Spotlight

  • Strathcona Gardening / Mural Project

    The Gardening Project was an exciting and busy two-month project that Mina Chung and Chris Fraser coordinated in conjunction with Strathcona Elementary School. They spent the first month, May, working primarily on a veggie garden with seven classes from kindergarten to grade two. Taking the children out in small groups they planted, tended to and […]
  • Triage Volunteer Program Creation Project

    The Chapman Summer Project fulfilled an important role at Triage as it created a supportive, structured volunteer program at the society, allowing community members “to develop and implement a plan for the future” as the shelter’s mission statement testifies. The volunteer program was adapted to address the needs of staff and volunteers alike. On a […]
  • Tap Dance Program

    The Ray-Cam Summer Tap Program was launched in May 2002, with a series of four free, introductory tap dance workshops for the kids at Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre (a community and recreation centre in the Downtown Eastside / Strathcona area). The pilot classes included a discussion of the cultural history of tap dance, a few video […]
  • Reading Week Projects 2002

    "I think the concept of service projects is fabulous and should be encouraged more at UBC. Thanks for providing me with the highlight of my university career!"
  • UBC Learning Exchange Crest Logo

    Progress report to the Downtown Eastside and UBC communities — October, 2001 The Learning Exchange celebrates first birthday!

    by Margo Fryer, Director The Learning Exchange marks its first birthday this October. The Learning Exchange (at 121 Main Street in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside) is an expression of UBC’s commitment to build stronger relationships with the community-at-large. UBC believes that a university’s role in the community is to facilitate the exchange, development, and application of […]