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January 10, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on January 10, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Thursday, January 10, 2019

‘Weight bias’ harmful to individuals and society 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Sara Kirk, Professor, School of Health and Human Performance.
Research Specialties: Socio-ecological approaches, population health intervention, chronic disease prevention, obesity prevention, healthy public policy, weight bias and weight-based teasing. 
Contact: sara.kirk@dal.ca and 902-494-8440.

Quieter ships could help Canada’s endangered orcas recover 
Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. Tony Walker, Assistant Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies. 
Research Specialties: Biodiversity conservation, freshwater and marine systems, health and environmental justice, industrial sustainability, urban and regional issues. 
Contact: trwalker@dal.ca and 902-494-4478. 

Fire continues on Halifax-bound container ship
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Mary Brooks, Professor Emerita, Rowe School of Business. 
Research Specialties: Port policy, sea shipping and ferries, port governance and port reform. 
Contact: M.Brooks@dal.ca and 902-818-2539.

New Canada Food Guide to be released soon – questions remain on what’s in and what’s out
Dalhousie Expert: 
Sylvain Charlebois, Professor, Food Distribution and Policy, Faculties of Management and Agriculture.
Research Specialties: Food distribution, food policy, food safety, food security, traceability.
Contact: sylvain.charlebois@dal.ca and 902-222-4142.

Three federal ridings get byelections in February 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science. 
Research specialties: Canadian parliamentary government, pressure politics, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, and public engagement.
Contact: lturnbul@dal.ca and 902-494-6605.