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

Javier Salgado-Ortiz (Universidad Michoacana, Mexico)

Guacamole and birds: Assesing the impact of avocado plantations on bird diversity in Mexico.

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