Coronavirus Update – January 27

Peterborough ON – (January 27, 2020) – Fleming College is aware of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, and the health and safety of our entire Fleming community is of utmost importance. As of January 27, Ontario Health officials have confirmed one case of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and one presumptive case in Toronto, and while the situation is rapidly evolving, Public Health Ontario, along with the Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the outbreak.

At Fleming, we have established a core team who are meeting regularly and working diligently with Peterborough Public Health and public health authorities to keep our community informed and up to date.

At this point in time, all classes and campus operations will continue as scheduled.

If you have questions about this virus, we encourage you to visit the Ministry of Health website for more information and updates.

About the Coronavirus

Coronaviruses typically affect the upper respiratory tract and can cause the common cold and pneumonia. In some cases, the virus can cause more severe symptoms. More information on the new coronavirus and its symptoms are available from the Government of Canada.

What to do if you feel sick

As during any flu season, if you feel sick, follow the usual best practices:

  • Stay home
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then throw the tissue away and wash your hands, or cough/sneeze into your elbow
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • If your symptoms escalate, contact your healthcare provider or visit the on-campus Health Services at Frost or Sutherland Campus. For Haliburton and Cobourg campuses, community health services are available, including:

Haliburton:

Haliburton Highlands Health Services

7199 Gelert Rd

Cobourg:

Northumberland Hills Hospital (Cobourg)

1000 Deplama Drive

Cobourg Health Centre

316 King St. East, Suite 203

Prevention

There are steps you can take to prevent the spread of viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid sharing personal items
  • Clean hard surfaces in shared spaces with disinfectant
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

For more information, please visit the below resources:

Education Pathways Fair to take place at Sutherland, Frost campuses

Peterborough ON – (January 21, 2020) Students and alumni of Fleming College have the opportunity to learn about pursing further education at this year’s Education Pathways Fair.

The event, which is open to the public, allows students and graduates to discover education pathways both within Fleming as well as with the College’s many Ontario, Canadian and international partners. The fair provides students, alumni and staff a face-to-face opportunity to ask questions about programs, scholarships and bursaries, and on-campus support.

More than 30 colleges and universities will be on site this year to provide information about how to use a Fleming certificate or diploma to earn a degree.

The fair will take place at both Frost and Sutherland campuses on January 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. respectively:

Frost Campus

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Discovery Trail

Sutherland Campus

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre/Steele Centre

For more information about Education Pathways, please contact pathways@flemingcollege.ca

Please see below for a full list of exhibitors:

  • Acadia University, Nova Scotia (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Algoma University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Athabasca University, Alberta (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Brock University (Sutherland)
  • Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia (Frost)
  • Carleton University (Sutherland)
  • Centennial College (Sutherland)
  • Conestoga College (Sutherland)
  • Durham College (Sutherland)
  • Georgian College (Sutherland)
  • Humber College (Sutherland)
  • Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • KOM Consultants (Sutherland)
  • Lakehead University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Laurentian University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • Nipissing University (Sutherland)
  • Ontario Tech University (Sutherland)
  • ONTransfer.ca (Sutherland)
  • Queen’s University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Royal Roads University, British Columbia (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Seneca College (Sutherland)
  • Sheridan College (Sutherland)
  • Trent University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Guelph (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Guelph-Humber (Sutherland)
  • University of New Brunswick (Frost)
  • University of Waterloo (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Windsor (Sutherland)
  • Western University (Sutherland)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • York University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Fleming College post graduate and dual diploma options (Sutherland and Frost)

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’s Culinary Management students compete for sweet recognition in Central Smith’s Recipe Development Challenge

Peterborough ON – (January 20, 2020) Fourth-semester students in Fleming’s Culinary Management program will compete in a Recipe Development Challenge to create unique and interesting ice cream or sorbet recipes for Central Smith Creamery.  

The local collaboration will provide students with hands-on experience, bringing creative and innovative ideas to life. The challenge will showcase how Central Smith’s premium products can be transformed into profitable menu items that meet the demands of customers in the food service industry. The five most original recipes will be featured on Central Smith’s blog and social media channels. 

