Welcome to the third edition of the CJHSS. Once again, we are happy to bring our readers a broad range of papers spanning a number of important topics in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In this edition, Clothier and Klassen shed light on psychological factors involved in the perception of sexist and discriminatory language. This research enables us to better understand the public reaction to recent comments made about Sandra Fluke by Rush Limbaugh and the "slut walks" campaigns motivated by the comments of Toronto Police Officer Michael Sanguinetti.
This edition also contains work of interest to those dealing with mental health issues in post-secondary education. Makkar and Battaglio review research on depression and anxiety in college students and make recommendations about how to recognize and respond to student mental health risks before they escalate. This edition also contains an interesting analysis and review of the National Youth Service Corps in Nigeria. Amidst the rising policy debate, arguments for the abolition and/or modification of the NYSC are examined. Other articles address philosophical questions inherent to the nature of self-identity, personhood, humanity, and hedonism.
In this edition, we also present an empirical examination of the effects of recent changes to the Ontario child welfare system. Findings suggest that Ontario legislation promoting kinship care may not, as originally expected, contribute to improved permanency for children engaged by the system. Finally, Moran and Scott examine the experience of anxiety for patients with end stage kidney disease. A number of emotional and lifestyle consequences are described with the hope that better understanding of such consequences will improve supportive care for patients.
I'd like to end the introduction of our third edition by recognizing the significant efforts of Christopher Jennings and Zarka Kiktavy in the production of the CJHSS. Without their charitable efforts, it would not have been possible to design, develop, launch, and maintain our fledgling journal. Following the publication of this edition, I shall be stepping down as editor of the CJHSS. Unfortunately, it is not currently possible for me to accurately anticipate the future of the journal. Further inquiries should be made to Dr David Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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