Fleming College to welcome hundreds of visitors to annual Open House event

 

oh2Peterborough ON – (March 27, 2017) – Fleming College will host its spring Open House on Saturday, April 1 at its campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg.

The College’s Open House provides an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about Fleming – its programs, facilities, and life on campus. The day will include tours of the campus, residences, and the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre as well as the opportunity to speak directly with faculty and students.

The College will host information sessions on Financial Aid Options, On- and Off-Campus Housing, and Transitioning to College for Students with an IEP. Visitors can also learn more about the many student services and supports available on campus including Health Services, Counselling and Accessible Education Services, Career Services, and Tutoring Services & Academic Skills.

“Open house is a great day for prospective students and their families to visit Fleming College,” said Carrie Truman, Manager of Student Recruitment. “Guests not only get the chance to see the campus and all of our facilities but they can also connect with current students, faculty and staff and get all of their questions answered.”

To showcase the hands-on learning that takes place at Fleming, many of the programs will provide live demonstrations of learning activities. At Sutherland Campus, these include a mock crime scene in the Justice lab, a car search performed by students in the Customs Border Services program, demonstrations from the Esthetician and Massage Therapy students in the Spa + Clinic, and freshly-baked treats in the Culinary lab. As well, Open House guests can view a special project being completed by students in the School of Trades and Technology. The students are refurbishing a former GO Transit but into a tour bus for the James Barker Band. Visitors will be able to view the bus and the progress on the renovations.

At Frost Campus in Lindsay, programs within the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences will feature an Arboriculture tree-climbing exercise, Blasting Techniques demonstrations, and survival demonstrations from the Outdoor Adventure Skills program, among others.

Visitors to the Haliburton Campus can interact with students during live art demonstrations in the campus studios while guests at Cobourg Campus can learn more about the Personal Support Worker program, which will start at the campus in fall 2017.

For more information, or to register, please visit flemingcollege.ca/openhouse.

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 student receives Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award

 

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City of Kawartha Lakes ON (March 24, 2017) – A Fleming College Urban Forestry Technician (UFT) student has received the prestigious Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award.

Reginald Eddy, in semester five of UFT, was one of two Canadian students to receive the award, which includes a $12,000 bursary and the opportunity to travel on exchange to the United Kingdom to complete a forest internship.

The award, handed out through the Canadian Institute of Forestry, is offered to recent graduates or any student studying forestry in Canada at the diploma, undergraduate degree or master’s degree level. Eddy has made history as the first diploma student to have ever been selected for the award.

“Having the opportunity to work in United Kingdom is something I can barely imagine. Forestry management practices are very well developed in European countries and there is much for me to learn from this experience. I am looking forward most, to being emerged in such a culturally significant part of the world.”

“This is an incredible achievement for Reg, for our program and for Fleming College. We are so proud of him,” said Tom Mikel, Coordinator of Fleming’s Forestry and Urban Forestry Technician programs.

The Urban Forestry Technician Co-op program is offered at Fleming’s Frost Campus within the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. Fleming’s UFT program was designed as a unique diploma-degree program in partnership with the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Students spend two years at Fleming and two years at UNB and graduate with both a diploma and a degree in just four years.

About The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award
The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award recognizes students and recent graduates who have actively engaged in forestry or natural resource management and have demonstrated a passion for the environment and a desire to solve complex problems. Every year, a total of four winners, two from Canada and two from the United Kingdom, will take part in the international forestry student exchange program during the summer of 2017. Participating students will work at meaningful employment in their partner country, which will offer a broad range of interdisciplinary forest experience in policy, planning and field work. The program connects future forestry leaders with all of the resources required for success.

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.

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

Museum Management & Curatorship students present Ebb & Flow: The Stories of a River City

Students hosting new exhibition at Peterborough Museum & Archives

Peterborough ON (March 21, 2017) – Students in Fleming College’s Museum Management and Curatorship program are launching a new exhibition at the Peterborough Museum & Archives.

The exhibition, Ebb and Flow: The Stories of a River City, opens today, March 21, and runs until April 2, 2017.

The exhibition brings together a series of pop-up exhibits that look at different facets of the City of Peterborough throughout its history. The exhibits also examine the community that has been built by the residents of Peterborough.

“This year, the students of the Museum Management and Curatorship program at Fleming College are changing things up. We will be showcasing not one, not two, but six pop-up exhibits at the Peterborough Museum & Archives,” says Museum Management and Curatorship student Chad Ménard. “From industry to nature to play, we want you to converse with us on the elements make this city so electric.”

The students will host a ‘Meet the Curators’ event on Sunday, March 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum. All are welcome to visit, see the exhibits, enjoy some refreshments, listen to guest speakers, and meet the curators.

The exhibition is free to attend and is located in the Heideman Gallery at the museum.

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:

Chad Ménard, Student
Museum Management and Curatorship program
613-818-1930

 

Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

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Fifty years of art and craft education at Haliburton School of Art + Design


Registrations are
now being accepted Haliburton School of Art + Design summer courses

Haliburton ON – (March 21, 2017) – An affordable, creative escape for individuals of all ages and skill levels is available in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands at Haliburton School of Art + Design, Fleming College.

