|Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology|
|Academic staff||441 full-time|
|Location||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Sports teams||Fanshawe Falcons|
|Colours||Red and Black|
|Affiliations||CBIE, CCAA, ACCC, AUCC, CUP.|
Fanshawe College 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 150,000 alumni. The student newspaper, The Interrobang, is a member of Canadian University Press (CUP).
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. 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 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. Numerous expansion to college facilities have taken place at the London campus since the 1990s.
The college's first 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.
The college has had a student newspaper since its inception, first known as "Fanfare", changing to "The Dam" in 1971. Since at least as long ago as 1979, the paper is known as The Interrobang.
Fanshawe's current logo was adopted in 1981.
Fanshawe College Arboretum was established in 1995.
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.
In the early morning hours of March 18, 2012, following St. Patrick's Day celebrations, over 1,000 people, including hundreds of Fanshawe students, rioted on London's Fleming Drive. Eight Fanshawe students were suspended as a result. The riots, which included clashes with police and the setting of a CTV News truck on fire, received international news coverage.
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 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.
The original president of Fanshawe College was Dr. J. A. Colvin. Dr. Howard Rundle was president of the college for 18 years and retired on August 31, 2013. The 5th President of Fanshawe College is Peter Devlin. Devlin's appointment took effect September 3, 2013.
The 2008-2009 cross country season was a historic one. The Fanshawe women's cross country team won Fanshawe’s third national title in the school’s 41 year history; the first time in 27 years since the men’s basketball team last accomplished the feat in the 1981 season. In addition to the men's 4th consecutive national medal, the result puts the Fanshawe Cross Country program on top of college running in Canada for the 2008-2009 season. Fanshawe was the only CCAA College to have two podium finishes at the National Championships. In 2009-2010, Fanshawe's cross country running teams also declared themselves National Champions, taking the top spot on the podiums for both men's and women's teams. This makes it the third consecutive year the ladies have captured the National Title. It is also noted that an affiliate club, the Fanshawe Black Falcons cheerleading,have consecutively achieved five PCA national championship titles since their birth in 2007. Although only unofficially recognized by the college as a sanctioned and recognized club, members are all full-time students enrolled at one of the Fanshawe campuses.
Fanshawe's campus in London, Ontario, Canada covers 100 acres (40 ha) and has twenty buildings, including three residences for 1200 students. The London campus has been described as "one of the largest in Ontario" and as a "city within a city". http://www.fanshawec.ca/london
James N. Allan Campus
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
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
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
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 has more than 100 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
- Electrical and Electronics
- Health Sciences
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Language and Liberal Studies
- Manufacturing Technology
- Public Safety
- Tourism & Hospitality
- Transportation Technology
Programs and courses: http://www.fanshawec.ca/programs
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- "London's Fanshawe College suspends 8 students for riot". CBC News. 19 March 2012.
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- "St. Patrick's celebrations turn violent". CNN. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
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