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Sarah McCans

PhD Candidate, Research Associate

  • Office Location: SSC 2333
  • Phone: 519-661-2111 x 80965
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Sarah’s doctoral research focuses on children’s exposure to nature and their health and wellbeing. She holds an honours BA in Geography from Queen’s University and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph. Sarah’s interests have evolved out her work in landscape architecture and urban planning, international research and development (urban poverty and environment), and naturalized school ground design.

Educational Background

  • 2004 - Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), University of Guelph
  • 2000 - Honours BA, Geography, Queen’s University


  • children's geographies
  • children's health & the built environment
  • children & nature
  • play & learning environments
  • participatory design & planning with children
  • environmental & social justice