In this section, you’ll find several short theme papers on various aspects of the Pandemic written by a range of renowned academic experts. These unique themes were created to encourage and inspire registrants in exploring intriguing perspectives in their commemorative Spanish Flu Pandemic projects.

A Pandemics Primer

We have updated our original Spanish Flu 101 article to reflect on the current global pandemic.

Webpage: A pandemics primer: Infectious disease outbreaks, from the Plague to COVID19

Peacetime Killer

How the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic felled nearly as many Canadians as the First World War.  (John Lorinc)

Webpage: Read the article, originally published in Canada’s History Magazine, here. (Published here on March 28, 2020)

The Hunt for Microbes

Webpage: Making sense of the Micro-biology.

Location, Location, Location

Webpage: How geography could determine who died in 1918-1920.

Soldiers Struck Down

Whether training on the Homefront or in the trenches, WWI provided the right conditions for the Pandemic among the Canadian Forces.

In the Prime of Life

Why did the Spanish Flu kill so many young men and women in full health?

Enemy Aliens

New Canadians endure life in the Pandemic as enemy aliens on Canada’s Homefront.

Burn Their Names in Bronze

In October 1918, about 20 doctors died of the Flu in Québec while caring for the sick. Do you know these fallen heroes?

Pandemics by the Numbers

Mathematics can provide some answers to understand how Pandemics spread, but all the rest in uncertain.