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Fleming College and Trent University support provincial government effort to raise awareness against sexual violence and harassment on campus


Peterborough ON – (March 19, 2019) Fleming College and Trent University welcome the recently released results from the 2018 Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey. The survey results are an opportunity to raise awareness around sexual violence on campuses and within the community.

“Fleming supports the release of the survey as it is imperative that we work in partnership with Trent University and our other postsecondary institutions to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our students,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “One incident of violence on our campus is one too many. We take seriously our commitment to support those who experience sexual violence, and work diligently on campus and with community partners on programs, policies and resources to ensure that our campus is a safe space for everyone in our college community.”

“We wish to thank all students who responded to the survey. We stand with the government and our partners in taking the issue of sexual violence very seriously. Any incident is unacceptable,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor at Trent University. “We will be carefully reviewing the survey results and making continuous improvements to change attitudes, provide supports for survivors, and make Trent’s campuses safe to help stop sexual violence and harassment.”

As postsecondary institutions that prioritize the safety and wellbeing of our students, Trent and Fleming continually work on sexual violence prevention training, and support for those who have experienced sexual harassment, stalking or sexual violence. Together and with a strong network of partners on campus and in the community, the institutions commit to prevention education and supports in order to be part of the solution.

The survey results help shed light on a serious societal issue and provide an opportunity to bring together the considerable strengths of both institutions to help bring an end to sexual violence.

Fleming College’s Sexual Violence policy and procedures can be found here: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/sexual-assault/

Trent University’s Sexual Violence policy and support resources can be found here: https://www.trentu.ca/sexualviolence/

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 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

About Trent University

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.


Media, for more information please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer, Fleming College


705.749.5530 x 1366

Kate Gennings

Communications & media relations officer, Trent University


(705) 748-1011 x6180