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June 11, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on June 11, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Tuesday, June 112019.

Canada-wide ban on single-use plastics more effective than bans at provincial and municipal levels
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.

Plastic pollution a major issue for developing countries, many of which receive plastic waste from Canada, Unites States and United Kingdom
Dalhousie Expert: 
Sara Seck, Associate Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Marine and Environmental Law Institute.
Research Specialties: International environmental law, sustainable development and natural resources Law, climate justice, private international law, transnational law and legal pluralism.
Contact: Sara.Seck@dal.ca and 902-494-7715.

Canada passes 'Free Willy' bill banning whale and dolphin captivity
Dalhousie Expert: 
Hal Whitehead, Professor, Department of Biology.
Research Specialties: Behaviour, ecology and evolution.
Contact: Hal.Whitehead@dal.ca and 902 494-3723.

New Brunswick to make vaccinations mandatory for children in daycares and schools
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.