In the News

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 […]

Spring 2015 Newsletter

The Spring 2015 Newsletter is here! Click the link below to find out the latest on what’s been happening at Quest and a sneak peak into the summer! http://www.questu.ca/newsletter-spring15.html

The Georgia Straight – Commentary

Third year student, Daniella Smith’s recently published commentary in The Georgia Straight, Vancouver’s weekly news and entertainment guide. Daniella Smith: I know it’s wrong, but I can’t stop loving bacon by Daniella Smith on March 23rd, 2015 at 2:11 PM Mmm… bacon. I love the crispy, greasy—but not greasy enough to pool onto your plate […]

Quest Writers Conference IN THE NEWS!

The Squamish Chief, a local newspaper, recently published an article about the Quest Writers Conference happening this summer! They interviewed Jessamyn Smyth – the founder of the Conference – who gave insights into the fantasy that this conference will be for artists. Check out the article below: “It is meant to be a writers’ fantasy week.” Jessamyn […]

Math Tutor Receives a Prestigious Award

Our outstanding mathematics tutor, Glen van Brummelen, has received the Mathematical Association of America’s Pacific Northwest Teaching Award. This award is given out annually to a mathematics professor from across the Pacific Northwest, which happens to be the largest geographic section of the MAA (including over 130 colleges and universities from Oregon to Alaska). This […]

NY Times Ranks Squamish as #32 Place to Visit on Earth in 2015

Among the likes of Milan, Italy, Chile, Yellowstone, and other world-famous powerhouses of tourism and grandeur, Squamish, BC, the home of Quest University finds itself perched at spot #32 in the New York Times’ annual article of worldwide destinations. That’s a big deal, since our coastal mountain town ranked higher than #48 Rome, #46 Shanghai, […]

Quest Students Represent Canada at FIS Ski and Snowboard World Cup

Three Quest students are in Austria this month representing Canada at the International Ski Federation World Cup. Roz Groenewould (Halfpipe Skiing), Keltie Hansen (Halfpipe Skiing), and Darren Gardner (Alpine Snowboarding) are all members of Quest’s Elite Athlete and Performer Program, which gives high performing athletes and performers the ability to create flexible schedules in order to […]

Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience by Katrina Schwartz

Katrina Schwartz has recently published an article about Quest, in the MindShift Blog. MindShift is a service of KQED (Public Media for Northern California); and it explores the future of learning in all its dimensions by covering cultural and technology trends, innovations in technology, modern research, education policy, and more. A breakout room activity at […]

Introducing the Sea to Sky Gondola!

Over the six years I have been in Squamish, I have watched this town dramatically change. Instead of just being a gas stop on the way to Whistler, Squamish has been intentionally rebranding itself as its own tourist destination – and rightly so! As the ‘adventure capital of Canada,’ Squamish has a plethora of outdoor […]

LNG Woodfibre

One of the hottest topics in Squamish at the moment is the Woodfibre LNG  proposal. Woodfibre LNG is a privately owned company (part of the Singapore-based business group RGE – Royal Golden Eagle – Ltd.) hoping to convert the old pulp mill just south of Squamish into a liquified natural gas (LNG) processing plant. Liquified natural gas […]

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