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.
Dr. Marie Louise Murphy (Baragar)
Honoured by: The Murphy Family
Marie inspired by example. This daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma, friend (to people of all ages even in her 90th year), Medical Doctor, Social Worker, Teacher, Resource Librarian, Attendance Counsellor, Professional Story Teller & Puppeteer was a life long learner … one of her favourite sayings was “Never leave home without a book”. At the age of 48, while raising 4 daughters, she went back to school for her B Ed. Marie lived the meaning of being a mature student. Her example inspired all of her daughters and now many of her grandchildren to go back to school for second and third degrees. Although she is no longer with us, her shining example can be seen in the smile on our faces after a good book or those AHA moments when we or those we work with get the point … we love you Mum/Marie/Grandma … thanks for sharing your gifts with all of us!