StudentMoveTO SYMPOSIUM 2022 2022-05-25T21:03:31+00:00

Join us for a two-day symposium and seminar event on student travel in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). This event will feature conversations, presentations, debates, and panel discussions from a diverse body of researchers, academic leaders, policy makers and advocates, to discuss insights from the StudentMoveTO study and their implications for creating better transportation services in this region, and improving student well-being.

This event is open to anyone interested in transportation planning in the GTHA. Researchers, students, urban planners, policy makers, transportation advocates, and the broader public are welcome to attend. Registration is free – space is limited.

June 3rd – York University

Time: 1 to 5pm
Location: Room 519 in the Kaneff Tower (74 York Blvd, North York)

StudentMoveTO: The Research
Moderated by Sara Diamond, President Emerita of OCAD University

1:00 – 1:05pm
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Roger Keil, Co-Investigator, StudentMoveTO

1:05 – 1:20pm
Introduction: What have we accomplished? Mobility research in a region under lockdown
Raktim Mitra, Principal Investigator, StudentMoveTO

1:20 – 1:40pm
Designing the Survey: Cracking the code of of student mobility
Khandker Nurul Habib, Co-investigator, StudentMoveTO
1:40 – 2:00pm
Survey research: Bringing big data to policy makers
Matti Siemiatycki, Co-investigator, StudentMoveTO
2:00 – 2:20pm
Data visualization: Demonstrating diversity across a growing region
Jeremy Bowes, Co-investigator, StudentMoveTO
2:20 – 2:40pm
Listening to students: Qualitative research on mobility in a pandemic city
Patricia Wood, Co-investigator, StudentMoveTO
2:40 – 3:00pm
Coffee and Tea

Partner Panel: Linking learning to mobility and vice versa
Moderated by Cameron MacLeod, Executive Director of transit advocacy group CodeRedTO

3:00 – 4:30pm
A moderated discussion between researchers, transit advocates, and policy makers on the insights of the StudentMoveTO project.
Cameron MacLeod
Cameron MacLeodExecutive Director, CodeRedTO
Nicole Arsenault
Nicole ArsenaultProgram Director, Sustainability, York University
Shelley Carroll
Shelley CarrollCouncillor for Don Valley North, City of Toronto
Shahreen Shehwar
Shahreen ShehwarYork University Environment and Urban Change PhD student
Herb Sinnock
Herb SinnockDirector, Office for Sustainability, Sheridan College
David Simor
David SimorDirector at the Centre for Active Transport (TCAT)
Anthony Smith
Anthony SmithMetrolinx Planning and Development

June 4th – Toronto Metropolitan University

Formerly known as Ryerson University

Time: 9:30am to 1:15pm
Location: Room 312 in the South Bond Building (105 Bond St, Toronto)

Day 2 will feature seminars presented by researchers from Toronto Metropolitan University, York University, the University of Toronto and OCAD University to provide insights from the StudentMoveTO research projects.
Light refreshments and snacks will be served during the event.

Seminar Program

Session 1: Student transportation behaviour and wellbeing
9:30 to 10:15am

Investigating the benefit of using multiple cross-sectional travel survey data in modelling the mode choice behaviour of university students in Toronto
Presenting author: Sanjana Hossain
Other author: Khandker Nurul Habib
Infrastructure Turn and Transportation Equity: Student Commuters of the GTA
Presenting author: Mohammed Mohith
Other authors: Roger Keil, Seyedmohsen Alavi
Disability and Postsecondary Education in the GTHA: Scratching the Surface using StudentMoveTO 2019
Presenting author: Ron Buliung
Other author: Jordan Aharoni
Visual Sensemaking for Student Mobility Data: StudentMoveTO
Presenting author: Jeremy Bowes
Other authors: Dr. Sara Diamond, Bo Louie Siu , Ryan Barquero, Ernesto Ramirez, Iman Kewalrabi

Session 2: Student transportation behaviour and wellbeing
10:30 to 11:15am

Transportation and wellbeing: Exploring post-secondary students’ commute satisfaction and its relationship to campus participation and success
Presenting author: Ryan Taylor
Other author: Raktim Mitra
Understanding Attitudes of Post-Secondary Students in the GTHA Towards the Private Car and Public Transit Modes of Transportation
Presenting author: Seyedmohsen Alavi
Other authors: Roger Keil, Mohammed Aziz Mohit
The Determinants of Commute Mode Usage Frequency of Post-Secondary Students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
Presenting author: Sanjana Hossain
Other authors: Patrick Loa, Felita Ong, and Khandker Nurul Habib

Session 3: Pandemic and student transportation
11:30 to 12:15pm

What Happens When Post-Secondary Programmes Go Virtual for COVID-19? Effects of Forced Telecommuting on Travel Demand of Post-Secondary Students During the Pandemic
Presenting author: Kaili Wang
Other authors: Sanjana Hossain, Khandker Nurul Habib
Changes in post-secondary students’ travel behaviour patterns after covid-19 pandemic
Presenting author: Raktim Mitra
Other author: Attiya Haseeb
Modelling the Choices of Telecommuting (Online Learning) Frequency of Post-Secondary Students
Presenting author: Sanjana Hossain
Other authors: Kaili Wang, and Khandker Nurul Habib

Session 4: Student transportation and City Building
12:30 to 1:15pm

International Students’ Experience with Public Transit  During the COVID-19 Pandemic in The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and The Greater Vancouver Area (GVA)
Presenting author: Mengyan Huang
Students in the City: Transportation and urban life
Presenting author: Roger Keil
Other authors: Seyedmohsen Alavi, Mohammed Mohith
Exploring the environmental and social sustainability in the travel behaviour patterns of young adults
Presenting author: Attiya Haseeb
Other authors: Raktim Mitra
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