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October 10, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on October 10, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Thursday, October 10, 2019.

World Mental Health Day and the importance of accessing mental health services
With today being World Mental Health Day, and the recent release of Statistics Canada’s report on mental health care needs for 2018, mental health and wellness may be at the top of many people’s minds. Dr. Simon Sherry is available to speak about the importance of mental health services and public access to them.

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.

Data breaches – what companies can do to protect your information?
Company data breaches are becoming all too common; the most recent cases being Capital One and TransUnion. Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood, is available to provide comment on why these breaches happen, what companies can do to protect client’s information and what the public can do to protect their personal data?

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood, Professor, Faculty of Computer Science
Research Specialties: Computer networks, network operations, network data analysis, system data analysis, computational intelligence and cyber security
Contact: zincir@cs.dal.ca and 902-494-3157
Please note: Dr. Zincir-Heywood has limited availability

Election 2019 - general commentary
With election day fast approaching, Dalhousie has experts who can provide perspective on key campaign issues, the importance of the youth vote, what the polls are telling us and more.

Dalhousie Experts: Dr. 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.