Imara Rolston

Founder & Director of the Community Climate Resilience Lab (CCRL)
Assistant Professor, Dalla School of Public Health, University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Dr. Imara Ajani Rolston is a social psychologist, policy maker, and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Dr. Rolston has contributed to research and publications in the areas of HIV/AIDS, health promotion and community development and has advanced racial justice and urban responses to climate change with the City of Toronto’s Resilient TO Office and the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit. He has over 15 years of experience working across Sub-Saharan Africa with organizations including the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Oxfam Canada, and Greenpeace Africa. Dr. Rolston earned a BA in Political Science and a MA in Adult Education from the University of Toronto. He earned his PhD in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr Rolston has appeared on the CBC’s The National.