The Block Experience

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The difference about the block plan is that classes aren’t so much places you go for a few hours a day to learn. A block done right is an experience in and of itself. My last block is a great … Continued

Summer in Squamish

This summer, I spent three of the four months we have off at Quest living in Squamish—actually, I was still living on campus. I was lucky enough to receive a spot in the Quest Summer Fellowship Program—sponsored opportunities for students … Continued

Modern Philosophy or Why There Are No Hats

It will come as no surprise to any of my faithful readers that in September (last block) I took the Modern Philosophy course. A high-paced high-powered analysis of Peter van Inwagen’s book Material Beings, this class combined the best of metaphysics and … Continued

Quest Student Profiles: An Interview with Sophia

Sophia is a 3rd year student from Vancouver. Sophia is a student tutor in the Learning Commons (http://www.questu.ca/learning-commons.html) and is currently serving as the Foundation Representative on Quest’s Students’ Representative Council (SRC; http://www.questu.ca/student-organizations.html). What are you studying? Political science, Middle Eastern studies, … Continued

The Stages of Coming to Quest

This September, we welcomed almost two hundred incoming students from around the world. Their excitement and nervousness was palpable at Convocation and it reminded me of my first year at Quest. Before arriving at school I remember hearing about the … Continued

Teaching a Computer How to Read: A Summer of Experiential Learning

This past summer I interned at BenchSci, a Toronto-based tech startup, for four months. My job was to teach a computer how to recognize letters in an image. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot about machine … Continued

That’s a (W)Rap!

Photo Credits to Kendrick Dettmers Photography The summer was here, though the end is near Clouds in the sky where it was once clear Sunshine, lemonade and sizzling beef Slowly change into the falling of leaves Looking atop, if you ever did … Continued

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