Development Office

Supporting Innovation & Excellence
in Undergraduate Education

Our mission is to transform how our students think, question, and engage with the world through a revolutionary educational model that sparks personal growth and intellectual development. As an independent, not-for-profit university, Quest is funded solely through tuition and the generosity of private donations. We are grateful to donors, friends, and families whose varied contributions help support our students and advance the mission of the University.

Quest offers multiple ways for supporters to invest in the future of undergraduate education. We would be pleased to discuss any ideas and opportunities that are of interest to prospective donors or sponsors.

For more information or assistance with your donation, please contact our Development Office by email at:

or by phone at (604) 898-8112
Monday through Thursday 9 AM-5PM

Mailing Address:
Quest University Canada
3200 University Boulevard
Squamish, British Columbia V8B oN8

Reasons to
Give to Quest

1. Quest offers the most innovative undergraduate education in all of Canada. Our interdisciplinary BA&Sc. degree, block system, individualized academic question, and focus on experiential learning make us different from any other university. As a result, we stand outside of the traditional university system and do not receive any provincial support.

2. The intellectual experience at Quest is shaped by our diverse, international student population. The University brings the best students together from Canada, the U.S., and across the globe. We are committed to offering scholarships and bursaries to support our students.

3. Inspiration doesn’t come from standard courses or rote lectures. Our tutors push the boundaries of undergraduate learning through intensive fieldwork, experiments, prototype fabrication, travel and extended field courses, conferences, exhibitions, and performances that require strong academic funding.

4. Quest is a young institution poised for growth. In the 2017-2018 academic year we will celebrate a decade of innovation and excellence in undergraduate education. Our success is proven, with tutors recognized as National Teaching Fellows, alumni receiving prestigious Ph.D. fellowships, and current students publishing award-winning research. Our course for the future is clear: build our endowment, expand the campus, bring together the most creative minds, spur innovation and new ideas.

How to Give

Make A Donation Online

• Give a general donation to
Quest University Canada

 • Give to our annual
funding needs

 • Give to a specific area

Use your credit card through our secure on line form.


CALL US AT 604.898.8112
Monday through Thursday
9am—5pm Pacific Time.


Tell us your donation preferences on our down loadable donation form and mail it with a cheque or credit card number to:

Development Office
Quest University
3200 University Boulevard
Squamish, BC  V8B 0N8

What to Support

Quest University Canada- Student Access Grants

The best ideas arise when diverse perspectives come together. We learn the most when every voice is heard. QUC Student Access Grants support diversity & equity by bringing students with demonstrated need to Quest University Canada. Share your vision of equity; support QUC Student Access Grants.

Strengthening Our University Through Diversity & Equity

Quest University Canada is preparing to enter the next decade as an innovator in the field of higher education in North America. Our community of students comes from Canada, the US, and all over the world bringing together the best students from across the globe to thrive in an environment of interdisciplinary teaching and intercultural exchange. The Quest community creates space for innovative ideas by breaking down the barriers between academic disciplines and between our students’ cultures. Whether students come from the nearby Squamish Nation, faraway Senegal, or just down the Sea-to-Sky corridor in metro Vancouver, they bring unique perspectives to our classrooms and campus.

Quest Student Access Grants are designed to support the core values of diversity and equity among our student population by funding 20 need-based, full tuition grants for students with demonstrated need. This includes First Nations, Canadian, US, and international students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to a Quest University Canada education.

Tyler Heilman graduated from Quest University Canada in May 2015.  He was 22 years old when he died tragically in a climbing accident.

Tyler Heilman’s university experience built his confidence to seek solutions to daunting challenges, and helped launch what promised to be an exceptional life with immense potential for future meaningful accomplishments in his field of choice. Tyler’s goal was not only to advance understanding, but also to genuinely help solve problems facing current and future generations, particularly surrounding climate and climate change.

In memory of Tyler, his family and friends would like to support other students in similar endeavors. Through the Tyler Heilman Fellowship Fund other students will have an opportunity be part of the Summer Fellows Research Program at Quest University Canada.

Contributing to the Tyler Heilman Fellowship fund will encourage the development of intellectually courageous students by supporting advanced work on their thesis projects beyond the regular school year. It is a way to give them the freedom and responsibility to learn in an environment that expects not just productivity, but personal growth.

The cost per student for the Summer Fellows Research Program is $10,000 CDN. The minimum cost to establish an endowed scholarship is $25,000 CDN.


Please donate today to the Tyler Heilman Fellowship Fund.

During the 2015 academic year, a small team of under- graduate students stepped forward to advocate for student philanthropic action and participation to help Quest University Canada reach financial security. The team’s mission is to cultivate a culture of generosity and paying it forward within the student community by taking our share of ownership of the school that supports us, our education, and our collective futures.

The Quest Student Philanthropic Council (QSPC) is a group formed and led by student ambassadors from various academic fields and class years with the goal of integrating the understanding and practice of philanthropy among Quest students. The ambassadors help organize effective action that will help bring in financial resources by communicating the importance of giving back and participating in external fundraising efforts, while answering questions about the purpose and need for fundraising within our school. Our ultimate goal is simply to uphold and increase the value of the Quest degree.

Why join? Are you looking to get involved with the University? Are you interested in understanding the impact of giving back? Are you interested in taking responsibility for making a difference within our school for the greater good?

If you answered yes, then come join the Student Philanthropic Council! By giving back to Quest University, everyone involved benefits – students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Participating in student fundraising is one of the most effective ways to convince potential stakeholders that our school is worth donating to over the many other groups and institutions seeking their support. Our team is confident that giving back to the school is the best way to spend a small amount of energy to ensure the biggest change in Quest by helping it reach financial security and enhance the best aspects of a Quest education.

What will Quest be able to do with more money?

The largest portion of the budget and our highest priority is always financial aid for students – making a Quest education available to those best-equipped to profit from it and contribute to the campus community. Other goals include more (free) field trips, more team-taught classes, more visiting artists and tutors from other fields, and more funding for student affairs.

We encourage all students to start their lifelong relationship with the University by giving back, positively impacting the success and prosperity of our respective futures.

Our goal is to engage over 90% of Quest students in philanthropy. It is not about how much you give, but more about how many of us are engaged!

An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested. Each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose, and any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value. In this way, an endowment fund can grow and provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. When you contribute to the endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support for Quest University.

Building our Endowment is the final task to assure true sustainability and diversity. This is our ultimate goal and we are well on our way. Please consider making a donation to the Quest University Canada Foundation for the endowment fund.