Frontiers of Science mastermind David Helfand has gotten a promotion! After embarking on a bold experiment last year at Squamish, Canada’s Quest University, he has been named  “acting president”. According to the National Post, “he will take a paid leave of absence from Columbia and move to Squamish in January, where he will work, gratis, for the full calendar year, trying to get Quest back on track, attracting more students, and finding his replacement.”

According to the Post, Quest university has seen four university presidents in the past year and continually suffers from “administrative blunders, low enrollment numbers, and negative articles in the press.” The school is just one of the latest attempts to establish respectable small private universities in Canada, whose most famous universities are generally large and public–but at this point, the article says, “Quest is on the brink.”

Bwog would like to remind Professor Helfand to write all his graffiti in both languages.

UPDATE 6:00 PM: As a commenter has suggested, for posterity’s sake, Bwog also asks Professor Helfand’s students to send us pictures of him “getting freaky” on the dance floor.