Professor and holder of the HOPE Peace & Health Chair

McMaster University

Dr. Ingrid Waldron is a professor and holds the HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice program at McMaster University. Her research focuses on environmental and climate justice, mental illness, dementia, and COVID-19 within Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities.

Ingrid is the author of “There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities,” which was adapted into a Netflix documentary in 2020 with the same title, co-produced by Waldron, actor Elliot Page, and Ian Daniel. She is the founder and director of the “Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health” (ENRICH Project) and contributed to the federal private member’s bill for a national strategy addressing environmental racism and environmental justice (Bill C-226).

Bill C-226 is currently in the Senate, where it could become the first law/legislation on environmental racism in Canada. Dr. Waldron is currently working on her next book titled “From Enlightenment to Black Lives Matter: The Impact of Racial Trauma on Mental Health in Black Communities.”

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