SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA, March 2, 2015 – Quest University Canada has announced the 2015 line up for Renew Your Quest, an intellectually stimulating summer camp for adults looking to rethink, refocus, and re-energize. From courses on Chinese culture to global warming and political science, Renew Your Quest combines the love of learning with fun and adventure. Renew Your Quest will run from July 12 through 17, 2015.
Since opening its doors in September 2007, Quest has become Canada’s leading university with courses specifically designed to provoke critical thinking, effective communication, problem-solving ability, and innovation. For the Renew Your Quest program, interactive classes will run throughout the morning while in the afternoon and evenings, participants will be free to explore the breathtaking local area by participating in guided hikes, excursions, additional lectures and discussions on educational philosophy and pedagogy.
This year’s course options will include:
China: Tradition and Modernity with Fei Shi
This course provides a look into exploring the different aspects of Chinese culture such as the language, history, literature, food, travel and politics. Most importantly, at the junction of tradition and modernity, the course will look at the radical social and political transformations and challenges of 20th and 21st century China.
Global Warming: What We Know and What We Don’t Know with David J. Helfand
Global warming has been a strong topic through out the years that has lead to many bias opinions. Many misleading facts have lead to fiery of what is right or wrong. The course will discuss what we know and what we don’t know about global warming, distinguishing facts from fictions, and physics certainties from feedback uncertainties. The class will begin by exploring the astronomical factors which have driven climate change in the past and describe how measurements of past climate derived from tree rings and ice cores help inform models for predicting the future. The program will complete with Helfand’s analysis of our current state of knowledge.
Political Identity and Conflict by Eric Gorham
Ukraine, Israel/Palestine, Iraq, North Africa, India/Pakistan—these are currently the most famous places where political conflict has been particularly violent and has lasted a very long time, though even democratic countries experience violent and non-violent conflict. Why does this conflict happen—why can’t people just settle their differences and live harmoniously? There are many reasons however for this course, participants will look at three specific causes of political identity and conflict: nationalism, ethnic difference, and religion. Participants will also explore some of the solutions to the problems in these regions.
For commuters, the program fee for Renew Your Quest is $400 inclusive of tuition, activities, a welcome reception and an end-of-program dinner. For the full Quest experience, registration for a shared room is $725 ($875 for a private room). The fee is inclusive of accommodation, all meals, tuition, activities, and any local transportation. Space is limited with a maximum of 20 students per class. For more information or registration visit: www.questu.ca/summer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Quest University Canada:
Quest University Canada, the country’s first independent, not-for-profit, secular university opened its doors in September 2007 in Squamish, British Columbia. Quest’s simple philosophy is that education, in its truest sense, comes not from providing the right answers, but from learning how to ask insightful questions. This philosophy has driven the development of a campus and a curriculum focused on producing broadly educated individuals with an informed perspective on the problems of the twenty-first century, and the integrative abilities to address them. To find out how they achieve this visit: www.questu.ca/
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