Wednesday, August 03, 2011

MagsBC appoints Sylvia Skene as
new executive director

The Magazine Association of BC has appointed Sylvia Skene as its new executive director, effective immediately.She replaces Rhona MacInnes who resigned in June.
Skene was formerly with the Advanced Education Media Acquisitions Centre (AEMAC) at Langara College, responsible for updating two web sites and an online distributors’ database, CANDI as well as other administrative duties. She held a variety of instructional roles as Langara and was on its board of governors from 1998 to 2001 and Langara Council from 1996 to 1998.
These days [says a post on the MagsBC e-letter], Sylvia volunteers as part of the team of "Beautiful Minds," a show that focuses on de-stigmatizing mental illness, on Vancouver Co-op Radio. She also volunteers for Art for Life, an auction that is a major source of revenue for Friends for Life, a charity that supports people with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
In the same newsletter there was a farewell from Heidi Waechtler, who is leaving to enter the SFU Master of Publishing Program. Skene will be running a one-person shop for a while, largely an outcome of funding challenges in BC.



Anonymous kc said...

How is that Alberta magazines has enough funding and has a paid staff of 2 and hiring another staff member "Admin and Special Projects Assistant" and the BC Mags association is struggling just to pay 1 staff member?

And Sask and the northern territories does not have a magazines assocation (as far as I can tell)

Maybe it's time to merge the 2 mag associations to create a "Western Mags Association". It will also compliment the "Western Mag Awards" which awards magazines from BC-Manitoba....

4:18 pm  

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