White Water Rafting for the First Time

Since coming to study at Quest, I have written several blog posts about my adventures in Squamish and the surrounding areas. Such adventures have varied from mountain biking to Alice Lake Provincial Park and camping in the Canadian outback to hiking … Continued

Quest in the News: Squamish student optimizes local café

Recently, one of our summer fellows, Aaron Slobodin, created and implemented an optimal scheduling system for the popular downtown café, known as Zephyr Café. As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Quest Summer Fellows program, is a 12-week summer fellowship that … Continued

Working with Random Acts of Sketchiness

In a place like Squamish, one has an infinite and three ways to spend their time, after all this is the outdoor recreation capital of Canada and as such it attracts a myriad of enthusiasts of all kinds. As for … Continued

Swimming and Tanning at Alice Lake

After what seemed like a long and cold fall, it finally feels like summer has arrived in Squamish. Coming from Kosovo, a country in South-Eastern Europe, it means that I am used to hot and sunny summers. My most cherished summer … Continued

Working Off-Campus

(Featured image credits to MoveToSquamish.com) In order to make ends meet better during the academic year, it is not uncommon for Quest students to seek employment so as to boost their funds. Many students who are eligible for work study positions … Continued

A “WILD” EXPERIENCE IN THE CANADIAN OUTBACK

Almost three years ago, I came to Canada for the first time in my life. Since then I have gained several new experiences and skills, such as learning how to drive and becoming a ‘pro’ tour guide. However, by living … Continued

A Sunny Saturday at the Squamish Sikh Parade

(Header photo credits to the Squamish Chief) Every summer, the Squamish Sikh community hosts a large parade, appropriately titled, ‘the Squamish Sikh Parade’ which takes place around the 18th of June. Interestingly enough, it seems every year to coincide with … Continued

Quest Crew have a Barbeque

Three years ago, shortly after I had arrived at Quest University Canada, I received an email from Krista Lambie in which she introduced me to the Squamish host family program. While this program was still in its preliminary phases, Krista … 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

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