Nancy Hurn begins work in Toronto as General Synod’s archivist on Jan. 5, 2004. She succeeds longtime archivist Terry Thompson, who resigned in August, 2003, to accept a position at the University of Calgary. Ms. Hurn was most recently an archivist with the City of Toronto and has chaired the diocese of Toronto ‘s archives committee. She has also worked as an archivist with the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto and written several archives-related publications and articles.
Marites N. Sison
Marites (Tess) Sison has joined the Anglican Journal as a staff writer, effective Dec. 1. Ms. Sison is an award-winning journalist who has worked with the World Press Review in New York and the New York Times in its Jakarta, Bangkok and Hong Kong bureaus in recent years. Since coming to Canada last April, she has contributed to Filipinas Magazine, CBC Radio and the Toronto Sun. From 1987 through 2003, she was a fellow with the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and she has authored and co-authored several books.
Diana Mavunduse began work Dec. 8 as communications assistant and writer for the Anglican Church of Canada’s Web site, www.anglican.ca. Ms. Mavunduse, who is from Zimbabwe, holds a diploma in mass communications. She has worked as a researcher/writer with the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe. She also served as communications officer for the Decade to Overcome Violence with the World Council of Churches in Geneva. Most recently, she was interim press officer for Action by Churches Together International in Geneva.