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

Notable Courses: Belize Community Development

“Notable courses” is a blog series in which we will highlight some of the amazing courses offered at Quest University Canada. We talked to the tutors and students about their classes and gathered some pictures to illustrate what the students were up to … Continued

Quest’s founder and first President, David Strangway, visits Quest

  I remember being shocked upon learning that the founder and first President of Quest was former president of the University of British Columbia, David Strangway. Being the President of UBC for twelve years is only one of Strangway’s many … Continued

Why You Should go on Exchange to Quest University Canada

Quest students have several opportunities to work off campus and to travel and study abroad from completing  language requirements, doing one to four blocks of experiential learning, and also going on exchange for up to one academic year. Students who are in … Continued

What is a Question?

Hi all! Here at Quest, all students have to go through 3 “rights of passage” of 3 core blocks. The first is Cornerstone (your map to learning at Quest), the 2nd is Question (what I just completed and will be elaborating … Continued

Politics of Health in South Africa: Field Course

One of the great parts of the block program at Quest is the ability to run block-long field courses. Field courses are courses that focus on a certain topic in a specific area. Students are able to go to these locations and … Continued

Glen van Brummelen, Quest’s math tutor, receives the Haimo Award

Quest’s Mathematics tutor Glen van Brummelen has been awarded the Haimo award. This award is the most prestigious teaching award for mathematics in North America (so this is big, and awesome! Go Glen!).  The official name of the award is … Continued

Confessions of a Physics Student

I get asked a lot what it’s like being a physics student at a liberal arts school. Up until recently, I haven’t really had a good answer to that since nearly all of my first year was spent studying things … Continued

Training for a Half-Marathon on the Block Plan

This past summer I ran my first half-marathon – the Seawheeze Half-Marathon. Which was an exhausting but an altogether rewarding experience. It didn’t take long for me to want to do it again. I convinced two of my friends from … Continued

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