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Real life learning

Posted on September 16, 2013

Several VCC students studying to become registered nurses volunteered at the Alley Health Fair, held annually in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood (DTES).

Students designed their own signage, created a sexual health game to engage people, and had meaningful discussions with DTES residents and community agencies.

"Students learned from real people about their experiences with Hepatitis C, addiction, or HIV," said Janine Stevenson, nursing instructor. "It was an excellent and rewarding opportunity for our students to learn and network."

Students also helped serve free meals and built important relationships with people from Vancouver Native Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Portland Hotel Society, and many others.

VCC nursing students volunteer at the annual Alley Health Fair