Director of Creative and Applied Learning
BSc, (Hon) University of British Columbia
MSc, University of Connecticut
Registered Professional Chemist (BC)
Court Ashbaugh joined Quest after teaching science and mathematics courses at Okanagan College. He earned a BSc (Hons) in chemistry from UBC in 2003 and went on to study at the University of Connecticut. There he studied the reactions and spectroscopy of laser-cooled atoms and molecules, earning an MSc focused on chemical physics.
His goal is to enable students to connect with science concepts in a direct way by, as much as possible re-creating the process of scientific discovery. In his chemistry and physics courses, students are encouraged to direct their own investigations during the process of testing and modifying their understandings of physical phenomena.
Court has a varied background that includes having planted over one million trees in British Columbia and working as a steel-fabricator/machinist. He enjoys all sorts of outdoor recreation, especially climbing and mountaineering. Court also plays the violin, the guitar and the mandolin in steeply descending order of competence.