The Challenge will occur on Monday, Jan 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough, room A3145. Students will have three hours to develop their ice cream or sorbet flavour and prepare to present to the judging panel. Judging will begin at 12 p.m. with the top five winning recipes announced at 1:45 p.m.

Media are invited to attend for a unique photo opportunity, and to learn more about the collaboration between the College and Central Smith Creamery. The competition will be an intensive yet fun event, as ice cream is typically challenging to work with. The Challenge agenda is below:

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Recipe Production

12 – 1 p.m.  Judging panel

1:45 p.m. Top five recipes will be announced.

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 College offering two free pre-apprenticeship programs

Peterborough ON – (January 17, 2020) Fleming College is partnering with Community Employment Resource Partnership to offer two free programs at the Sutherland Campus – Pre-apprenticeship Carpenter and Pre-apprenticeship Electrician.

Both programs are full-time, Monday to Friday, 30 hours per week. They start with in-class academic studies, job readiness, and secondary trade training for eight weeks. Students then progress to primary training for 12 weeks before concluding the program with a paid work placement.

These two programs are offered completely free to successful candidates, including tuition, books, safety equipment and trade specific tool kits.

The Pre-apprenticeship Carpenter program will start March 15, 2020 while the Pre-apprenticeship Electrician program will start March 30, 2020.

All interested individuals are required to register for and attend a mandatory information session and you must register to attend. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of a current resume, a cover letter outlining the individual’s interest in the program, and a copy of a high school, college or university transcript.

Online registration will be available for the Pre-apprenticeship Carpenter program through the website at flemingcollege.ca/cae-info from January 20 – 26, 2020.

Online registration for the Pre-apprenticeship Electrician program will be available through our website at flemingcollege.ca/pae-info from February 17 – 23, 2020.

Seats for the sessions fill up quickly. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Pre-apprenticeship Carpenter Information Session

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, 6 p.m.

Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre

Sutherland Campus

599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

Register online between January 20 – 26, 2020 at flemingcollege.ca/cae-info.

Pre-apprenticeship Electrician Information Session

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, 6 p.m.

Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre

Sutherland Campus

599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

Register online between February 17 – 23, 2020 at flemingcollege.ca/pae-info

This Employment Ontario project is funded by the Ontario Government/ Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

For more information, please contact Jan Watson at jan.watson@flemingcollege.ca or 705-749-5530 ext. 1642.

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 Knights Basketball Program to Host Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Fleming Knights men’s basketball to host the second Annual Knights Winter Classic, a fundraiser for the varsity basketball program, held at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre.

Peterborough, ON (January 2, 2020) – Geared towards youth in grades 3 to 10, the second Annual Knights Winter Classic basketball tournament will run on March 7 starting with 9 a.m. sign-in at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre. This tournament is open for both male and female youth and teens.

The tournament will have a recreational and a competitive division separated into age categories and run by the Fleming Knights men’s basketball team and coaching staff.

The divisions will be divided into grades 3 – 4 open, and then boys division and girls division for grades 5 – 6, 7 – 8 and 9 – 10.

To register for the 2020 Knights Winter Classic, visit the front desk at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, or online at http://flemingknights.ca/community/knights-winter-classic/.

The tournament will also include a three-point competition, skills competition, raffle for Fleming Knights merchandise, and prizes for winning teams in each division.

“With this being our second annual Winter Classic Tournament, we found it important to reach out to our local communities to host this special event. Players and families can enjoy a day of exciting basketball while being able to support their local varsity basketball program,” said Josh Williams, Fleming Knights Basketball Coach.

For additional details, email sportsinfo@flemingcollege.ca.  

