• The Promise of Possibilities

    Envisioning possibilities is what’s keeping Angela Towle busy these days. Newly appointed as the Learning Exchange’s first Academic Director, Angela is looking at how the Learning Exchange can help broaden the connection between the University and the Downtown Eastside (DTES). “I feel passionate about the idea of an exchange – how different kinds of knowledge […]
  • Reading Week 2013

    Over Reading Week this year a group of UBC students, along with a member of UBC-CLI staff and a UBC alumna, joined UBC Learning Exchange IT Facilitators to co-create computer tutorial videos, to complement our computer workshops. First, to find out what kind of videos would be useful to computer beginners, the students assisted in a […]
  • Literacy Exchange

    On January 30th, the Learning Exchange hosted the Downtown Eastside Literacy Roundtable’s “Sharing and Supporting Ideas on Adult Learning in Our Community”: Downtown Eastside Volunteer Tutor/Facilitator Conference. The conference, which was attended by over 60 community members, covered a wide range of topics from “First Nations Ways of Learning in City Life” to “Identifying Strengths […]
  • Oasis Mural… In Motion

    Check out Kim Villagante’s video of the recently profiled Oasis Mural project:
  • Photo of Lloyd and Kay Chapman

    In Memoriam – Katherine (Kay) Chapman (1917-2012)

    Dr. Lloyd and Mrs. Kay Chapman shared a desire to give to others. As alumni who deeply valued scholarship and learning, the Chapmans were benefactors of diverse innovative initiatives across campus, including renovations of UBC’s Main Library heritage core (re-named the Chapman Learning Commons in their honour), a bursary fund, and an endowment to support […]
  • Oasis Murals

    In Living Colour

    The Oasis mural project has moved from sketches to reality. The mural creators include building tenants, students and helpers. They got together over a few bright days in September to undercoat, outline, paint and graffiti-proof three mural panels in the alley behind the Oasis building at 44 East Hastings. On her experiences facilitating the design […]