A Glimpse of Living in Squamish

The summer of 2015 was hectic time for Squamish; well… I suppose most summers must be. Come summertime, every blade of grass rooted in Squampton’s earth begins to bloom. The brown-beige mountains explode into a multitude of green shades and … Continued

Squamish Hike for Hospice

Hello everyone, Last week, I had the opportunity to join the Squamish Hospice Society during one of their fundraising events called Hike for Hospice. As a result of my positive experience with this organization and their amazing work in our community, I decided to … Continued

Block Breaks: Adventures in the Desert and in the Snow

The block plan at Quest is quite intense. Three and a half weeks of assignments, deadlines, and readings about one subject can be tiring, especially when the mountains outside are covered in snow and beautiful rock climbing is right around the … Continued

Kermodes Take Home Bronze at Provincial Championships!

At PacWest Basketball Provincials this weekend, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams took home Bronze medals! After tough losses for each team on Friday afternoon, both teams fought hard on Saturday to place third at the Provincial tournament. Entering the … Continued

Beating Campus Hill Fever (Crossfit Squamish)

Quest has the policy that (almost) all students must live on campus for all four years of your undergraduate. A question that is often posed by visiting students and parents is “How do you like living in such a small community? Does it ever … Continued

Quest outside the classroom

This month I had my first block after having completed all of my required courses. I rewarded myself by spending my time meeting with the President, Student Affairs staff, and students about how to increase discussions regarding the community. I also worked on … Continued

Exploring Volcanoes with Quest

This last block, a group of students were part of a class taught by Quest tutor Dr. Steve Quane. The subject of the class was Volcanology, and so they travelled to one of the best places in the world to study … Continued

Community Day in Photos

Community Day is a day in which the Quest community gets the day off class and can sign-up to go on many adventures. This year’s focus was on the importance of finding a balance between work (school, work, assignments) and play … 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

Eagle Watching

Winter is the prime time for Eagle watching at the Squamish Eagle Run Park. I have been a student at Quest for 3 years and every winter I end up forgetting that I should go eagle watching. The area is … Continued