Moncton, New Brunswick, President, Calhoun Research
Sue Calhoun has made her living from researching, interviewing and writing for more than 25 years.
Employed by the media for a decade, she worked on newspapers in three provinces, did extensive work on contract for CBC radio and television, and wrote for such national magazines as Canadian Geographic and Macleans magazine.
In 1990, she received an Atlantic Journalism Award in the Best Magazine/Feature Writing Category as well as an “Honourable Mention for Outstanding Investigative Reporting in Canada” from the Canadian Association of Journalists.
Sue also worked for a fisheries consulting firm in the Maritimes for 10 years, during which time she carried out a variety of projects including program evaluations, research and writing, survey and questionnaire design, interviews and focus groups in both official languages, feasibility and market studies, and administration on international projects.
In 1997, she launched her own firm, Calhoun Research and Development/Recherche et développement, now based in Moncton, New Brunswick.
As a volunteer, Ms Calhoun helped parents to form a cooperative, to take over and run a private daycare centre in Shédiac that was on the verge of bankruptcy, for which she was chosen “Volunteer of the Year” in 1995 by the Acadian Cooperative Movement. Sue is past president of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.
Sue Calhoun is the author of two books and co-author of a third. Fluently bilingual, she has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Université de Moncton, a Diploma in Community Economic Development (CED) from St. Mary’s University in Halifax and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology from the University of Waterloo.