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Mission Statement

Quest University Students’ Association (hereafter referred to as “QUSA”) is a non-profit society incorporated under the BC societies act and governed by an elected Board of Directors. QUSA is governed by a set of legislative documents including bylaws, a constitution, policies, procedures, and roles and responsibilities. QUSA works collectively with members of the Student Association, Administrators, Staff, and Faculty, as well as regional stakeholders to improve the quality of student life at Quest University Canada (hereafter referred to as “Quest”). QUSA acts as a political voice to positively shape the greater Quest community. It does so according to the values,…

Who does the work? Reflections on organizing events at Quest

It is commonly said that Quest is a student-run institution, and this is especially true in the events we run. Last Spring we heard with Rowan Thillaye-Kerr about her role in putting on the annual Power, Race, and Privilege Symposium. What made you want to organize this event? / How did you come to take responsibility for making this event happen? I was involved in the organisation of several school conferences before I came to Quest. The process of organisation and the formats were different from what we tend to see here—it was secondary school, so there was a lot…

Grant Spotlight: Wareniki by Maya Cook

Every year QUSA funds a number of students for personal projects through our grants. Maya Cook ’19 received a Student Arts Grant to to put on a traveling dance & show show last Spring. Read on to find out why she thinks performance is so important to our campus. The student arts grant helped me to put on Wareniki, a 30-minute circus and dance performance that travelled around campus from the recplex to rooms in riverside. Wareniki is about making wareniki, a type of Mennonite cottage cheese pierogi, as well as how cooking can be the site of community and…

Grant Spotlight: Claire’s Avalanche Training

Every year QUSA funds a number of students for personal projects through our grants. Claire Clarkson received a Student Development Grant to complete avalanche training that she can bring back to Quest students and on future endeavors. Read on to see what she had to say about it! In January, myself and three other Quest students completed our Avalanche Operations Level 1 through the Canadian Avalanche Association in Whistler. This course is a key stepping stone to working as a professional in avalanche risk management operations (which include ski resorts, highways operations, guiding and teaching recreational avalanche courses). In addition to providing foundational…

Student Club & Event Email

QUSA sends out up to 2 Student Club & Event Emails (SCEE, pronounced “ski”) per block. Students can include announcements by emailing their messages to qusa@questu.ca before 5pm on the first or third Monday of the block. There are some cases where your message will not be included. To see the full All Student Email Procedure, please contact the Communications Officer at quest.ca.

2019 Ministerial Elections Information

Vote here. Voting ends Monday, April 8th, at 6pm. Find the debate minutes here. Candidate bios: Internationalization Marion Nouvellon My name is Marion Nouvellon and I’m a first year student campaigning to be your next Minister of Internationalization. I grew up for most of my life in a rural part of France within a relatively homogenous community where the exposure to the world was limited. Ironically, I developed a strong curiosity for other cultures and viewpoints. Hosting international students from various programs and exchanges made me eager to learn more through their stories. This same curiosity is what later led…

#newyear #newme

Happy New Year!The SRC has some BIG news as we move into the new semester! We are so excited to announce that we have officially incorporated as the Quest University Students’ Association. This is a big step for us as an organization and will allows us to better serve all of you.Incorporation means that we are legally separate from Quest University Canada, like most other student unions in Canada. This will mean a lot of changes in the background over the next few months and a few changes for all of you as this process moves forward. Keep an eye…

Update on using Quest shuttles

  TL,DR: Students can no longer use the Quest vehicles for initiatives outside of ‘Quest Business’. For now, organize carpools and the SRC can reimburse gas money! Details: Quest vehicles are only insured for ‘Quest “business’ (i.e. curricular/co-curricular activities, initiatives by Quest staff/faculty, or initiatives that use Quest equipment). Therefore student initiatives are NOT insured. For liability’s sake, students are no longer allowed to use shuttles unless their initiatives are in accordance with ‘Quest business’. The SRC still wants to support off-campus initiatives in light of this unfortunate limitation. Here’s our short-term solutions: 1. Any off-campus student initiative can organize…