Ingrid R.G. Waldron

Professor & HOPE Chair in Peace & Health, Global Peace & Social Justice Program Department of History, Faculty of Humanities

Dr. Ingrid Waldron was born in Montreal. She is Professor and HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice Program in the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities at McMaster 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 in Canada. Dr. Waldron is the author of There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities, which was turned into a 2020 Netflix documentary of the same name and was co-produced by Waldron, actor Elliot Page, Ian Daniel, and Julia Sanderson and directed by Page and Daniel. Her book received the 2020 Society for Socialist Studies Errol Sharpe Book Prize and the 2019 Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing. Dr. Waldron is the founder and Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project) and the co-founder of the Canadian Coalition for Environmental and Climate Justice (CCECJ). Her research and community advocacy work inspired the federal private members bill a National Strategy Respecting Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice (Bill C-230).