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February 7, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on February 7, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Thursday, February 7, 2019

New food guide a great first step, but Canada needs a national school food program now, more than ever
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Sara Kirk, Professor, 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.

Has Canada overstepped by getting directly involved with political crisis in Venezuela?
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. John Kirk, Professor, Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies.
Research Specialties: Cuban colonial times, Cuban cultural revolution, Latin American dictators, Spanish translation. 
Contact: kirk@dal.ca and 902-494-1082/902-494-2544.

Venezuelan military block border crossing with Colombia, preventing aid delivery from United States
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.

Exposing teenagers to marijuana a serious risk to their 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 902-494-7719/902-466-2789.

Northern Ireland border communities worry Brexit will open old wounds, mark a return to violence
Dalhousie Expert: 
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.

Bullying and assault allegations at elite North Vancouver minor hockey program invite comparisons to situation at St. Michael’s College in Toronto
Dalhousie Expert: 
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.