Quest University Canada’s aim is to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century. Our academic program is designed to educate students for a lifetime of learning, to develop their intellectual capacities, to encourage social and civic engagement and to prepare them to be employable. Quest students learn how to be independent problem solvers though investigating their own Questions that require them to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and engage in hands-on experiential learning. In this way, each student is able to shape their education to address their specific interests. Upon completing Quest’s liberal arts and sciences undergraduate program, all students receive a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BA&Sc) degree.

While obtaining their Quest degree, students will learn many transferrable skills that will be useful in all their future endeavours, including:

• CRITICAL THINKING
• COMMUNICATION
• INTEGRATION/BREADTH OF KNOWLEDGE
• INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
• RESEARCH
• ETHICS

POST-QUEST ACADEMIC PURSUITS

MASTERS PROGRAMS

HUMANITIES

• Pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Policy Studies at the University of New Brunswick with a focus on politics, philosophy, and economics
• Completed a Master in Teaching at Seattle University
• Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics

ARTS

• Pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at the University of Essex’ East 15 Acting School
• Pursuing a Master of Arts in Education at Queen’s University
• Pursuing a Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Toronto
• Pursuing a Master of Art in Social Work at the University of British Columbia
• Pursuing a Master of Arts in Intelligence and International Security at King’s College, University of London
• Pursuing a Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Colorado
• Pursuing a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution at the University of Victoria
• Completed a Master of Arts in Education at the University of Wales

SOCIAL SCIENCES

• Completed a Master of Science in Social and Public Communication, Institute of Social Psychology, Distinction at the London School of Economics
• Pursuing a Master of Social Work in Community and International Development at the University of Calgary
• Pursuing a MBA at the Paris School of Business
• Pursuing a Master of Science in Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics

 

LIFE SCIENCES

• Pursuing a Master of Science in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University.
• Pursuing a Master of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge
• Pursuing a Master of Science in Microbiology at the University of Manitoba
• Pursuing a Master of Science in Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Lethbridge
• Pursuing a Master of Science in Public Health at the University of Wagenigen in the Netherlands
• Pursuing a Master of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Colorado

ENVIRONMENTAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES

• Pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Resource Management at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for Resources, Development, and Sustainability

• Pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo
• Pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering at the University of Lethbridge Pursuing a Master of Science in Geography at the Universite de Montreal
• Pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management at Erasmus Mundi in Hungary
• Pursuing a Master of Science in Geochemistry at the University of British Columbia


PhD PROGRAMS

 

HUMANITIES

• Pursuing a PhD program in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois in Chicago
• Pursuing a PhD program in Cognitive Psychology at St. Andrews University in Scotland
• Accepted into Stanford’s PhD program for Physical Anthropology

LIFE SCIENCES

• Pursuing a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Washington
• Pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience at Yale University


PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

• Pursuing a law degree at McGill University in Montreal
• Pursuing a law degree at the University of Calgary with a focus on energy and international law
• Enrolled in the Midwifery program in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine
• Pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business
• Pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Seattle University with a focus on finance

POST-QUEST EMPLOYMENT

Physical Sciences

• Technologist and Assistant Project Manager at Quantum Technology in Squamish

• Staff Scientist at Geosyntec Consultants

Life Sciences

• Interpretive Naturalist and Manager of Elk Island National Park’s Education Program with Parks Canada

• Forestry Director for the Yukon Territory

• Parks Canada Interpretation Officer in Inuvik, Northwest Territories

• Rehabilitation Aide at the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic of Victoria

Social Sciences

• Policy Analyst at the Alberta Ministry of Energy in the electricity division

• Dean’s Fellow at Yale/NUS in Singapore (Singapore’s first liberal arts university), developing student-life programming and conducting research

• Vancouver Philanthropy and Communications Assistant at the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation

Marketing/Communications

• Managing Creative Director of MRKS Media.

• Director of Communication at Cowichan Energy Alternatives
(Designing web content and assisting with marketing at Sea to Sky Gondola)

• Marketing and Communications for OUR Ecovillage organization in Cowichan Valley

• Working at a web-based real estate company coaching real estate agents, monitoring work habits, and researching outcomes

• Developing iOS software in Seattle

• Software Engineer at Nike, Portland

Recreation/Health

• Club Head Coach of Paleda Soccer Academy

• Medic and Wilderness First Aid/Survival Instructor

• Working with the Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia in Chaingmai, Thailand

• Created a company that builds custom skis in BC – Sky Pilot Custom Skis

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS AT QUEST

• Researching art and creativity in the brain and writing articles for Scientific American Mind. Received the Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L Award in Atlanta (Advancing Nonviolence through Generations of Exceptional Leadership)

• Co-founder and Director of Operations at Impact99, Canada’s first social media and HR conference

• Conducted literature review on honeybee-native bee interactions in their native ranges, also founding member of the Quest Beekeeping Club

• Conducted undergraduate research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana researching dementia

• Studied age-related macular degeneration in collaboration with Oregon Health and Science University

• Organized and participated in The Great Bear Rainforest Youth Paddle from Hartley Bay to Kiel, BC (110km) to raise awareness about the Great Bear Rainforest and the threats of the pipeline