“I’m trying to put a human face on what we think are environmental and social problems” – Brighter World

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202014 Views

One bright June morning when Nancy Doubleday was five years old, she found a pile of dead birds and an oozing puddle of “black gunk” in a drainage ditch close to her house, 40 kilometres from Sarnia.

“I knew right away – even as a five year old – that this was caused by stupid humans,” she says. “What I didn’t know was why.”

That was her first glimpse into what she calls “the ills of the world.” And the rage she felt – and the desire to fix the problem – never left her.

Perhaps that explains Doubleday’s mix of academic pursuits – an undergraduate degree in biological sciences, a law degree, a PhD in biology, and, currently, an appointment in McMaster’s philosophy department, teaching peace studies.

Doubleday joined McMaster University as the inaugural holder of the Hope Chair in Peace and Health, a position that inspired her to bring complex systems research to the intersection of peace studies and health care.

Read More: https://brighterworld.mcmaster.ca/articles/nancy-doubleday/

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