Chantelle Richmond inducted into the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

December 19, 2022

Chantelle Richmond, Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Environment

Photo by Chris Kindratsky (Western Communications)

The entry of Indigenous scholars in highly regarded, longstanding Canadian institutions provides the hope that these institutions may be ready to listen and understand other ways of knowing, notes Chantelle Richmond.

The associate professor in the department of geography and environment is considering the extent to which Indigenous voices are being heard or acknowledged. A member of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Pic River First Nation), Richmond was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Richmond is director of Western’s Indigenous Health Lab, Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Health and the Environment and leader of the Indigenous Mentorship Network of Ontario.

She is among a growing group of Indigenous scholars who have been integrating Indigenous ways of knowing into research, to address pressing contemporary concerns such as climate change and the shortcomings of health-care systems.

Read the full story by Siddhartha Sarma on Western News