My summer in food

When someone asks you how your summer went, what’s an appropriate response – especially if you can’t bear the smalltalk, repeating the same phrase over and over, the same half a laugh with the same halfhearted joke wishing it could … Continued

Cultural Appropriation: Film Screening and Discussion

While Quest boasts an international community (12% of students come from 41 countries aside from the US and Canada), our campus remains predominantly white and North American. We spend lots of time in our classes talking about “other” cultures, and … Continued

Biodiversity in the sunshine – or not

I’ve learned a lot so far this month, but the most memorable thing may be that biodiversity is best in the sun. Biodiversity of British Columbia, one of the foundation life science courses at Quest, is one of the most … Continued

Yoga at Quest

Everyone at Quest has their own way of bringing balance into their lives. For me, and many other students (and tutors!), at Quest, that balance comes partly in the form of Yoga. Some mornings, and most afternoons, student or faculty … Continued

Amateur Ethnobotany at the Squamish Estuary

Last week on a particularly sunny (but still cold) November afternoon, a friend and I took a trip down to the Squamish Estuary. Just about five minutes from campus, the estuary is easy to get to after class and still … Continued

Block Break Retreat on Daisy Lake

The Sea to Sky Retreat Center, just north of campus on Daisy Lake, may be the most relaxing place to spend a block break. Surrounded by Garibaldi Provincial Park, the SSRC, or “Buddhist Center,” as it’s known among Quest students, … Continued

Visiting Tutors at Quest

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Of the many benefits of the block program at Quest, one of the ones I value the most is that it allows for tutors from all over the world to come teach just a month of classes. This is harder … Continued