The 2011-12 academic year marked a significant turning point in the evolution of the Learning Exchange. This report will relate some of the impacts of our work by sharing stories and profiles of success.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]