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Untangling Knowledge

In her work, Dr. Niki Kiepek critically explores the social construction of what are considered acceptable and unacceptable ways of acting and ways of being.

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Research Projects

In her work, Dr. Niki Kiepek critically explores the social construction of what are considered acceptable and unacceptable ways of acting and ways of being.

Understanding Substance Use

With colleagues and research trainees, Niki explores broad experiences of substance use, suspending assumptions of potential for risk and harm.

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Occupational science

Occupations are predominantly framed as positively meaningful activities that contribute to health, well-being, and justice. Niki and her colleagues work to extend understandings of occupation to include a broader range of occupations and experiences that are more reflective of lived experience.

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Representations of drug-related harms in sentencing: Towards evidence-informed, non-stigmatizing approaches 

See Niki's lastest work about how the concept of harm is constituted in case law pertaining to the importation, production, possession, and trafficking of drugs in Canada. Recommendations for judicial reform include incorporating critical reflectivity into judicial practices, accurately representing harm in ways that are non-stigmatizing, and improving research literacy skills.

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