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

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

Quest in the News: The World Comes to Squamish

A few months ago, the Squamish Chief reporter – Mike Chouinard, inspired by the ever increasing number of international students in Squamish, decided to write an encompassing article about these students perspectives, opinions, and experiences of life in Canada. Mr. Chouinard … 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

Quest in the News: Squamish student optimizes local café

Recently, one of our summer fellows, Aaron Slobodin, created and implemented an optimal scheduling system for the popular downtown café, known as Zephyr Café. As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Quest Summer Fellows program, is a 12-week summer fellowship that … 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

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