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Greater St. Albert Catholic School district

  • MHM
  • Corporate body
  • 1995 -

The Sisters of Charity (Grey Nuns) arrived in St. Albert from Lac Ste. Anne in 1863 and construction of a small convent that served as schoolhouse and hospital when needed was completed in 1864. St. Albert Roman Catholic Public District No. 3 was formed in 1885, and was later known as St. Albert Catholic School District No. 3. In 1995, the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division No. 29 was formed with the amalgamation of three formerly independent school jurisdictions of St. Albert, Morinville, and Legal. On July 1, 2012, legislation came into effect which changed Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools status from "public" to "separate", and resulted in a legal name change to Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 734. Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools services the communities of St. Albert, Morinville and Legal as well as the districts of Cardiff, Cunningham and Guilbault.

Johnson, Dr. Gregory

  • Ath 11.55
  • Person
  • 1955 - Present

Born in 1955 and raised on the West Coast of Canada, Dr. Gregory Johnson graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in History and International Relations and a master's degree in History in 1982. He then moved to Toronto and completed a Ph.D. at York University completed in 1989. He subsequently taught at the University of Victoria, Red Deer College and the University of Alberta before joining Athabasca University in 1999.

Although his primary field of study is 20th century Canadian Foreign Policy and International History, Dr. Johnson has produced work on aspects of local history, notably, Lac La Biche Chronicles, a history of Lac La Biche, Alberta, and Why Athabasca? A Brief History of the Origins of Athabasca Landing which was a Town of Athabasca centennial project in 2011. With Town of Athabasca archivist Marilyn Mol and designer Margaret Anderson, he revised the Athabasca Historical Walking Tour booklet in 2018.

As a long-time member of the Athabasca Heritage Society, Dr. Johnson has been involved with historical preservation, notably, the restoration of the West Athabasca School, a rural one-room school located in the Town of Athabasca, and the Athabasca CNR Train Station.