Ban Righ Centre

Ban Righ Centre

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  • Founding women cutting the ribbon for the Ban Righ Centre.

    The founding women cutting the ribbon for the Ban Righ Centre. Learn more about the Ban Righ Centre's history

  • Ban Righ student with her child.

    Ban Righ student with her child at our annual Spring Celebration event. 

  • Ban Righ Centre building

    The Ban Righ Centre at 32 Bader Lane


  • choir at the 2018 Inspiring Women event

    Local choir performing at our 2018 Inspiring Women event. Learn more about this year's Inspiring Women event.


The Ban Righ Centre: Supporting Mature Women at Queen's Since 1974

We assist women of all ages, especially those who are returning to university after a time away, to continue formal or informal education. Here, women from diverse backgrounds find community, practical, personal and financial support in an informal setting prepared to meet their particular needs. This environment supports academic endeavours, encourages mutuality and equality, and nurtures and respects women. Our free services include:

  • Student advising
  • Free soup lunches
  • Work and napping spaces
  • Computer lab and printers
  • Lending library
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Noon-hour Speaker Series
  • Faculty mentoring


The Ban Righ Centre is currently closed due to the Covid19 situation. Staff will be working from home and will continue to monitor email and telephone messages. During this time we continue to offer student advising and support over telephone and by email.

All programming and events have been cancelled. 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to re-opening our doors once this crisis has passed. In the meantime, feel free to contact our us at with any inquiries.

Don’t forget to check our Facebook page where we will be posting regular updates along with hints and inspiration to help us all through these uncertain times.  Ban Righ Centre Facebook

This is a difficult decision for us, as we pride ourselves in creating a social space and welcoming environment for mature women students. However, this is also the safest decision to protect staff and students.

Susan, Lisa, Gamila, Maureen, and Nikisha

Click here for updated information on Queen’s response to the Coronavirus: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Resources

2020 Inspiring Women Awards


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Do you know an inspiring woman who should be recognized for her leadership or mentorship? Find out more information about the 2020 Inspiring Women Awards and to download your nomination form here.








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