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

A Very Long Field Trip

Last semester there was a day that was the longest day, but still a good day. It was a field trip day. I was in a class called “Conservation of Migratory Species” taught by a wonderful tutor, Mai Yasue. In … 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

Exploring Volcanoes with Quest

This last block, a group of students were part of a class taught by Quest tutor Dr. Steve Quane. The subject of the class was Volcanology, and so they travelled to one of the best places in the world to study … Continued

Quest students can be doctors too!

“You can’t become a doctor unless you get a degree in Biology” WRONG!!! This past Saturday, Quest’s president Peter Englert took 10 students to the University of British Columbia’s pre-medical diversity symposium. The purpose of the event was: “to help dispel the myth that only certain types of people are fit for medical school.  The UBC Medical School welcomes applicants from all walks of life and encourages diversity in the class.” The day started with … Continued

Class Field Trip: A Capoeira Workshop

The past month I was in a block called Racial Democracy: Focus in Brazil. The course was lead by Bianca Brigidi who has a BA and MA in Ibero-American Societies from the Pontifical Catholic University of RS (Brazil), and a PhD … 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

Romeo and Juliet: An Opportunity to Get Off Campus

Several times throughout the year Quest students are invited to watch a play at Langara College. Langara’s Studio 58 is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and this time they put on a version of Romeo and Juliet. Around 20 Quest students … Continued

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center Excursion

This past block I took a course called Global Perspectives with a tutor named Bianca. The course is part of the Foundation program at Quest, and each Global Perspectives course varies depending on the tutor teaching it. Some tutors  have special topics … Continued

Hot Topics in Science: Wolves Eating Otters?

Every month, on the second week of the block, there is a Hot Topics in Science discussion at Quest. This discussion is a space where faculty and staff get to share their work and research with the Quest community. This … Continued

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