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Thursday February 10

Posted by Communications and Marketing on February 10, 2022 in News

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Thursday, February 10, 2022.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Dr. Sara Iverson, professor in the department of Biology, studies how marine animals adapt to and exploit their environments. Throughout her career, Dr. Iverson has been a professor and mentor to many young women, and in 2019 was selected by Mattel Inc. and National Geographic as an influential Canadian scientist and role model for Barbie’s You Can Be Anything campaign as part of the doll’s 60th anniversary. Dr. Iverson is available to speak to the importance of full and equal access and participation for women and girls in science.
Contact: Sara.Iverson@Dal.Ca

Valentine’s Day

Unconventional Love Stories
What does it mean to love in the 21st century? Dr. Heather Jessup, assistant professor in the department of English, is available to discuss personal, cultural, generational, historical, racial, patriarchal, and colonial conditions placed on contemporary love. Alongside texts and films, Dr. Jessup can also speak to human relationships with the non-human world during a climate crisis and how the relationships we cultivate beyond the romantic are vital for understanding what it means to love. 
Contact: 604-314-7308.

Couples and Sexual Health
How do couples cope with sexual problems or changes to their sexual relationship? In couple relationships, how one person thinks, feels, and responds to a sexual problem impacts the experience and reactions of their romantic partner as well as their own. Dr. Natalie Rosen, associate professor, department of Psychology and Neuroscience, department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, is available to speak to the importance of predicting and identifying sexual problems, and creating targeted interventions to improve couples’ sexual and relationship well-being.
More info: https://natalieorosen.com/dr-natalie-o-rosen-2/
Contact: natalie.rosen@dal.ca

Valentine’s treats and happy teeth
Giving and receiving sweet treats is part of what Valentine’s Day is all about. But sugary goodies, sticky caramels, and nuts can all pose risks to our teeth. How do we keep our teeth happy, healthy, and protected? Great Canadian Holiday Baking Show 2021 winner Dr. Sachin Seth knows a thing or two about making – and enjoying – scrumptious treats. And as a dentist and faculty member in the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University, he can advise on the best ways to care for your teeth over Valentine’s Day, plus suggest a few tooth-friendly gifts.

Contact: Please contact Cheryl Bell at 902.266.9403 or cheryl.bell@dal.ca if you would like an interview with Dr. Seth.