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April 9, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on April 9, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Do self-checkouts lead to job losses at grocery and retail stores?
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.

Examining the impact on people and society when workplace automation replaces human employees
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Karen Foster, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Futures for Atlantic Canada, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Economy, work and development, science and expertise, rural communities, social policy.
Contact: karen.foster@dal.ca and 902-233-0912.

Report indicates upcoming Federal election likely target of foreign interference 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Jonathon Penny, Associate Professor, Law and Technology Institute, Schulich School of Law. 
Research Specialties: Law and technology, empirical legal studies, online privacy, surveillance security, hacker culture, AI and the law. 
Contact: jon@dal.ca and 902-494-4231.

Facebook bans Canadian far-right commentators and extremist groups for promoting organized hate online
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.

Rock music facing uncertain, and possibly bleak, future as industry legends age
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Jacqueline Warwick, Professor, Fountain School of Performing Arts.
Research Specialties: Musicology, music and culture, popular music, American music, performance studies, celebrity studies, child prodigies.
Contact: jwarwick@dal.ca and 902-494-1142.

Trudeau’s threatened lawsuit against Scheer may keep SNC-Lavalin affair in the news longer than Prime Minister intended 
Dalhousie Experts: 
Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; and Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, public engagement, social change and social movements.
Contact: lturnbul@dal.caor 902-494-6605; and howard.ramos@dal.ca or 902-402-9893.

What are the keys to community happiness?
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Martha Radice, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. 
Research Specialties: Social justice and inequality, urban studies, space and place, ethnicity, cosmopolitanism, applied action research. 
Contact: martha.radice@dal.ca and 902-478-7546.