Explore Fleming College At Their Spring Open House April 6th

Hundreds of prospective students will have the opportunity to explore Fleming College at its annual Spring Open House.

The College will host its Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th at its campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg, and at the eastern Ontario Emergency Training Academy (EOETA) in Norwood.

Photo courtesy Fleming College

Photo courtesy Fleming College

The College will host tours of the campuses and residences as well as offer information sessions on Financial Aid Options, On-and Off-Campus Housing, and Transitioning to College for students with an IEP. 

Photo courtesy Fleming College

Photo courtesy Fleming College

To showcase the hands-on learning that takes place at Fleming, many of the programs will provide live demonstrations of learning activities:

  • Sutherland Campus: Sensory room experience, immersive virtual reality simulation and freshly baked cookies in the Culinary lab.

  • Frost Campus: Geology demonstrations in the newly renovated Geo Centre, climbing demonstrations, Blasting Techniques demonstrations, running diesel engine demonstrations and horizontal directional drilling simulations.

  • Haliburton Campus: Guests can watch students perform live art demonstrations in the campus studios.

  • Cobourg Campus: Visitors can tour the Personal Support Worker lab.

  • Pre-service Firefighter Education and Training program: Students applying for the Pre-service Firefighter Education and Training program are invited to visit the EOETA in Norwood (36 Industrial Dr.) where the program is now located. The EOETA has several established training environments including a burn tower, roof and door props, search and rescue maze, confined space prop, and new high-intensity propane training props. As part of the Open House, faculty and current students will be at the EOETA to welcome visitors, provide tours of the facility and perform live demonstrations.

Click here for more info on the Open House.

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Fleming College Welcomes Autism Reality Experience To Sutherland Campus

Fleming College’s Developmental Services Worker (DSW) program and Child and Youth Care (CYC) program is welcoming the Autism Reality Experience to Sutherland Campus from March 11th to 14th. 

The Autism Reality Experience is designed to provide a virtual experience of living with autism. It is an immersive experience that gives participants greater insight into what it can feel like to struggle with processing sensory information and help participants see the world from an autistic person’s perspective.  

(Left to right): Child and Youth Care program coordinator Heather Sago; Developmental Services Worker program coordinator Ann Hines; and Professor, Simulation & Interprofessional Education Lead Wendy Morgan.

(Left to right): Child and Youth Care program coordinator Heather Sago; Developmental Services Worker program coordinator Ann Hines; and Professor, Simulation & Interprofessional Education Lead Wendy Morgan.

“At Fleming, we are committed to providing experiential learning opportunities for our students and exposing them to simulation-based learning throughout the course of their programs,” says Carol Kelsey, Dean, School of Health and Wellness, and Justice and Community Development.

“Hosting the Autism Reality Experience will give our students valuable hands-on learning, as well as provide important knowledge with our college community about autism, and a better understanding of the sensory processing difficulties faced by people on the autism spectrum,” adds Kelsey.

The initiative is connected to college’s investment in the newly renovated A-Wing learning labs. These modern learning spaces replicate a broad range of environments, from ambulances to hospitals, courtrooms to jail cells, and pharmacies to home settings. When coupled with cutting edge simulation technology, this means their students can apply what they learn in settings that feel like the real world, but are safe and engaging for everyone involved.

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Fleming College Gives Back To Community, Cleans Up Shoreline At Del Crary Park

Fleming College teamed up with World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF) to host the 2nd Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up at Del Crary Park on Saturday, October 13th.

Together with more than 50 volunteers including Fleming students, staff and members of the community, the initiative made the following impact…

-> Cleaned up over 108 kg of trash, an increase of 194% from 2017
-> Picked up 3,502 cigarette butts
-> Picked up 376 pieces of small plastic
-> Cleaned up 1.2 km of shoreline

Photo of shorelne cleanup courtesy Fleming College

Photo of shorelne cleanup courtesy Fleming College

The Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up is a national conservation program that provides Canadians the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.

