Niagara Lives

Digital and Public History by the Students of Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario


Welcome to Niagara Lives. This website showcases the work of Brock University’s Undergraduate History students. Here you will find two major projects:

Mapping the History of Niagara is a WebMap that charts the population of St. Catharines, Ontario in the Early Twentieth Century using GIS data and ArcGIS Online software. This is a multi-year, ongoing project created by successive classes of HIST2P26: Introduction to Digital History.

Niagara 1918 is a collaborative public history resource on the experience of the Niagara Region and Canada during the 1918 Flu Pandemic. This is the course project of the 2021 class of HIST1P50: Co-Operative Historical Projects.


Brock University students engage in a wide variety of public and digital research projects. As humanities students they embody the core values of collaboration and the public good. History allows them to achieve these values.



Much of our work focuses on the history of the Niagara region, a vibrant and dyanmic area where people have lived for thousands of years. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today.

This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement.

Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.


On this page you will find projects created by the students of HIST1P50: Co-Operative Historical Projects and HIST2P26: Introduction to Digital History. We aim to update this site with new materials every year.

All content on this site is created by Brock University Undergraduate History Students