Ban Righ Services

The Centre is an inclusive community that serves undergraduate, graduate, professional, domestic, immigrant, and international women students. We support students participating in online learning and those attending classrooms at Queen’s University.


We will be adding more programming as the fall progresses. Join our student mailing list to stay up to date on events and programming at the Ban Righ Centre.

Student Advising

Our student advisors are here to assist mature women students who are attending Queen’s University, or considering returning to formal education. Make an appointment to chat about your academic goals, your social, financial, or personal concerns as they relate to education.

Work Spaces

We have several rooms for students to get some work done. In the house we have:

- Computer labs
- Library rooms
- Large study rooms
- Lounge

We have five computers available for students as well as multiple printers.

Career Counselling

We invite specialists from Queen’s Career Services to run workshops for Ban Righ students about a variety of topics from resume writing, to job seeking, to planning your career future.  This fall, the programming will be online.  Read our newsletters and follow us on Facebook or check our event calendar to find out more.

Food Assistance

We offer a free soup lunch to students who visit the Centre.  We can also help you to access other food assistance on campus and in the community, including Swipe it Forward, the AMS Food Bank, the Queen’s Good Times Diner, and various community resources.

Breastfeeding Friendly Location

We are a part of a network of breastfeeding friendly spaces that has been established on Queen’s University campus.  We have a designated quiet space open to all individuals as a safe and quiet place to breastfeed and/or use a breast pump. 

Find out more about Queen's University Child Friendly initiative 

Financial Assistance

The Ban Righ Centre offers financial assistance to mature women students. All bursaries and awards are assessed based on the financial need of applicants. Students are invited to speak with Student Advisors for information about other funding available at Queen’s University and in the community, and for referrals to other resources.

We have a Spring Awards Celebration every year in the Spring.

What it is for: to applaud the character and determination of women who return to formal education after an interruption. Our generous donors and supporters present financial awards and medals to women who demonstrate perseverance and strength.

Who is eligible: Female students at Queen's University who have been away from formal education for at least two years and/or have a child or children, and who have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available around January each year and will be advertised on our social media and through email.

Needs-based assistance available to registered mature women students throughout the academic year.

What is it for: Items such as books and glasses, and for childcare, dental or family emergencies, or to assist with larger unexpected expenses.

Who is eligible: Female identified students at Queen’s University who have been away from formal education for at least two years and/or have a child or children, and who have financial need.

How to apply: Speak to a Student Advisor to receive an application form and to arrange an interview. To be assessed for a bursary, you will need to fill out a financial application and be interviewed by a staff person. Decisions are based on your application, your interview, and level of need.

*Applications for Professional Development Funding are currently not being accepted.

The Ban Righ Centre has limited funds available to help reimburse mature women students to participate in professional development activities.

What is it for: Financial assistance for women who face barriers to participate in conferences or other worthwhile professional development activities.

Who is eligible: Female students who have been away from school for at least two years and/or have children and have demonstrated financial need and who face at least one additional barrier (parenting responsibilities, racialized, person with a disability, etc.)

How to apply: Speak to a Student Advisor (in person or over email) for an application form and to arrange an interview. Details of your proposed activity (conference, license, training, etc.) must accompany the application.