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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

What is Dark Matter? My Question and the beauty of uncertainty

Every student at Quest must create a unique “Question” and create a proposal that will guide their learning and experiences they have during their final two years at Quest University. This is something that takes place during “Question Block,” a class that is dedicated to this effort. After many weeks of thought, constructive criticism, revision, and […]

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 […]

Quest’s Got Talent

Last April, my friend Emma organized the first talent show at Quest University Canada. Many students showed interest in participating by singing, playing musical instruments, and reading poems. There were various other opportunities to get involved, such as becoming a judge and helping with set up. At the end of the event, I was amazed […]

Confessions of a Physics Student

I get asked a lot what it’s like being a physics student at a liberal arts school. Up until recently, I haven’t really had a good answer to that since nearly all of my first year was spent studying things that weren’t physics or mathematics. This year, however, has been quite different. I’m currently in […]

Quest, Particle Accelerators & Pharmacogenomics — what?!

This past week I travelled to Vancouver with my class, ‘Drugs, Vitamins & Antibiotics’ to learn more about some pretty cool science! The first half of the field trip was spent at TRIUMF, at the south end of the UBC campus. TRIUMF is a nuclear particle accelerator. This spins negatively charged hydrogen at 75% of […]

Biodiversity in the sunshine – or not

I’ve learned a lot so far this month, but the most memorable thing may be that biodiversity is best in the sun. Biodiversity of British Columbia, one of the foundation life science courses at Quest, is one of the most sought after classes to take – at least in April and September. This March though, […]

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 […]

Uzume Taiko Comes to Quest

Quest has no shortage of eclectic shows and events and Uzume Taiko’s appearance at Quest was certainly a re-enforcement of that fact. Performing to a packed house in the Multi Purpose Room, Uzume Taiko’s blend of traditional Japanese culture with Canadian and other worldly influences was an awesome display of talent, overstated expression, enthusiasm, and […]

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