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March 20, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on March 20, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Science should slow its approach to CRISPR gene editing
Dalhousie Expert: 
Landon Getz, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology and Immunology.
Research Specialties: Genome stability and DNA repair, CRISPR-based gene editing, and personalized therapy.
Contact: landon.getz@dal.ca and 902-802-3065.

How does Liberal budget set up 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.

Federal budget offers spending commitments aimed at millennials, workers, and seniors
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.

Federal budget includes EI tweaks designed to benefit ‘gig economy’
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Eddy Ng, Professor, F.C. Manning Chair in Economics and Business, Rowe School of Business.
Research Specialties: Compensation policies, aging workforce, diversity and inclusion, human resource management, cross-cultural management.
Contact: edng@dal.ca and 902-266-8398 (available after 4 pm).

Millennials aim for perfectionism more than other generations, and it’s having a negative impact on their 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.