Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.48
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Université de Sherbrooke
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Véronique Bisaillon
Sustainable Development Education Advisor
Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Sustainable Development
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

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:

This study aimed to provide a detailed portrayal of student mobility at the Université de Sherbrooke. To achieve this, a survey of all students attending one of the two campuses (main campus and Health Campus) and the Innovation Park during the fall session 2018 was conducted (November 3rd to 13th , 2018). Distance education students were excluded from the survey.

A probabilistic sampling method was used to conduct the survey. The data collection was done using a Web-based questionnaire.

A total of 15,789 students were invited to respond to the survey. Of these, 3 176 responses were complete and valid, which corresponds to 20.1% of the surveyed population (with a 2% margin of error).

The University students commuting composition is as follows:
52% take public transportation;
18% walk, bike;
30% are nonusers of alternative modes of transportation.

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) ---
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means ---
Vanpool or carpool ---
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation ---
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---

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