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Cool ‘Hood Champs

The Climate Action Training: Cool ‘Hood Champs program is aimed at increasing awareness of and addressing climate change in neighbourhoods. It was developed by the UBC Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) and is jointly offered by CALP and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning.

Spicing up Science

This “Spicing Up Science” trip provided young students with an opportunity to be inspired, excited, and interested in STEM through engaging lessons about a variety of scientific concepts using food – a relatable medium. Together with Flavourful Science, workshops were created to provide interactive and educational lessons within elementary classrooms. Two 3-hour workshops at elementary […]

Serving the Surrey Food Bank’s Tiny Bundles Program

Since 1983, the Surrey Food Bank has been assisting low-income individuals and families who live in Surrey and North Delta by providing bi-weekly food hampers. Tiny Bundles is a program specially designed for pregnant moms and families with babies. Currently, the clients at Surrey Food Bank have increased by 21-22% and donations have decreased by […]

Access to Gender-Affirming Care in Terrace, B.C.

Foundry Terrace is a hub for trans healthcare. They provide integrated wellness services for youth 12–24 years old. This project worked to 1) connect gender-diverse youth with one another and with the resources Foundry offers, and 2) empower these youth to live full lives with access to information, role models, stories, and supplies. A series […]

The Streetwave Skateboard Feature

While the Metro Vancouver skateboard community has grown closer because of this space, it has been more difficult to engage the non-skateboarding community in the neighbourhood. Britannia Courts’ adjacency to Britannia Secondary School presents a unique opportunity to connect the two communities by providing a transformative learning experience for high school students. The Connect to […]

Dancing with the Land

Audrey worked with the West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) on Dancing with the Land (Nun ke’ Daahwéhsats), a project to advance understanding of how climate change impacts and policies will impact Indigenous self-determination as well as the cultural values/rights associated with terrestrial and aquatic environments. Their work researching climate-action plans and co-creating a research needs […]

Empowering Ethnic Albanians in British Columbia

According to the 2021 census the number of ethnic Albanians in Canada is 41,620 with 2000+ individuals in BC. Due to the small population of community that has been scattered across various cities it has been a challenge for them to come together at full capacity. This project has aimed to empower the Albanian community in BC by a few initiatives such as creating informational workshops with focus on health education, employment opportunities as well as settlement information, creation of Albanian business in BC directory as well a launching AlbMentor mentorship program to connect new youth with successful mentor and residents of BC from the community to guide them.

UBC Student Project Lead: Amarildo Ceka

Community Partner: EaglesLand Albanian Cultural Society of BC

Year of Publication: 2023




LBN Indigenous Outreach Project Report

Christian’s project worked with the Learning Buddies Network to make tutoring accessible and affordable to children who attend Bella Bella Community School, an Indigenous school in Bella Bella, BC. They provided children who attend the school with access to free, one-to-one online mentorship and tutoring.

UBC Student Project Lead: Christian San Juan

Community Partner: Learning Buddies Network

Year of Publication: 2022