StudentMoveTO is a collaborative campaign focusing on everyday travel experiences of university students, and includes a large survey of post-secondary students’ travel behaviour. The first phase of the survey was conducted in Fall of 2015, which is the largest of its kind. The data was made publicly available to be used for research, in classroom, and more important, to general an informed conversation between students, universities and transportation planners focusing on the challenges and opportunities relating to student travel and quality of life.
The issue of student travel extends beyond students themselves. The vitality and success of the colleges and universities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region depends on options for students to reach all campuses effectively at all hours of the day so that they can take advantage of opportunities and meet demands of campus life. Students participating fully in their communities, as well as their studies, enriches the vitality of the GTHA as a whole. StudentMoveTO is back, through the support of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant, five partner universities, and four partner government and community organizations with a goal of better understanding your #commuterwoes.
Collaborators: Raktim Mitra, RU; David Amborski, RU; Jeremy Bowes, OCAD; Ron Buliung, UofT; Sara Diamond, OCAD; Steven Farber, UofT; Daniel Hoornweg, UOIT; Roger Keil, York U; Eric Miller, UofT; Khandker Nurul Habib, UofT; Darren Scott, McMaster U; Matti Siemiatycki, UofT; Eric Vaz, RU; Patricia Wood, York U; Davin McCully, RU; Catherine Huynh, RU.
Partners: OCAD University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, York University, Maximum City, Metrolinx, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, City of Toronto