Friends of QUBS

We are fortunate to have a strong community supporting the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS). We are initiating a ‘Friends of QUBS’ group for community members to become involved with a variety of QUBS projects, including assisting with digitizing our legacy scientific data, educational programs, and stewardship.  Help us to build and strengthen our QUBS community and become an active member!

We plan to hold our first meeting on...

Sunday, May 27th at 2:00pm

Opinicon Lake Campus, RJR BioDiversity Centre, Lower Seminar Room 

280 Queen’s University Road

At this first meeting we will present potential projects that Friends can be involved with. We will also gather suggestions for initiatives for the group.  We are eager to hear your ideas!

Currently, the Friends of QUBS members could take on the following:

  • Education & Engagement: Assisting with outreach programs, help create educational and promotional materials, and planning public events at both Opinicon and Elbow Lake campuses.
  • Digitization of Legacy Data:  Volunteer with the Fowler Herbarium, located on our Opinicon campus, where you can mount plant specimens and help digitize the collection.
  • Stewardship: Volunteer with maintaining and monitoring our existing trails, helping with biodiversity surveys, and restoring parts of the property.
  • Promotion: Advertise QUBS events and seek opportunities for collaboration with other organizations.

Please join us at our first Friends of QUBS meeting, and how you might become involved. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Verhoek, Outreach & Stewardship Coordinator, at 613-464-9559 or

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