• Photo by Kathleen Leahy 2017

    Event Sparks Connections and Interest to Support Hogan’s Alley Working Group

    With almost 100 people turning out on February 22nd to engage in dialogue and share perspectives on Hogan’s Alley, it was abundantly clear that there is a high level of interest in learning more about what became of the area that was once home to a small but growing African-Canadian community in Vancouver. The audience […]
  • A Hub for Learning

    Looking for a deep-dive into what makes a community-university space, like the Learning Exchange, tick? Check out The Learning Exchange: a Shared Space for the University of British Columbia and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Communities by Angela Towle and Kathleen Leahy. The article was featured in Metropolitan Universities fall issue (Volume 27, Issue 3) entitled Campus and […]
  • 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 […]