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Ignite the Electric City Summit Sparks Disruptive Conversations


Peterborough, ON (June 26, 2024) – Fleming College continues to push forward the challenging, inspiring and disruptive conversations focusing on our region’s health care, sparked by the Ignite the Electric City: Health City, Healthy People summit.

The second annual Ignite the Electric City summit was a day-long event hosted at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus on May 9. Bringing together innovative thinkers, community leaders and health care professionals and advocates, the summit tackled some of the biggest issues the Peterborough region is facing.

We are excited to share a new highlight video featuring key discussions from the summit.

This video offers a vibrant and insightful reflection of the summit’s themes, showcasing dynamic exchanges aimed at fostering healthier communities.

Listen as community leaders talk about the growing gap in equality within our region and how innovation, educational approaches, community engagement and strategic partnerships can address the evolving needs of the health care sector.

Ignite the Electric City: Health City, Healthy People was attended by more than 100 people. Keynote speakers included Dr. Danielle Martin, Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dr. Lynn Mikula, President and CEO, the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

As Fleming College continues to push the agenda of Ignite the Electric City forward, its School of Health and Community Services continues to research and evolve programming geared toward the health care sector and in-demand jobs. The first new program in this area, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, has already been approved by Fleming’s Board of Governors.

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About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

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