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

The “Sciences” of Liberal Arts and Science

As a student who is focused on a pre-health field, I am often asked what it is like to do “science” at a Liberal Arts university. While it definitely is a challenge to tackle courses like organic chemistry, physics and … 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

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

NY Times Ranks Squamish as #32 Place to Visit on Earth in 2015

Among the likes of Milan, Italy, Chile, Yellowstone, and other world-famous powerhouses of tourism and grandeur, Squamish, BC, the home of Quest University finds itself perched at spot #32 in the New York Times’ annual article of worldwide destinations. That’s … Continued

Where are they now? – Interview with Quest Alumna Jessica Pacunayen

Before coming to Quest, I was very curious as to what the graduates were doing, whether working, travelling or in graduate studies. I was nervous that the Quest degree would not be accepted, and that I would be wasting four years … Continued

President David Helfand in the Globe & Mail

President David Helfand in the Globe & Mail… http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/education-lab/as-canada-pushes-job-ready-skills-the-rest-of-the-world-embraces-liberal-arts/article18492798/  

Do things that make you uncomfortable ( because they will change your life).

From the age of 4 (when I realized that I had to have a job as an adult) and 16, I wanted to make art for a living. There was a brief desire to teach but it went away as … Continued

“What is effective visual communication?”

Perhaps the most unique part about Quest, more so than the small student body and classes, amazing campus, block program, and general warm-fuzzy feelings, is the ‘Question’. Instead of majors, we (often shakily) define where we will fit into the … Continued

“How are Quest students better prepared for the 21st century?” asks American RadioWorks

“How are Quest students better prepared for the 21st century?” asks American RadioWorks President David Helfand explains what’s different about Quest University Canada on a recent American RadioWorks podcast. On the show, host Stephen Smith asks important questions like, What … Continued