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Media, for more information please contact:                 

Jonathan Taylor

Sports Information & Special Events Coordinator

705-742-0050 x2215

jonathan.taylor@flemingcollege.ca

flemingknights.ca

Provincial Government will invest $1.5M over two years in support of Fleming College partnership project in local aerospace sector

Peterborough ON – (December 6, 2019) – Investing in Peterborough Region’s aviation and aerospace sector was the driving force behind the Provincial Government’s funding announcement at The Loomex Group on Dec. 6, 2019. Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and Dave Smith, Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough – Kawartha announced that the province will invest $1.5 million over two years in the Peterborough area’s aviation and aerospace sector, creating up to 100 local training and career opportunities.

“The Provincial Government has created jobs and unlocked potential in the aviation and aerospace sector, which will have a profound impact on Peterborough and surrounding region,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Fleming College is very proud to be part of this announcement and work alongside industry partners to train local talent, and provide the skills industry needs to put jobs first.”

Fleming College will work with local partners such as Flying Colours Corp., Safran Electronics and Defence Canada, The Loomex Group and Team Eagle Ltd to create curriculum to provide individuals with employable skills and technical training focused on the aviation industry.

“Local aerospace companies are seeing incredible growth opportunities, what is needed now is trained skilled trades which is where Fleming College comes in,” said Trent Gervais, President and CEO of The Loomex Group.

“Governments and employers need colleges to provide them with graduates who have the knowledge and skills they need to increase productivity and contribute to innovation in Canada,” continued President Adamson. “Fleming College stands ready to meet this need and with this funding, will actively open doors for more Ontarians to succeed in the labour market and support workforce development within the aviation industry.”  

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 College receives STARS Gold rating for sustainability achievements

Peterborough ON – (December 3, 2019) Fleming College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

The index highlights top-performing sustainable colleges and universities overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by STARS.

“Fleming College is committed to reducing its ecological footprint, contributing to the solutions for global problems and creating a culture of sustainability,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “From banning the sale of bottled water, to our designation as the only AASHE Canadian Centre for Sustainabilty across curriculum, to establishing a world-class alternative wastewater treatment research facility, Fleming is committed to ensuring sustainability is interwoven into every aspect of the College.”

With more than 800 participants in 30 countries, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. Participants report achievements in five overall areas: 1) academics, 2) engagement, 3) operations, 4) planning and administration, and 5) innovation and leadership.

“STARS was developed by the campus sustainability community to provide high standards for recognizing campus sustainability efforts,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “Fleming has demonstrated a substantial commitment to sustainability by achieving a STARS Gold Rating and is to be congratulated for their efforts.”

Unlike other rating or ranking systems, this program is open to all institutions of higher education, and the criteria that determine a STARS rating are transparent and accessible to anyone. Because STARS is a program based on credits earned, it allows for both internal comparisons as well as comparisons with similar institutions.

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 AASHE

AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. AASHE’s mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.  It provides resources, professional development and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research. For more information about AASHE, visit www.aashe.org.

For more information about the STARS program, visit stars.aashe.org.

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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 alumni nominated for provincial awards

Peterborough ON – (December 2, 2019) Fleming College is pleased to name six alumni nominees for the 2019 Premier’s Awards. A total of 118 Ontario college graduates have been nominated this year. The annual awards, presented by Colleges Ontario, honour the important social and economic contributions college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. Colleges can nominate their alumni in one of seven categories including Apprenticeship, Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology. 

“We are very proud to honour the professional accomplishments of these impressive Fleming graduates who continue to make positive impacts in our communities, and our world,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “To be nominated for a Premier’s Award is an honour in itself. Thank you for representing Fleming College and for all you do in the communities we serve.”  

The 2019 Premier’s Awards nominees representing Fleming College are:

APPRENTICESHIP

Luke Belfry, Carpenter – General Apprentice (Advanced) ’06

Luke Belfry is the owner of Belfry Custom Carpentry, an award-winning business serving Peterborough and the Kawartha’s since 2007. Belfry’s volunteer and sponsorship generosity helps people in need through organizations such as the United Way, Alzheimer’s Association, sports organizations and Peterborough hospital. Not only does Belfry build amazing structures, he builds a strong community of care.

