Debbie Laliberte Rudman, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), is an Associate Professor and Faculty Scholar in the School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. She completed a PhD in Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. Her primary research interests relate to the occupational lives of aging adults; that is, to understanding contextual and personal influences on what people do as they age and the implications of occupation for identity, community participation, health and well-being. More broadly, in her work, she has applied critically-oriented theoretical and methodological approaches to examine how occupations of individuals and collectives, are situated within socio-cultural, political, economic, and historical conditions. In relation to Indigenous research, Dr. Rudman has had opportunities to work in partnership with other IDI members, as well as several London-based Indigenous community organizations, on a project addressing First Nation youths engagement in post-secondary education. She also headed up a Faculty of Health Sciences Aboriginal Education Task Force that aimed to enhance opportunities for Aboriginal learners. Dr. Rudman’s teaching focuses on qualitative methodologies, critical social theory and scholarly practice.