This private, non-profit liberal arts and sciences University is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is in partnership with other universities around the world, including University of Hong Kong and Colorado College. Its campus is built on a 77-hectare site that includes the Learning Centre or Library, University Service, Academic Building, Recreation Centre, Multi-use Playing Field, some future expansion projects, and Student Housing. On-campus residence is an important and required part when it comes to studying at the University, and students are highly encouraged to take advantage of Quest’s residential services. The typical residence are condo units that can accommodate three to four students. Each condo unit has two bedrooms, with two bathrooms, a balcony, and a dining and living space. There are some bedrooms that are single rooms, and students can have a choice of whether or not they want to share a room with someone.
The Varsity team for women and men’s basketball teams is the Quest Kermodes. They play in the British Columbia College Athletics Association. Quest knows the value of sports and an active lifestyle in the overall development of a student. The College offers diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation, varsity athletics, and intramural activities for its students. It offers state-of-the-art athletic facilities, which include a weight room, an all-season artificial turf soccer field, two tennis courts, a gymnasium, squash courts, a high functioning recreation and athletics program, and outdoor basketball courts. Aside from its facilities, the University’s surroundings are known as the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada.” Here, students can go out and do many fun activities, such as windsurfing, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking, mountaineering, kite boarding, hiking, as well as downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, white water and ocean kayaking, sailing, and snow shoeing. The community offers facilities which include the Brennan Park Recreational Centre, which contains a full recreational program, a community centre, an arena, and aquatic centre. For intramural programs, students can stay fit by playing tennis, dodge ball, table tennis, outdoor soccer, volleyball, badminton, golf, squash, indoor soccer, floor hockey and many others.
Quest University uses an innovative form of teaching, called the “Block Plan.” Here, students take only one course at a time in intensive short “blocks,” and each class take about three hours per day. Each block lasts three and a half weeks for a total of 54 classroom hours per course. This form of learning style gives a much better focus for the students, and they can concentrate in their assignments without worrying about another subject. This new and innovative system helps students to build and retain knowledge much better, and they can efficiently organize their study group activities around their subjects in a much easier way.
The University grants different kinds of scholarships for students: Diversity, Academic, and Recognition awards. Students who plan to apply for a scholarship must complete a Scholarship and Financial Aid Application.