The Learning Exchange was initiated in 1999 to make connections between UBC and Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) by providing a place where people can get to know each other, pursue shared interests, learn from each other and, in doing so, increase university and community capacity to act for positive change. The Learning Exchange is a key part of the University's commitments to community engagement, student learning and research excellence.
The Learning Exchange offers free programs in the DTES. Local residents improve their lives through learning and leadership, including computer training and access, ESL conversation groups, arts and culture and volunteer opportunities.
For more information, please visit the Learning Exchange website (www.learningexchange.ubc.ca/community/individuals/).
At the Learning Exchange students contribute to programming for local residents, complete course assigned projects and conduct research. Through hands-on, powerful, real-life learning students gain practical skills and a better understanding of their fields of study. Please visit the UBC Learning Exchange (www.learningexchange.ubc.ca/campus/students/) to learn more.
The Learning Exchange facilitates faculty engagement in the DTES. The Learning Exchange can collaborate with faculty in several ways including student learning, research, knowledge exchange and accessing space in the DTES. Please visit the UBC Learning Exchange (www.learningexchange.ubc.ca/campus/faculty/) to learn more.
Please visit the UBC Learning Exchange (www.learningexchange.ubc.ca/) for up-to-date news and opportunities.