Academic journal article Canadian Social Work Review

Editorial/éditorial

Academic journal article Canadian Social Work Review

Editorial/éditorial

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AT THIS TIME in the history of the Canadian Social Work Review, the editorial board wants to acknowledge that volume 28(1) of the CSWR will be the last issue produced under the watchful eye of Valerie Kremer, our managing editor for the last 25 years. Valerie has played a vital role in ensuring the quality and scholarliness of the journal through her meticulous attention to the written word. However, her impact has reached much further than the written page. Her gentle and heartening approach to authors has encouraged many social work academics across this country.

For the many of us who have worked with Valerie as members of the editorial board, Valerie's wisdom and care has made our volunteer commitment one of the most rewarding aspects of our academic lives. Valerie has also shepherded us smoothly and gently through many difficult transitions, most recently helping us into electronic publishing and calming our anxiety through the ProQuest lawsuit. Every three years Valerie puts all her energy and attention into writing our SSHRC proposal and, year after year, this has resulted in secure funding for the journal. Without this, we would not exist.

Through all of her years with the Canadian Social Work Review, Valerie has shown unrelenting enthusiasm for social work in Canada. She has made her mark on academic social work in this country and she will be missed greatly. We hope that you will all join the journal's editorial board in expressing our gratitude to Valerie and wishing her much happiness in her retirement. …

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