StudentMoveTO 2019 Launch Event
Metro Hall: September 24, 2019
The 2019 StudentMoveTO study was formally launched on September 24, 2019 with an event at Metro Hall in Toronto. Students from across the region as well as representatives from all 10 partner institutions and four government and community organizations were in attendance. After opening remarks from Raktim Mitra (Ryerson), Khandker Habib (U of T), and Roger Keil (York) describing the study and its components, Matti Siemiatycki (U of T) moderated a panel with Inara Awadia (Ryerson student), Kevin Nahrabeki (Sheridan student), Gregg Lintern (Chief Planner, City of Toronto), Dr. Sara Diamond (President, OCAD), and Nick Day (Senior Manager, Metrolinx) who discussed the current state of student transportation in the region, including challenges and opportunities. This was followed by an engagement activity where students in attendance shared their commuting stories, likes and dislikes, and suggestions for how transport could be improved in the region.