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

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

The Fable of the Quest Tune Squad

The arts community at Quest likes to project itself as being very aware of all the on-goings around campus. Perhaps that’s why over the past two years, the ‘Quest Tune Squad Album Project’ has titled its final product, a student … 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

Working Off-Campus

(Featured image credits to MoveToSquamish.com) In order to make ends meet better during the academic year, it is not uncommon for Quest students to seek employment so as to boost their funds. Many students who are eligible for work study positions … Continued

Quest Summer Scholars Program: Fun at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Quest Summer Scholars Program is a pre-university program, also known as an academic summer camp, for students in grades 10 to 12. This program, according to Quest’s website, is designed to give interested high school students an opportunity to sample … Continued

A Sunny Saturday at the Squamish Sikh Parade

(Header photo credits to the Squamish Chief) Every summer, the Squamish Sikh community hosts a large parade, appropriately titled, ‘the Squamish Sikh Parade’ which takes place around the 18th of June. Interestingly enough, it seems every year to coincide with … Continued

Where there is Magic in the Air

I was often told that Sanur, the village town in Bali in which I grew up, was haunted by particularly strong black magic. In fact, for centuries what is now a bustling and modern habitation was once covered in pristine forest which … Continued

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