Reflections

“We do not learn from experiences; we learn from reflecting on our experiences.” —— John Dewey, 1933 My time at Quest is almost finished. In less than one week, I will be a university graduate. No longer will I put … Continued

Summer Keystone Research at the BC Children’s Hospital

When Quest students take Question block in their second year, they are required to brainstorm ideas for their Keystone – the culminating project of our undergraduate education. Most students take one year or more to work this project, which can … Continued

Our_Futures: A New Academic Conference at Quest

Last year, two other Quest students and I started talking about technology, and Quest’s relationship with it. We noticed that, although many students at Quest are interested in technology in various forms, we didn’t have any kind of major gathering … Continued

Field Courses that Rock your Education!

For my September and October blocks I was only on campus for approximately 3 out of the 8 weeks, not because I wasn’t taking classes but because I was adventuring all over the western United States through two of Quest’s field … Continued

Quest Students and Faculty Commit to Political Discourse

I am writing this blog post to highlight the efforts of students and faculty to promote active participation in the US political process. It can be easy(ier) to disconnect from US politics when living outside the US. I am proud … Continued

Modern Philosophy or Why There Are No Hats

It will come as no surprise to any of my faithful readers that in September (last block) I took the Modern Philosophy course. A high-paced high-powered analysis of Peter van Inwagen’s book Material Beings, this class combined the best of metaphysics and … Continued

A new year, with new people, making a new Quest

Summer in Squamish is beautiful. The mountains are beckoning for you to climb them, the sun is forcing you to leave the house and dirt is perfect for those hefty bike tires to ride on. One first-year student told me she spent the … Continued

Teaching a Computer How to Read: A Summer of Experiential Learning

This past summer I interned at BenchSci, a Toronto-based tech startup, for four months. My job was to teach a computer how to recognize letters in an image. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot about machine … Continued

That’s a (W)Rap!

Photo Credits to Kendrick Dettmers Photography The summer was here, though the end is near Clouds in the sky where it was once clear Sunshine, lemonade and sizzling beef Slowly change into the falling of leaves Looking atop, if you ever did … Continued

Keeping Your Head Above the Clouds

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It’s another dull, gray day. The mountains have all but vanished behind thick clouds, the rain tipper-tappers endlessly on, as it has for two weeks, and the sun is already setting at 6pm. What I am describing is thankfully not what … Continued

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