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April 11, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on April 11, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Thursday, April 11, 2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested, faces possible extradition to United States
Dalhousie Expert:
Dr. Robert Currie, Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Law and Technology Institute.
Research Specialties: International criminal law, international litigation, international law, extradition, civil procedure, criminal law. 
Contact: robert.currie@dal.ca

Astronomers reveal first-ever picture of a black hole
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Scott Chapman, Professor, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science.
Research Specialties: Submillimetre-wave Instrumentation, adaptive Optics, instrumentation, gravitational lenses, archaeology, astrophysics, cosmology.
Contact: Scott.Chapman@Dal.ca and 902-494-2340.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer encourages Prime Minister to move ahead with libel lawsuit
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.

Newfoundland and Labrador joins PEI in banning plastic bags – will other provinces follow?
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Boris Worm, Professor, Department of Biology; and Dr. Tony Walker, Assistant Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies.
Research Specialties: Marine biodiversity, management of marine ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, freshwater and marine systems, industrial sustainability.
Contact: bworm@dal.ca or 902-494-2478/902-210-8330; and trwalker@dal.ca or 902-494-4478. 

Should people be afraid of genetically-modified foods?
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 how B.C. man was guilty of driving while on his phone, when phone was dead and stored in cubby hole
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.

Childhood immunization rates still too low in Canada
Dalhousie Experts: 
Dr. Noni MacDonald, Professor, Department of Pediatrics. 
Research Specialties:Vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, vaccine pain mitigation, immunization, meningococcal vaccine, influenza vaccine.
Contact: Noni.MacDonald@Dal.Ca and 902-470-8799.