Veronica Strong-Boag is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, professor emerita in UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, and director of the pro-democracy website, womensuffrage.org. She received the Tyrrell Medal in Canadian History from the Royal Society of Canada (2012) and is a former president of the Canadian Historical Association (1993–94). She has numerous publications, including Liberal Hearts and Coronets: the Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Aberdeen and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens (2015), Fostering Nation? Canada Confronts the History of Childhood Disadvantage (2011), Finding Families, Finding Ourselves: English Canada Confronts Adoption from the 19th Century to the 1990s (2006), and Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (2000) with Carole Gerson. She has won the John A. Macdonald Prize in Canadian history (1988), the Raymond Klibansky Prize in the Humanities (with Carole Gerson) (2000) and the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences (2012). She is writing the biography of BC suffragist, juvenile court judge, and CCF MLA Laura Emma Marshall Jamieson (1882–1964), acts as the General Editor of the UBC Press seven volume series, Women Suffrage and the Struggle for Democracy in Canada, and serves on the editorial board of Voices/Voix: Defending Democracy and Dissent in Canada.