The Shoreline Cleanup is now recognized as one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada, and it is great Fleming College is participating in this initiative.

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Pollution is a growing concern—especially when it collects in our local parks where it can directly affect wildlife populations. According to WWF, Canada’s Living Planet Report, pollution including plastic waste and micro plastics are one of six leading causes to wildlife decline.

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Fleming College Installs Permanent Rainbow Crosswalk To Celebrate Diversity And Inclusion

To celebrate its spirit of diversity and inclusion, Fleming College has installed a permanent rainbow crosswalk at its Sutherland Campus in Peterborough.

Fleming believes that both diversity and inclusion are pillars of global citizenship, equity and success for students and staff. Fleming’s promise is an inclusive community where students can Learn, Belong, Become, and the introduction of the rainbow crosswalk opens the door for an evolving culture of respect.

The newly installed permanent rainbow crosswalk.

The newly installed permanent rainbow crosswalk.

On Friday, September 7th, Fleming College President Maureen Adamson, Vice-President Academic Tom Weegar, Mayor Daryl Bennett and members of the Fleming community will officially unveil the first permanent rainbow crosswalk at Fleming during a ribbon cutting.

The ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 3:30 p.m. after the Knights Colour Fun Run at Sutherland Campus, (599 Brealey Drive).

The rainbow crosswalk is painted on the College’s main crosswalk, at the intersection of Fleming College Way and Groombridge Way, leading towards the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre building. 

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Fleming College Is Recognized Among The Best In North America For Sustainability Efforts

Fleming College in Peterborough has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, among other North American college institutions in recognition of its sustainable achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

AASHE has recognized Fleming as fourth overall in the college category in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index. The index highlights top-performing sustainable colleges and universities overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

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“Fleming College’s feature in this report demonstrates our commitment to ensure sustainability is interwoven into every aspect of the College, from operations and community engagement to curriculum delivery,” says Trish O’Connor, Director of Sustainability.

With more than 800 participants in 30 countries, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publically reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. Participants report achievements in five overall areas: academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration, and innovation and leadership.

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Fleming College Among The Best In North America On Sustainability

In a huge honour, Peterborough's Fleming College has been named as a top performer on sustainability among community colleges in North America.

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has ranked Fleming as fifth overall and second best in Ontario in its 2017 Sustainable Campus Index.

Photo courtesy Fleming College

Photo courtesy Fleming College

The index recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall, by institution type, and in 17 sustainability impact areas such as curriculum, energy, transportation, water, investment and finance, and coordination and planning.

The impact areas were measured through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

Photo courtesy Fleming College

Photo courtesy Fleming College

“Fleming College’s feature in this report shows its significant leadership and commitment to advance sustainability,” says AASHE’s Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “We are excited to recognize Fleming for working to secure a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world through its comprehensive sustainability efforts.”

Photo courtesy Fleming College

Photo courtesy Fleming College

In addition to Fleming’s overall top-five ranking, the College was highlighted in the report for its research related to the salmon hatchery at Frost Campus. The hatchery is part of the Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program, which is working to restore the species to Lake Ontario more than 100 years after it was extirpated.

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Fleming College’s Official Song Remastered For 50th Anniversary

"Let the Deed Show", Fleming College’s official song that was commissioned for the College’s 25th anniversary, has been remastered and updated for Fleming’s 50th.
 
The song details the life of Sir Sandford Fleming, the College’s namesake, and his contributions to society. Written by local performer Danny Bronson, Bronson returned to the studio recently at Haggarty Studios in Peterborough with some of the finest studio musicians in Canada to record the new rendition of the song.

Danny Bronson (at left) in the studio recording

Danny Bronson (at left) in the studio recording

Bronson, who has breathed new life into the classic song, performs "Let the Deed Show" every year at all of Fleming College’s convocation ceremonies at its Frost and Sutherland campuses.

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Bronson, along with students, alumni and employees, will be in attendance at the college’s Sutherland Campus 50th Anniversary celebration on September 22nd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Watch the awesome video below...

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