Sara Brunelle

Sara Brunelle graduated with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of British Columbia in May 2015. During her time at UBC, Sara was a research assistant at the Child and Family Research Institute and participated in a research study that examined the effects on children’s behaviour and social interactions when access to nature and challenging play opportunities are increased in their outdoor play environments. She also helped conduct research into how the public perceives the safety of today’s playgrounds and the role of memory. Sara is currently working as a landscape designer and continues to engage dialogue about the importance of play through design and pop-up play events.