Swimming and Tanning at Alice Lake

After what seemed like a long and cold fall, it finally feels like summer has arrived in Squamish. Coming from Kosovo, a country in South-Eastern Europe, it means that I am used to hot and sunny summers. My most cherished summer … 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

Squamish Food Bank: Christmas in July

The Squamish Food Bank, according to its website, is a non-profit, charitable society. This food bank provides various supplemental groceries, non-perishable food items, to those in need within the Squamish area. Every month, hundreds of people in need rely in the services … 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

Exploring Americana

We drove up and collected our pass from a border agent at the kiosk, but not before Ed turned around and enthusiastically wished him a happy Independence Day. Canada Day was a few days ago, but we were officially in America … Continued

Quest Summer Fellows Program: Examples of Current and Past Projects

The Quest Summer Fellows program, as I have stated in a previous blog post in regards to the summer seminar series, is a 12-week summer fellowship that gives several Quest students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of … Continued

A “WILD” EXPERIENCE IN THE CANADIAN OUTBACK

Almost three years ago, I came to Canada for the first time in my life. Since then I have gained several new experiences and skills, such as learning how to drive and becoming a ‘pro’ tour guide. However, by living … 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

Quest Summer Seminar Series: Good Food Box Program by Dr. Melanie Bedore

The Quest Summer Fellowship Program is a 12-week fellowship, which gives six Quest students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a Quest tutor during the summer months. The Quest Summer Fellowship Program is administered by the Quest … Continued

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