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In Conversation With Karen Hogan

Date & time
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


University Advancement

Wheel chair accessible


The In Conversation With series features inspiring alumni with captivating stories.

Join Concordia President Graham Carr for an exclusive discussion with the Auditor General of Canada, Karen Hogan, BComm 93, GrDip 95.

Hogan will discuss her professional journey, the critical role of transparency and accountability in upholding democracy, and how she navigates today’s pressing issues.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require disability-related accommodations, please contact by April 1, 2024, to allow us time to coordinate your request.

Karen Hogan, BComm 93, GrDip 95

Auditor General of Canada

Karen Hogan was appointed Auditor General of Canada in June 2020.

She first joined the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) in 2006 and served as Assistant Auditor General from January 2019 until her appointment as Auditor General. She has over 30 years of professional experience in accounting and auditing.

During her time at the OAG, Hogan has delivered numerous audit reports to Parliament and to Northern Legislative Assemblies, including on topics focusing on vulnerable populations and COVID-19 benefits and programs. She has led organizational change to further enhance the delivery of relevant and timely information to all Canadians. Before becoming Auditor General, she oversaw the audit of the consolidated financial statements of the Government of Canada. She is passionate about public sector auditing and is committed to explaining complex matters in a way that makes Canada’s finances easier to understand.

Hogan has supported standard setting in Canada as a past member of the Public Sector Accounting Discussion Group. She was appointed as a member of the Public Sector Accounting Board in April 2022.

Hogan began her career in the private sector, working first as an auditor at a Montreal-based accounting firm and then as a manager at another private firm in Thunder Bay and Ottawa.

She holds a bachelor’s degree and graduate diploma in accounting from Concordia University in Montreal. Fully bilingual, she is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. She received the distinction of Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in 2021 and Quebec in 2022.

Outside of work, in addition to spending time with her husband and two children, Hogan is also actively involved in her community, served on the board of directors of a not-for-profit organization, and supports competitive swimming as a certified swim official.

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