Contact Information, Directions & QUBS Personnel

For contact information and directions to our Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centresee here.

Telephone: 613-359-5629
Fax: 613-533-6617 (Please be sure to indicate 'QUBS' in the message as this is a shared FAX line)

Mailing and Courier Address:
Queen's University Biological Station
280 Queen's University Road
RR #1, Elgin, Ontario  K0G 1E0

​Driving Instructions:

From the east: 
Off Hwy 15, take Chaffey's Lock Rd (turning west), go through the village of Chaffey's Lock, cross the Rideau Canal Bridge, go west approx. 2km past Indian Lake Rd and turn left onto Queen's University Rd.

From the west: 
From Perth Rd, turn right (east) onto Opinicon Rd. (just north of Perth Road Village), follow road for approx. 20km; then turn right onto Queen's University Rd.

Please drive to the end of Queen's University Rd. where you will find a parking lot. After parking proceed to the Raleigh J. Robertson Biodiversity Centre where the offices of the Director and Manager are.

QUBS Personnel

  Name Position and Bio E-mail
Lougheed Photo

Dr. Stephen C. Lougheed

Director. Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology: Professor in Biology and Environmental Studies, who uses genetics, genomics and spatial ecology to help understand origins of species and impacts of human activities on species of conservation concern. Works and teaches all over the world spanning Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America.
Arnott Photo Dr. Shelley Arnott

Associate Director: Professor in Biology and aquatic ecologist who investigates the effect of local environmental conditions and regional connectivity on community composition and function.  She uses a combination of lake surveys and field mesocosm experiments to determine how zooplankton communities respond to environmental changes that result from the spread of invasive species, climate change, aqueous calcium decline, and acidification.
Sonia Nobrega Sonia Nobrega

Senior Manager, QUBS: After graduating with a M.Sc. in Biology from Queen's, Sonia worked in Nunavut for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs as project manager providing advice and project management services for the assessment and re-mediation of contaminated sites across the Canadian Arctic. In March 2008 she joined Institutional Programs with Queen’s Research Services facilitating successful applications to Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat, and the Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence Program. Sonia has spent several field seasons in remote locations in British Columbia, the Arctic and overseas.
Aaron Aaron Zolderdo

Operations & Stewardship Manager, Opinicon: Prior to completing his B.Sc. in ecology at the University of Guelph, Aaron worked on developing skills and knowledge in carpentry and automotive services. After completing his B.Sc. in 2012, Aaron worked with Bombardier Transportation providing mechanical and electrical maintenance to Go-Transit’s fleet of passenger locomotives. In 2014, Aaron undertook  a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Biology from Carleton University. His M.Sc.  focused on the physiological and behavioural impacts of stress during  parental care in smallmouth bass. Following the completion of his M.Sc., Aaron continued into a PhD  at Carleton, which he completed in 2021. Aaron’s PhD research focused on  the impacts of legacy recreational fisheries practises on black-bass ecology, physiology, and behaviour.
photo of Emily Verhoek Emily Verhoek

Outreach and Teaching Coordinator: Following her Biology degree from the University of Guelph, she spent several years working with fish, wildlife, and plants as a Species at Risk Biologist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Realizing her passion for educating, she completed her teacher training at Queen’s and went on to work in several outdoor education roles, as a classroom teacher, and an educational content developer for online resources. Emily is an active member of the Lanark County Stewardship Council.
Jaspers-Fayer Photo Veronika Jaspers-Fayer

Head Cook/Kitchen Manager: Raised in Switzerland and immigrating with her immediate family to a Canadian dairy farm in her 15th year, Veronika is a "passionate foodie" and loves to share her gift with others. She owns and operates her catering business; Two Carats Catering. Veronika excels at delicious baking and flavourful and exciting salads, but also feels totally comfortable creating full course dinners for 300 + guests.  She gets to show off her creative and artistic flair at the yearly community fundraiser dinner at QUBS, where her cakes are among the favourites. In her spare time she loves to travel and experience new food. She is an avid knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter and is always looking to learn a new craft.  As an continuous learner she looks forward to learning how to make cheese this winter. Veronika and her husband Henry have been living in Chaffey's Locks  for the last 22 years. Where they have raised their 4 kids and are proud grandparents.
Alice Johnston Alice Johnston

