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On Sunday June 28th we celebrated the 70th anniversary of QUBS at our annual open house. Despite an incessant drizzle we had between 3-400 visitors and myriad displays showcasing the research and teaching at QUBS. We also had the Grand Opening of the Jessie V. Deslauriers Centre for Biology with its new Jack Hambleton Library and new digs for the Fowler Herbarium.

  • Speeches for library opening.

    Speeches for the opening of the Jessie V. Deslauriers Centre for Biology. From left Douglas Farquhar (CFRC programmer and host), Steve Lougheed (QUBS Director), Lisa Sykes (Senior Development Officer, Faculty of Arts & Science), Tom Harris (VP Advancement), Sophie Kiwala (MPP Kingston & the Islands), and Daniel Woolf (Principal). (Photo by Greg Black)

  • Steve Lougheed & Sophie Kiwala - certificate presentation.

    Director Steve Lougheed and MPP Sophie Kiwala with certificate honouring the 70th anniversary of QUBS. (Photo by Greg Black)

  • Group photo plaque

    Group photo beside the dedication plaque for the Jessie V. Deslauriers Centre for Biology. From left: Sohpie Kiwala (MPP Kingston & The Islands), Daniel Woolf (Queen's University Principal), Tom Harris (Queen's Vice Principal, Advancement), John Witjes (Associate VP Facilities), Susan Mumm (Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science), Lisa Sykes (Senior Development Officer, Arts & Science), Floyd Connor (pass Assistant Manager of QUBS), Gordon Smith (Vice Dean, Atys & Science), Jan Watton (friend of Jessie's), Pat Weatherhead (member of the QUBS Advisory Committee and past PI user for QUBS), Martha Whitehead (Vice Provost & University Librarian), Jo-Anne Mancini (Executive Director of Development, Arts & Science), Raleigh Robertson (past QUBS Director), Lois Robertson (long-time friend and supporter of QUBS), Frank Phelan (QUBS Manager), Adele Crowder (Professor Emerita, Queen's University & past Fowler Herbarium Curator), Steve Lougheed (QUBS Director), Carolyn Bonta (Manager, Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre).

    (Photo by Greg Black)

  • Crowd by snake display tent.

    Throng by the reptile information tent. (Photo by Greg Black)

  • Adele Crowder

    Queen's Biology Professor Emerita Adele Crowder, a previous, long-time curator of the Fowler Herbarium. (Photo by Greg Black)

  • Crowd at the Jack Hambleton Library Opening

    Crowd at the Jack Hambleton Library Opening - squeezed inside because of inclement weather. (Photo by Greg Black)

  • Elbow Lake display at the QUBS Open House

    Elbow Lake display at the QUBS Open House with Summer Work Experience Program intern Josh Jones. (Photo by Greg Black)

  • Bill and Ashley at the snake tent.

    Ottawa PhD student Bill Halliday and Queen's undergraduate student Ashley Bramwell showing a visitor a snake. (Photo by Greg Black)

  • Leaving the Open House

    Family leaving the Open House perhaps a bit bedraggled but hopefully content with the displays and enthusiastic students. (Photo by Greg Black)

  • Lois and Raleigh

    Front right. Lois Robertson and past QUBS Director Raleigh Robertson attending the opening of the Jack Hambleton Library.

  • Andrew, Yuxiang and Dale

    Assistant Manager Andrew Rodmell, Queen's professor Yuxiang Wang, and Queen's phytotron manager Dale Kristensen.

  • Nick and baby snapper

    Queen's PhD candidate Nick Cairns (right) showing a baby snapping turtle.

  • Frank Phelan expounding

    Manager Frank Phelan (right) holding forth on the state of the world.