Meet Our Hospital's Transit Champions!

June 9, 2018

In honour of the Commuter Challenge, a week-long event that encourages employees to leave their car at home, our Hospital employees are being featured for using active or sustainable commutes to work!


Michael Robinson, Transit user

Michael Robinson, Spiritual Care Provider at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, is in his third year participating in the Commuter Challenge. He has a 16 km round trip to and from home and enjoys cycling and using transit during the summer months. He explains that commuting is a great way to be more eco-friendly. “For people interested in taking transit to work, all it requires is some simple planning and time management,” says Robinson.

Neil Irvine, Transit user

Neil Irvine, Contract Procurement Specialist at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, takes transit or cycles to work every day since it takes him under 10 minutes for both! “Commuting is a great option as it saves the time normally spent looking for a parking spot or worrying about scraping the ice off my windshield in the winter,” says Irvine. Because of his short commute, Irvine is able to spend more time at home during his morning routine, which includes having breakfast and catching up on the news!




If you’ve ever thought about biking, walking, carpooling, taking transit, or telecommuting to work, it’s not too late to join the Commuter Challenge!  Register today by going to and log your kilometres travelled by June 16, 2018! Happy commuting!

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