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February 8, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on February 8, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Friday, February 8, 2019

Allegations of bullying and assault at North Vancouver hockey program should have been brought to police much sooner
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.

Flu vaccine shortage comes at worst time for Nova Scotia
Dalhousie Experts: 
Dr. Scott Halperin, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; and Dr. Noni MacDonald, Professor, Department of Pediatrics. 
Research Specialties: Vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, vaccine pain mitigation, bacteriology, vaccinology, pertussis, clinical trials, immunization, meningococcal vaccine, influenza vaccine.
Contact: scott.halperin@dal.ca and 902-449-8502; Noni.MacDonald@Dal.Ca and 902-470-8799.

Prime Minister’s Office denies report it pressured Attorney General to help SNC-Lavalin avoid going to trial
Dalhousie Expert
Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, and public engagement.
Contact: lturnbul@dal.ca and 902-494-6605.

Do different strains of marijuana cause different highs? Research says probably not. 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Sean Myles, Associate Professor, University Research Chair, Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences. 
Research specialties: Genomics, population genetics, genetic mapping, apples.
Contact: seanmichaelmyles@dal.ca and 902-365-8460/902-690-7093.

Fake olive oil a real concern for Canadian consumers 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. 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.