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January 15, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on January 15, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

U.S. government shutdown in fourth week – Canada could feel impact
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of International Development Studies.
Research Specialties: Global health, North Korea, Cuban development, activism and social justice.
Contact: huish@dal.ca and 902-494-2979

British MPs vote today on Brexit deal 
Dalhousie Experts: 
Jerry White, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in European Studies.
Research Specialties: International trade, international finance, European studies.
Contact: Jerry.White@dal.ca and 902-469-2027/ 902-494-3628.

Some Canadians would like to follow Canada’s food guide, but can’t afford to do so
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Sara KirkProfessor, Health Promotion, School of Health and Human Performance.
Research Specialties: Socio-ecological approaches, population health intervention research, chronic disease prevention, obesity prevention, healthy public policy, weight bias and weight-based teasing.
Contact: sara.kirk@dal.ca and 902-494-8440.

Smarter, more efficient machines needed to assist farmers in planting and harvesting
Dalhousie Expert:
 Dr. Ahmad Al-Mallahi, Research Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering. 
Research Specialties: Smart agriculture, sensing and automation, machine vision.
Contact: ahmad.almallahi@dal.ca and 902-890-2601.

Expect a plastic bag ban in Halifax in 2019 
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.