Spotlight

  • Binners add policy to their toolbox

    A new policy review commissioned by the Binners’ Project suggests that adding deposits to milk containers, or upping container deposits by as little as 5 cents, could mean more containers end up in recycling systems rather than landfills. The review is an example of how binners, self-employed street-level recyclers, are teaming up with university students to improve their communities and the environment.
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    Downtown Eastside Community Research Knowledge Fair

    On September 16, the UBC Learning Exchange hosted Vancouver Native Health's knowledge fair with over 75 in attendance. The event epitomized the "spirit of 'by the community for the community.'"
  • A History of Culture Exchange

    On May 28th the UBC Learning Exchange hosted a screening of Cedar & Bamboo, exploring the unique relationships shared by early Chinese immigrants and Aboriginal peoples on Canada’s west coast.
  • Facilitator Conference

    Facilitator Conference Connects Volunteers Across Programs

    In early April, twenty-seven Learning Exchange facilitators gathered for a full day conference. Facilitators volunteer throughout the year, leading English conversation sessions, Learning Lab workshops (art, music, math, French, Spanish) and computer skills workshops. The conference was a chance for them to join together in professional development, including sessions on co-facilitation and learning preferences. Drawing […]
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    Seniors Helping Seniors

    This past spring the Learning Exchange and Vancouver Second Mile Society’s tried to address senior citizens being left out of the new digital world, with the seniors themselves leading the way.
  • 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 […]