“Like the University, the Ban Righ Centre might be described as a place of encounters. The principal encounter is, of course, with learning. This encounter will be brief but lasting, when considered in the context of a lifetime.”

from History, by Joanna Page

Open for Drop-in any time of day to chat, rest, study, write a paper, check email, work with a study group from class and have lunch with other students. Bring classmates for a planned or impromptu study group to one of the cozy smaller rooms on the third floor or the sunny south-facing room in the basement.

These facilities are available for our visitors:

  • A comfortable lounge for meeting friends
  • Quiet study areas
  • A computer lab (wireless internet)
  • Kitchen – fridge, microwave, tea and coffee supplies
  • Lending library
  • Group study rooms
  • Child friendly spaces
  • Fax, photocopier, local phone
  • Breastfeeding/pumping friendly rooms (all rooms are breastfeeding friendly, special locked space for pumping privacy if desired)
Hearty soup is available daily through-out the fall/winter session (lighter fare in the spring/summer). Daily lunches, in addition to defining a time that someone is sure to be there, also augment incomes and provide work for work/study students. Join classmates, friends and other mature women students, as well as staff and assorted others from across campus who come by to take a break, enjoy some soup in a lively atmosphere where conversations range from the esoteric to the hilarious and bodies can be found occupying the floor as well as the couches and chairs. Community forms around food!

The Ban Righ Centre is occasionally available for use by community groups. To book the Centre, please call (613) 533-6000 ext. 74931.