In the past few years, I have written several travel blog posts about my trips to California, Turkey, Albania, and Kosovo. While these posts are not directly related to Quest and its academics, they do give a more personal perspective … Continued

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

A Tour of the Community Garden

Through the year on campus it’s very common to hear words like ‘renewable’, ‘re-purposing’ ‘recycling’ or similar rhetoric; most commonly this vocabulary is brought up when the hottest topic on campus (for the past three years at least) is the … 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

Hidden Treasures on Campus

Campus is much like a candle; see, a candle flickers most wildly just before it goes out. Just in this manner, the things that make Quest what it is escalate in their intensity just as the Spring semester draws to a … Continued

Quest on Wheels

Is it a horse? Is it your car? No, it’s a Quest Bike-Share bike! Last month, the Student Representative Council (SRC) funded an initiative of the bike co-op at Quest to set up a bike-share program. Starting this week, any student … 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

Block Breakers

It’s no secret that Squamish is a mecca for outdoor recreation, in fact its official tagline is “Hardwired for Adventure.” The opportunities here are seemingly endless when it comes to getting off campus and recuperating from all that time in … Continued


In this blog series, “Where are they now?”, alumni can reflect on their academic, social and physical journey through Quest’s undergraduate education. We have been asking some Quest alumni to write a few words about Quest, their experience, and where … Continued

An Example of a Qualitative Social Experiment

Last block, I took a course called, Qualitative Research Methods, where we learned how to use scientific methods to better understand the human world. During this course, we used a variety of qualitative methods, including ethnography, interviews, and participant observation. … Continued