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Veronica Strong-Boag

Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia

Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag is a historian specializing in the history of Canadian women and children. She is the author of many publications and the recipient of many prizes and awards including the John A. Macdonald Prize (1988), the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canada (1992), the presidency of the Canadian Historical Association (1994), a Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (2001), the Raymond Klibansky Prize (2001), the Queen Elizabeth Diamond (2002) and Golden Jubilee Medals (2012). the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences (2012), Riley Fellowship in History, University of Winnipeg (2016), the James R. Mallory Lectureship, Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill Univesity (2017), Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, University of Guelph (Oct. 2018). In 2012 the Royal Society of Canada awarded her the J.B. Tyrrell Historical medal for ‘outstanding work in the history of Canada. Her most recent publications include The Last Suffragist Standing: The Life and Times of Laura Marshall Jamieson (UBC Press, 2018) and Liberal Hearts and Coronets: the Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens (UTP, 2015).


  • –present
    Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia


  • 1975 
    University of Toronto, Phd History