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April 29, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on April 29, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Monday, April 29, 2019

As Ontario libraries hit with funding cuts, experts warn that libraries are fundamental to well-functioning societies 
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.

New ‘smart helmets’ key to improving player safety for Dal Tigers football team
Dalhousie Expert: 
Mark Haggett, Head Coach, Dalhousie Football. 
Research Specialties: University football, university athletics, athlete safety. 
Contact: mhaggett84@gmail.com and football@dal.ca

Six months before Federal Election, polls have Conservatives 13 points ahead of governing Liberals 
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.

Peas and soybeans the latest Canadian crops facing hurdles getting into China during bitter diplomatic dispute
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.

Experts calling for patience in rebuilding Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, warn project of this scale will take time 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Kyle Tousignant, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering; and Dr. Cynthia Neville, Professor Emeritus, Department of History.
Research Specialties: Steel structures, structural mechanics, hollow structural sections, connections, welding; social history, cultural history, religious history, medieval English legal history. 
Contact: kyle.tousignant@dal.ca and 902-494-3080; or cneville@dal.ca and 519-766-7772.