Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
November 27, 2000
U of G, Sir Sandford Fleming College combine to offer new opportunities in environmental sciences
Lindsay, Ontario - Sir Sandford Fleming College and the University of Guelph have signed a major new articulation agreement that grants advanced university standing to qualified Fleming graduates.
Taking part in the signing ceremony today at the Frost campus in Lindsay were: Alastair Summerlee, provost and vice-president (academic), University of Guelph; Prof. Michael Moss, associate dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph; Sir Sandford Fleming College president Brian Desbiens and vice-president, academic,Terry Dance-Bennink; and Jim Madder, principal of the School of Environment and Natural Resource Sciences.
The articulation agreement will give all qualified technology graduates of Fleming's School of Natural and Environmental Resource Sciences 10 university credits toward a four-year bachelor of science (environmental sciences) degree at Guelph. Students have the choice of entering the earth and atmospheric science, ecology, environmental geography, environmental protection or natural resource management majors at Guelph.
"This new articulation agreement between the University of Guelph and Sir Sandford Fleming College will allow three-year community college graduates to earn a university degree in a high-demand program in a little over two years," said Mordechai Rozanski, president of the University of Guelph. "It is a win-win situation for students and reaffirms Guelph's commitment to developing collaborative partnerships with community colleges that share our academic vision and strengths, in this case in the environmental sciences. I would like to congratulate all involved in making this partnership possible, and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Sir Sandford Fleming College."
Desbiens said the agreement "illustrates Fleming's determination to provide our students with increased flexibility in their academic and career choices by giving them access to new degree-completion opportunities. The partnership with Guelph is a wonderful marriage of two outstanding post-secondary programs in the environmental sciences."
Moss noted that careers in the environmental field "are one of the fastest-growing areas in Canada, and students who combine our two programs will have a distinctive blend of skills, knowledge and theory, allowing them to make a unique impact on the growing field of environmental management."
Madder said the partnership with Guelph will open new doors for Fleming graduates.
The agreement applies to students who have a cumulative average of 75 per cent and who hold OAC credits or their equivalent in calculus and at least two of chemistry, biology and physics.
For more information, call Alex Wooley, manager, media relations and public affairs, University of Guelph, 519-824-4120, Ext. 6982, or Pauline Janitch, communications officer, Sir Sandford Fleming College, 705-749-5520, Ext. 1370.