2002 marks the 57th year of uninterrupted publication for Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations. This track record is a result of the tireless dedication of the Review’s editors, its editorial team, and the members of the editorial board. Gregor Murray continued this strong tradition after assuming editorship of the Review in 2000. He provided exceptional scientific leadership and also maintained the high standards of previous editors. Gregor’s many commitments in the Industrial Relations field, both at the Canadian and the international levels, have made him an outstanding ambassador for the enhancement of the scientific aspects of the Review. Gregor has chosen to pursue his career path at the University of Montreal, and we wish to thank him for the major contribution he has made to RI/IR. Since the winter of 2002, and despite a very busy schedule, Gregor has always made himself available to the Review, and has been both dedicated and highly professional in ensuring a smooth and efficient transition in the Review’s editorship. The Review is proud to be able to count on his future involvement as a member of the editorial board.
The year 2002 has been a year of transition in other ways, because we had to fill the gap left by the death of Noah Meltz, Chairman of the Editorial Board. Allen Ponak, professor at the University of Calgary, has accepted to take on this position. Allen is well known for his dedication to the field of Industrial Relations. His enthusiasm and his outstanding professional skills point to the emergence of new ideas and to continued commitment to the Review’s overall mission.
As well, Jean-Jacques Gislain, professor at Laval University, will act as Book Review Editor. His dynamic approach and his many activities in the field of labour economics both in Europe and elsewhere will enhance and complement the skills of the Executive Committee which represents the broad spectrum of disciplines involved in industrial relations. We would also like to mention that the written quality of the Review, as well as contacts with collaborators and readers alike are ably taken care of by Claudine Leclerc, Managing Editor, and Ginette Bouchard, secretary and office clerk.
We will pursue the Review’s longstanding tradition of excellence by publishing findings from outstanding original research projects in the industrial relations field, thereby contributing to the advancement of knowledge in Canada and abroad.