Queen’s University Biological Station      

Located on the shores of Lake Opinicon, one of the lakes of the Rideau Canal, some 50 km north of Kingston, Queen's Biological Station offers a diverse and well-equipped selection of both living accommodations and lab areas for research, field courses, and outreach events. Visit the QUBS website for detailed information.

Website: http://www.queensu.ca/qubs/

Contact: Steve Lougheed, steve.lougheed@queensu.ca

Queen's University Solar Calorimetry Lab

The Lab researches new sustainable energy technologies with a primary focus on solar energy applications


Contact: Dr. Stephen J. Harrison, harrison@me.queensu.ca

Queen's University Facility for Isotope Research (QFIR)

The QFIR, or Stable Isotope and ICP/MS Lab at Queen's University, offers isotopic analysis of elements extracted from carbonates, silicates, sulfates, sulfides, phosphates, waters, and organic matter. It functions as both a hands-on teaching lab for students in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, and as a state-of-the-art research facility housing some of the most technologically advanced equipment in Canada.

Analytical Services Unit      

The Analytical Services Unit (ASU), a certified chemical analysis laboratory that specializes in environmental services, has been part of the School of Environmental Studies (SES) since 1997. The current director is Dr. Alison Rutter. The ASU provides analytical support and training for members of the Queen's research community (including faculty and students of the SES), and expertise and analytical services for remediation of contaminated sites in Canada's Arctic. The ASU also serves long-standing clients outside the university. The ASU is actively involved in teaching, through lectures by its professional staff, by hosting a School course (ENSC 371* Environmental Analysis Methods), by supporting and supervising graduate student projects, and by training and supervising students who require specialized analytical instruments for their thesis research. ASU activities also create a source of revenue to the School that supports start-up funds to new faculty and contributes to scholarship funds. Details on the activities of the ASU and their involvement in the SES are detailed in yearly reports.

Website: http://www.queensu.ca/asu

Contact: Dr. Allison Rutter, ruttera@queensu.ca

Environmental Variability and Extremes Laboratory (EVEX)     

Research centers on the use of high resolution lake sediment records to identify long term hydrological and climatological variability. Field research is focused across the Canadian Arctic, the northern Pacific coast, the Canadian Columbia Basin and in northern Ontario. This work has generated the first indications of how the climate and surface water environment has varied during the last few thousand years and provides fundamental information for assessing natural climate variability.

Website: http://geog.queensu.ca/evex/

Contact: Scott Lamoureux, scott.lamoureux@queensu.ca


Peter Harrison                                                                                                                                                            
A professional geographer by trade, he is a Fellow, Governor and Vice-president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Harrison’s research, writing and teaching focus on ocean and coastal management, particularly with reference to the Arctic ocean and Arctic and northern policy issues

Website: http://www.queensu.ca/research/environment/harrison

John Smol                                                                                                                                                  

John Smol and his team at the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory (PEARL), at Queen's University, go deep below the surface of our lakes and rivers to uncover the secrets of our environmental history, written in the mud and silt.

Website: http://www.queensu.ca/research/environment/smol