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.

Dr. 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.
  Gail Marshall

Head Cook/Kitchen Manager
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


Operations & Maintenance Coordinator, Elbow Lake:

Vacant Position



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

  Jane Wood:   Outreach and Stewardship Intern: Jane W. is going into her third year of Environmental Science at Queen’s University. This is her first year working at QUBS in Outreach and Stewardship. She loves animals (especially dinosaurs), travelling, watching movies and being with friends.
  Jane Ford:  Outreach and Stewardship Intern: Jane F is in her fifth year studying physical geography, education, and GIS. She enjoys hiking, bird watching, and identifying plants and animals. At QUBS, she is an outreach and stewardship intern and works to support events and initiatives at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre.
  Hannah Moran-Macdonald:   Conservation Research Intern: Hannah is a third year Environmental Biology student at Queen's University. Hannah is a 3rd year Environmental Biology student and excited to return as a Conservation Research Intern  recording data on tree swallow nest boxes and snake coverboards for two long term monitoring projects, alongside Katrine. She loves snakes, spring flowers, and foraging.
  Katrine Guse:  Conservation Research Intern: Katrine is a third-year biology and mathematics student at Queen's University. She is one of the two conservation research SWEPs working with Hannah on long term research projects focusing on tree swallows and threatened snakes. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and learning about the surrounding wildlife. 
  Maddy Stroebel:  Field and Data Intern: Maddy Stroebel is a third year student at Queen’s University majoring in environmental studies and completing a certificate in GIS. At QUBS, she is the field and data intern. She considers herself an environmentalist and loves to learn about the environment from others. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going for walks and going to concerts. 
  Melissa Kehoe: Youth Environmental Educators (Eco-Adventure Camp), Director: Mel graduated Queen’s with a degree in Health Studies in 2018 and have been working with kids on the west coast in the ski and bike industry ever since. She is excited to lead such a unique program at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre, and is committed to creating an exciting, safe and inclusive camp environment for every camper. 
  Hilary Fotheringham: Youth Environmental Educators (Eco-Adventure Camp), Counsellor: Hilary is a second year of Health Sciences at Queen’s. She's excited to start her first summer as a counsellor at Eco-Adventure Camp! In her free time, she plays on the Queen’s Women’s Squash Team, and loves all other sports as well. She also loves to spend time outdoors, especially swimming or hiking.
  Michaela Bertram: Youth Environmental Educators (Eco-Adventure Camp), Counsellor: Michaela is a second-year Biology student at Queens University. This is her first year at Eco-Adventure camp and is excited to meet everyone! In her free time, she loves hiking, drawing, camping and doing yoga. 
  Hunter Millsap: Youth Environmental Educators (Eco-Adventure Camp), Counsellor: Hunter is excited to return to EAC this summer!  This is his second year at camp and he can’t wait to get started!  He's a 4th-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 fourth-year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University studying Chemistry and Mathematics. This is Liam’s second year at EAC and he is excited to meet all the new campers! He loved all the outdoor activities at camp last year and can’t wait to organize more in-person this year! 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