Joanie Caron


Professor at the School of Indigenous Studies at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Joanie Caron holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance, a master’s degree in Organizational Management, and a PhD in Indigenous Studies. She specializes in the integration of Indigenous workforce in the mining sector and teaches business administration and natural resources management. Her master’s thesis pertaining to the design of a sustainable development standard for the mineral exploration industry led to the implementation of the ECOLOGO® Certification program by the internationally-recognized company, UL. Joanie participated in all stages of this innovative project from 2012 to 2022, first as a student and research professional responsible for developing the standard at UQAT, then as project manager and director of its establishment at the Québec Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA).