Peterborough Youth Basketball Association Night at Fleming Knights game


Peterborough ON – (Feb. 16, 2017) –
The Fleming Knights will host the Durham Lords for their final men’s basketball home game of the season at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

All Peterborough Youth Basketball Association (PYBA) members along with all community members are invited to enjoy the final game free of charge.

Fleming College will have free popcorn for all PYBA members in attendance and there will be exciting draws and contests, including a Shoot for Cash at half-time.

At the game, the Knights will be celebrating all graduating athletes as well. Following the game, PYBA players will have the chance to meet with the Knights and talk to them about their varsity experience.

All students, members of the community and youth are encouraged to come and be a part of the final basketball home game experience.

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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

Fleming College celebrating Winter Pride Week: Feb. 13-17


Peterborough ON – (Feb. 9, 2017) –
Fleming College will celebrate its first Winter Pride Week Feb. 13-17 at Frost and Sutherland campuses.

“Pride Week in City of Kawartha Lakes takes place in the summer. As such, many of the students at Frost Campus are not around to fully participate in the programming taking place in the community,” said Miranda Moores, First Generation and LGBTQ+ Student Success Advisor. “And through meetings with clubs, volunteers, and students, we felt a Pride Week was a natural step to take to celebrate the diversity that exists on campus and honour love and gender diversity.”

The week was planned to coincide with Valentine’s Day and an overall theme of love. Moores added that students are becoming more involved in LGBTQ+ centered events and initiatives on campus – both the Pride Alliance at Sutherland and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance at Frost Campus have recently been reinvigorated.

Here is the schedule of events for Winter Pride Week at Fleming College:

Monday, Feb 13

  • Movie Night at Sutherland Campus (3-6 p.m. in A3 120) and Frost Campus (7-9 p.m. in Room 180)

Tuesday, Feb. 14

  • Sutherland Campus – Self Love and Self Care hosted by the Pride Alliance and located outside B3100 (Whetung Theatre) all day: Rainbow Post-its will be available for students to write messages of encouragement for self-care and to show self-love. These will be posted to form a rainbow of self-love and self-care.
  • Frost Campus – ‘What is Love?’ at Auk’s Lodge all day: ‘What is Love?’ will be written on a chalkboard and students will be encouraged to add their answers.
  • Frost Campus – Dirty Bingo Night at 5 p.m. in Auk’s Lodge: the event will feature a harm reduction element that includes educating about terms for identities and orientations.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

  • Sutherland Campus – Bake Sale in the main foyer starting at noon
  • Sutherland Campus – Positive Space Level 1 Workshop from 4-6 p.m. in B3 102
  • Frost Campus – Flemprov with the GSA at 5 p.m. in Auk’s Lodge

Thursday, Feb. 16

  • Sutherland Campus – Board Game Event in the lower cafeteria from 2-4 p.m.
  • Frost Campus: Bake Sale on the Discovery Trail from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 17

  • Sutherland Campus – Pride Social in the Steele Centre from 5-7 p.m.
  • Frost Campus – Arts, Crafts and Snacks in Auk’s Lodge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Frost Campus – Positive Space Level 1 from 1-3 p.m. in Room 222

All Week

  • Sutherland and Frost libraries to feature Pride Week displays
  • Sutherland Campus – Pride and Trans flag will be hanging in the main foyer
  • Frost Campus – Pride flag will be hanging in the main foyer

 

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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Fleming College to host Women in Trades event for high school students


Peterborough ON – (Feb. 8, 2017) – Young women in Grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to connect with female mentors who work in the trades at Fleming College’s Women in Trades event.

Women in Trades will take place Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 6:15-9 p.m. at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus. Three area school boards – Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Trillium Lakelands District School Board, and Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board – are sponsoring the event.

Up to 60 female high school students will attend with the opportunity to network and hear from women who have non-traditional careers in the trades. Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef, Minister of the Status of Women, is also expected to attend.

At the event, participants will be split into three groups and rotate through three activities: a mentor panel; a tour of the KTTC; and a tour of trade booths/displays.

Here is the full schedule:

  • 6:15 p.m. – Registration and refreshments (prepared by Fleming culinary students)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Official welcome
  • 6:45 pm – Activities start and rotate every 35 minutes

Female high school students who are interested in attending can contact Fleming College at askus@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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

Ecosystem Management and Urban Forestry programs proudly present the 9th annual EcoHealth Conference

ecohealth-conferenceThis year’s theme is “Healthy People, Healthy Planet”

City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (February 3, 2017) – Third year Fleming College Ecosystem Management students, who began their winter semester participating in an environmental conference in Washington, D.C., will complete the semester by hosting a sustainability conference.

The conference “Healthy People, Healthy Planet” will take place on Saturday, March 25 at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont., in partnership with students in the Urban Forestry program.

The students’ vision for the 2017 “Healthy Planet, Healthy Minds” Conference, is to bring together community members, students and colleagues to explore our shared connection as human beings to the natural environment upon which we all depend and, in particular, the restorative powers of nature to improve our mental health and well-being.

The students have been planning the conference for the past four months and will share knowledge, research and ideas to enhance mental health and wellness in our homes, schools and communities, and in Kawartha Lakes and beyond.

Mr. Mark Henick will be the keynote speaker. Henick is a mental health advocate and Program Manager for Mental Health Works, a social enterprise of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (You can view his 2013 TEDxToronto speech here.)

Throughout the day, participants can attend workshop sessions, both indoors and out, covering topics from community gardening/wellness to healthy foods for healthy moods to tree surfing, forest bathing, and more. The students are inviting their fellow students as well as Lindsay and area residents, community groups, and local businesses to attend, participate and learn.

More information can be found on the Ecohealth Conference website at http://ecohealthconference.wixsite.com/ecohealthconference, or by contacting the conference registration committee at: ecohealthconference2017@gmail.com.

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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Griffin McCulloch – griffin.mcculloch@flemingcollege.ca

 

Conference Contact:
Professor Barb Elliot – barb.elliot@flemingcollege.ca – 705-324-9144 ext. 3272

 

 

Carpentry students to help construct heritage building at Lang Pioneer Village

 

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Peterborough, ON (February 1, 2017) – Today at Fleming College, it was announced that Fleming College and Peterborough County have formed a partnership that involves utilizing the skills of students of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre to assist Mortlock Construction in the building of the new Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building that will be constructed at Lang Pioneer Village Museum.

The project will provide the students with the ability to work alongside key industry players. They will learn the standards and the importance of high quality workmanship.

The agricultural community is strongly bound in tradition and the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building will interpret and demonstrate the bond between the people and the rich land which has had such a strong influence on the economic and historic well-being of the region. This building will become the latest addition to Lang Pioneer Village Museum with its mission to preserve, promote and authentically recreate the rural history of Peterborough County.

“The County was a proud contributor to the Fleming Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre,” said Peterborough County Warden Joe Taylor. “Today we bring to fruition a vision of a partnership between Fleming and the County that offers opportunity for the students and all benefits the County. What makes this project so special, it not only involves the two public entities, it involves two private businesses as well – Mortlock Construction and Lett Architect – a real public – private partnership.”

“Fleming College carpentry students, staff and faculty are very excited to be a part of this historical community event,” said Jan Watson, KTTC Employment Market and Student Success Specialist. “We take pride in giving back to our community and it is much more rewarding for our students when they are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to a real-life project.”

“Mortlock is extremely honoured and excited to be a part of this leading-edge partnership. For many years we have worked with both Peterborough County and Fleming College as general contractors; always as a client-contractor relationship. Though those workings have always been enjoyable and mutually beneficial, this project unites us in a new and exciting way. We are equal partners working towards one end goal; the successful completion of this great community project. That is also what this project and partnership is about: community. We are a team of local organizations, we are the community and we are proud of that fact,” said Craig Mortlock.

“This partnership brings hands-on experience and an opportunity for the students to feel the pride of seeing their work on display for years to come. That pride and connection to the community will hopefully lead to many of these graduates deciding the stay and work here,” said Maxine Mann, Dean, School of Trades and Technology and School of Business, .

We have created a video to engage Rick Mercer to come and be part of a modern twist to an old fashioned barn building. Please help us catch Rick’s attention by sharing the video and using the hashtag #RaiseTheBarnRickMercer.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttC-gtVf0BI&feature=youtu.be

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New William G. Davis Innovation Fund encourages college students to pitch creative projects

 

Students and alumni to compete for cash prizes

(Peterborough, ON, Feb. 2, 2017) – To help mark the Ontario colleges’ 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017, colleges have launched a new William G. Davis Innovation Fund contest that encourages students and alumni to pitch creative projects and initiatives that will compete for cash prizes.

The fund has been named after former premier William G. Davis, who served as Ontario’s education minister from 1962 to 1971 and brought in the legislation that established the college system. The fund has been named in his honour as a tribute to the bold and creative thinking that revolutionized post-secondary education in Ontario.

“When we launched the Ontario college system 50 years ago, I had hoped that we would create a meaningful and rewarding system that prepares students for a broad range of careers,” said the Honourable William G. Davis. “That hope was not only realized but surpassed. Today’s colleges are preparing students for many of today’s most challenging careers.

“This new fund will promote some of the truly innovative ideas being developed at colleges throughout the province,” he said. “It is truly an honour to have it established in my name.”

Entrants can be a graduate or current full-time student from one of Ontario’s 24 colleges with an idea that could improve Ontario and beyond. Applications can be made in the categories of entrepreneurialism, health and welfare, arts and culture, or community benefit.

The first-place winner will receive $15,000 to help fund the project and the second-place entry will receive $5,000.

The detailed timeline for submissions and voting, full contest rules and regulations are available online at amazing50.ca/innovationfund. Successful entries must be achievable, sustainable, measurable, original and linked to the individual’s college experience.

Students and alumni will be able to start posting proposals in March. A shortlist of the top applications will be publicized in August and the winners will be announced in November.

“As colleges continue to grow and evolve, students acquire the professional and technical qualifications that equip them for meaningful employment,” said Don Lovisa, president of Durham College and chair of the college sector’s 50th anniversary task force. “This new fund will showcase great examples of how colleges prepare graduates to launch their own ventures and bring imaginative ideas to the workplace.”

 

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Full details about the fund can be found here: amazing50.ca/innovationfund

New pathway to a degree: Bachelor of Craft and Design at Sheridan College


Haliburton, ON (Jan. 30, 2017) –
Fleming College and Sheridan College have signed a new agreement that provides a pathway from a Fleming diploma to the Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design (BC&D) degree at Sheridan.

The agreement applies to eligible graduates of Fleming’s Visual and Creative Arts Diploma program who have specialized in fibre arts, glassblowing or ceramics. Fleming graduates can enter directly into the second year of the four-year BC&D. These students will be further exempt from select courses within the degree program.

“A partnership with Sheridan College provides Fleming College graduates with an opportunity to seamlessly continue developing their studio practice while earning an Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design. Further, this pathway is an acknowledgment of the degree ready skills that our students develop during their studies at Haliburton School of Art + Design,” said Sandra Dupret, Dean of the Haliburton School of Art + Design and Principal of the Haliburton Campus.

The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma, part of the Haliburton School of Art + Design, covers fundamental art and design principles and builds critical skills such as design, drawing and media applications. This is paired with the intensive studio courses in a specific medium.

About Sheridan College
Founded in 1967, Sheridan has grown from a local college of 400 students to one of Ontario’s leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 21,000 full-time and 17,000 continuing and part-time studies students every year on four campuses in three Ontario cities – Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga. An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan’s 110,000+ alumni play a critical role in shaping the future of our society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades.

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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Fleming College sets new records for winter enrolment


Peterborough ON – (Jan. 27, 2017) –
Fleming College has kicked off 2017 with record winter enrolment.

Overall, first-semester intake was 1,238 students, the highest in the College’s 50-year history. The previous record high for winter start-up was 1,081 students in 2013. Winter enrolment for all students, both new and returning, is up three per cent over 2016.

Fleming also welcomed a record number of international students to its campuses.  More than 460 new international students – including 135 students at Frost Campus in Lindsay – started at the College this January, an increase of 130 per cent over January 2016. This increases the total number of international students by 70 per cent to 874, with students attending from more than 25 different countries.

“We are absolutely pleased to welcome all of our new students to Fleming College. Our campus communities are thriving, diverse and collaborative – key aspects of an inspiring learning environment,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly. “I extend my thanks to our faculty and staff for their contributions in achieving this milestone. As we move forward, we will continue to strive to offer the right blend of both unique and foundational programs, alongside a strong network of student supports and services.”

The College experienced growth across a broad spectrum of programs – most of Fleming’s academic schools saw a surge in new students.

More than half of Fleming’s 100-plus full-time programs offer a January start. Students can study through the summer and start third semester with the fall cohort. This intake ensures a flexible option for students of all ages.

For students interested in starting at Fleming this fall, the deadline for equal consideration is approaching. Prospective students are encouraged to apply by Feb. 1 to secure a seat in the program of their choice for fall 2017.

 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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

 

 

New mental health awareness benches and First Responders Cup fundraiser

benchesPeterborough ON – (Jan. 26, 2017) – Fleming College yesterday announced two initiatives to support mental health on campus and in the community.

The College unveiled two benches – one each for Sutherland and Frost campuses – built by Carpentry students that represent a physical space for people to come together and communicate or solely reflect. The benches are further intended to illustrate Fleming’s commitment to developing, supporting and maintaining an environment for positive mental health.

Two Carpentry Apprentice students, Brad Morey and Mike Payne, designed and built the benches with materials donated by Chemong Home Hardware.

The College also announced details about an upcoming fundraiser in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA KPR). The First Responders Cup will take place on Saturday, March 11 at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.

The event is an eight-hour challenge involving eight teams of six people each. The teams will rotate through eight fitness circuits – one per hour – throughout the day. The team with the fastest cumulative time over all eight circuits will win the cup.

Faculty member Jodi van Engen along with students in the Police Foundations and Pre-Service Firefighter program are organizing the event. The cost is $300.00 per team with all funds going to CMHA HKPR. For more information or to register, visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11661/first-responders-cup.

Fleming College’s Mental Health Initiative team and Student Administrative Council also hosted activities in the main foyer during the day. These included exercise bikes for students and employees to take a wellness break as well as a craft table, and information and resources on mental health supports at Fleming and in the community. The events tied into Bell Let’s Talk Day. Students and staff were encouraged to talk, text and tweet in support of mental health.

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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

 

Fleming College Integrated Design students create art installation for Toronto Design Offsite Festival

Students used a 3D printer to create parts of the installation.
Students used a 3D printer to create parts of the installation.


Toronto ON – (Jan. 19, 2017) – Students from Fleming College’s Integrated Design program are designing and mounting a window installation at *QueenSpecific Gallery as part of the Toronto Design Offsite (TODO) Festival.

 The art installation, Regarding Stuff, will be on display at 787 Queen St. W., Toronto, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 28.

Regarding Stuff evolved from our students thinking about ‘stuff’ – particularly the stuff that we design, produce, consume, and throw away at an alarming rate,” said Barr Gilmore, Coordinator of the Integrated Design program. “It weighs heavily on their collective unconscious. They acknowledge, however, that as human beings we are reduced to skin and bones, in the end. Students have taken the human skeleton as inspiration for their design experiments and prototypes. Using ceramics, wood, metal, stone, recycled plastic/paper and 3D printing/lasercutting/CNC technology, ergonomic ideas are beginning to emerge.”

Gilmore shares a special history with *Queen Specific Gallery. In 1999, living above Dufflet Pastries, he asked the bakery owner if he could take over the window at the bottom of the staircase and make it into a gallery. From 2000-2005, Gilmore ran the window gallery under the name Solo Exhibition. Over the five years, he featured more than 50 artists – both up-and-coming and established.

Gilmore moved in 2005 and the space remained empty until 2008 when artist and designer Joy Walker took over the gallery. She has been operating the window gallery under the name *Queen Specific Gallery ever since.

“When I was thinking of a venue for my Integrated Design students to participate and exhibit in the festival, it was kind of a no-brainer to approach Joy and see if she would be willing and able to fit us into her schedule for 2017. She agreed with open arms,” said Gilmore.

Fleming College is one of only a few post-secondary institutions taking part in TODO Festival. The Integrated Design program, and projects such as this, teach students to dream, communicate, collaborate, experiment and ultimately apply the knowledge and skills they develop to become thoughtful designers of the 21st century.

About Integrated Design
Fleming College’s Integrated Design program, offered at the Haliburton School of Art + Design, gives students the fundamental design and critical thinking skills needed to become a successful designer. This one-of-a-kind, accelerated diploma program incorporates a hands-on approach to material culture, sustainability and fine craftsmanship. Students graduate with a college diploma and a college Certificate.

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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370