Dr. Ingrid Waldron

Professor and HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice Program in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University

Email: waldroni@mcmaster.ca

Dr. Ingrid Waldron

Dr. Ingrid Waldron is Professor and HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice Program in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University. From 2008 to 2021, she was a Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University.

Dr. Waldron’s research, teaching and community advocacy work focus on environmental racism, climate justice, mental illness, COVID-19, and the structural and environmental determinants of health disparities in Black, Indigenous, immigrant and refugee communities.

Dr. Waldron is the founder and Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project), which inspired the federal private members bill a National Strategy Respecting Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice (Bill C-230). Her Netflix documentary There’s Something in the Water is based on her book of the same name and was co-produced by Waldron, actor Elliot Page, Ian Daniel, and Julia Sanderson. Dr. Waldron is also the co-founder of the Canadian Coalition for Environmental and Climate Justice, which has brought together organizations in the environmental, climate and social justice sectors to share expertise and resources to address environmental racism, climate change and other social injustices in Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities across Canada.