Fanshawe College

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Coordinates: 43°0′44.78″N 81°12′0.64″W / 43.0124389°N 81.2001778°W / 43.0124389; -81.2001778

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
Fanshawe College Logo 1.png
Motto Unlocking Potential
Established 1967
Type Public
Religious affiliation non-denominational
President Peter Devlin
Academic staff 441 full-time
Students 17,000 full-time; 26,000 part-time
Undergraduates Available
Postgraduates Available
Location London, Ontario, Canada
Campus Urban
Sports teams Fanshawe Falcons
Colours Red and Black          
Mascot Falcon
Affiliations CBIE, CCAA, ACCC, AUCC, CUP
Website fanshawec.ca

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology is one of the largest colleges in Ontario, Canada. The main campus is in London, Ontario, with additional campuses in Simcoe, St. Thomas, Woodstock, and Tillsonburg. There are approximately 17,000 full-time students and 26,000 part-time students. Fanshawe College has more than 153,000 alumni living and working around the world.

With five campuses serving close to half a million people, Fanshawe has been providing excellence in academic learning and industry training for over 45 years. The College attracts students from approximately 50 countries every year. Fanshawe opens up a world of possibilities for students in more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate programs, along with apprenticeship training.

The college describes its mission as "Provide pathways to success, an exceptional learning experience, and a global outlook to meet student and employer needs"[citation needed].

Research at Fanshawe - The Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) is Fanshawe College’s Research Office and Industry Innovation Centre (IIC). CRI works with industry and community partners, and with Fanshawe researchers, to develop innovative[citation needed] research projects and programs, and serves as the College’s liaison to external funders.

History[edit]

The London campus was founded in 1962 as the Ontario Vocational Centre (OVC). The first classes were held September 28, 1964, and initially there were 300 students enrolled. In 1967 it became Fanshawe College, one of a province-wide system of colleges of applied arts and technology. Regional campuses were subsequently established in Woodstock, St. Thomas, and Simcoe.[citation needed] The origin of the word Fanshawe is old English and is a combination of two words: fane (meaning temple or building) and shaw or shawe (meaning woods). Hence “temple in the woods." The College's current logo was adopted in 1981.[citation needed]

Dr. James A. Colvin was named Fanshawe College's first president in 1967 and held the position until 1979. Dr. Colvin was succeeded by Mr. Harry Rawson, who served as president until his retirement in 1987. Dr. Barry Moore,Fanshawe's third president, retired in 1996. Dr. Howard Rundle, Fanshawe's longest-serving president, led the college for 18 years until his retirement on August 31, 2013. The fifth President of Fanshawe College is Peter Devlin. Devlin's appointment took effect September 3, 2013.

The original three buildings were the Main Building, the Automotive Building, and the Applied Arts Centre, which subsequently became buildings "B", "C", and "A", respectively. The "D" block was completed as an extension of the "B" building in the early 1970s, followed by "E" in 1975, "F" (with a bookstore) in 1980, and "G" in 1984. Fanshawe's library was temporarily located on the first floor of "B" building, soon moved to room A2015. In 1982, a new library was built on the north side of campus adjacent to "F" building, which is still used to this day. Numerous expansion to college facilities have taken place at the London campus since the 1990s.

Fanshawe’s Centre for Digital and Performance Arts - The 50,000-square-foot building opened in January 2014 and offers 400 students state-of-the-art facilities with immediate access to arts, entertainment, parks, shopping and more. Located in the heart of downtown London, the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts is home to a number of Fanshawe’s creative programs, such as 3D Animation and Character Design, Interactive Media Design and Production, Technical Costume Studies and Theatre Arts.

In 2013, Fanshawe College announced the establishment of the new School of Public Safety. The school will open in September 2014 by bringing together six of Fanshawe's established public safety programs and then will use this foundation to launch 7 to 10 new program offerings by September 2015, making it one of the most comprehensive public safety programs in southwestern Ontario.

In August 2013, Fanshawe College announced that it purchased the facilities formerly owned by Jazz Aviation at the London International Airport. This purchase will allow the College to create a permanent home for its aviation programming with facilities that match the real world industry environment.

In May 2011, Fanshawe College officially opened its new Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies (CATT). The new Centre accommodates 1,500 students who are seeking job-ready credentials in trades and technologies that support the transportation industry. In addition to state-of-the-art equipment and learning tools, the 148,000-square-foot facility will feature a variety of exciting green innovations, including a vegetated green roof occupying 48,000 square feet, storm water reclamation, solar-powered GPS tracking skylights for natural day-lighting in the shops and other environmental/sustainability initiatives and materials.

On April 2, 2014, Fanshawe College unveiled its new logo and slogan. Peter Devlin, the current president of the college, stated that the new brand "focusses on Fanshawe's desire to help students reach their full potential". The rebranding process took place during the summer of 2013 where the input of over 6000 current students, staff, alumni, guidance counsellors, business and academic leaders, government and community partners was used to determine the new brand. The new logo was dubbed the 'North Star' and was preferred two to one over all the other concepts indicated in surveys, including the then current logo. [1]

Fanshawe College Arboretum was established in 1995.

