Students on the Move
All Niagara Region projects

About the Project

There are approximately 30,000 post-secondary students in Niagara attending Brock University and Niagara College.

Students on the Move is a research project that looked at how post-secondary students travel around Niagara to get to school, work, social activities and necessities. It also looked at the impact their ability, or inability, to get from one place to another has on their wellbeing and connection to the community.

The results of this study will help to:

  • Inform infrastructure needs that support walking, cycling, public transit, and other transportation options
  • Improve access and quality of travel in Niagara
  • Implement various regional and local municipal policies such as the Transportation Master Plan and Municipal Growth Plan
  • Inform transportation concerns identified though Shape Niagara

Project Timeline

Fall 2018 - Completed
Student survey and photovoice data collection at Niagara College and Brock University

February 2019 - Completed
Share preliminary results with regional and local area municipal councils

January to April 2019 - Completed
Student survey and photovoice data collection at Niagara College and Brock University

Spring 2019 to Fall 2020 - completed
Data analysis

Report to regional and local area municipal councils, Brock University and Niagara College



Project Lead - Jackie Gervais
Niagara Region
905-688-8248 ext. 7332
Email Jackie Gervais

Principal Investigator - Dr. Christopher Fullerton
Brock University
905-688-5550 ext. 3423

Research Facilitator - Sue Reiser
Niagara College
905-735-2211 ext. 7040

Project Support


This study was conducted in partnership with Niagara Region Public Health, Brock University, and Niagara College.


This study was reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Research Ethics Board at Brock University [18-041], Niagara College Ethics Board [CEC-NC2018-12], and Niagara Region Public Health Ethics Committee.

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