WHO IS SHE
A Community Project to honour women who have enriched our lives
The Ban Righ Centre supports mature women who are starting or returning to education at Queen’s University. In taking this significant step, these women found role models, advocates and inspiration in other women. Then, as they engage in their studies and in their activities beyond Queen’s with friends, family, peers and colleagues, these students effect continual and positive change, extending the reach of their mentors and the Ban Righ Centre. Through “Who Is She?” we honour women who make a difference.
Honoured by: Joy McBride
My mom returned to university as a mature student. She had worked as a nurse for all our years growing up, and I can remember being so impressed by the fact that she was heading off in a different direction and starting something that seemed so daunting to me, when she had worked hard to build her career in medicine. Mom has never been afraid to leave established things behind and try something new, and has always made being fulfilled and challenged by what she does a priority in deciding what path to take in her life. That’s a lesson I hang on to when life throws me curves and I feel like I need to re-evaluate where I am and what I am doing. Because of her I know it is possible to start over again and tackle something new at anytime. She is now working as an artist, and never ceases to add more skills and achievements as she moves on. She makes her life and all of ours a new adventure in each piece she creates, and it is just so much fun to see what comes next.