Drop-in Activities

Where: UBC Learning Exchange at 612 Main Street

When: The Drop-in Program is open Tuesday to Friday from 1-4:45 p.m.

What: Everyone is welcome to drop in to the Learning Exchange to use our computers, get involved with arts, culture and current affairs, or just relax. Please join us for any of the activities listed below. You won’t be on your own – activities are led by members of the local community, UBC students or Learning Exchange staff. Dates, times and all the details are shown in our event calendar.

Drop-in activities at the UBC Learning Exchange

Free Coffee and Conversation

Coffee’s always on at the Learning Exchange! Feel free to drop by, grab a cup and join the conversation. Or maybe you just want to listen – that’s OK, too. There’s always friendly staff to greet you – it’s easy, informal and a great chance to learn more about what’s going on in your community.

Free Computer Access

Need computer time or a Wi-Fi connection? No problem – the Learning Exchange provides free public access to computers, Wi-Fi and high-speed internet. Each computer also has Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and photo editing software. If you have specialty software to install, just ask us and we’ll try to assist.

Need some help? During Drop-in hours staff can offer tips on how to use computers.

Drop-in Arts and Cultural Activities Program

There’s something for everyone at our free arts and cultural activities program. Join informal sessions that might include art workshops, field trips to local attractions or a summer BBQ. Enjoy new activities in a relaxed, fun environment. Activities change often so check the event calendar for details.

Documentaries and Dialogue

Get ready to sit back and explore! Join us for weekly documentaries on travel, culture, nature, social issues and more. Stay for the discussion after the movie – we’re always interested in a new point of view. Our event calendar has the details.

Mahjong Club

Expert players to first-timers – all levels are welcome to play and learn this popular Chinese tile game. Experienced players can teach beginners so everyone can join in. It’s a great chance to socialize and sharpen your skills.  Games are conducted in English and all materials are provided. Our event calendar has the details.

Fun Fridays

Get your weekend started early with activities that include crafts, board games and art workshops. Drop-in patrons have enjoyed origami, bracelet-making, creating with clay, bingo and Jeopardy! The selection is always changing – just drop in to the Learning Exchange to find out what’s going on.