BA Arts (University of Calgary)
MA Cand. Environmental Design and Architecture (University of Calgary)
Ms. Coghlan has more than 25 years' experience as a consultant specializing in the organization of public consultation and focus group processes, and the writing, editing and production of public information and discussion documents on policy and program issues.
In her early professional career at Carswell Legal Publications (Western) Ltd. Ms. Coghlan was the project manager/production editor of Reports of Family Law. She also helped produce most of Carswell's publications, including Western Weekly Reports, British Columbia Law Reports, Alberta Law Reports, Criminal Reports, the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, 3rd Western edition, and a number of legal textbooks.
While living and working in Japan for three years, she worked on two English-language newspapers: the Japan Times Weekly International, and the Japan Times Weekly, a domestic newspaper dealing with current affairs, business, arts and culture.
Ms. Coghlan has been a regular contributing researcher and writer for a variety of national publications, including: Health Promotion in Canada, a Health Canada quarterly magazine aimed at professionals working in the fields of health promotion and education; and Together, a quarterly newsletter prepared for Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada. She also served as editor and production coordinator of From Akwesasne to Wunnumin Lake, a directory profiling more than 100 Aboriginal communities in Ontario (Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat).
Drawing upon her organizational skills, Ms. Coghlan has served as conference coordinator for major national events, such as: Indian Governments and Tax Conference (with nearly 400 participants) for Finance Canada; and The Whitehorse Mining Initiative Conference (with some 70 participants), for federal and provincial mining ministries. She also coordinated a pilot workshop on women and active living, and participated in a national study on children, healthy eating and body and self-image, for Health Canada.
Other recent assignments include the organization of multi-stakeholder workshops and preparation of reports on major consultations on such issues as mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, Canada-wide standards for air quality, and the restructuring of health services in Ottawa-Carleton.
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