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
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 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

Fleming Mechatronics students team up with local entrepreneur to design smart wine racks

Fleming Mechatronics students with local entrepreneur Glenn Verkindt (middle)

Peterborough ON – (July 29, 2021) – The search for computer-aided design support, electronics and mechanical engineering to help design a smart wine rack led local entrepreneur Glenn Verkindt to team up with Fleming Mechatronics students Himil Shankar and Jeet Patel. 

The idea was to create a system to accommodate any space, displaying wine bottles with integrated lighting. 

Fleming’s Mechatronics program allows students to participate in applied projects. This gives students a chance to interact and work with industry partners to build their collaboration and communication skills and gain real-world experience. 

When Shankar’s professor presented the opportunity to work with a successful entrepreneur, he was excited to learn from someone with a wide range of experience in the industry. 

“I have learned a lot from Glenn, not just about engineering processes but also entrepreneurship. Additionally, I learned woodworking, critical and innovative thinking, user-centric designs and developed my skills,” said Shankar.

As for Jeet Patel, the applied project has given him the motivation to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. 

“Students don’t get this kind of a chance to work alongside an entrepreneur who has experience in the industry. We get to see firsthand what it takes to work in this field, and it has provided me with the knowledge I need to excel,” said Patel.

Verkindt has worked as a self-employed design engineer and entrepreneur for more than 40 years and recently started his own company Cellar Genius. He explained the power of collaboration and how it can benefit all parties involved. 

“Even the best designer can get stuck, like any creative professional. But when a small group of thinkers throw ideas around, or even just ask questions to clarify the issues and stimulate discussion, magic can truly happen,” Verkindt said. 

Cellar Genius now has an online presence and the minimal, efficient and Canadian-made innovative wine rack is available for order. Fleming mechatronics students will continue to work with Verkindt to develop the product even further. This includes adding an integrated lighting and sensing system using power supplied from the cables that suspend the bottles. A node above each bottle will backlight the wall behind the rack. In addition, the node will sense the presence of a bottle, turn on a label light, and update an app, adding that particular wine vintage to the app’s inventory. 

Shankar and Patel have gained immense knowledge and skills from this experience and are looking forward to what comes next. 

“I want to design and develop my own product one day. I want to work hard to achieve the success that my professors and Glenn have,” said Shankar.

“I hope to become an entrepreneur one day myself. Working on the smart wine rack gave me a sense of accomplishment which has inspired me to think outside the box when working on developing engineering products,” said Patel. 

Businesses looking for support from students and Fleming’s state-of-the-art facilities, or applicants interested in mechatronics applied projects, should contact Fleming Research Scientist and Professor Fereydoon Diba for more information: fereydoon.diba@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming establishes two new research centres with provincial and federal funding

Peterborough ON – (July 21, 2021) – Fleming College has been awarded nearly $8 million in long-term funding for two new applied research centres in the fields of advanced manufacturing technologies and aquaculture – Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT) and Centre for Innovative Aquaculture Production (CIAP).

The new centres, established in response to the needs of Ontario’s key industries, will each receive $2 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to support research activity over the next five years. In addition, each centre will receive approximately $2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Ontario Research Fund College-Industry Innovation Fund (ORF-CIIF) to support the creation of the research spaces and fully-equipped laboratories.

“Ranked as one of Canada’s top research colleges, Fleming has repeatedly demonstrated that our researchers, faculty and students can contribute to innovation in our province and beyond,” said Fleming President Maureen Adamson. “Securing the funding from NSERC, CFI and ORF for two new research centres emphasizes the significance and quality of the work we do and what we offer our industry partners and the community.”

CAMIIT at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough is expanding Fleming’s applied research activities in design, development, prototyping, and improvement of products and technologies for use in the advanced manufacturing marketplace. The research at CAMIIT has applications in several industries, including asset management, aerospace, computing, communications, agriculture and mining.

CIAP is advancing innovation in aquaculture through partnerships with members of the industry and supporting sectors, such as fish feed producers and hatchery technology developers. A new custom-designed research facility will be built at the Frost Campus in Lindsay to complement the existing on-campus hatchery. The new CIAP building will provide customizable rearing environments for multiple aquaculture species and projects.

“Both centres will build experience, capacity and expertise in emerging areas of applied research at the College,” said Brett Goodwin, Vice President, Applied Research and Innovation at Fleming. “Our researchers and students work shoulder-to-shoulder with industry partners to bring innovation to small and medium-sized businesses. This funding will ensure that more of our students will have opportunities to engage in high quality research and build vital skills and connections for their future careers.”

Fleming is also home to the Centre for Advancement in Water and Wastewater Technologies – an internationally recognized research centre that has been providing applied research and technology development services since 2005. 

