Events & News

April 27 2021

MinErAL – REXSAC Virtual Seminar

MinErAL and REXSAC are pleased to announce a three-day research seminar that will take place from April 27 to April 29, 2021.

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April 08 2021

Participation of Thierry Rodon to the 1ere Matinée Nickel NC

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, Thierry Rodon participated in the 1st Nickel NC Morning and spoke about the nickel industry in New Caledonia. 

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March 20 2021

Interview with Erick Duschene and Zoé Boirin

Interview with Erick Duchesne, full professor in the Department of Political Science at Université Laval and Zoé Boirin-Fargues, doctoral student at the University of Ottawa, conducted by Stephanie Roullier, MinErAL Network Research coordinator


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March 16 2021

Film event - The Canadian Talk

The Canadian Talk is a documentary series, directed by Erika Ranke-Farro, a master's student in political science at the Université de Montréal, which aims to shed light on the reality of the impacts of Canadian mining companies establishing themselves abroad, with interviews with Kristina Maud...

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March 08 2021

Presentation by Ana Catarina Zema (postdoctoral fellow of MinErAL)

Ana Catarina Zema, postdoctoral fellow of the Chair, will present part of her work at the next Midi du CIÉRA on March 8, 2021 at 11:30 am.

Her presentation is entitled: "Mining Companies and Indigenous Peoples in Brazil: Corporate Strategies of Belo Sun Mining Corporation in Xingu".

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March 01 2021


This week, Véronique Tremblay, Master's student in International Studies, International Development Profile, at Université Laval (Canada), answers our questions.


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Featured Projects


Interactions between International Trade and Investments Law and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in mining projects

Trade and investment agreements are key elements of mining projects. In particular, decision to invest in a mining project depends on the existing legal protection provided by bilateral or...

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Realising Indigenous Rights: Effective Implementation of Agreements

Negotiated agreements now constitute a critical component of almost all encounters between Indigenous peoples and the extractive industry in Australia and Canada, and are rapidly becoming more...

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Indigenous employment in nickel mining: A global perspective on Indigenous job access and labour practices in Canada and New Caledonia

Recent research in the MinErAl network has investigated the implications of mining development for Indigenous livelihoods by examining the relationship between Indigenous employment and industrial...

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