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Monday, April 15, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on April 15, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Monday, April 15, 2019

Detention of Indigenous artist by Canadian Border Services Agency leaves many wondering what their rights are when crossing back into Canada
Dalhousie Experts: 
Wayne MacKay, Professor Emeritus of Law, Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law; and Dr. Robert Currie, Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Law and Technology Institute.
Research Specialties: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal law, international litigation, extradition, civil procedure.
ContactWayne.Mackay@dal.ca and 902-483-7810; and robert.currie@dal.ca and 902-494-1012.  

Ontario Government’s fight against Federal carbon tax goes to court today
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Larry Hughes, Professor and Founding Fellow, MacEachen Institute.
Research Specialties: Energy systems analysis, energy security, low-carbon economy.
Contact: Larry.Hughes@Dal.ca and 902-494-3950.

Looking to cut red meat from your diet? Plant-based proteins may be the best replacement
Dalhousie Experts: 
Dr. Sara Kirk, Professor, School of Health and Human Performance; and Dr. Catherine Mah, Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health.
Research Specialties: Population health intervention, food and nutrition, chronic disease prevention, obesity prevention.
Contact: sara.kirk@dal.ca and 902-494-8440; or catherine.mah@dal.ca and 902-494-1110.

Researchers warn ‘measles parties’ not a safe alternative to vaccinations 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Joanne Langley, Division Head, Infectious Diseases.
Research Specialties: Vaccines, infectious diseases, child health, infections in children, evidence-based immunization policy, communicable disease control.
Contact: joanne.langley@dal.ca and 902-470-8762.

Chinese scientists facing ethics questions after giving monkeys human brain genes
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Letitia Meynell, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy. 
Research Specialties: Philosophy of science, feminist philosophy, epistemology, aesthetics.
Contact: letitia.meynell@dal.ca and 902-494-3536.