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UAlberta Polar researcher recognized for outstanding contributions

By: Laurielle Penny
Climate change affects us all, but none more so than the landscapes, animals and peoples of the circumpolar north. Mark Nuttall, the 2016 recipient of the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research, knows this firsthand.The north is emerging as a resource-rich, geo-politically contentious area. As one of the world’s most influential social scientists in Northern and Circumpolar studie...

Toronto Event: The 2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts

By: Samantha Clark
You're invited to the 2nd annual Celebration of the Arts in Toronto! An evening of performances, travel presentations and inspiration.Thursday, November 3   7:00 - 9:00 PMToronto Botanical Gardens Floral Hall 777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto (SW corner of Leslie St. and Lawrence Ave. E.)Plenty of free parking!Must-see Presentations:   -  Selection of Italian songs and arias...

What to Know About Mexico's Day of the Dead

By: Alex Van Buren of Travel+Leisure
Halloween is right around the bend, and thanks to its macabre iconography of zombies, ghosts, and skeletons, the holiday is often conflated with one farther South—Dia de los Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead, which traces to the pre-Columbian era and stretches from October 28 until November 2. Depending on where you live, you might see images of the iconic, animated skeletons called ca...

We're hiring!

By: Justin Peter
At Quest, we love what we do and we think we have a great workplace too. We especially enjoy sharing in the excitement around great destinations and wildlife, and helping our travellers have great experiences. We’re growing and looking now for someone to join our team and assist our travellers with their travel dreams. Could you or someone you know be that person? Based at our Toronto office...

Charting the Growth of One of the World's Oldest Babies

By: University of Alberta
The discovery of a juvenile -- one of the rarest dinosaur discoveries -- made headlines around the world in late 2013: Professor Philip Currie from the University of Alberta and his colleagues have now published the results of their scientific findings in an alpha-level taxonomic description in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 'For the first time ever, we have a complete skeleton of a ba...

First-hand Accounts from the Regina Rifle Regiment in the Rhineland, 1945

By: Ian Shanahan
“The shelling and fighting in these woods have been just as bad as anything encountered in NORMANDY.”This passage was written in the War Diary of the Regina Rifle Regiment at 2400 hours on 18 February, 1945. Considering the well-documented drudgery and sacrifice experienced by Canadian soldiers on the beaches of northern France in June, 1944, such a direct comparison is poignant.  ...