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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Leanne Shewchuk
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.47 / 2.00 Leanne Shewchuk
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
73.50

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

The University of Manitoba contracted the Green Action Centre to plan, design and deliver a comprehensive commuting survey open to all students, faculty, employees and other non-University employees working at facilities on campus. The online survey went live January 18th and closed February 6, 2016 with the link circulated via email to all faculty and staff, through weekly e-news to students, and via hard copy to participating non-university offices. The survey was promoted through a wide variety of sources including, but not limited to, radio notifications, e-news, social media and printed posters. The survey reached 4384 respondents which is approximately 11% of the University community. Students were approximately 39%, Employees 37%, Faculty 16% and non-university employees 8%.

The second of the series of surveys was completed during the Winter 2018 term. The survey received over 7000 respondents. Data is currently being reviewed by the Green Action Centre.


The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 26.50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 15.40
Vanpool or carpool 13.50
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 42.10
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 2.50

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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.