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Karen L. Whonnock, Q.C.

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Doctor of Social Sciences


Karen is a member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and has been a member of the Law Society of BC since 2000. Currently she practices family and criminal law in northern BC. Karen received her Masters of Laws in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall, York University in 2003. She received her law degree, a Juris Doctor, from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, in 1999. Her doctoral research will critically examine aboriginal youth incarceration rates in Canada.  Her work will look at gender differences (if any) and use an Indigenous research methodology.