An extract from Professor Santa Ono’s latest blog post
The Learning Exchange: Engaging UBC with the Downtown Eastside
According to its website, UBC’s Learning Exchange is “a place where everyone has something to teach and something to learn – a place where learning is exchanged”. I’m not sure I taught the staff, students and patrons of the Learning Exchange anything, but I certainly learned a lot on my visit earlier this week.
The Learning Exchange is located on Main Street, near Keefer, far from UBC’s Vancouver campus. Its mission is to engage, inspire and lead two very different communities to work and learn together: The University of British Columbia and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).