The Learning Exchange is an entry point for faculty to engage with Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).
We have been a UBC presence in the DTES since 1999, offering free programs led by local residents. Students and residents engage with each other throughout the year. Faculty have partnered with the Learning Exchange on student placements, research, and community workshops.
The Learning Exchange is now exploring new academic directions.
The University has created an Academic Director role to develop and lead the Learning Exchange’s academic mandate. Dr. Angela Towle was appointed to this new role in early 2013.
Angela welcomes the chance to discuss the role and possibilities with you. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the links below for more information.
Explore tailored experiences in the DTES that support students to reach their learning goals
Get help bringing people together to do community-based participatory research and share the results