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Community Welcome for New President

Community Welcome for New President

On September 12th the Learning Exchanged joined UBC and the community in welcoming UBC’s 13th President.

June 21 – Songs for Reconciliation Performance

  Songs For Reconciliation June 21, 2-3PM   Trout Lake Community Centre 3360 Victoria Drive FREE   Community members from Hillcrest, Hastings and Britannia Community Centres, UBC Learning Exchange, Britannia Elementary and Hamber Secondary along with Artist in Residence William Wasden Jr celebrate their learning and sharing of Kwakwaka’wakw culture.   For more info about this project […]

May 14: Living (and Dying) for Canada’s Ideals

May 14: Living (and Dying) for Canada’s Ideals

Who made Canada a more inclusive society? What struggles did people face to overcome injustices? How do we right the wrongs of the past and raise awareness amongst the next generation? This event acknowledges those who struggled to make Canada a more just society, featuring an exhibition, film screening, and panel discussion.

May 10 – Film Screening: “Truth Be Told”

TRUTH BE TOLD is WWII Veteran Herbert T.A. Lim’s recount of his personal journey from civilian to soldier during WWII. Producer/Director, Wesley Lowe will be in attendance.

April 24 – April 30, Sign Up for Excel Workshop on Thursday Nights

What: Excel Workshop: Introduction to spreadsheets including formatting, formulas, and working with data. Sign-up: In person Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Workshop Times: May 1st – May 15th; 3 Thursday evenings 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Cost: Free Where:  UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street More Info:  For details phone 604.408.5164 or click here. Registration for the Workshop is now open.

The Year of the Horse

The Year of the Horse

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, a diversity of UBC Learning Exchange program participants came together to create a magnificent tin, brass and copper horse lantern from recycled materials. The lantern took shape under the direction of artists Heather Dawn Jones and Jason Paularitis, supported by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver. Input from seniors […]

April 16: Wrongful Convictions, What You Need to Know

The Canadian criminal justice system makes mistakes. Innocent people are wrongly convicted every year. It can happen to anyone. On Wednesday, April 16 Amanda Carling from the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted will speak about the causes of wrongful convictions and the rights all Canadians have to protect themselves.

Photo courtesy Colocho, Wikimedia Commons

Exploring our Heritage: Chinatown and Japantown

Learn about the vibrant history of Chinatown and Japantown in guided, interactive walking tours of the neighbourhoods. Share your own memories and experience. Discuss changes in the area, for better or worse, over time.

Conference Gives Economics Students a Lot to Think About

Conference Gives Economics Students a Lot to Think About

On January 25, 2014, the Learning Exchange hosted the UBC Economics Student Association’s Livability in Vancouver conference. The event brought together a variety of groups, including UBC students, representatives of the City of Vancouver, Downtown Eastside community groups and local residents. Through a range of panels, the event promoted an understanding of the complex issues […]