MA Student

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Ben Scher completed his BA in Combined Social Sciences at Durham University in the UK and is currently pursuing an MA in Public Issues Anthropology here at the University of Waterloo. His MA research uses a qualitative focus to analyze the relationship between law enforcement and drug users who frequent supervised consumption sites in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver. In light of the current fentanyl epidemic in Canada, Ben is passionate about furthering public knowledge surrounding harm reduction strategies and producing research that can inform on progressive public policy initiatives such as supervised consumption sites.  

University of Waterloo

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