Quest University a Distinctly New Model

November 1, 2006

Outside the Report Card, yesterday's Globe & Mail also featured a prominent story about a small, private, not-for-profit liberal arts school still under construction in Squamish BC. $100 million in construction is underway at Quest University, scheduled to open in September 2007 with 160 students, and promising a teacher:student ratio of 1:10, absolutely no tenure, and a multidisciplinary focus "unlike that of any other university in Canada." Instead of rotating classes each semester, Quest students will focus for weeks at a time on only one topic from various angles. Tuition will also be outstanding --Â $24,000 a year, plus $11,000 for board. Globe & Mail article