By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: July 7, 2012
Quest University is offering Sea to Sky locals an ‘exclusive’ deal to attend summer program on campus.
Limited spots are still available in both the adult and student one-week programs for $350 per week. Programs combine classroom time with outdoor activities to provide a transformative escape from the rigour of everyday life.
“Quest summer programs provide students of all ages with an intellectually stimulating retreat guided by our highly energetic and engaging faculty,” says Dr. David Helfand, Quest’s president.
Helfand said for adults, it’s a chance to rekindle a love of learning. For students, it’s an exceptional opportunity to taste university life and experience the Quest difference.
Three local high school students have won a scholarship to attend the summer program: Teal Imbeau, Yufei Wang, and Hannah Jarvis are the winners.
Adult and student programs combine mornings in the classroom with afternoons spent exploring the surrounding Squamish area. Guided hikes, excursions, and optional activities include lectures and discussions of educational philosophy and pedagogy.
John Graham from Snohomish, Washington attended last summer’s adult retreat.
“I found the exploratory summer program to be excellent and intensely satisfying, exceeding my already high expectations. I am still processing thoughts that were triggered by Ryan (Derby-Talbot)’s math class. I literally came awake this morning with thoughts of yet another interesting connection between fractal geometry, chaos theory, and evolution,” says Graham.
Quest student Haley Jane Hancock, who just completed her first year, attended the summer program before making her final decision on which university to attend.
“David Helfand was an incredible teacher with seemingly endless knowledge on nearly every subject. The program gives you the sense of wonder that I think all Quest students have and all Quest faculty foster.”
Renew Your Quest: The adult summer program runs July 15 to 20, 2012. Space is currently available in the following courses:
- Mathematical Moments
- Political Language, Media, and Political Thinking
- The Evolution and Acquisition of Language
Summer Scholars: The student summer program runs either July 15 to 20 or July 22 to 27, 2012. Space is currently available in the following courses:
- From Models to Measurements (July 15 to 20)
- The Dynamic Geology of the Sea to Sky Corridor (July 22 to 27)
The local commuters fee of $350 per week includes tuition, lunches, and activities.