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May 8, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on May 8, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Plant-based protein the hottest trend in food industry, as more people decide to go meat-free
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.

Is it fair to equate Netflix’s '13 Reasons Why' with increase in youth suicide rates?
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Simon Sherry, Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry. 
Research Specialties: Clinical psychology, depression, anxiety, personality, perfectionism, psychopathology, suicide, eating disorders, alcohol problems.
Contact: Simon.Sherry@dal.ca and 902-494-7719/ 902-789-9419.

Comparing Nova Scotia’s housing market to the rest of Canada
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Jill Grant, Professor Emeritus, School of Planning. 
Research Specialties: How cities work, planning Canadian suburbs, neighbourhood change in Halifax. 
Contact: jill.grant@dal.ca and 902-463-0687. 

When it comes to screen time, how much is too much for children?
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Michael Ungar, Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience; Professor, School of Social Work. 
Research Specialties: Child and adolescent mental health, family therapy, ecological social work, program evaluation, cross-cultural diversity research, delinquency, child development, social constructionism. 
Contact: michael.ungar@dal.ca and 902-229-0434. 

Cuba cancels annual gay rights parade, leaving many worried about future of diverse and progressive initiatives 
Dalhousie Experts: 
Dr. Emily Kirk, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of International Development Studies; and Dr. John Kirk, Professor, Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies. 
Research Specialties: Cuban cultural revolution, Latin American dictators, Latin American development studies, gender/sexual diversity, global health practices, south-south cooperation.
Contact:Emily.Kirk@dal.ca and 902-494-2221; or kirk@dal.ca and 902-494-2544. 

Breach of trust charge against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman dropped, potentially saving Federal Government from another scandal five months before general election
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.