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Posted on: October 29, 2013
literASIAN, a collaboration between the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW), Ricepaper Magazine, UBC Learning Exchange, Vancouver Public Library, and explorASIAN, presents Canada’s first ever literary festival celebrating Pacific Rim Asian Canadian literary talent. When: Nov 21-24, 2013 What: A memorable series of readings, workshops, panel discussions and book launches. Featuring some of the Asian Canadian […]
Posted on: September 13, 2013
Long before settlers began building residential schools, indigenous communities passed knowledge down from generation to generation. From September 9 to 27, the UBC Learning Exchange invites you to “Generations”, a thought-provoking multimedia exhibit. Based on hearings generated during Chief Justice Berger’s historic work on pipelines and Aboriginal land claims during the 1970’s, the exhibit […]
Posted on: August 14, 2013
Prof Finds Academic Conversations with DTES Residents Rewarding In early 2012, Rima Wilkes, an associate professor of Sociology, led a seminar series for community members at the Learning Exchange. The seminars took an alternative look at Canadian history and society, covering topics such as First Nations’ rights and the experience of the Chinese in Canada. […]
Posted on: July 11, 2013
The Contributing Through Computers Initiative has played a significant role in realizing the potential of residents, supporting them to make a contribution by sharing their computer skills with their neighbours.
Posted on: May 13, 2013
If your heart is pumping like crazy and your brain is buzzing, you’re probably there. Outside your comfort zone. It’s a familiar feeling for Learning Exchange workshop participants where both patrons and students come together to discover something new. Human Diversity Fourth-year students Lena Yuen and Michelle Leong recently facilitated a workshop called “Deconstructing Cultural […]
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Envisioning possibilities is what’s keeping Angela Towle busy these days. Newly appointed as the Learning Exchange’s first Academic Director, Angela is looking at how the Learning Exchange can help broaden the connection between the University and the Downtown Eastside (DTES). “I feel passionate about the idea of an exchange – how different kinds of knowledge […]
Posted on: March 28, 2013
Over Reading Week this year a group of UBC students, along with a member of UBC-CLI staff and a UBC alumna, joined UBC Learning Exchange IT Facilitators to co-create computer tutorial videos, to complement our computer workshops. First, to find out what kind of videos would be useful to computer beginners, the students assisted in a […]
Posted on: March 25, 2013
On January 30th, the Learning Exchange hosted the Downtown Eastside Literacy Roundtable’s “Sharing and Supporting Ideas on Adult Learning in Our Community”: Downtown Eastside Volunteer Tutor/Facilitator Conference. The conference, which was attended by over 60 community members, covered a wide range of topics from “First Nations Ways of Learning in City Life” to “Identifying Strengths […]
Posted on: January 24, 2013
When a young mother asked for directions at a downtown bus stop, she had no idea she was about to find a mentor, an untapped skill and a way to help her nine-year-old son discover his special talent.
All it took was connections.
Posted on: January 14, 2013
What: Workshops for absolute beginners and computer novices Sign-up: February 19-22, 1:00pm-5:00pm Workshop Times: March 5 – April 9, Tuesday mornings Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street More Info: For details phone 604.408.5164 or click here.
Posted on: January 4, 2013
What: Are you interested in learning more about the art of using water colours? If so, this six week workshop is for you. Designed for everyone, this workshop will help you learn basic drawing techniques, how to use water colours both indoors and outdoors, and various painting techniques. Spaces are limited so please register if you […]