Western University experts available to comment on the expected federal cabinet shuffle, flooding in Nova Scotia, FIFA Women’s World Cup, and climate change’s influence on extreme heat

Cabinet Shuffle
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recalled ministers to Ottawa ahead of an expected cabinet shuffle.

Laura Stephenson
Professor, Department of Political Science

Areas of expertise: Political behaviour, shift in the dimensions of political debate, influence of institutions and context on attitudes, electoral preferences and engagements with politics.

Nova Scotia Flooding
Flooding in Nova Scotia has caused destruction and loss of life as extreme weather events continue to impact Canada.

Slobodan Simonovic
Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Areas of expertise: Climate change and flooding, sustainable development in water resources management, hydrology, energy, climate change and public infrastructure.

FIFA Women’s World Cup
Discussions around female representation in elite sport continue amid the backdrop of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Alison Doherty
Professor, School of Kinesiology

Areas of expertise: Women in sport leadership roles, gender equity in sport leadership, maltreatment in high performance sport.

Laura Misener
Director and Professor, School of Kinesiology

Areas of expertise: Social impact of sport and events, sport governance, global sport leadership, management of Soccer Canada.

Extreme Heat and Climate Change
In a summer of extreme weather events, dangerous heat is blanketing large portions of North America and Europe.

James Voogt
Professor and Chair, Department of Geography & Environment

Areas of expertise: Urban heat islands and urban heat maps, climate change and cities especially in terms of heat, urban climatology.

Katrina Moser
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Geography and Environment

Areas of expertise: Role of climate change and extreme heat, wildfires, drought, climate warming impact on water resources, environmental change in the Canadian Rockies.

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