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Spring Celebration 2020

This time of year the Ban Righ Foundation normally hosts our Spring Celebration and Awards Ceremony. Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the awards ceremony has been cancelled, but we still acknowledge mature women students at Queen’s. The award winners of the 2020 Ban Righ Foundation Spring Celebration have now been announced. 

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Ban Righ Centre News Winter 2020

Ban Righ Centre News Winter 2019

An International Rental Scam

Maureen McDonald

Maureen McDonald
Blake Noyes knew it wasn’t going to be easy to find an apartment for September first. Though she and her boyfriend both held down jobs and provided references from previous landlords, there were a few things against them. September leases are not easy to find, and the couple’s current lease was running out at the end of August. Following problems with previous basement apartments, they didn’t want another, eliminating some of their already limited options. And then there was the matter of Charlie, the cat they had rescued earlier in the year. Not all landlords welcome pets.

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Celebrating inspiring women

Celebrating inspiring women

Source: https://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/celebrating-inspiring-women

Tuesday October 1, 2019

By Dana Mitchell, Division of Student Affairs

The Ban Righ Foundation honours a faculty member and a local community builder.

The Ban Righ Foundation will be holding its fourth annual Inspiring Women event at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 23.

The event, which is free to attend and open to the public, celebrates women who inspire and make a difference in the community. In addition to the awards ceremony, the evening will feature a keynote by Stephanie Simpson, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion) and will include performances by poet Britta B, jazz singer Michelle Kasaboski, and the Queen's Indigenous Women Drummers.

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Ban Righ Centre News Fall 2019

Ban Righ Centre News Fall 2019

Maureen McDonald

In March 2019, Susan Belyea became the new Director of the Ban Righ Centre. Only the position is new to her, however. She has a long history with the centre, both as a socially active resident of Kingston, and later as a mature student completing her PhD at Queen’s. As a student, Susan came to the Ban Righ Centre first for the soup. Drawn by the idea of a quiet and welcoming place to go to for lunch, she soon realized it would also provide a great workspace. “The first day I showed up with my laptop and some files and settled in to work at one of the workstations changed my relationship to Queen’s. I had never found a great place for me to work – most places were either too anonymous or too social.”

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Ban Righ Centre News Winter 2019

Ban Righ Centre News Winter 2019

An International Rental Scam

Maureen McDonald

Maureen McDonald
Blake Noyes knew it wasn’t going to be easy to find an apartment for September first. Though she and her boyfriend both held down jobs and provided references from previous landlords, there were a few things against them. September leases are not easy to find, and the couple’s current lease was running out at the end of August. Following problems with previous basement apartments, they didn’t want another, eliminating some of their already limited options. And then there was the matter of Charlie, the cat they had rescued earlier in the year. Not all landlords welcome pets.

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Ban Righ Centre News Fall 2018

Ban Righ Centre News Fall 2018

The Benefits of Patience and Persistence: An alumna story

Lindsay Rodgers

Raising children while studying presents its own set of pleasures and pains, struggles and  successes. In the university environment, we are expected to perform well and to prioritize           academic success. This leaves little time to look after ourselves and our families, or to manage the stresses and anxieties that being a student often elicits. As students, we can often identify our self-worth with how well we are doing academically, and/or how quickly we’re meeting our goals; this goes for parents too. We feel guilty and inadequate if we are not spending enough time with our children. However, it is important to remember that there are strategies and resources to foster positive experiences for parents and their children while attending Queen’s.

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