Barbara Jean McLintock accomplished graduate of the University of Winnipeg, is a published author and former journalist who currently works as a Coroner for the British Columbia government. She wrote, "Anorexia's Fallen Angel" (Harper Collins, International Edition 2002) and "Smoke-Free: How One City Successfully Banned Smoking in All Indoor Public Places" (Granville Island Press, 2004 )(Joint project with Department of Public Health
Barbara says the main focus of the Coroner position is communications, both internal and external, thus she uses the perfect combination of her background, skills, and interests in doing the job.
Barbara took early retirement from her last journalists job with the Province, after 20 years, when it made the offer. She then accepted a part-time position as a Coroner originally intending only to work part-time. However, the work fascinated her so much she found she actually worked on it full-time so she ultimately took on a formal full-time position. Her goal is to move back to part-time in the next 3 to 5 years and to do more writing, perhaps publish a third book.
Barbara's key to success has been her insatiable curiosity about everything and belief that one should keep learning. She says anything you learn will at some point be useful. Her greatest accomplishment was her book, "Anorexia's Fallen Angel" (Harper Collins, International Edition 2002).
Barbara looks forward to connecting with fellow members.