Student Life

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Dancing Bears and Quest Traditions

April is a pretty spectacular block to be at Quest. Yes, most of the students are starting to get a bit burnt out from their schoolwork. But, April feels full of life on campus. The trees start to get their leaves, there are birds all over, and the sunny days finally start to outweigh the […]

End of the Year Reflections

I currently have one week left of third year. It is weird. It’s funny to think back to the beginning… When I arrived on campus three years ago the current graduates were all second years. I remember how magical they seemed. I remember how difficult my first essay in cornerstone was (in reflection, it was a […]

Independent Studies (are the greatest)

My last class of my third year is also my first independent study. I had originally registered to take my last Humanities Foundation course (words of advice -it’s super nice to have most, if not all, of those finished off before your third, but especially fourth year). However, I found out that I would need to be […]

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