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New Environmental Consideration Procedure

On November 12th, the QUSA board voted to incorporate a question about environmental considerations into the funding process. Nich Godri, Director of the Environment, reflects on this new procedure: “When I took on this role as Director of Environmental in September I realize that we had little environmental procedure. This struck me as something that, as a body that advocates for environmental consciousness and justice, would be necessary. The hope is that through this addition, folks will be prompted to think about the environmental implications of their projects and ultimately reduce the negative impacts associate student initiatives. As we move…

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…