BUSINESS

Phil Heard, Business Administration ‘70

As a distinguished senior executive and consulting business owner, Phil Heard is trailblazing with international events and economic development in Vancouver. Career highlights include championing a $20-Million merger between Hastings Racecourse and Woodbine’s Hastings Racecourse and Great Canadian Casinos, managing Molson Indy, developing a remarkable 2010 Olympic business program, and annually producing the Vancouver International Auto Show for the New Car Dealers Association of British Columbia featuring all worldwide major brands.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Matthew MacNeil, Community Integration and Cooperative Education ‘13

With an infectious loving spirit and contagious smile, Matthew MacNeil is a champion for inclusion. As Chair of the National Voices at the Table for Advocacy Committee for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society and in his 12-year position at Sobey’s, MacNeil changes the way society treats people born with intellectual disabilities. In 2017, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Town of Tillsonburg and invited to address the United Nations at World Down Syndrome Day in New York City.

HEALTH SCIENCES

Craig Harness, Massage Therapy ‘04

Craig Harness is an accomplished Registered Massage Therapist, small business owner, lecturer at Queen’s University, osteopath and founder of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Human Dissection Experience (CAM – HD Experience) at Queen’s University. The CAM-HD Experience is a ground-breaking dissection opportunity for alternative medicine, an experience previously only available to medical doctors, that gives osteopaths, massage therapists and other CAM professionals a unique hands-on learning experience that will ultimately allow for better patient care.

RECENT GRADUATE

Ziigwanbinesii (Rachel) Charles, Child and Youth Worker ‘15

Ziigwanbinesii (Spring Thunder Bird) Charles is Mukwa (Bear) clan and her family come from Rama First Nations. As the Cultural Resource Advisor for Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services, Charles is passionate about connecting Indigenous peoples to their cultural practices, spirituality and identity. Her volunteerism in First Nations communities includes teaching families traditional hand drumming and membership as a Board Director at Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle.

TECHNOLOGY

Ali Woodley, Parks and Recreation ‘84

With a 33-year career at Honda of Canada Manufacturing, Ali Woodley started as a Paint Inspector and progressively earned her way to VP/Plant 1 Manager located in Alliston, Ontario. She was one of the first female plant managers in Honda North America.  Woodley drives the production of 820 vehicles daily and embraces volunteer opportunities in the workplace that foster diversity in the company’s Lamp: Inclusion and Diversity Program and helps to inspire women of all ages to consider leadership careers in the automotive sector.

Nominees will be celebrated, and winners announced at a gala event in Toronto on December 2, 2019.  To nominate a deserving Fleming graduate for a 2020 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 75,000 alumni.

About Colleges Ontario

Colleges Ontario is the association representing the province’s 24 public colleges. The association promotes the colleges’ pivotal role in strengthening the economy by producing graduates with the professional qualifications and expertise to succeed in rewarding careers. Colleges Ontario champions policy measures to strengthen the quality of programs available to students and implements province-wide marketing and communications campaigns to promote the full range of programs offered to students.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Paula Walton

Alumni Officer

paula.walton@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 x 1390

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming College gives back to the community and the environment with second annual Fleming Festivus

Peterborough ON – (December 2, 2019) Fleming College is ringing in the holidays while giving back to the community with the second annual Fleming Festivus on December 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fleming Festivus is a festive celebration that offers the chance to give back to the campus, the community and the environment.

Fleming Festivus features Indigenous craft vendors, sustainable gift wrapping stations, interactive activities and more. All funds raised during Fleming Festivus will go towards the United Way, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Canada and the Fleming Student Emergency Food Bank. In addition to funds raised, the collection of gently used clothing, shoes and accessory donations will be accepted for the Fleming Free Market, as well as menstrual products for rural Indigenous communities.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Santa Claus will visit Fleming Festivus from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for photos. Local singer/songwriter Jesse Slack will perform from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Coca-Cola Canada has generously donated the ‘Hug A Coke’ machine that will be part of the festivities on Thursday.

Members of the community and media are invited to join in the festivities. Fleming Festivus occurs in the main foyer of Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough.

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