Dr. Emily Spencer is an Assistant Professor with the History Department at the University of Northern British Columbia. Dr Spencer was born in Montreal and has a BA (1998) in Psychology from Dalhousie University and an MA (2002) and PhD(2006)i n War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.
Her first Book Lipstick and High Heels: War, Gender and Popular Culture came out with CDA Press in 2007. By exploring continuities and changes to the gendered images portrayed in Chatelaine magazine during the thirty years surrounding the Second World War, Lipstick and High Heels examines how the war affected images of Canadian women and men in the popular media. Dr Spencer is also the editor of Grass Roots: Senior NCOs on Operations, part of the CDA press’ In Harm’s Way Series.
The Last Post Fund is dedicated to ensure, in so far as possible, that no war veterans, military disability pensioners or civilians who meet wartime service eligibility criteria are denied a dignified funeral and burial for lack of sufficient funds. Last Post Fund continues to urge Veterans Affairs Canada to extend Veteran’s Funeral and burial benefits to Modern-Day Veterans. For more information the following link provides historical background. More