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March 22, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on March 22, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Friday, March 22, 2019

Study shows lobsters unharmed by living in proximity of salmon farm
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Jon Grant, Professor, Department of Oceanography.
Research Specialties: Production cycles, pesticides, Atlantic lobster fishery, salmon farming. 
Contact: jon.grant@dal.ca and 902-494-2021. 

New Zealand’s move to ban assault rifles leaves many wondering why other countries don’t do the same
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.

Jason Kenney and the UCP appear to have commanding lead in early days of Alberta election campaign
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.

Governing Liberals narrowly avoid losing confidence vote during marathon session in House of Commons
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.

Venezuelan opposition aide arrested in early morning raid, drawing rebuke from United States and others
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. John Kirk, Professor, Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies.
Research Specialties: Cuban colonial times, Cuban cultural revolution, Latin American dictators.
Contact: kirk@dal.ca and 902-494-1082/902-494-2544.

Federal budget pledges Canadian school food program, but funding is still unclear 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Sara Kirk, Professor of Health Promotion, Scientific Director of the Healthy Populations Institute. 
Research Specialties: Socio-ecological approaches, population health intervention research, chronic disease prevention, obesity prevention, healthy public policy.
Contact: sara.kirk@dal.ca and 902-494-8440.

Mixed reaction from agrifood sector to Federal budget
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.