Past Events

  • May 3rd: The Last Geisha Film Screening

      As part of the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society’s explorAsian2016 Festival, the UBC Learning Exchange is hosting a film screening and discussion of The Last Geisha, directed by Makoto Yasuhara. The film recounts the story of the last geisha in Yoshiwara, Japan. There are many misconceptions about the geisha. These talented artists have long […]
  • Feb 18: One Mo’Town Music Fair

    On Thursday, February 18th, you are invited to join us at the UBC Learning Exchange when we transform our building into an interactive, musical space. This day-long community music fair will feature a variety of activities, workshops, and performances showcasing a rich line-up of talent from the Downtown Eastside. There will be a wide range […]
  • Oct 29 – Open Spaces: The Musical

    As part of the 12th annual Heart of the City Festival, the UBC Learning Exchange presents: Open Spaces - The Musical! Join us for a nourishing evening of music and culture that celebrates our rich local talents. From open mic to live performances – including jazz piano, poetry, drumming and more – there’s something for everyone. All will be revealed on the night!
  • July 7-21 Community Hearts Exhibition

    Come explore this interactive exhibition featuring works by Indigenous Women Artists and local community members. Meet the artists, try your hand at crafts, and hear the stories created as the artists and community members journeyed through a 20-week workshop series together.
  • May 28 – Cedar & Bamboo

    Free film screening of Cedar and Bamboo, May 28th at the UBC Learning Exchange
  • December 10th – Winter Holiday Party

    Skating (or watching skating). Refreshments. Frivolity. Join us for an afternoon of fun and hot chocolate. We can provide skates and transportation to Robson Square. A group will be leaving the Learning Exchange at 1:30 pm, or you can meet us at Robson Square at 2.00pm. If you are interested in going, sign up at […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nov 21 – 24: literASIAN, A Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing

    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 […]
  • Sep 9-27: Generations, A multimedia history exhibition

      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 […]
  • February 19-22 – Sign Up for Basic Computer Workshops

    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.
  • Jan 23 to Feb 27 – Water Colour Workshop

    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 […]
  • December 3 – Google Maps Workshop

    What:  In this workshop you will learn — How to search for businesses, addresses, places, coordinates and geographic features How to get directions by car, by public transit, walking and bicycling How to print and share Google maps More useful tips When:  Monday, December 3rd, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register: Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost: Free […]
  • November 26 – Dropbox Workshop

    What:  In this workshop you will learn — How to use a web-based file hosting service How to upload files How to store files How to share these files with friends When:  Monday, November 26th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register: Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street More Info: For details phone 604.408.5164
  • November 19 – Resume Formatting Workshop

    What:  In this workshop you will learn some resume writing tips and how to — work with resume templates format text and bullets save your resume as a PDF attach a resume in an email upload your resume to a company’s website When:  Monday, November 19th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register: Call the front desk at […]
  • November 5 – Desktop and MS Word Review

    What: Do you know the basics of Microsoft Word?  If so, this workshop is for you. Come along and learn some new helpful tips and take a review of what you already know about MS Word and the Desktop. When:  Monday, November 5th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register: Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning […]
  • October 29 – Resume Writing Workshop Part 1

    What: Resume Writing – learn how to compose a resume. This workshop will help you put together a resume, show you what to include, and explain what employers are looking for. When: Monday, October 29th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register: Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street For more information […]
  • October 27 – Heart of the City Festival

    What:  Passion for Learning is an interactive exhibition of images, personal stories and quotes on the theme of passion for learning, created in collaboration by Downtown Eastside residents and UBC students. Come and join the conversation. What does ‘learning’ mean to you? If you could learn any one new thing, what would it be? How […]
  • October 22 – File Extensions and Converting Files – Workshop

    What: Bring along your questions to this workshop and learn about file extensions and how to convert common files like PDF, JPG, DOC and more When: Monday, 22nd October, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register: Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street For more information please call 604.408.5164
  • September 17 – Birthday Card Design Workshop

    What: Learn how to design creative birthday cards using MS Publisher — customize birthday card templates, insert pictures and format text boxes When: Monday, September 17th 1:30-3:30 pm Register: Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street For more information please call 604.408.5164
  • September 10 – Introduction to Troubleshooting

    What: Troubleshooting Workshop — Learn some DIY!! This workshop will help you discover how to solve some basic computer software and hardware problems When: Monday, September 10th Register: Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street For more information please call 604.408.5164
  • October 16-19 – Sign Up for Basic Computer Workshops

    What: Workshops for absolute beginners and computer novices. Sign-up: October 16 – 19, 1:00pm-5:00pm Workshop Times: October 30 – December 4, Tuesday mornings Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street More Info: For details phone 604.408.5164 or click here.
  • July 23 – Create Your Own You Tube Library

    What:  Explore the world of YouTube – Learn how to create your own YouTube library, file your favorite videos and post your videos online Time:  Monday, July 23rd – 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register:  Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost:  Free Where:  UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street For more information please call 604.408.5164
  • Using Excel to Create Basic Budgets

    What: Use Excel to create a basic budget – learn how to create a simple worksheet using  Microsoft Excel. Time: Monday July 16th – 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register: Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street For more information please call 604.408.5164
  • Introduction to Facebook Workshop

    What: Introduction to Facebook Workshop – learn about the basic features of facebook such as publishing pictures, adding friends, security and much more… Time: Monday July 9th – 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register: Call the front desk at 604.408.5164 Cost: Free Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street For more information please call 604.408.5164
  • February 15th – ESL Interview Skills Workshop

    Learn how to do an English interview.
  • December 8th and 15th – All About Social Media

    Do you have questions about social media? Not sure what social media is or how to use it properly? Join us for a FREE Workshop: “All About Social Media”
  • December 15th – Learning Exchange Holiday Party

    Join us for an afternoon of skating, fun and hot chocolate.
  • October 22, 3:30-7:30pm – Get Animated!

    What: Animation screening and workshop When: October 22, 2011, 3:30-7:30pm Where: Theatre, Carnegie Community Centre Cost: Free Free screenings and activities Canada-wide for International Animation Day. The Carnegie Library hosts an amazing selection of films in the Carnegie Theatre (3:30-5:00pm). Hands-on workshops demonstrate the basics of animation plus a chance to make your own short animated […]
  • November 3, 1:30pm – Key Strengths of Learning Communities, a discussion

    UBC Celebrate Learning Week, The UBC Centre for Intercultural Language Studies (CILS) and the UBC Learning Exchange present key strengths of a successful learning community identified through a research project on the UBC Learning Exchange’s ESL Facilitator Training Program.
  • November 3, 6:00-8:00pm – Writing Across Borders

    What happens when the goal is to tell stories in English, and the writers’ experiences and personalities have always been expressed in and formed by languages other than English? The result is border-crossing, innovative creative writing.