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Assessing the scale of food deliveries to UBC residences Saleh, Siba; Anika, Tasnia; Verrett, Jonathan


This report presents data collected to assess the scale of food deliveries to the University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus (UBC-V) Residences. Over the week of November 22 to 26, 2021, twenty-six student teams collected data on food deliveries taking place from 3:30pm to 9:30 pm from four student residences. Residences were chosen based on their size and ease of data collection. Data collected included the date, residence location, delivery time, vehicle type, food outlet name and location, and weather conditions. A total 229 deliveries were recorded and the average distance travelled for deliveries was estimated to be 4 km. Further analysis of this data will be undertaken to estimate the impact associated with the greenhouse gas emissions from these deliveries as well as to provide policy recommendations. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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