Events & Outreach

QUBS Open House, 2015

QUBS Seminars 2024

8 May - 14 August 2024

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 8. All are welcome!

Recorded Summer Seminars can be viewed on our YouTube Channel

Date Speaker Talk Title
8 May QUBS researchers & summer interns What we do at QUBS
15 May  Robert Hanner, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph Applications and limitations of eDNA for aquatic biomonitoring


16 May (Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm)

Cathryn Abbott, Research Scientist, Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Pacific Biological Station The twisty-turny road towards translating eDNA science into action
22 May Julia Riley (Mount Allison University)

Reptile Sociality – Tipping the Scales

29 May    
5 June Isaac Armstrong (Queen's University) tba
12 June

Eryn McFarlane


19 June

Dominic Wood & Chloe Dean-More


26 June Madeleine Robitaille

What can eDNA tell us about chorus frog distribution and evolution

3 July

Ginger Elliot

Assisted reproductive technologies in snake conservation

10 July On Hold  
17 July Alyssa Reynolds and Arjun Augustine (Queen's University)

Alyssa: Climate change and breeding phenology of Eastern Ontario frogs and toads. Arjun: Differentiation of freshwater island snakes - implications for evolution and conservation.

24 July David Cheung Bugdex App (title to be confirmed)
31 July    
7 August    
14 August    

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.