Indigenous Knowledge – STEM Program Coordinator: Alice is a settler Canadian currently working towards her Ph.D. at Queen’s University. Alice’s work examines how land-based learning integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being in the K-12 curriculum to precipitate student engagement and decolonization. Before pursuing a Ph.D. Alice completed a Master’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan (2010) focused on environmental and anti-oppressive education. Additionally, Alice taught as a middle years teacher for five years (2012-2017) in schools serving primarily First Nations and Métis learners.
Green Photo Roger (Rod) Green

Maintenance Assistant

Adam Morcom Adam Morcom Operations & Maintenance Coordinator, Elbow Lake: After completing his B.Sc. in analytical chemistry at the University of Regina, Adam moved to the United Kingdom and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for three years before returning Canada and working in the agrochemical, pharmaceutical and rubber polymer industries for the following decade.  Adam has always had a strong connection with the outdoors and draws great enjoyment from canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and camping.  He is also a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Friends of Charleston Lake Provincial Park, and other local stewardship and trail maintenance groups.


Undergraduate Staff: Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) and Work Study Staff

We are grateful to the funding provided  by the SWEP and Work Study programs, providing experiential learning opportunities for Queen’s undergraduate students working at the Biological Station.

Current staff

  Meghan White:   Outreach and Stewardship Intern: Meghan is a fourth year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University majoring in Biology and minoring in French. This is her second year working with Outreach & Stewardship at QUBS! She loves exploring outdoors and sharing what she’s learned with anyone who’s willing to listen! When Meghan’s not reading, you can find her baking, gardening or finding new crafts to make. 
  Lindsay Wray:  Outreach and Stewardship Intern: Lindsay is a fourth year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University majoring in Environmental Science. This is her second year working with Outreach & Stewardship at QUBS! Lindsay loves sharing her love of nature with the community and young environmentalists. She also enjoys being active outside, learning how to garden, and cooking new recipes.  
  Hannah Moran-Macdonald:   Conservation Research Intern: Hannah is a second year Environmental Biology student at Queen's University. She is one of the Conservation Research SWEPs at QUBS recording data on tree swallow nest boxes and snake coverboards for two long term monitoring projects, alongside Halle Belsey. She is obsessed with Cogro cake and loves to create just about anything from bread to paintings. Also, she is getting into eating wild foods and foraging! #eattheweeds 
  Halle Belsey:  Conservation Research Intern: Halle Belsey is a second year student at Queen’s University, majoring in biochemical engineering. At QUBS, she is a conservation research intern, monitoring and collecting data for the tree swallow and grey ratsnake projects. In my spare time, she loves hiking wherever she can, cooking, and playing the piano. 
  Joanne Rae: Youth Environmental Educators (Eco-Adventure Camp), Director: Joanne is a fourth year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University majoring in Biology. This will be her second year with EAC, as she was a counsellor last year. Joanne loves learning all about the things around her, but she especially loves turtles!! When she isn’t reading a book or hiking a trail, she can be found working on her family dairy farm (hopefully feeding the new calves!!).
  Skye Jamieson: Youth Environmental Educators (Eco-Adventure Camp), Counsellor: Skye is a fourth year student in the Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University, studying Biology and French. This is her second year working at EAC! Skye loves travelling and learning new things, which she had the opportunity to do by living in 4 different countries so far! When she is not playing clarinet, you can find her dancing to music, reading books, watching Disney movies, and going for nature hikes!    
  Hunter Millsap: Youth Environmental Educators (Eco-Adventure Camp), Counsellor: Hunter is excited to start working EAC and getting to know everyone!  This is his first year at camp so he can’t wait to get started!  He's a 3rd-year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University, majoring in Biology.  He loves playing basketball, baseball, and really any other sport, He also loves watching movies and listening to music, and playing the piano!
  Liam Carey: Youth Environmental Educators (Eco-Adventure Camp), Counsellor: Liam is a third year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University studying Chemistry and Mathematics. This is Liam’s first year at EAC and he is excited to meet everyone! You may find Liam enjoying the outdoors on a run, so if you see him don’t be scared to wave! Liam also enjoys doing puzzles, learning the piano, swimming and most importantly he enjoys all things gaming related!

Click here for a list of our Past Undergraduate Staff

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