Heart-Felt Thanks

15th Anniversary

Thank you to all the people who have fostered, led, and participated in the Learning Exchange for the last fifteen years.

15th Anniversary Collaborators

Many have contributed to our 15th Anniversary program. We would like to especially thank the following:

Binners Project: Ken Lyotier and Anne Godefroy, Community Organizers

Community Inclusion Month Kick-Off: Lance Lim, Strathcona Parent Leader; Natasha Langlois, Inclusion BC

Gather Round for a Story: Learning Exchange Patron Organizers; William Wasden Jr., Kwakwaka’wakw; Lillian Howard, Nuu-chah-nulth; Cyndy Chwelos and Marie Lopes, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation; Hannah Lewis, UBC Farm; Elder Jeri Sparrow, Musqueam; Leona Shaw and Valarie, Métis Nation BC; N.A.T.S. Nursery

literASIAN: Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop

Operation Oblivion: Henry Yu, UBC History; Micol Marotti and Brad Lee, Film Producers; Larry Wong, Facilitator; Panelists

Poetic Beginnings: Amanda Wan, UBC Student

Portraits of Strength: Drew Ann Wake, Journalist and UBC Alumna; Tony Hoare, Photographer; Patron Co-curators

Reclaiming Our Spirits: Colleen Varcoe & Team, UBC Nursing

Student Experiential Learning in the Downtown Eastside: Thomas Kemple and Negar Hooshmand, UBC Urban Ethnographic Field School; UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning

World Poetry: Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Schwartzman, Kagan Goh and Una Bruhns

11th Annual Heart of the City Festival Opening: Teresa Vandertuin, Associate Artistic Producer;  Victor Schwartzman, Poetry Facilitator; Learning Exchange Poetry Group


At the UBC Learning Exchange, our work has been made possible through core funding from UBC and the contributions of dedicated community members and organizations, including the following:

BC Ministry of Education

Carraresi Foundation in Memory of Augusto Carraresi

HSBC Bank Canada

Kaatza Foundation

SpencerCreo Foundation

Vancouver Foundation

Individual Donors


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