Summer in Squamish

At the end of my second year at Quest, I had began to contemplate about my summer plans. After thinking for a while I decided to spend my summer in Squamish, where I would work for the Admissions Team. However, … Continued

Why Quest?

Quest is a special place – it is unique in more than one way. So, how do you figure out if this is the right place for you? Do you love beautiful views and engaging classes? Do you get excited … Continued

Biodiversity in the sunshine – or not

I’ve learned a lot so far this month, but the most memorable thing may be that biodiversity is best in the sun. Biodiversity of British Columbia, one of the foundation life science courses at Quest, is one of the most … Continued

How the Mighty Fall

Wednesday. Community day. A day for fun and friendship. And it was. For a time. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let us start at the beginning, and build towards the end. This is a story of speed and hubris. … Continued

Baby it's Cold Outside

At this point, I’m alone in the office, gazing out as wind chases leaves around campus and sun shines off the snow-covered peaks surrounding campus. Winter break is always a lovely time for Quest students. After spending four blocks studying … Continued

Amateur Ethnobotany at the Squamish Estuary

Last week on a particularly sunny (but still cold) November afternoon, a friend and I took a trip down to the Squamish Estuary. Just about five minutes from campus, the estuary is easy to get to after class and still … Continued

Block Break Retreat on Daisy Lake

The Sea to Sky Retreat Center, just north of campus on Daisy Lake, may be the most relaxing place to spend a block break. Surrounded by Garibaldi Provincial Park, the SSRC, or “Buddhist Center,” as it’s known among Quest students, … Continued

Fall at Quest

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, but I like it even better at Quest. All the students are back, with the new students discovering their university selves and shaping Quest culture, while the returning students come … Continued

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