2020-03-17: The global COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold as do institutional and government responses. We are monitoring the situation and responding to guidance and imperatives from Queen's University. For now we intend to stay open for individual researchers for the Spring and Summer but encourage them to access our facilities and landbase each day from home packing their own bagged lunch. We will not host gatherings of more than 10 people, and field courses, large workshops and other such meetings will not be hosted until further notice. For researchers from farther away, we will work to accommodate you in our facilities but will seek to ensure 'social distancing' with only one person per cabin, plenty of hand sanitizer and soap and water, and access to cooking facilities so that individuals may provide for themselves (we are exploring kitchen options). Please contact us should you have questions and note that our plans and actions may change as the situation evolves. Here is a link to COVID-19 resources at Queen's: https://www.queensu.ca/covidinfo/

Should you have questions regarding activities at QUBS please contact our Senior Manager Sonia Nobrega, Operations Managers of our two campuses, Aron Zolderdo and Adam Morcom, of QUBS Director Stephen Lougheed.

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QUBS hosts Canada-China 2015 field course with 31 students coming from 10 universities.

August 12th, 2015

Another successful running of our China-Canada field course - started in 2005 by Yuxiang Wang, and now co-taught by Yuxiang and QUBS Director Stephen Lougheed. Thirty-one students came from Trent, Western, York, Toronto, Memorial, and Queen's through the Ontario University Program in Field Biology, while Chinese students cam from Southwestern (Chongqing), Tongji and Fudan (Shanghai), and Beijing Normal University. Students learned about diversity of different groups and how to survey them, and gained hands-on insight on how to assess wetlands. Myriad issues of human activities and their impacts on aquatic environments were the focus of many discussions. Class excursions included trips to the main Queen's Campus, the Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Thousand Islands. You can read more about activities on the course blog.

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