HEALTH & WELLNESS
Quest recognizes that a student’s personal well-being is essential to his or her learning at university.
To address all health and wellness concerns, professional university staff members are available to direct students to resources, help resolve conflicts, and assist with any challenges that arise in students’ daily lives and in their academic programs. Quest offers a variety of health and wellness services free of charge.
On-campus counsellors are available to meet with students by appointment. Students may, conveniently, book an appointment online via the portal. In order to best meet the needs of students, some evening appointments are available in addition to day-time hours. Our counsellors also offer pre-arrival sessions for incoming students.
Quest on campus Primary Care Clinic is a pilot satellite clinic at Quest. It is open one morning and one afternoon a week. It is located across from the counselling offices.
Individual medical appointments can be booked online at http://questu.checkappointments.com by choosing the Heath Clinic tab and following the booking instructions. Medical doctors are available by appointment for all types of medical consultation. Medical appointments are confidential between the doctor and the patient and will not be disclosed in any way to Quest staff. Students can access doctors for all types of illness, STI testing, psychiatry referrals, injury etc.
Students with current BC Medical coverage will be able to see doctors for free with a valid BC Care Card. Students using GuardMe will also be able to claim their medical appointments as per the terms of the insurance coverage . For all other students, please come prepared to pay for your appointment and you can then claim the expense on your own health insurance plan.
Campus physicians can also be seen at their downtown Squamish clinics and include Drs. Klein and Gornall of ELAHO MEDICAL CLINIC, Drs. Lamb and Swope of SQUAMISH MEDICAL CLINIC, and Dr. Kelly of DIAMOND HEAD MEDICAL CLINIC. The SEA TO SKY WALK-IN CLINIC is also available to Quest students.
This program facilitates workshops and community events for violence prevention and culture change. Using critical reflection and action, facilitators strive to create social change through transformative, liberating, and anti-oppressive dialogue. Working with shared values of love, authenticity, and solidarity, we seek to build bridges, open gates, and create a more inclusive and celebratory culture. By facilitating connection, we aim to create opportunities for radical responsibility, humility, and joy-based community growth.
WHAT WE DO
Community Education offers workshops on the Quest University campus and in the Squamish community in the interest of public health, violence prevention, and community organizing for positive culture change. Facilitators are student volunteers who are trained in facilitation and workshop design.
Community Education bases it’s work on a Freirean Pedagogical model of education. Emphasis is placed on facilitating dialogue for critical reflection, analysis, and action. Our workshops are always co-facilitated which allows for different perspectives, languages, identities, abilities, and comfort levels to thrive.
Quest offers daily yoga classes for students. Yoga can improve overall physical wellness, as well as help students manage stress and anxiety. Students can visit the student portal for the most up-to-date schedule of yoga classes.
Located minutes from campus, the Sea to Sky Walk-In Clinic is the medical health care facility most commonly used by Quest students.
There are also several doctors’ offices in Squamish, as well as a hospital. The Student Affairs office also runs bi-weekly shuttles into town for students who need transportation assistance.
Light therapy is a way to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) by exposure to artificial light. SAD is a type of depression that usually occurs in the fall and winter months in Canada, when the daylight period is shortest. Light therapy lamps can be found in the library. Students can sit or work near the lamps, which give off bright light that is thought to affect brain chemicals linked to mood.
A member of this team of first-aid trained students is on-call at all times. The EFRT can provide first-aid assistance and preliminary assessments for students with urgent medical issues. This is a confidential service.
Students can visit the portal Health and Wellness page for resources including a counselling ‘frequently asked questions’, meditation and relaxation techniques, addictions and mental health links, and what to do if you are worried about yourself or a friend.
Students attending Quest University Canada are encouraged to have all immunizations up-to-date prior to attending Quest. Check with your health care provider if you are unsure of your immunization history. This will ensure that students have adequate protection against communicable diseases and are more prepared and less vulnerable for any activities that involve field trips and travel. Please bring your immunization record with you to Quest.
Providing information about your health conditions and/or medications to Quest is optional. You may choose to provide this information in order to help us inform relevant staff or refer you to adequate health care support while you are a student at Quest. There may be instances in which information about your medical condition is needed in an emergency. Having this information on file may be of benefit to you in receiving timely and quality health care. Complete this Health Information Release [PDF, 160 KB] form if you wish to share any health or medical information with university staff.