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