the sport,” said Fitzpatrick. “I also enjoy the training just as much as the competitions. It will be a privilege to represent Fleming College at the Worlds Challenge. I hope to put down a time that will positively reflect on the team and our school.”  

The head coach is Whitby Firefighter and instructor for Fleming College, Shawna Coulter. Several past team members are now employed as firefighters and have also joined the coaching contingent to give back to the community and assist new members achieve personal and athletic success through the sport.

“I am proud of the team’s outstanding effort and dedication, it is a huge commitment for these young people and often a juggling act between academic, work and training schedules,” said Coach Shawna Coulter. “The competition extends beyond extreme physical fitness; it embodies team work and incredible sportsmanship. For me as a coach and the other amazing individuals that volunteer to coach, it is about encouraging the students to redefine their self-belief, to understand they are capable of anything they set their mind to. It is about developing the tools of self-wellness, both physically and mentally. It’s those tools that will help them not only in their careers as future firefighters but in life in general.”

The Scott FireFit Championships is a competition based on firefighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations. A course comprised of six grueling physical tasks test the strength, endurance and overall fitness levels of firefighters. Competition categories are available for men and women, offering both individual and team relay competitions. 

The connection between team involvement and career success is backed by an incredible statistical record of over 85 percent of alumni being employed full-time or part-time in their field in emergency services within a year and a half following graduation. Academic success of team participants follows suit, with 86 percent of year end academic and community service awards earned by team participants.

Can’t imagine what competing in the FireFit Worlds & Canadian National Championships would be like? Nick Collings, Fleming Fire Combat Team member, gives a glimpse of what it is like in this video of his individual run at the Championships.

Follow Fleming’s FireFit team on Instagram @flemingfirecombatteam and on Facebook at Fleming Fire Combat Team. 

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Honouring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Peterborough ON (September 18, 2019) – Indigenous Student Services at Fleming College is pleased to invite media and members of the community to celebrate the launch of a newly passed policy that honours the rights of Indigenous People on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Sutherland Campus.

Fleming College believes in and promotes the rights of all First Nations (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis peoples. The College recognizes the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the ongoing impacts of colonization. The new policy is intended to meet the requirements of the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), as well as the CiCAN Indigenous Education Protocol. The policy affirms the College’s commitment to equity and inclusion, and providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous Peoples and their ways of knowing.

The event will occur in the Main Foyer at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough. Elder Shirley Williams and Elizabeth Osawamick will conduct a ceremony, honouring the newly passed policy, followed by socializing, feast foods and round dance to conclude the event.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to communications@flemingcollege.ca.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Assessing and Managing Risk for Self-Directed Violence Workshop coming to Fleming College October 21 – 22, 2019

Peterborough ON – (September 23, 2019) A two-day workshop providing an opportunity to learn about assessing and managing risk for self-directed violence is coming to Fleming College on October 21 and 22, 2019 in partnership with Protect International. The workshop takes place at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough, Ont.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn new skills and build on existing skills in assessing and managing risk for self-directed violence. Topics will include:

  • The nature of self-directed violence and self-directed violence risk
  • Principles of self-directed violence risk assessment and management, focusing on structured professional judgement approaches
  • Administration of the Self-Directed Violence guidelines

The workshop will feature two internationally recognized experts, prolific authors and engaging presenters, Dr. Brianne Layden and Dr. Kelly Watt. Dr. Layden and Dr. Watt have been involved in developing, implementing and evaluating risk assessment procedures around the world, and work as Threat Assessment Specialists at Protect International Risk and Safety Services Inc.

The workshop is designed for professionals working in higher education, as well as those working within criminal justice, health care and social services. Community partners are invited to participate in the workshop to ensure that risk is evaluated consistently. 

For more information and to register, visit: https://protect-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Brochure-Fleming-College-SDV-Workshop.pdf

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Enactus Fleming College win People’s Choice at World Project Expo in San Jose, California

Peterborough ON – (September 23, 2019) Enactus Fleming College won People’s Choice at the World Project Expo at the Enactus World Cup 2019 in San Jose, California.

“We are so happy to make our school proud,” said Enactus Fleming College member Joao Borges.

The Fleming College team presented their Paper Planet Project, which focuses on diverting paper from landfill and recycling, and turning it into products that can later be sold. The Paper Planet Project is a social enterprise that is creating products that are biodegradable and inexpensive while reducing our environmental footprint.

“We are so proud of our team, who have invested time and passion into this project and it is an honour to be recognized on the world stage,” said Raymond Yip Choy, Lead Enactus faculty advisor, and professor, Business Studies at Fleming College. “This is validation that our project has value and the potential to grow and change our community.”

Enactus World Cup 2019 showcases entrepreneurial action and social innovation. Every year, a select group of 3,000 students, businesses and academic leaders from around the world gather at Enactus World Cup to showcase the entrepreneurial action and shared innovation that address the United Nations seventeen Sustainable Development Goals transforming lives and creating a better future.

For more information about Enactus Fleming College, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/EnactusFleming/

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming ECE students welcome families to 2019 Interactive Learning with Children and Families program

Peterborough ON – (September 19, 2019) Fleming College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) students are preparing to welcome children and their families/caregivers to the 2019 Interactive Learning with Children and Families Program held in the Mount Community Centre in Peterborough.

The program is designed for children between one (walking) and six years of age along with their families/caregivers. This project provides an opportunity for second year ECE students to apply their learning 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, and design experiences with authentic materials, both in the beautiful indoor space and in the surrounding natural environment. Children and families will be encouraged to actively explore and research these materials and spaces.

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 and a portfolio will be shared with them and their family. 

The program operates Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings between the first week of October and the first week of December 2019. Families can register for one morning a week from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. depending on availability of space.

The program is free, healthy snacks for children and coffee or tea for parents will be provided. The program is located at The Mount Community Centre Austin Doran Hall, 1545 Monaghan Road, Peterborough. For more information or to register contact the College at this email FlemingECE@flemingcollege.ca.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366