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Marcel Vander Wier named editor of Talent Canada

Talented journalist has experience covering wide range of issues at publications, newspapers across Canada


May 1, 2020
By Talent Canada Staff

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Marcel Vander Wier, editor of OHS Canada and Talent Canada magazines.

Marcel Vander Wier has been named the editor of Talent Canada magazine, effective May 1.

He joined Annex Business Media in October 2019 as the editor of OHS Canada magazine following a career that included stops at Thomson Reuters, Metroland, The Charlottetown Guardian, The Whitehorse Star and The Toronto Star.

“We are thrilled to have a journalist of Marcel’s calibre join the team,” said Todd Humber, group publisher at Annex Business Media. “His experience, enthusiasm and passion for covering the workplace will be a tremendous asset for the publication, and readers will appreciate his insights.”

Talent Canada is a publication designed to educate the C-suite about the importance of investing in employees. It was launched in December 2019 by Annex Business Media and has an audience of 50,000 CASL-compliant email subscribers who hold the title of director level and above at organizations across Canada.

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In addition to the weekly newswire, Talent Canada also publishes four print issues per year and is planning numerous events for employers to share best practices and elevate workplaces.

“We firmly believe that great things happen for employers when they treat their employees well,” said Humber. “Talent Canada helps make the case for investments in people that drive productivity, reduce turnover, improve culture and just make the workplace stronger. Marcel will do a great job in bringing these stories to life for our readers, and it’s a natural fit with the work he is already doing covering occupational health and safety.”

Vander Wier studied journalism at Western University in London, Ont. He completed his undergrad at Redeemer University College in Hamilton and holds a public relations certificate from Ryerson University in Toronto.

“I’m excited to join the Talent Canada team and build upon the excellent foundation already in place. I’ve spent the past four years reporting on the world of work, and so the HR profession is close to my heart,” he said. “I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the Canadian HR community.”

He can be reached at mvanderwier@annexbusinessmedia.com.