Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University
Director, Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project)
Dr. Ingrid Waldron was born in Montreal to Trinidadian parents. She is a sociologist, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University, the Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project), and the Flagship Project Co-Lead of Improving the Health of People of African Descent at Dalhousie’s Healthy Populations Institute. Her research, teaching, and community leadership and advocacy work in Nova Scotia are examining and addressing the health and mental health impacts of structural inequalities within health and mental health care, child welfare, and the environment in Indigenous, Black, immigrant, and refugee communities. As the Director of the ENRICH Project over the last 8 years, Dr. Waldron has been investigating the socio-economic, political, and health effects of environmental racism in Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian communities. The ENRICH Project formed the basis for the creation of the provincial bill An Act to Redress Environmental Racism (Bill 31) in April 2015 and the federal bill a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism (Bill C230) in February 2020.