Mafia Night: A Foray Into Uncertainty and Unsavoury Decisions

Candlelight spills forth from the table, illuminating the otherwise dark space of the room. A spread of hors d’oeuvres add a splash of colour to the room, but are not enough to defeat the darkness of the scene. Thirteen people … Continued

Sapere Aude! – LINGVA LATINA

Any of my faithful readers will know that I end most of my posts with the line Sapere aude! I have known the meaning of this quote only second hand (that is, I was told what it meant, but I did not … Continued

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

Quest Students and Faculty Commit to Political Discourse

I am writing this blog post to highlight the efforts of students and faculty to promote active participation in the US political process. It can be easy(ier) to disconnect from US politics when living outside the US. I am proud … 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

Jazz & Wine, Cheese & Goodtimes

It was told to us by the generations of Questies that came before, that the pristine tradition of wine and cheese was a sacred institution, bred by the curious, intellectual, and cultured minds of the first Questies. And so it … 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

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

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

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