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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

​​Remembering Turid Forsyth

When: Saturday, Aug. 16 2 p.m. to 5 p.m

Where: Queen’s University Biological Station

QUBS will provide the venue for all those who knew Turid to meet, chat, and reminisce. There will be some words of tribute to honour Turid's memory - all are welcome to participate. Four of Turid's paintings permanently adorn our lodge and we encourage people to bring photos of Turid, and their recollections to share with the group.

QUBS will provide finger foods and drinks (lemonade, coffee, tea).​ 

Please join us for a casual afternoon of remembrance and celebration of Turid's life.

QUBS Workshops

Fabulous Fall Fungi Workshop 2014 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 22nd, 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.

Date Speaker and Talk Title
30 April Steve Lougheed (Queen's) A travelogue of Australia: Biodiversity in northern Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Sapphire Coast.
7 May Gabriel Blouin-Demers (Ottawa) Solving an evolutionary puzzle: the maintenance of within population polymorphism.
14 May Chris Eckert (Queen's) Why range limits? Ecology, evolution and conservation.
21 May Beth MacDougall-Shackleton (University of Western Ontario) Birdsong: a window to the past, present and future.
28 May Laurene Ratcliffe (Queen's University) Annual variation in American Redstart plumage ornaments is predicted by the weather.  
4 June Scott Colborne​ (Western University) Foraging ecology, sexual selection, and speciation in the sunfish of eastern Ontario.
11 June Julie Claussen (Illinois Natural History Survey) Can social media make you a better scientist?
18 June Steve Lougheed (Queen's) Internationalization at QUBS. Deepening Connections to China and the Yangtze River.
25 June Dave Philipp (Illinois Natural History Survey) Short-term and long-term impacts of angling on bass.
2 July Bruce P. Smith and Kit E. Muma (Biology Dept., Ithaca College) Kiwis and Kokakos: Wildlife Conservation in New Zealand
9 July Mike Runtz (Carleton University) Nature of Algonquin
16 July Becky Taylor (Queen's University) The seabirds of Ascension Island and the evolution of seasonal populations of the band-rumped storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro)
23 July Adrien Djomo (Queen's University). Africa's contribution to the Earth's sustainability: A case study of Cameroon.
30 July Marv Gunderman (McMaster). Insects of the cloud forests of Honduras.
6 August Neal Scott (Geography, Queen's University) Watching forests grow – changes in the future and legacies of the past.
13 August Catherine Dale (Queen's University) Should I stay or should I go?  Causes and consequences of partial migration in western bluebirds.
20 August Shelley Arnott (Queen's University) Disentangling the relative importance of local- versus regional-scale processes on community response to environmental change.
20 August Grégory Bulté (Carleton University) Thinking inside the box: lessons from turtles.

QUBS Open House

Held Sunday June 22nd noon-3:00 pm 2014. We had displays of ongoing research projects, local diversity and conservation initiatives. Also tours of the facilities and habitats. Light refreshments were served.