Events & Outreach

QUBS Open House, 2015

QUBS Seminars 2023

10 May - 16 August 2023

Each year we run a seminar series from May through August, with topics running the gamut from natural history, environmental management, and natural history to wildlife art. In the past two years our seminars have been virtual, but this year we are returning to in-person. Typically held in the Conference Room in the R.J. Robertson Biodiversity Centre each Wednesday at 7:00 pm, seminars this year begin May 11. We ask that all who attend bring and wear a mask indoors for the safety of all. All are welcome!

Recorded Summer Seminars can be viewed on our YouTube Channel

Date Speaker Talk Title
10 May QUBS researchers and summer interns What we do at QUBS.
17 May Stephen Lougheed (Queen's University) New camera. Same old photographer. Better nature photos?
24 May John Ratlciffe (University of Toronto)

Bats, from the K-Pg boundary (~65 mya) to those in your backyard

31 May Roslyn Dakin (Carleton University) The power of friends in competitive and cooperative birds
7 June Keith Van de Riet, PhD, AIA (University of Kansas, School of Architecture and Design) Toward ecosystems integration: biomimetic built environments
14 June QUBS Writers Studio. Queen's University. Department of English Writers Retreat. TBA
21 June TBA TBA
28 June Grace Johnston (Queen's University)


5 July



12 July David Philip et al TBA
19 July Troy Martin (Queen's University) TBA
26 July Speaker for Environmental DNA workshop TBA
2 August Along the Way TBA
9 August TBA TBA
16 August TBA TBA


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.