Athletics[edit]

Fanshawe College joined the Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) in 1967 as one of the six founding members. The Falcons currently compete in 14 varsity sports, with 19 teams including: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor soccer, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s badminton, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s baseball, women’s fastball and men’s and women’s and mixed curling.

Many of Fanshawe’s varsity programs excel not only in the OCAA but also the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). As of 2013, the Falcons have a total of 12 national championships, 80 provincial championships and a total of 242 medals.

Additionally, Fanshawe has one of the largest campus recreation programs in Ontario with over 4500 students participating in intramurals, extramurals and open recreation every year.

Campuses[edit]

London Campus[edit]

Fanshawe's campus in London, Ontario, Canada covers 100 acres (40 ha) and has twenty buildings, including nearly 1200 apartment-style residence rooms and close to 400 townhouse rooms at its London campus. The London campus has been described as "one of the largest in Ontario" and as a "city within a city".[2] http://www.fanshawec.ca/london

James N. Allan Campus[edit]

James N. Allan Campus in Simcoe, Ontario offers certificate and diploma programs, academic upgrading, pre-apprenticeships, continuing education, career and employment services and much more. http://www.fanshawec.ca/simcoe

St. Thomas/Elgin Campus[edit]

The St. Thomas/Elgin Campus, located in St. Thomas, Ontario, is home to approximately 350 full-time students and 2,000 part-time students, offering certificate and diploma programs, academic upgrading, apprenticeships, continuing education, corporate training, and career and employment services. http://www.fanshawec.ca/stthomas/

Oxford County Campuses[edit]

Located in Woodstock, Ontario and Tillsonburg, Ontario, Oxford County Campuses offers academic upgrading, certificate and diploma programs, continuing education and apprenticeship opportunities. http://www.fanshawec.ca/woodstock / http://www.fanshawec.ca/tillsonburg

Downtown London Campus[edit]

Located in the heart of downtown London’s creative scene, is Fanshawe's Centre for Digital and Performance Arts. It is located near the Grand Theatre (London, Ontario) and London Fringe Theatre Festival (Ontario).

Fanshawe College old logo (printers template 1974)

Programs[edit]

Fanshawe College has more than 110 full-time post-secondary and graduate studies programs, as well as apprentice, academic upgrading and adult training programs. Many post-secondary programs have a co-operative education component. Academic Schools:

  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Building Technology
  • Lawrence Kinlin School of Business
  • Contemporary Media
  • Continuing Studies
  • Design
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Language and Liberal Studies
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Music Industry Arts
  • Nursing
  • Public Safety
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Transportation Technology

Programs and courses: http://www.fanshawec.ca/programs

Housing[edit]

Residence[edit]

Fanshawe has nearly 1200 apartment-style residence rooms and close to 400 townhouse rooms located at its London Campus. Residence offers the best of conveniences and amenities to help provide an exceptional on-campus student experience. The College offers two housing choices: traditional residence suites and townhouse units.

Traditional residence suites – located on College property. There are three separate, air conditioned, non-smoking buildings:

  • Falcon House – opened in 2003
  • Peregrine House – opened in 2007
  • Merlin House – opened in 2009

Each building has 415 suites with each suite housing four people. All rooms include cable, telephone and internet connection. There is on-site management and 24-hour a-day front desk staff, controlled access entry and 24-hour surveillance in all common areas. In addition to individual suites, residence common areas include activity lounges with pool tables, ping pong, foosball and shuffle board; common kitchens with stove top and oven; movie lounge with big screen TV and surround sound and study lounges for individual or group study. Residences are able to meet the needs of students with physical disabilities by providing barrier free suites.

Townhouse units – “Kestrel Court” is conveniently located steps away from College property and offers students fully furnished, non-smoking townhouse units. On-site staff is available 24/7 to assist students. Each townhouse unit has six bedroom suites with cable and internet in each bedroom, full-size kitchen and main floor living room. Laundry facilities are provided in one location at the townhouse complex. Parking is available at extra cost.

Off-campus housing[edit]

London is a vibrant city with a wide selection of accommodations. Fanshawe maintains a list of off-campus housing for students attending the College.

Student government[edit]

The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is a student representative body, designed to meet the various needs and expectations of students attending Fanshawe College. The FSU is a proud member of the College Student Alliance (CSA). The CSA is a member-driven advocacy and student leadership organization which proudly serves Ontario’s college and college-university students.

The FSU has had a student newspaper since its inception, first known as Fanfare, changing to The Dam in 1971. It has been known as The Interrobang since approximately 1979 and is Fanshawe’s only student newspaper. It is published weekly from September to April and distributed on-campus free of charge throughout Fanshawe College. The Interrobang, is a member of Canadian University Press (CUP).

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