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March 19, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on March 19, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Federal Liberals hope to use budget to set stage for fall election  
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.

Housing affordability for millennials, national pharmacare, and expanding tax credits expected to receive boosts in today’s federal budget
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Social justice and inequality, migration – immigration, social change, social movements, social statistics. 
Contact: howard.ramos@dal.ca and 902-494-3130/902-494-6595.

Newly discovered DNA switch could give people ability to regrow limbs
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Ian Weaver, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Research Specialties: Neurobehavioural epigenetic mechanisms, early life experience, steroid hormone function, DNA and chromatin modification, programming of gene expression, cortical development, endocrine and behavioural stress responses, pharmacological interventions, psycho-social interventions. 
Contact: Ian.Weaver@dal.ca and 902-494-1133.

Improving water quality won’t be enough to protect coral reefs such as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the threat of climate change
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Aaron MacNeil, Associate Professor, Department of Biology. 
Research Specialties: Fisheries, conservation, statistics, social-ecological systems.
Contact: a.macneil@dal.ca and 902 494-1731. 

Rating the affordability of Canada’s new food guide
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.

Many Canadians will have to liquidate assets to deal with personal debt in 2019
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.