Monday evenings have become a time of lively dialogue and debate at the UBC Learning Exchange Storefront. Faculty members from UBC Vancouver are giving free lectures and leading discussions with storefront patrons on a variety of topics. From “ Critical Media Analysis” to the most recent lecture on “The History of Racism and Modern Race […]
There Are No Ordinary Lives How much can we lose and still remain whole? Health, work, friends, home, esteem. Voice. Geraldine James had lost them all by the time a friend led her to the Learning Exchange, UBC’s storefront presence in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Read more, Foresight – UBC 2006/07 Annual Report
In the October 2007 issue of Academic Matters, Margot Fryer describes how UBC’s Learning Exchange has created a new community in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in her article Moving from the Ivory Tower to the Community.
This ESL program is so successful that no recruitment is necessary. It continues to grow, attracting people simply by word of mouth. Over the past three years 80 facilitators from the community have led some 2,000 conversation group sessions for more than 450 immigrants.
Scratching Beneath the Surface More Courses Adopt Community Service Learning By Sarah Walker This coming year, up to 600 students will have the opportunity to be part of new UBC-Community Learning Initiative (UBC-CLI) courses. The Faculty of Land and Food Systems, the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Civil Engineering will each offer a […]
“It was fun, I especially liked making the Slime” –that from a grade seven aboriginal student who was participating in the first community Service learning project conducted by the UBC Okanagan Learning Exchange. The project called “A University Experience” was a collaboration of the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, the Aboriginal Education Program in School District #23, […]