Spring Gillard

Mission Accomplished

I went back to school in 2012 with the sole purpose of getting a full time job. I was tired of the freelance roller coaster. Last summer, I tested the waters and unexpectedly hooked a job at the UBC Learning Exchange. On the surface, “Coordinator of the English Conversation Program” didn’t seem to be related […]

Learning is in our Hands

My research is focused on experiential learning and now I am also working in a place that is steeped in learning by doing. This image and text was floating around on Facebook this week. I tried to find the original source, but it has been touched by too many hands. If anyone does know who […]

UBC Learning Exchange Celebrates 15 Years

The UBC Learning Exchange has been part of the downtown eastside community for fifteen years. I’ve been working there for two months now as the peer-led English conversation program coordinator. This campus is a community-driven place of learning, where people can make connections, share their gifts, skills and ideas, and in the process build capacity […]

Dress Code

I’m supposed to be madly coding data for my research. I’m using this new computer software program, marking the interviews with key “code” words so I can figure out what it all means. Instead, I decided to sort and organize my clothes. Nothing like a deadline to get me in the mood for cleaning.

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