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Calendar of Events, Workshops & QUBS Outreach

| QUBS Open House | QUBS Workshops | QUBS Seminar Series |

Many of our Outreach activities, including Eco-Adventure Camp for 10-14 year olds, occur at our Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre. Situated at the end of Hewlett-Packard Road off North Shore Road, the Centre is on the shores of pristine Elbow Lake embedded within 400 hectares of rugged terrain and varied wetlands and forests.

Activities like our Open House, weekly spring and summer seminar series, and many workshops occur at our main research and teaching facility on the shores of Lake Opinicon, directions for which may be found on our Contact Page.

Outreach Contact Information

QUBS Workshops

Fabulous Fall Fungi Workshop 2015 with Richard Aaron.

Further details on the Fabulous Fall Fungi workshops and how to register provided | here |


Eco-Adventure Camp

Run from July 2nd to August 21st, the camp for young people aged 10-14 focuses on exploring nature and the environment, as well as outdoor activities like hiking and canoeing. It is held at our Elbow Lake Environmental Education facility. For more information visit the Eco-Adventure web site.

QUBS Seminars

Held in the Conference Room in the R.J. Robertson Biodiversity Centre each Wednesday at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! We are just beginning to assemble the roster so please check back.

Date Speaker and Talk Title
6 May       Stephen Lougheed (Queen's) Southern South American Biodiversity: Biogeographic Perspectives on Species Origins.
13 May       William Halliday (Ottawa) What ecological factor is most important to habitat selection by northern snakes?
20 May       Steve Lukits (Royal Military College) Mon pays c'est l'hiver: Winter at Opinicon.
27 May       Austin J. Gallagher (University of Miami/Carleton University) Unraveling the mysteries of the largest predator in tropical waters, the tiger shark.
3 June      Chris Elvidge (Carleton University) Dealing with fear: the cognitive ecology of predator-prey interactions.
10 June      Amanda Tracey (Queen's University) Reflecting on seven field seasons at the Queen's University Biological Station.
17 June      Haley Kenyon (Queen's) Genes vs. culture: Bird song across a hybrid zone.
24 June      Laura Schoenle (Virginia Tech) Avian malaria in red-winged blackbirds: Putting stress to the test.
1 July      Paul Finigan (Queen's University) Littoral fish community changes in Southeastern Ontario.
8 July      David Clark (The Catholic University of America) Bones of contention - zooarchaeology and interpreting past human foodways.
15 July      Adam Meyer (Queen's University) TBA
22 July      TBA
29 July      TBA
5 August     TBA
12 August     Jim Austin (University of Florida) TBA

QUBS Open House

Sunday June 28nd noon-3:00 pm 2015.

Join us to celebrate the 70th anniversary of our founding! We also will have the grand opening of our new Jessie V. Deslauriers, BA’87, BSc’91. Centre for Biology, the Jack Hambleton Library, and the new digs for the Fowler Herbarium. We will have displays created by our researchers and summer interns of ongoing research projects, local diversity and conservation initiatives. We will also have tours of the facilities and local hikes. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.