The Team: HIST1P50

This page is produced as a public resource by the students of HIST1P50, “Co-Operative Historical Projects” at Brock University in St Catharines Ontario. Students worked in small groups on each section, from the initial phases of project planning, to the primary and secondary research, to the content creation and publication promotions. We did this to provide a historical perspective on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, by looking to Canada’s recent past.

Cole Bedesky


Cole Bedesky is a student at Brock University who is currently enrolled in the Co-op History program. He plans to look for a career in the museum industry after he completes his degree.

Liam Boote


Hi, my name is Liam Boote. I am in my first year at Brock, in the History Co-op program. I am from Oakville, Ontario. 

Emily Carbone

Secondary Research Team Lead

Hi, my name is Emily Carbone! I am in my first year at Brock, in the History COOP program. I am from Niagara Falls, Ontario. 

Cate Hayes


My name is Cate, I’m a first year at Brock University in the History CO-OP Major. I am an athlete and passionate about history and writing.

Andrew LaLiberte

Primary Research Lead

My name is Andrew Laliberte, I am a student in the Brock History co-op program and a member of the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society. I am a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, hailing from Saint Paul Catholic High School right here in the City. I have a passion for a wide range of Canadian and European history, and I look forward to learning more over my time here at the University. I hope you enjoy this unique display of “Niagara in 1918”!

Angelina Multani


Hi, my name is Angelina Multani! I am in my first year at Brock, in the History Co-op program. I am from Stoney Creek, Ontario. 

McKayla Ramey

WebDev Lead

McKayla Ramey is a hardworking student from Beamsville Ontario. She chose to study history at brock university because of an everlasting love of history and a impactful co-op at her local museum, McKayla has plans on becoming a history teacher.

Sadie Schalk


Hello, my name is Sadie Schalk. I live in the Niagara Region and I am majoring in History at Brock. I have my Child and Youth Care diploma and I am hoping to become a high school history teacher. I currently am working within the DSBN to gain skills for the future field I will be working in.  

Quinton Sedge


My name is Quinton Sedge, I was born and raised in London Ontario and ever since I was a little kid history has been one of my biggest interests. I also love hanging out with my friends and making music.

Kathleen Stanley


My name is Kathleen, and I am taking a bachelor’s in history with an additional co-op component.  I was originally going to the History program at Laurier but because of Covid-19, I decided to stay local and study at Brock.  I love to spend time with my family and relatives any way I can.  

Kyle Timmins

Publication and Promotion Lead

My name is Kyle Timmins, I am a 19-year-old history co-op major at Brock University. Outside of school I am also an active War of 1812 Reenactor who portrays a private in the 49th Regiment of Foot. I hope you have enjoyed the website we have put together!

Owen Urquhart

Writing Lead

Born in St. Catharines, Owen had young aspirations to join Brock. As a student that has always been interested in history, Owen finally gets to learn about history in all his classes. When Owen isn’t busy writing historical bibliography, he works at Subway. On the off chance that he has free time, he likes to play some video games.

Colin Rose


Hi! I teach Digital History (among other things) here at Brock! I try to use my courses for students to develop critical thinking and writing skills alongside practical tools for research and project development. I also write books about violence in early modern Italy.

HIST1P50 is grateful to Co-Operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada for its support of this project. We are also indebted to our community partners, the St. Catharines and Welland Canal Museum, The Niagara Falls History Museum, the Lincoln Museum, and the Nelles Manor Museum. Thanks also to the Co-Op Office at Brock University.

All content created by the students of HIST1P50, "Co-Operative Historical Projects" at Brock University.

All images sourced from Library and Archives Canada, the Archives of Ontario, and Defining Moments Canada.