“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
~ Frank Herbert
The annual Outlook issue, that binds the past and coming year, is a moment of reckoning in the editorial cycle. It is a time to recall the highlights (such
as news this past spring that our November 2011 “Plan Nord” edition earned a Tabbie Award), learn from the challenges (there were a few press deadlines
that were made by the skin of our teeth), and begin laying down plans for 2013 (such as our expansion to nine issues). This Outlook issue is particularly
poignant for me as it is the final one for which I will serve as editor-in-chief. I am thrilled to announce that, commencing with the February 2013 issue,
our incumbent senior editor, Ryan Bergen, will be assuming the role.
Anybody that knows me surely knows how passionately I feel about CIM Magazine. I have repeatedly referred to mine as “the best gig a person could ask for.”
However, with the growing demands and opportunities on the communications front, it has become increasingly challenging to wear both the hats of
editor-in-chief and CIM director of media and communications. These roles have evolved into two distinct positions, and CIM Management and Council have
been very supportive in recognizing this change. It was no easy task to choose which hat to wear. However, that difficult choice was made easier by the
fact that I am leaving the magazine in some very capable hands.
In the three years that Ryan has been with CIM Magazine, his dedication, vision and editorial prowess have been key to the evolution and success of the
magazine and the variety of other products of the publications department. I look forward to supporting him in my advisory capacity as executive editor, as
he takes the magazine in exciting new directions.
I would also like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of our exceptional publications team, including the three talented individuals who are
currently interning with CIM Magazine: Zoë Macintosh, Herb Mathisen and Maria Olaguera. What a team! Your enthusiasm, commitment and skill have contributed
to my growth as both an editor and a person.
Finally, I would like to thank CIMers for your incredible support. I have greatly appreciated the generosity with which you have shared your suggestions,
stories and feedback, and it has been my honour to make those ideas come alive on the pages of CIM Magazine. I am looking forward to engaging with you all
in my capacity as director of communications, publications and media.
On behalf of the CIM national office, I would like to wish you all a very healthy, happy and prosperous new year!