Quest Student Profiles: An Interview with Sophia

Sophia is a 3rd year student from Vancouver. Sophia is a student tutor in the Learning Commons (http://www.questu.ca/learning-commons.html) and is currently serving as the Foundation Representative on Quest’s Students’ Representative Council (SRC; http://www.questu.ca/student-organizations.html). What are you studying? Political science, Middle Eastern studies, … 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

Quest in the News: The World Comes to Squamish

A few months ago, the Squamish Chief reporter – Mike Chouinard, inspired by the ever increasing number of international students in Squamish, decided to write an encompassing article about these students perspectives, opinions, and experiences of life in Canada. Mr. Chouinard … 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

Renew Your Quest: An Intellectual Summer Retreat for Adults

During each summer, our faculty and staff work hard to organize several programs and speaker series, such as Quest Summer Scholars Program, Summer Speaker Series, and finally, Renew Your Quest. According to its website, “Renew Your Quest” is a summer … Continued

White Water Rafting for the First Time

Since coming to study at Quest, I have written several blog posts about my adventures in Squamish and the surrounding areas. Such adventures have varied from mountain biking to Alice Lake Provincial Park and camping in the Canadian outback to hiking … Continued

Quest in the News: Squamish student optimizes local café

Recently, one of our summer fellows, Aaron Slobodin, created and implemented an optimal scheduling system for the popular downtown café, known as Zephyr Café. As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Quest Summer Fellows program, is a 12-week summer fellowship that … Continued

Liquid Identity: My Keystone Project

My question reads; “What is the function of narrative on the formation of Identity?” Anyone familiar with South Asia might recall that identity there is inextricably linked with religion. Religion is turn is tied to narrative stories. South Asia today … Continued

Working with Random Acts of Sketchiness

In a place like Squamish, one has an infinite and three ways to spend their time, after all this is the outdoor recreation capital of Canada and as such it attracts a myriad of enthusiasts of all kinds. As for … Continued

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