World-renowned artists arrive in Haliburton every summer to mentor and teach in week-long and weekend courses in a wide variety of disciplines. Artists, vacationers, families and students alike can find an endless array of programming choice, from courses such as glassblowing, blacksmithing, ceramics, painting, photography, textile arts, dry stone walling, timber framing, and much more.

There are 70 new courses this year including:

  • Book Arts with Holly Dean
  • Copper Enamelling with Ben Glatt
  • Figurative Collage with Rosemary VanderBreggen
  • Folk Music with Katherine Wheatley
  • Leather with David Trotter
  • Mosaic Murals with Cristina Delago
  • Song writing with Rita Chiarelli
  • Creativity & Mindfulness with Lisa Schmidt & Kate Kitchen
  • Kids’ Beach Camp with Toni Calderone
  • Youth Stone Sculpting & Much More with Chaka Chikodzi

Experience the:

  • Architecturally inspiring campus
  • Creative energy
  • Faculty exhibition, entertainment, and art talks
  • Self-guided walk-about exhibitions
  • Local galleries, shops, studios, and the Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Visit www.hsad.ca for a full schedule of courses and workshops or, for more information, contact askus@hsad.ca

Accommodation assistance is available.

About Haliburton School of Art + Design 
Haliburton School of Art + Design, formerly Haliburton School of The Arts, is a leader in providing unique and flexible art education in Canada. Students create their art in a spectacular natural environment, supported by dedicated faculty and a welcoming community. We are a destination campus for students who are interested in art and design. Students enroll in specialized programs that range from Artist Blacksmith to Canada’s first Sustainable Building Design and Construction certificate. We also offer the most comprehensive summer art school program in the country.

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Contact:

Shelley Schell, Haliburton School of Art + Design
shelley.schell@flemingcollege.ca
705-457-1680 or 1-866-353-6464 ext.3
www.hsad.ca

 

 

Fleming College to host men’s and women’s OCAA basketball All-Star games

Top Ontario collegiate student-athletes showcase talent in fan-focused event at Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre.

PETERBOROUGH, ON – The top Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) basketball student-athletes will be heading to Fleming College for the 2017 All-Star games.

Presented by belairdirect, the campus Athletics and Recreation department will showcase the best in intercollegiate basketball action with the men’s and women’s games taking place on Saturday, March 25.

“We’re really excited to be hosting the top collegiate student-athletes in the province,” said Fleming College Athletic Coordinator Fred Batley. “With over 100 participants competing, we hope to draw a lot of fans from Peterborough and area to come out and cheer on the competitors. With many Provincial and National all-stars in attendance, the athletes competing are second to none.”

Fleming College is no stranger to hosting major events. Having hosted a number of provincial and national championships, this will be the third time that Fleming has hosted OCAA basketball all-star games.

The day will begin with the skills competitions at 9:30 a.m., followed by the women’s basketball game that will tip-off at 1:30 p.m., and followed by the men’s game at 4:10 p.m.

The two games will take centre stage on Saturday but there will also be a number of other competitions that fans will enjoy: a skills competition, fan promotions including a “Shoot for Cash” competition with an opportunity to win $1,000, and a mascot competition in which participating schools will also be sending their top mascots to perform. The day will also include a special appearance by Toronto Raptors game announcer Herbie Kuhn. “The event committee really wanted to make this all-star day as fun as possible. Hosting the games provides a great opportunity to showcase our hospitality, athletic facility, and the Peterborough community to the rest of the province,” said Batley.

This licensed event at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre is open to the public with free admission. Further information can be found at www.flemingknights.ca.

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Contact               Jennifer Lambert (Marketing & Promotions)

Telephone        705-742-0050 x2212

Email                   jennifer.lambert@flemingcollege.ca

Website             flemingknights.ca

 

Fleming College accounting students hosting free tax preparation clinics

 

Peterborough, ON (March 13, 2016) – Students in Fleming College’s Business Administration – Accounting program are participating in the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program by hosting free tax preparation clinics for eligible individuals.

The dates are:

  • Tuesday, March 14, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 21, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4, noon to 4 p.m. 

To be eligible for the free clinics, individuals must have a simple tax situation and meet the suggested family income level – $30,000 per individual; $40,000 per couple/family; and $35,000 for individuals with a dependent. Please note, the student volunteers will not prepare returns for individuals who are self-employed or have capital gains or losses. To view full eligibility requirements, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/nd-eng.html.

The tax clinics will be located in the Galleria (B3200) at Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough.

For more information, contact Shelly York, Coordinator, Business Administration – Accounting program, at shelly.york@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

Fleming College students to host ‘littles’ from Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

Peterborough ON (March 8, 2017) – The Student Life department at Fleming College will host a day of fun activities for 19 ‘littles’ from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough on Friday, March 10.

