Celebrating 70 years of field biology
June 29, 2015
The Queen’s University Biological Station just turned 70 and it shows no signs of slowing down.
QUBS, which is located 50 km northeast of Kingston near the small community of Chaffey’s Lock, hosted its annual open house on June 28 where supporters marked the anniversary and celebrated the official opening of the new Jessie V. Deslauriers Centre for Biology. Ms. Deslaurier, Artsci’87, Artsci’91, gave a $1 million gift to support the construction of the research and teaching facility. The building includes a library named in honour of her father, noted journalist Jack Hambleton, four laboratory classrooms and a herbarium.
Also during the open house, guests could browse displays created by QUBS researchers and summer interns, as well as learn more about local diversity and various conservation initiatives.
As one of the premier scientific field stations in Canada, QUBS has supported thousands of students who have studied and explored the Lake Opinicon area. They’ve conducted research and participated in courses spanning ecology, evolution, conservation, geography and environmental science. Learn more about QUBS.