Reflections

“We do not learn from experiences; we learn from reflecting on our experiences.” —— John Dewey, 1933 My time at Quest is almost finished. In less than one week, I will be a university graduate. No longer will I put … Continued

Sweetening the day

You know we are approaching the end of the block when the library becomes packed. You can hear the sounds of furious typing, endless sighing, and some head banging. Students are finishing up final assignments, finalizing block break plans, and … Continued

Summer Keystone Research at the BC Children’s Hospital

When Quest students take Question block in their second year, they are required to brainstorm ideas for their Keystone – the culminating project of our undergraduate education. Most students take one year or more to work this project, which can … Continued

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

Northwest Winterfest

Coming soon to the Quest campus: Northwest Winterfest Northwest Winterfest is an annual event that happens in the dark and dreary month of either November or December. This year, the event will take place on December 2nd and will be … 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

Field Courses that Rock your Education!

For my September and October blocks I was only on campus for approximately 3 out of the 8 weeks, not because I wasn’t taking classes but because I was adventuring all over the western United States through two of Quest’s field … 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

Crafting Your Days Away

Sometime I think it might be easy to get the idea that Quest is all about the intense academics, or hardcore mountain biking, and that we are all deep thinking scholars and wild outdoors people all the time. While I … 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

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