Today’s worldwide standard time zones are the brainchild of Sir Sandford Fleming, a Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor. Fleming was also a skilled surveyor, mapmaker and railway engineer. He was even knighted by Queen Victoria.
Sir Sandford Fleming College aims to continue his legacy via inventiveness and a perpetual pursuit of excellence. Its main Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, Ont., was renovated recently, and the 87,000-sq.-foot Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre opened. The centre features state-of-the-art training equipment for students of carpentry, welding, plumbing and machining, among other trades.
Fleming offers a comprehensive range of more than 100 diploma, certificate, apprenticeship, post-graduate, and continuing education programs. Its computer security and investigations program is the only one of its kind in the province, with unique focal areas like advanced ethical hacking.
Fleming’s Frost campus in nearby Lindsay specializes in environmental training education. It features an alternative wastewater treatment system and a windmill. Arts students are trained at the Haliburton campus, which houses studio space in its Haliburton School of the Arts. Meanwhile, students of Fleming’s esthetician program run a spa at the Cobourg campus. Suite-style residences are available at the Lindsay and Peterborough campuses.