Perth Campus Speaker Series
“Hope Has two Daughters” – Book Launch

Dr. Monia Mazigh
When: Thursday March 2nd 5-7pm
Where: Algonquin College, Perth Campus, Student Commons
Sponsorship: Perth Campus Social Service Worker program
Light Refreshments will be provided.
For more information please call us at 613-267-2859 x5698

A bracing and vividly-told story of the Tunisian Bread Riots in 1984 and the Jasmine Revolution 2010, Hope has two daughters offers a glimpse inside revolution from the perspective of two women, Nadia and Lila, a mother and daughter who take active roles during pivotal moments in history.

The public is welcome to attend this session.

Rick Mercer on Dry Stone Walls

rmercer_stoneNovember 11, 2015: We were delighted to see some familiar faces on the Rick Mercer Report the other night as Masonry-Heritage and Traditional students and alumni, along with program advisory committee member Bobby Watt, instructed Rick on the fine craft of dry-stone masonry at the Irish-Canadian Dry Stone Festival. Watch the clip.

Applied Research Day

Applied Research and Innovation will be hosting Applied Research Day 1.0 on April 14, 2014 from 10:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the commons.  This student-centric event will provide students with an opportunity to showcase their great applied research projects.  We will be presenting submissions from:

  1. Students doing In-Class Projects that finish by April, 2014.  These include projects done through the Office of Applied Research and Innovation OR other projects done with internal or external partners that resulted in a tangible outcome.  Examples include marketing studies, technology projects, health-related research; and media & design.
  2. Students/Principal Investigators working on Stand-Alone Projects.

Please find more detailed information on this showcase event at our office website: or visit our main page in Woodroffe:

For any questions please contact Kerry Milford at (613-267-2859 ext. 5660)

Guest Speaker Eva Olsson returns to Algonquin College’s Perth Campus

Date: Friday April 11, 2014 1 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 104
All students, faculty and staff are welcome
This event is sponsored by the Algonquin College Students Association

Eva Olsson

For over 16 years, Eva Olsson has spoken to over one million people in schools, service clubs, churches, on armed forces bases, at police force conferences, at Queen’s Park, and the United Nations.

The focus of her message is bullying and the importance of not being a bystander to injustice. She uses her life experiences, primarily in the holocaust, to illustrate the power of hate and the importance of standing up against forces of racism, bigotry and intolerance.

Her experience as an immigrant, widow, single mother, outsider, survivor and advocate has resulted in two honorary doctorates and her induction into the Order of Ontario. Now 89 years old, Eva has authored several books and a film about her life was made called Stronger than Fire: The Eva Olsson Story. She wrote another book with her son, Jan who teaches in the Social Service Worker program in Orillia, Ontario.

Come and hear an amazing, inspiring woman’s story.