NOTABLE COURSES: Experiments in the Physical Sciences

“Notable courses” is a blog series in which we will highlight some of the amazing courses offered at Quest University Canada. We talked to the tutors and students about their classes to see what the students were up to during the … 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

Poetry at Quest

When you come to Quest you’ll notice that there’s poetry all around you.   in the ATRIUM The staircase in the atrium has words stamped out of the metal sheets making up the sides of it. If you look closely … Continued

Exchange to Bhutan

Bhutan what? Where? Why? Quest has a variety of exchange options that all offer their own experiences but deciding where I wanted to go last spring was an easy decision. I wanted to go to the place that was the … Continued

Class Field Trip: A Capoeira Workshop

The past month I was in a block called Racial Democracy: Focus in Brazil. The course was lead by Bianca Brigidi who has a BA and MA in Ibero-American Societies from the Pontifical Catholic University of RS (Brazil), and a PhD … Continued

Romeo and Juliet: An Opportunity to Get Off Campus

Several times throughout the year Quest students are invited to watch a play at Langara College. Langara’s Studio 58 is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and this time they put on a version of Romeo and Juliet. Around 20 Quest students … Continued

Roomie for Life – the First 3 Years

Maybe you know of Sabina Hamilton. Maybe you don’t (if you don’t you should find her profile on this blog and recognize why I would write a post about her). Last weekend, a group of friends and I spent time … Continued

Glen van Brummelen, Quest’s math tutor, receives the Haimo Award

Quest’s Mathematics tutor Glen van Brummelen has been awarded the Haimo award. This award is the most prestigious teaching award for mathematics in North America (so this is big, and awesome! Go Glen!).  The official name of the award is … Continued

Hot Topics in Science: Wolves Eating Otters?

Every month, on the second week of the block, there is a Hot Topics in Science discussion at Quest. This discussion is a space where faculty and staff get to share their work and research with the Quest community. This … Continued

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