Fleming College has a long been a hub of innovation in Aquaculture education and research. We are proud to also offer a unique emphasis on Indigenous studies within our programs.

Indigenous environmental practices and related approaches to aquaculture are embedded across the curriculum in our new Aquaculture Foundations certificate. This program is offered in an online format for two semesters so students can study remotely. A culminating work placement can be completed on-campus in our fish hatchery or at a workplace of your choosing.

Aquaculture Foundations offers students the opportunity to take our Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) with it soon to be introduced as an option within our Aquaculture (Co-op) graduate certificate program as well.

The IPD is available to any student in the program who would like to gain a strong foundational basis in Indigenous studies. Along with two required courses– Introduction to Indigenous Studies and Introduction to Indigenous Knowledges –students take part in a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences. Our students’ transcripts indicate the designation, helping them stand out in today’s job market.

Our IPD program is unique in Ontario. Along with providing in-depth knowledge of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples’ cultures, histories, and contributions to our shared society, the program emphasizes community engagement. Students are encouraged to participate in culturally appropriate Indigenous events and activities. This provides applied learning opportunities in an environment that promotes respectful relationships and professional partnerships.

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Peterborough, Ontario
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