Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D., is the Senior Policy Advisor at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, where he supports efforts to improve the provincial addiction treatment system through scientific research, health professional education and clinical care guidance. Prior this current role, Kenneth spent 14 years as Director, Problematic Substance Use Prevention in the Population and Public Health Division of the British Columbia Ministry of Health. In this former role, he assisted in the development, implementation and monitoring of provincial health policy to prevent and respond to problematic drug use and associated harms. Kenneth is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, where his research interests include: psychedelic studies; the cross-cultural and historical uses of drugs; public, professional and school-based drug education; and creating healthy public policy to maximize benefits and minimize harms from psychoactive substances. Kenneth has published in numerous peer reviewed journals, presented at international health and drug policy conferences, and has twice been appointed to Canadian delegations to high-level United Nations international drug policy meetings. More info at:

Kenneth Tupper

Senior Policy Advisor