Welcome to The UBC Learning Exchange
The Learning Exchange was created more than 10 years ago to make connections between the university and people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
The Learning Exchange is a place of mind for thinking differently about social issues and how to build community. We believe that new ideas for change come about when people work together to achieve shared goals. We strive to bring together people who would otherwise not get to know each other— there is power in these “learning exchanges.”
For us, learning takes place in the community, not just in a classroom. It’s about getting involved, first-hand, in the critical issues the world is facing and learning from those who are immersed in these issues. This kind of learning by doing can lead to a shift in thinking. It almost always leads to more questions…
Take a few minutes, and get to know us.
You’re thinking about getting involved with the Learning Exchange? Learn more by reading the latest feature stories. They offer first-hand perspectives on learning exchanges in action.