Students in the Recreation and Leisure program will be facilitating some of the programming to support this community initiative and complement their classroom learning. Fifteen students have worked on developing programming for the day’s activities that will take place at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. The ‘littles’ will have time for games in the gym as well as swimming.

This is the fifth annual event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters at Fleming.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough is the leading child and youth serving organization providing mentoring programs in Peterborough. Providing support to the Peterborough community, our agency offers the service that the organization was founded on: One-to-One Matching. Men and women (age 18 or older) give some of their time to become a mentor to a young person who can greatly benefit from having an adult role model to look up to. For over 47 years, the Big Brothers Big Sisters program has made a difference in the lives of young people by providing a friend where one is needed.

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.

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

First Responders Cup to put participants to the ultimate fitness test


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Peterborough ON – (March 7, 2017) – Twelve teams will battle it out in the ultimate fitness challenge for the First Responders Cup taking place on Saturday, March 11 at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.

Hosted by students in Fleming College’s Pre-Service Firefighter, Paramedic, Customs Border Services and Police Foundations programs, the event features six-person co-ed teams that are given eight different first responder fitness challenges to complete over eight hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The team with the fastest cumulative time over all eight circuits will win the cup.

The event is a fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch and has already raised $3,500 and counting.

Members of the public are encouraged to come out and watch throughout the day. Representatives from the CMHA will be on-hand to speak with participants and spectators and Canadian Blood Services will be there to provide blood typing services.

“We chose the CMHA because we went through the mental health class (within our program) and were shown how common Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is in the policing profession. We understand that there is a negative stigma around this topic and we wanted to be able to help bring awareness to our community and help get rid of the negative stigma so that people can get the help they need,” said Rachel Clegg and Kelsey Spier, fourth-semester students in the Police Foundations program.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/events/1280040172054633

 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

 

Personal Support Worker program to be offered at Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus


Cobourg ON – (March 3, 2017) –
Fleming College is pleased to announce the launch of a new full-time program at Cobourg Campus.

Starting in September 2017, Fleming will offer the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program at the campus. Applications are currently being accepted and there will be room for up to 20 students in the program.

“Fleming College is excited to offer the PSW program at the Cobourg campus. We believe there is a need in the community for additional workers with the appropriate skills to assist an aging population to stay in their homes as long as possible and as they transition to long-term care,” said Judith Limkilde, Vice-President Academic, Fleming College. “Establishing the PSW program here will give us the ability to provide other training for health professionals in the area to assist them in keeping their skills up to date.” 

PSW is a two-semester Ontario college certificate program that gives students the required training and skills to provide assistance and services to individuals and families in need of support.

The program includes hands-on skills and theory courses related to long term care and community care, with three different clinical placements to provide career experience.

There is a consistently high – more than 90 per cent – employment rate for graduates of this program. Many students are hired before completing the program. As well, Fleming PSW graduates are eligible to apply for a bridge program, which allows them to enter the second semester of the Practical Nursing program at Fleming.

Cobourg Campus is also home to the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program, Academic Upgrading, and Continuing Education classes.

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.

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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 Technology program proudly presents the EcoHealth Conference: Healthy Planet, Healthy Minds

 

ecohealth-conferenceCity of Kawartha Lakes, ON (March 2, 2017) – Students in Fleming College’s Ecosystem Management Technology program are hosting the ninth annual EcoHealth conference with the theme of Healthy Planet, Healthy Minds at Frost Campus on Saturday, March 25.

The conference features keynote speaker, Mark Henick, mental health advocate and Program Manager for Mental Health Works, a social enterprise of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The event intends 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 conference will share knowledge, research and ideas to enhance mental health and wellness in homes, schools and communities in Kawartha Lakes and beyond.

The workshop topics include Tree Surfing, Foods for Moods, Shinrin-yuko (forest bathing) and more.

The conference schedule is:

  • 9 a.m. – Registration opens
  • 10:30 a.m. – Environmentally themed workshops, campus tours, silent auction and exhibits
  • 5-6:15 p.m. – Dinner in Auk’s Lodge
  • 6:30 p.m. – Keynote speaker Mark Henick (view his 2013 TEDxToronto speech here ) and panel discussion in the Glenn Crombie Theatre
  • A reception and Earth Hour event will take place in Auk’s Lodge following the keynote speech and panel discussion

Panelists at the event will include Fleming College faculty and students, Indigenous community representatives, Canadian Mental Health Association representatives as well as Henick.

Registration fees for the conference start at $30 for the full day. To register and for more information visit: http://ecohealthconference.wixsite.com/ecohealthconference.

This is the ninth annual EcoHealth conference hosted by third-year Ecosystem Management students, and each year the conference features a different theme. The public, local residents, community groups, and businesses are essential to the success of these conferences and are invited to attend, participate and learn.

For more information about Fleming’s Ecosystem Management Technology program, visit: http://flemingcollege.ca/programs/ecosystem-management-technology.

 

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.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Barbara Elliot
Professor, Fleming College
(705) 324-9144 ext. 3272
Barb.elliot@flemingcollege.ca

 

Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370