At the end of January, the Grade 12s welcomed alum Dr. Emel Zerrouk ‘04 back to school to conduct a self-defense workshop. It was an enlightening session and the Grade 12s learned the importance of how to stay safe and protect themselves. Emel has a doctorate in Global Environmental Studies and works as a sustainability consultant. She is also a mother to two little boys. Martial arts and self-defense have been a part of Emel’s life since she was a child. What started as a hobby, and a desire to follow in her father’s footsteps led to teaching and coaching. Primarily a Judoka (a Judo practitioner) since the age of eight, she is also a general fitness coach and a licensed personal trainer.