QUBS Seminars 2022

11 May to 17 August 2022

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. 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 QUBS Summer Seminars can be viewed on our YouTube Channel

Date Speaker Talk Title
11 May QUBS researchers and summer interns What we do at QUBS.
18 May Vincent Careau (University of Ottawa) Energetics, behaviour and performance: trait (co)variance across levels
25 May Grégory Bulté (Carleton University) Just chilling?  What turtles do in the winter?
1 June Orianne Tournayre (Queen's University) Population genetics and diet of the greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) in Western France 
8 June Sean Landsman (Carleton University) Fish Tales: Visual Storytelling to Advance Freshwater Fisheries Conservation
15 June Timothy Hain (Western University) Musings on 40 years of Bluegill research (with some of those years featuring me)
22 June Omar El Akkad (Author and Journalist) Notes from a Writing Life
29 June David Philipp (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Bass in Opinicon:  A Troubling Trajectory Calls for a New Management Strategy
6 July John Elizabeth Stintzi,  Smokii Sumac, and Omar El Akkad

Reflections from the Writers' Studio

(presented by QUBS and the Department of English)

Transportation provided from Ontario Hall - 5pm, on Queen's main campus.  Refreshments prior to talk, with book signing to follow. 

Please RSVP for this event here

13 July





20 July Chloe Robinson (Queen's University) The reproductive and developmental toxicity of oil sands contaminants in the wood frog (Rana sylvatica)
27 July Prof Robert Hanner (University of Guelph) Applications and limitations of eDNA for aquatic biomonitoring
3 August no seminar no seminar
10 August Steve Lukits Two Plague Years at Lake Opinicon: A Slideshow
17 August Kathryn Peiman Musings on variation as seen through animals around the world
24 August Helen Humphreys (Poet & Author) Writing from the Herbarium: The Making of Field Study