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February 4, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on February 4, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Monday, February 4, 2019

It’s official: now cheaper to rent a home than buy one in Canada 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Lars Osberg, Professor, Department of Economics. 
Research specialties: Labour economics, income and wealth distribution.
Contact: lars.osberg@dal.ca and 902-494-6988/902-579-9486.

On World Cancer Day, let’s talk about treatments and hope for today’s patients 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Rob Rutledge, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology. 
Research specialties: Cancer treatment and healing, pediatric radiation oncology, patient care. 
Contact: rob.rutledge@nshealth.ca and 902-473-6185/902-489-6423.

Canada hosts Lima Group countries for emergency meeting on Venezuela
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.

Sentencing hearing begins today for serial killer Bruce McArthur 
Dalhousie Expert:
Dr. Wayne MacKay, Professor Emeritus of Law, Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law. 
Research Specialties: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, cyberbullying, education law, human rights, humanitarian law, public policy analysis, public law and public interest.
Contact: Wayne.Mackay@dal.ca and 902-483-7810.

iPad project to help young people address mental health and addictions issues
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell, Sobey Family Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology.
Research Specialties: Health services research, mental health, patient-centred health outcomes, population screening, administrative health data, simulation modelling, health technology assessment. 
Contact: leslie.anne.campbell@dal.ca and 902-494-2408.

No evidence cannabis a suitable treatment for mental health
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Simon Sherry, Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry. 
Research Specialties: Clinical psychology, depression, anxiety, personality, perfectionism, psychopathology, suicide, eating disorders, alcohol problems.
Contact: Simon.Sherry@dal.ca and 902-494-7719. 

Air Canada accused of reneging on promise to compensate passenger who gave up seat on overcrowded plane
Dalhousie Expert: 
Gabor Lukacs, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 
Research Specialties: Air passenger rights, mathematics, actuarial models, theory of interest.
Contact: lukacs@dal.ca and 647-724-1727.