More About Pellerin, Gordon
Gordon Pellerin was born in Grande Prairie and raised, along with five siblings, nearby on a farm at Five Mile Creek. While attending school at Harry Balfour, Gordon observed the rise of the GPRC Cardinal Building from out of the earth and across the reservoir. Fascinated by the curvilinear architecture, he became determined to explore this building and to attend GPRC, from which he completed two years of pre-med and science in university transfer studies in 1983.
Upon graduating from University of Alberta in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree, honors in Zoology, Gordon had the opportunity to return to Grande Prairie to take a term-certain contract with GPRC as a science laboratory technician. This nine-month contract has turned into 32 years with GPRC.
Gordon has taken various positions at GPRC, including a faculty position in Academic Upgrading to teach biology, chemistry and physics, to Academic Advisor and Liaison in Student Services, and currently Associate Registrar of Admission.
During his years at GPRC, Gordon has served on a number of committees, including Academic Council and Curriculum Committee. In 2005, Gordon was awarded the peer nominated Dean Stetson Service to Students Award. Currently Gordon is co-chair of the Provincial Planning Committee for the Alberta Services for Students Conference.
His involvement in social and community development has been with HIV North Society of which he was a co-founder 30 years ago and served as president and chair of the board of directors for several years. Gordon also serves on the boards of the Alberta Science Network, Five Mile Community Agricultural Society, and Grande Prairie Environmental Science Education Society.
Along with Celestin, his life partner of 24 years, Gordon resides in a beautiful heritage home in one of the oldest areas of Grande Prairie. His roots run deep here as his great-grandfather homesteaded over 100 years ago at Five Mile Creek. Gordon has a passion for education and a vital connection to the GPRC Cardinal building and has been unofficially designated as the GPRC tour guide.