Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag, C.M., FRSC

Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and Educational Studies; Founding Director, Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)

November 21, 2012

Veronica Strong-Boag is an historian teaching in Women’s and Gender Studies and Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. She is also the Founding Director of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Strong-Boag completed her doctorate in Canadian history at the University of Toronto and has been a faculty member at Trent, Concordia, and Simon Fraser universities. A former president of the Canadian Historical Association (1993 to 1994), she has served as a member of various editorial and other boards, including BC Studies, Atlantis, the Urban History Review, Labour/Le Travail, Resources for Feminist Research and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

She has also authored or edited various works, including The Parliament of Women: The National Council of Women of Canada, 1893-1929 (1976), True Daughters of the North: A Research and Reference Bibliography on Canadian Women’s History (1980), A Woman with a Purpose: The Diaries of Elizabeth Smith (1980), The New Day Recalled: Lives of Girls and Women in English Canada, 1919-1929 (1988), British Columbia Reconsidered: Essays on Women (1992), Rethinking Canada: the Promise of Women’s History (1986, 1993, 1997, 2002) and Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (2002) with Carole Gerson. She recently completed three books: Finding Families, Finding Ourselves: English Canada Confronts Adoptions from the 19th Century to the 1990s (2006), Children’s Health in Historical Perspective (2006) with Cheryl K. Warsh, and Fostering Nation? Canada Confronts its History of Childhood Disadvantage (2011).

Dr. Strong-Boag has been awarded the Jules and Gabrielle Leger Research Fellowship, a Senior Killam Fellowship, the Raymond Klibansky Prize and the John A. Macdonald Prize for Paddling Her Own Canoe and The New Day Recalled, respectively. Dr. Strong-Boag became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001.

Role: Panel Member
Report: Strengthening Canada's Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension (November 2012)