Playing in nature deserves the respect we give organized sports
Huffington Post cited research by Mariana Brussoni, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, which found unsupervised outdoor play promotes children’s social and physical development, emotional well-being and […]
Apr 5, 2019
The kids are alright, sort of
Castanet reported on a talk by Mariana Brussoni, a UBC psychology professor. Brussoni spoke about “risky play” and how it can affect children’s development.
Mar 22, 2019
Rethinking risk: Are children too safe for their own good?
Castanet featured Mariana Brussoni, a professor in the department of pediatrics at UBC, who will present a talk at Okanagan College’s Signature Speaker Series about risk and safety in childhood.
Mar 8, 2019
Why experts say schools shouldn’t shy away from a little physicality during recess
Mariana Brussoni, a developmental child psychologist and professor at UBC, spoke to CBC’s The Current about children’s physicality during play. She said that a fear of liability has led schools to […]
Feb 28, 2019
Don’t worry, parents, rough play is normal part of childhood: expert
Global spoke to Mariana Brussoni, a professor at UBC, about rough play among children. “Rough and tumble play is a normal part of children’s play. It’s really adults [who are] uncomfortable […]
Feb 25, 2019
When kids dread recess, we have a problem
The Globe and Mail quoted Mariana Brussoni, a developmental psychologist in the faculty of medicine at UBC, for an article about bullying in schools.
Feb 22, 2019
Children and nature
Mariana Brussoni, a professor at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, was interviewed on CBC‘s BC Today about the importance of a connection with nature for children. The interview […]
Feb 1, 2019
Indigenous people face higher risk of transportation injuries in British Columbia
Indigenous people in British Columbia suffered transportation-related injuries at a rate 1.89 times higher than the province’s total population between 1991 and 2010, a new University of B.C. study has found.
Jan 31, 2018
Kids more active, less depressed when playgrounds include natural elements
Adding natural elements like sand, bricks and bamboo can transform a dull outdoor play space into an imaginative playground for children and even reduce depression signs, according to a new UBC study.
Apr 11, 2016
Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study
New research shows that risky outdoor play is not only good for children’s health but also encourages creativity, social skills and resilience.
Jun 9, 2015
Could our outdoor play spaces be too safe?
With temperatures heating up and spring already underway, it’s time for children to play outside again. But are our play spaces good enough, or could they actually be too safe?
Mar 31, 2015
Hospitalization rates double for older male motorcyclists
Motorcycle-related hospitalizations and associated health care costs have increased sharply for older men, according to a new UBC study.
Oct 2, 2014
Kids benefit from rough and tumble play with dads
Ahead of Father’s Day, a UBC researcher says dads shouldn’t shy away from a little roughhousing.
Jun 10, 2014