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Kathleen Leahy

UBC Learning Exchange
Vancouver, Canada
I'm the Director of the Learning Exchange at the University of British Columbia, Canada. The Learning Exchange is an off-campus unit located in the heart of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. For 20 years we've offered free community programming, experiential student learning and, more recently support for community-based research. In my staff role, I work closely with our Academic Director, and professional staff and student staff team, to build community and university capacity to work together on community-identified interests while supporting the mission and strategic priorities of our university. Please do come talk to me about anything related to your experience in community-university engagement practices and issues within the urban context. Thanks, Kathleen