Our History

Our History

Quest University was founded in 2007 by Dr. David Strangway with a single goal: to revolutionize undergraduate education.

Dr. Strangway believed in student-centred classrooms and immersive learning. He imagined a curriculum where disciplines melded together in ways that worked in the real world.

The result? A university that offers a groundbreaking curriculum based on Blocks instead of semesters, Questions rather than majors, and the Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree. Quest offers an unmatched experience for students who are driven by curiosity and aren’t afraid to work hard and be part of something different. Our academic approach is gaining attention worldwide, and we rank at or near the top in almost every category in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

Our classes are small, rigorous, interactive—and fun. Our live-on-campus culture fosters close bonds. Our alumni community is one of the most devoted you’ll find. Our location is spectacular: Squamish is situated between world-class ski resort Whistler and Top Ten city Vancouver.

  1. Mission: to reinvent higher education through uniquely student-centred learning and a groundbreaking curriculum designed to inspire and transform.
  2. Vision: to create a world of vibrant, informed citizens who think critically and engage deeply.
  3. Values: to balance collaboration with individualism, shared ethics with independent thought, and connection with global perspectives.

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Designing a University
for the New Millennium

Quest University Canada is suspending regular academic programming following
completion of the current academic year in April 2023.

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