Summer living in Albania

For as long as I can remember, my summers have always included a trip to nearby, beautiful cities of Albania. Long walks in the beach, volleyball playing with neighbours, big lunches, long hikes, and warm, sunny days are just a few of my favourite memories. Perhaps this explains why often in the midst of school assignments, […]

Smoky Skies and Summer Festivals

Summer time in Squamish is magical. Farmers markets bursting with fresh, local produce. Music events happening most weekends, like the Sunset Music Series at the Sea to Sky Gondola, the Whistler Outdoor Concert Series that has amazing concerts in the Olympic Plaza for free, and the Squamish Wind Festival, a celebration of art, music, win, and water […]

Summer Program Opportunities at Quest

  Last week, Quest campus came alive through class discussions, lunch time chatter, library studying, and even some Adventure Pursuits! Nope, classes still haven’t started quite yet. Last weeks’ liveliness was due to Quest’s annual Summer Scholars and Renew Your Quest programs. Summer Scholars is for high school students in grades 10-12, some of which […]

Experiential Learning in Medica Kosova (NGO)

In January, more than 6 months ago, I took the Question Block. Quest University Canada offers only one degree, that of the Bachelor of Liberal Art and Sciences. However, every student at some point during their second year takes a class called Question Block, where he or she comes up with the an interdisciplinary question. […]

The Summer Adventures of Kestrel Kunz

The Squamish summer is already quite hot and sunny—not exactly the ideal weather for me to focus all day inside on a computer. But fortunately there are other Questies who are taking much more advantage of the Squamish beauty and heat, while keeping up with their academic duties. Kestrel Kunz is one of this year’s […]

Classics in the Aegean: Travelling to Turkey and Visiting Ancient Sites (Part 1)

A few months ago, I heard a few students students talk about a Quest trip to Turkey, where they would visit legendary sites of the Aegean and learn in the cradle of civilization. I am amazed and excited since I am very interested in such topics. For many years now, I have wanted to visit […]

The New President Has Been Announced!!

  After a year long search, months of dire anticipation, and an incredible teaser of a speech at the final Community Update of the year the fourth Quest President and Vice-Chancellor has been announced! I couldn’t pick one to show how excited I am so here’s another….   In a school wide email yesterday (Tuesday, […]

5 Things You’ve Seen About University In Movies and Why They Are Totally True: Part 1

If you’re anything like me you have likely seen quite a few movies about the college experience or about university. Whether a romanticized drama like The Social Network or a slapstick comedy with no boundaries like Animal House, movies are an incredible way to help shape the ideas around the post-secondary education experience, both inside […]

Sea to Sky Marine Trail Opens in Squamish

Stretching across Canada from the Atlantic to Pacific and Arctic oceans, the Trans Canada Trail is the World’s longest network of trails. With 17,000km of usable trails, and another 6,000km to be completed by 2017, the trail provides endless opportunities for adventure from coast to coast to coast. The newest section of the Trans Canada […]

Classics in the Aegean: Exporing the Aegean Coast returning home (Part 2)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about the first part of my trip in Turkey, found here. This blog included stories about my travels (exploring Toronto and spending all night at the airport in Istanbul), visiting different ancient sites along the Aegean coast, going on a boat tour, attending a pottery and carpet […]

Meeting Jim and Claire – my host parents, in Albania

Almost two years ago I wrote a blog named, “The Squamish Host Family Program,” where I talked about my host parents, Jim and Claire. Even though by then I had met them only once, I was amazed by their experiences, knowledge about the world, and passion for outdoor sports. Carlos is a friend of mine […]

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