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 Fall 2021 update

Peterborough ON – (July 21, 2021) – It is my pleasure to send this note as your new Vice-President, Academic Experience (VPAE) at Fleming College. As your VPAE, I am responsible for academic programming at Fleming, and it is my hope that you will have an exceptional learning experience during your studies with us. Whether you are a new or returning student, it is our intention at Fleming to welcome all students virtually and in person, always with safety in mind.

Plans for the Fall Semester

Like all of you, we are very excited by the recent announcement from the Ministry of College and Universities encouraging a return to campus this Fall, assuming that progress in vaccinations and other public health indicators continues to improve. This is very welcome news and we have been making plans for the Fall semester in anticipation of this change.

In recognition of the plans that students have already made for September, we will continue with hybrid delivery, which includes both online classes and selected classes delivered face-to-face on-campus. All courses will start the week of September 7, 2021. Specific details about your program can be found on our Program Delivery information web page. This link will provide you with details related to your program, including specific details about the first day you will be required to attend on-campus classes, if there is an on-campus requirement for your classes. All students coming to campus for any indoor activities will be required to wear a mask at all times.

It is important that all new and returning students check the link prior to the start of the Fall semester, to ensure you have the most up to date information regarding your program. Student services will continue to be fully available virtually, with a gradual return of some on-campus services during the Fall semester. As we plan for the Winter semester, we anticipate on-campus learning, services and programming to increase to very close to normal operations. The College will update students as decisions to expand campus activities are made.

All students are encouraged to check flemingcollege.ca and your Fleming email for the most current information. We are here to support you. If you are a new or potential student with questions, please email askus@flemingcollege.ca.

COVID Protocols and Safety

To ensure the safety of our Fleming community, safety protocols remain in place and for more specific safety protocol information, please see our website’s COVID-19 information page or visit your myCampus portal. Please note, that safety requirements could change pending further direction from provincial or regional health authorities and, direction from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. Fleming responds to all mandated guidelines and direction, and we will share any announcements with the Fleming community as soon as possible.

Residence

The College requires all 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. The mandatory vaccine policy is supported by Peterborough Public Health and supports a safe living and learning environment in residence.

As we continue to plan to come together, virtually and in person for the Fall, we remain steadfast in our commitment to your safety and your learning. We look forward to welcoming everyone for the fall semester!

Enjoy your summer and please take good care,

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

Fleming’s unique-in-Canada Ecosystem Management program offers part-time options

Peterborough ON – (July 15, 2021) – Fleming’s unique ecosystem management programs are now offered in a part-time format. Neither full-time or part-time studies in this field are available anywhere else in the country. Programs available include:

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. Students in these programs are still able to apply for international placements and take the Indigenous Perspectives Designation.   

The purpose of the new offerings is 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 exactly these concerns for students and those with a busy work and life schedule who are interested in upskilling and retraining.

For more information, check out the part-time programs listed above or visit the School of Environmental & 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 celebrates Indigenous Perspectives Designation graduates at special ceremony

Peterborough ON – (July 13, 2021) – Fleming and members of the Indigenous community hosted a special event on July 9 to recognize the achievements of graduates who completed an Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD).  

Fleming College is committed to Truth and Reconciliation, which includes reflecting on our past, owning our truth, and a commitment to the inclusion of Indigenous intellectual and cultural traditions through curriculum and learning approaches. Programs offering IPD capture and reflect history, including oral history, as understood by Indigenous peoples, and recognize that Indigenous knowledge can benefit all learners. 

“Fleming has committed through the signing of the Indigenous Education Protocol and our Strategic Plan to be a positive partner in the community and a welcoming place for all. By completing additional academic requirements, IPD graduates have demonstrated a similar commitment to understanding their responsibility towards reconciliation as they begin their professional journeys,” said Fleming President Maureen Adamson.

IPD graduates took their learning to the next level by choosing a path that includes Indigenous perspectives, peoples, cultures, histories, traditions and contributions to our shared society. They committed to learn discipline-specific Indigenous curriculum in each semester, beyond what is required in the two mandatory Indigenous Studies courses, as well as experiential Indigenous activities. 

“Very proud of the IPD graduates and faculty who work hard each year to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy into their learning. This is reconcili-action! As described by the Downie Wenjack Foundation: ‘A ReconciliACTION is a meaningful action that moves reconciliation forward. ReconciliACTIONs aim to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together in the spirit of reconciliation to create awareness, share and learn.’ Nishin Graduates!” said Elizabeth Stone, Academic Chair for Indigenous Studies at Fleming.

These graduates worked hard to complete the extra academic requirements, actively engaged with Indigenous communities, and participated in Indigenous-led initiatives and professional activities. They challenged themselves to expand their knowledge as it relates to Indigenous realities on Turtle Island and explored how they can respectfully build, maintain and support the Indigenous community while acknowledging their diversity and autonomy. Congratulations to all Fleming IPD graduates.

The IPD ceremony can be viewed on the Convocation page. For more information about Fleming’s IPD programs, please visit here.

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