BCIRPU is proud to support the premiere screening of the documentary Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility on Wednesday, September 18 starting at 6:30 PM at UBC’s Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. BCIRPU Scientist Dr. Mariana Brussoni is one of the panelists.

Produced by Professor Guy Faulkner from UBC’s School of Kinesiology, the 26-minute documentary explores the concept of children’s independent mobility, the benefits for children’s mental health, and challenges viewers to consider solutions to this issue. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion about the film’s themes and a reception where you can continue the conversation with fellow UBC alumni and friends.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30-8:30 pm
Program at 6:30 pm. Reception to follow.

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd.
Vancouver, BC

Cost: $10 per person. Complimentary admission for current UBC students.

Host: Guy Faulkner, Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia; Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Public Health Agency of Canada Chair (CIHR-PHAC) in Applied Public Health

Moderator: Shiral Tobin, Director of Journalism and Programming, CBC British Columbia


  • Adrian Crook, Senior Digital Strategist and Civic Advocate; Founder, 5Kids1Condo.com
  • Mariana Brussoni, Developmental Psychologist; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
  • Negin Riazi, Doctoral Candidate, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia
  • Robyn Pitman, Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia; Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist