The Sister’s of St.Ann: The First Ten Years web project was
developed by students at UVic in the History Department. Three students, Diana Dearden, Leah Povey and
Natalie Schlogl worked collectively in the design, creation and implementation
of this site. The project is for a class
on the Micro History of Victoria,
History 481. The class is taught by Dr. John Lutz. Our web site is a historical representation
of the first ten year’s of education in Victoria.
The Sisters that arrived in 1858 from Montreal founded the St. Ann’s
Academy. The site looks at the
buildings, sisters, their voyage out to British Columbia and what they were
able to accomplish from 1858 to 1868.
The site shows archival information, documents and pictures. Our goal is to show what changes the schools
made in Victoria to the people who were around for the reception of the
Our group would like the acknowledge Dr. John Lutz’s
continued support for these types of assignments which secure a piece of
Victoria’s history for everyone to enjoy.
We wish to thank Sunpreet Jassal, the web creation project assistant,
for his help in making the sites and assisting with any issues or
questions. As well, we wish to
acknowledge the BC Archives andSt. Ann’s Academy for
their support and assistance through this project.
I am a fourth-year history student from Fort Steele, BC in the East
Kootenays. Living near a historic gold rush down developed my interest
local history and really enjoyed the experience of working on the
St.Ann's project. I enjoy outdoor activities, textile arts, pottery and
building with cob. After graduation I plan to travel, work on organic
farms, and pursue my degree in elementary education.
am a fourth year History major at UVic with my interest being in
European History. I grew up on Vancouver Island but was never
really interested in local history until this class. My interest
was peaked after learning about these nuns and the stories around the
convent itself. When not at school I enjoy reading and crafts
such as knitting and cross stitch. My email address is
I am a third year English major at the University. I plan to get my teaching certificate in
English and History. I grew up in the
Gulf Islands and moved to Victoria to be with my family and go to school. This site was very interesting for me to be
apart of as I had walked around the St. Ann’s Academy before and thought it was
an amazing building, but I had never known there was such an amazing story
behind it. The archiving work interested
me a lot through this project and I hope that our site will reach others in our
community. My e-mail address is email@example.com