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

Crafting Your Days Away

Sometime I think it might be easy to get the idea that Quest is all about the intense academics, or hardcore mountain biking, and that we are all deep thinking scholars and wild outdoors people all the time. While I … Continued

Summer in Squamish

This summer, I spent three of the four months we have off at Quest living in Squamish—actually, I was still living on campus. I was lucky enough to receive a spot in the Quest Summer Fellowship Program—sponsored opportunities for students … 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

Summer Nostalgia

This summer I went home for the first time in two years. As a fourth year at Quest, it is amazing to be back on campus and to already be done my first block of this academic year. However, often … Continued

My summer in food

When someone asks you how your summer went, what’s an appropriate response – especially if you can’t bear the smalltalk, repeating the same phrase over and over, the same half a laugh with the same halfhearted joke wishing it could … 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

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

The Stages of Coming to Quest

This September, we welcomed almost two hundred incoming students from around the world. Their excitement and nervousness was palpable at Convocation and it reminded me of my first year at Quest. Before arriving at school I remember hearing about the … Continued

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