Events & Outreach

QUBS Open House, 2015


QUBS Virtual Seminars 2020

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 27th, 2020 - 11:59 PM

Each year we traditionally run an in-person seminar series from May through August, with topics running the gamut from natural history, environmental management, and natural history to wildlife art. With Covid-19 we have had to reimagine our seminar series, asking our speakers to contribute virtually. There seminars listed below are a combination of pre-recorded seminars posted on our YouTube channel and live seminars. We try to advertise these using social media and our own news feed. 

Date Speaker Talk Title
20 May Dr. Stephen Lougheed (Queen's University) Teaching in the tropics. Field course in a biodiversity hotspot - the Brazilian Atlantic Forests [pre-recorded]
3 June Dr. Shelley Arnott (Queen's University) Current water quality guidelines for chloride do not protect zooplankton from increasing salinity [pre-recorded]
17 June Wenxi Feng (PhD candidate, Queen’s University Using environmental DNA to map winter hibernacula in temperate freshwater turtles [pre-recorded]
1 July Dr. Steve Cooke (Carleton University The science of catching and releasing fish 
29 July Dr. Brandon T. Barton (Mississippi State University) Predator-mediated effects of global change and the implications for food webs in the Anthropocene


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 typically occur at our main research and teaching facility on the shores of Lake Opinicon, directions for which may be found on our Contact Page.

Eco-Adventure Camp

Run in July and August, the camp for young people aged 9-14 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 Centre. For more information visit the Eco-Adventure web site.