Momenta

Last year, a few upper year students decided to undertake a huge project – the creation of an interdisciplinary academic journal. This journal, which they called Momenta, was a great success. Many students submitted pieces of academic work, which were then … 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

The Possibilities of Enlightenment

“Enlightenment”, Kant begins, “is man’s emergence from his self incurred immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s own understanding without the guidance of another.” Kant’s essay An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment? sets the mood for my current class, The … Continued

Continental Reflections on the Reflective Continent

Last block I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Antarctica as part of Quest’s Quest for Antarctica class. In this class we explored the most southern continent and its relationship to humanity. In order to gain a fuller understanding of this unique … Continued

Block Break Adventures in California

A little bit over a month ago, my brother, Blin, and I were talking over the phone. In the midst of our conversation, we realized that even though we both live in the West Coast of North America and less … Continued

Marena – Mentor Profile

Name: Marena Salerno Collins Year at Quest: 3rd year student Hometown: Juneau, Alaska / Whidbey Island, Washington USA Question/ Interests: Intended/working Question – What is health? I am interested in the human balance of exercise, nutrition, mental health and spiritual development. Favourite moment at Quest: … Continued

Summer in Squamish

At the end of my second year at Quest, I had began to contemplate about my summer plans. After thinking for a while I decided to spend my summer in Squamish, where I would work for the Admissions Team. However, … Continued

Why Quest?

Quest is a special place – it is unique in more than one way. So, how do you figure out if this is the right place for you? Do you love beautiful views and engaging classes? Do you get excited … Continued

Biodiversity in the sunshine – or not

I’ve learned a lot so far this month, but the most memorable thing may be that biodiversity is best in the sun. Biodiversity of British Columbia, one of the foundation life science courses at Quest, is one of the most … Continued

How the Mighty Fall

Wednesday. Community day. A day for fun and friendship. And it was. For a time. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let us start at the beginning, and build towards the end. This is a story of speed and hubris. … Continued

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