Education & Thought Leadership
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Dr. Ingrid Waldron

Director, The Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project

A university professor, advocate, author, and film co-producer, Ingrid has made it her life’s mission to ensure the benefits of environmental action are felt by all, no matter what the colour of their skin. Her Netflix documentary and book, both entitled ‘There’s Something in the Water’, tells the story of injustices caused by environmental racism in Nova Scotia. After the film premiered at TIFF to an international audience, immediate action was taken to mitigate the ecological and social disasters to which the African Nova Scotian and Indigenous communities she had profiled had long been subjected. The pulp mill which had been dumping effluent into Boat Harbour in Pictou Landing First Nation was closed by the provincial government in January of 2020, and Alton Gas promptly cancelled their brine discharge project in Sipekne’katik First Nation in 2021. There’s lots more to do to fix systemic environmental racism – and Ingrid is on it…