Learning Exchange Director, Dr. Margo Fryer, receives Community Achievement Award

Dr. Margo Fryer

Dr. Margo Fryer

On March 12, it was announced that Learning Exchange Director, Dr. Margo Fryer received a 2007 British Columbia Community Achievement Award. This award recognizes and celebrates British Columbians who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to others and who devote time and energy to making their communities more caring, dynamic, beautiful, healthy, and unique.

The announcement of the award noted that:

“Under Dr. Margo Fryer’s leadership, vision and commitment, the University of British Columbia established the Learning Exchange, a nationally-recognized community engagement initiative which fosters community building and outreach. In addition to its Downtown Eastside storefront programs, the initiative provides students with community service learning opportunities in inner-city communities and prepares these students to be exceptional global citizens.”

Dr. Fryer will receive her award, along with the other forty-three outstanding British Columbians who received awards this year, at the fourth annual BC Community Achievement Awards ceremony at Government House on April 25.

For more information regarding these awards please visit the March 12, 2007 news releases website section of the British Columbia’s government page at: http://www.news.gov.bc.ca/default.asp