Where there is Magic in the Air

I was often told that Sanur, the village town in Bali in which I grew up, was haunted by particularly strong black magic. In fact, for centuries what is now a bustling and modern habitation was once covered in pristine forest which … Continued

Sun and Fun With Vancouverites

In 2010, my brother, Blin, travelled to the United States of America as an exchange student. He lived in San Francisco for one year, where he got to meet people from all over the world, started flying classes to become … Continued

The Seven Islands of Mumbai… Or is it Bombay?

“Look, just peek your head out of the taxi… Can you see us now?” My sister Aliya said. Through the phone I could hear her and my mother laughing uncontrollably as I scanned the skies for any sign of her … Continued

A Tale of Eight Cities

My heart raced as the wheels of the plane dropped out, jolting everyone who was dozing off. Peering out of my window, I could make out the shapes of small blots of light, slowly becoming denser, larger, and morphing into … Continued

MAGICAL TWO WEEKS IN CALIFORNIA

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

This Year of Theater at Quest

Every year at Quest we’ve usually had at least one play which is usually put up by the annual ‘Theater: Acting and Directing’ class around April or March. In addition to this, often times there are shows put up independently … 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

Quest for AI: Go Talk

For those of you out there who follow my posts, you will know that I am very interested in artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, my question at Quest is “How should we create artificial general intelligence?”. (For those of you … Continued

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