Student Advising

Our student advisors are here to assist mature women students attending Queen’s University and women contemplating returning to formal education or starting for the first time as mature students.

Drop in or make an appointment to chat about your academic goals, your social, financial, or personal concerns as they relate to education.

  • Referral to appropriate University and Community resources
  • Bursary interviews and assessments
  • Advocacy
  • And more 

Gamila Abdalla

I am a part time student advisor at the Ban Righ Centre and I have tremendously enjoyed my role as a student advisor for the past 15 years. I have a degree in Economics and Social Studies and a post graduate degree in Planning and Development Studies. I have obtained my third degree as a mature student in Gender Studies at Queen’s University. I am originally from Sudan/Africa. I immigrated to Canada 26 years ago. I have travelled and visited many other countries, which helped me gain a solid perspective in cross-cultural students advising and support. I would love to meet with you and provide support. You are welcome to drop in at the Centre any time between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm . I work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I will be happy to chat with you in my office or outside the Centre (going for walks while chatting can be a fun).

To contact Gamila:         613-533-6000 Ext 78119

Lisa Webb

I have lived in many cities and towns in Ontario but found my real home on Wolfe Island with my partner Mikaela and our dogs, cats, sheep and chickens.  I have degrees in psychology, social work and policy studies, having returned to school as a mature student for the latter two degrees.

I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student advisor with the Ban Righ Centre for over 16 years and am grateful for the meaningful and inspiring interactions that take place here. I hope you’ll feel free to come by for a chat any time. I am here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to provide support in whatever way I can. Please note that I am equally happy to have a chat here in my office or outside while walking. Let me know your preference.

To contact Lisa:         613-533-6000 Ext 75363