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Apri 17, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on April 17, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral will present unique challenges, but it can be done
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Kyle Tousignant, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering.
Research Specialties: Steel structures, structural mechanics, hollow structural sections, connections, welding.
Contact: kyle.tousignant@dal.ca and 902-494-3080.

Fundraising drive to rebuild Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral has already topped $700 million
Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. Christopher Elson, Professor, French and Canadian Studies; and Dr. Cynthia Neville, Professor Emeritus, Department of History.
Research Specialties: French literature, popular literature, social history, cultural history, religious history, medieval English legal history.
Contact: celson@dal.ca and 902-229-7095; or cneville@dal.ca and 519-766-7772. 

Jason Kenney leads Conservatives to majority victory in Alberta, setting up tense relations with Ottawa
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.ca or 902-494-6605; and howard.ramos@dal.ca or 902-402-9893.

StatsCan report indicates immigrants more likely to invest in housing market than pension plan – and it’s paying off 
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 902-402-9893.

Are reusable containers the future of grocery shopping? 
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.

Allowing reusable containers in grocery stores would help keep plastic bags out of our oceans
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Tony Walker, Assistant Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies.
Research Specialties: Biodiversity conservation, freshwater and marine systems, health and environmental justice, Industrial sustainability, urban and regional issues. 
Contact: trwalker@dal.ca and 902-494-4478.