Building and Strengthening Community Service Learning Partnerships

Name: Building and Strengthening Community Service Learning Partnerships

Time & Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010  3:00PM-4:30PM

Location: Irving K Barber Centre, Dodson Room (3rd Floor), 1961 East Mall

Over the past decade, community partners throughout BC, including schools and non-profit organizations, have engaged in collaborative community service learning and community based research efforts with UBC faculty, staff, and students to enhance student learning and meet community identified priorities. This event, sponsored by the UBC-Community Learning Initiative, brings current and prospective faculty and community partners together to share experiences, lessons learned, and successful strategies to strengthen networks that support these endeavors. We look forward to having you join the discussion.

Opening Welcome

Panel Discussion
The following speakers will share how to create and sustain university-community partnerships through community service learning.
• Jolanta Aleksejuniene, Assistant Professor, Chair, Preventive and Community Dentistry
• Larry Jones, Senior Business Analyst with Community Future 16/37, Terrace, BC
• Eamonn Watson, UBC-CLI Student Grant Award for YWCA Rooftop Food Garden
• Yona Sipos, PhD. Candidate, Land and Food Systems

Round Tables
The following faculty members and community organizations will share their work, areas of interest, and further collaborative opportunities;
• Dr. Susan Nesbit, Senior Instructor, Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
• Kathy Gibler, Executive Director, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
• Alexia Bloch, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Faculty of Arts
• Ana Maria Bustamante, MA, Multicultural & Community Development Coordinator, Gordon Neighbourhood House
• Denise Lee, Anthropology student
• Jonathan Bowers, MBA student, Sauder School of Business
• Gwen Chapman, Associate Professor; Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
• Ron Suzuki, Recreation Programmer, Strathcona Community Centre

Reception and refreshments to follow

This event is FREE for UBC faculty, staff, students and community partners.
To confirm your attendance, please visit Eventbrite:
This is a free event – no ticket required.

For more information, please visit:, or contact:
Christopher Mallon, Program Assistant
UBC Community Learning Initiative
T: 604.822.1678 | E: