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June 10, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on June 10, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Monday, June 102019.

Canada pledges to ban single-use plastics by 2021, but can it be done in two years?
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.

What impact will banning single-use plastics have on our oceans and marine life? 
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.

Strong support systems the key to personal success, improvement and change  
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.

Dalhousie researchers to study Arctic spill response and clean-up
Dalhousie Experts: 
Dr. Haibo Niu, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering; and Dr. Lei Liu, Professor, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering. 
Research Specialties: Geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, site remediation system design, modeling of air/water/waste pollution control systems, water management and monitoring, water quality, sustainability, waste management, environmental management, hydrology.
Contact: haibo.niu@dal.ca and 902-893-6714; or Lei.Liu@Dal.Ca and 902-494-3958.