Dr. Kimberly Elizabeth (Dow) MacDonald

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Tributes |


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. Kimberly Elizabeth (Dow) MacDonald

Honoured by: David MacDonald

I met my partner while at the age of forty, single and in the midst of many life changes. She brought an entirely new dimension to my world in the form of love, partnership, understanding and a ready-made family. Bruises and warts, she and her boys accepted me, loved me and brought me home. Academics and the pursuit of greater knowledge have been her passion and life’s work. She is a Queen’s medical academic and a highly skilled clinician whose hands save the lives of the tiniest of newborns. She is a mentor and roll model to so many students and medical residents as well as to me. She gently guided me to my own academic potential and excellence giving me the strength and courage to return to university so that I could finally get that B.Ed I had talked about for way too long. Kim you are my partner, my best friend, my mentor and the one person who has had the most profound influence on my life. Since the day we met you have been a compass in my sea of uncertainty. I thank you for your strength, love and encouragement and for helping me find my way back to school, then home once again.