Reflections

“We do not learn from experiences; we learn from reflecting on our experiences.” —— John Dewey, 1933 My time at Quest is almost finished. In less than one week, I will be a university graduate. No longer will I put … Continued

What is Keystone, really?

Throughout my four years at Quest, there was one thing I could not figure out: What do we do during Keystone block? The Keystone block is the final class taken at Quest. In order to enter the class, students must … Continued

Potlucks with friends

Potlucks – we love them at Quest. The offering of homemade food is the most effective way to gather together all of your closest friends. My friends and I like to take the organized approach, where a group of people … Continued

Sweetening the day

You know we are approaching the end of the block when the library becomes packed. You can hear the sounds of furious typing, endless sighing, and some head banging. Students are finishing up final assignments, finalizing block break plans, and … Continued

Summer Keystone Research at the BC Children’s Hospital

When Quest students take Question block in their second year, they are required to brainstorm ideas for their Keystone – the culminating project of our undergraduate education. Most students take one year or more to work this project, which can … Continued

Dancing Bear 2016

A bear? Dancing? What? Yes, DANCING BEAR! Dancing Bear is Quest’s very own music festival, held on campus and open to the public. Occurring on the second weekend of April block, it is one of the most anticipated events of … Continued

Quest Public Arts Series: Bach’s Goldberg Variations by Magdalena Baczewska:

Quest’s Public Arts Series is a series of public events for the appreciation of art. These monthly events are open to both Quest students and the larger community, and are a nice way of integrating Quest within the Squamish community. Events … Continued

Quest’s founder and first President, David Strangway, visits Quest

  I remember being shocked upon learning that the founder and first President of Quest was former president of the University of British Columbia, David Strangway. Being the President of UBC for twelve years is only one of Strangway’s many … Continued

Quest students can be doctors too!

“You can’t become a doctor unless you get a degree in Biology” WRONG!!! This past Saturday, Quest’s president Peter Englert took 10 students to the University of British Columbia’s pre-medical diversity symposium. The purpose of the event was: “to help dispel the myth that only certain types of people are fit for medical school.  The UBC Medical School welcomes applicants from all walks of life and encourages diversity in the class.” The day started with … Continued

Follow Quest students on their journey to Antarctica

During this first block of the Spring semester, 12 Quest students and 1 tutor (Colin Bates) are moving the classroom to the R/V Akademik Sergey Vavilov, a Russian science ship, for the field course Quest for Antarctica.  This is the second time … Continued

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