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Contact Information, Directions & QUBS Personnel

For contact information and directions to our Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre, see 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

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.

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.

Frank Phelan

Manager, QUBS

BSc (Hons) Biology at Queen's in '73.  MSc Biology at Queen's in '76. Interests in small mammal/predatory birds, inhabitants of specialized habitats (eg. pitcher plant inquilines) and lately fish populations and behaviour and the intersection of human activities and fisheries.  Great interest in land, land preservation and management and cultural influences. Active on local heritage committee (Chaffey's Lock and Area Heritage Society) and founding director of Rideau Waterway Land Trust.  Manager and Senior Instructor at QUBS last 39 years.

Andrew Rodmell

Assistant Manager, QUBS

​Graduate of Environmental Studies (BES) at Queens University. Andrew's career path has lead him from CFS Alert (the worlds most northern inhabited community situated in Canada's high Arctic) where he worked on the stations environmental portfolio to working with the Canadian Public Service as an Environmental Safety Officer.  In 2008, Andrew was awarded the "Frozen Chosen Award" which is given to exemplary staff who show leadership and commitment to Canada's mission in the North.

Carolyn Bonta

Manager, Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre

Formally trained as a biologist (M.Sc. Zoology), then followed a career path as an environmental consultant and land use planner.  Came to Queen's with several years experience with provincial park operations, including natural heritage education and nature reserve stewardship. Active community volunteer, involved with our local land conservancy and field naturalists groups.

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.

Roger (Rod) Green Maintenance Assistant not applicable

QUBS Executive Committee

Name Position and Affiliation
Stephen Lougheed       Professor, Biology & Environmental Studies, Queen's University
Shelley Arnott Associate Professor, Biology, Queen's University
Paul Martin Associate Professor, Biology, Queen's University.
Frank Phelan Manager, Queen's University Biological Station.
Carolyn Bonta Manager, Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre.
Katherine Muma Instructor, Biology, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY. Representative for non-Queen's station users.
Amanda Tracey Graduate Representative, PhD student, Biology, Queen's University.
TBA Undergraduate Representative