History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 2002, Quest University was formerly known as Sea to Sky University. The main aim of establishing Quest University was to provide a rigorous and well-rounded institutional education in the arts and sciences with an international focus. During its initial years, the university went through a lot of administration changes. The institute was established by Dr David Strangway who wanted to create a new kind of university where undergraduates guided their own studies in close cooperation with faculty. The institution has affiliations with Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and the Canadian University Press (CUP).
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The institution has a Fully Air – Conditioned Computer Center which is equipped with Latest Computers from HP & Dell, LCD Monitors, High-speed networking equipment and all requisite Hardware / Software so as to impart knowledge in the most hi-tech environment. The institute has a Wi-Fi campus providing a 24x7 internet facility. The institute also has high-quality persistent bandwidth offering high speed and uninterrupted 50 Mbps connectivity on Optical Fiber Network. The spacious classrooms on the campus provide the most conducive atmosphere for dynamic and focused discussions. The classrooms are equipped with adequate teaching and learning aids like Multimedia Computers, LCD Projectors, Over Head Projectors etc. to provide our students with the best learning environment & methodology. They have conference rooms equipped with modern technology to provide a perfect setting for one to master presentation skills, team skills, group discussions, role-plays, seminars, and others.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Quest University is quite unique. Their groundbreaking initiative to postsecondary education started as an experiment. Today, Quest University is one of Canada’s important universities of higher education. Quest seeks to reinvent the undergraduate liberal arts and sciences, using an innovative philosophy and novel curriculum. The notable alumni of the institute are David Strangway (geophysicist; founding president of Quest University Canada; President Emeritus at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia), David Helfand (astrophysicist; former Chair of the Department of Astronomy at Columbia University and co-director of the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory; President Emeritus of Quest University Canada) and Glen Van Brummelen (mathematics scholar; past President of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Quest University Canada aims to offer an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working atmosphere for all members of their university community that recognizes, respects, and enhances diversity, and encourages intellectually rigorous debate and collaboration among distinct points of view. The visiting companies are Hyundai, Google, Samsung and others.