Janis Shandro

Janis Shandro, PhD

Arrowsmith Gold Inc.

Dr. Janis Shandro is the founder (2011) and Director of Arrowsmith Gold Inc., a community health and safety firm based in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. She has over 20 years of direct project experience in more than 30 countries. With a co-disciplined specialty in mining engineering and population health, Dr. Shandro’s work on the development and operation of large-scale complex projects is focused on mitigating risks and impacts to people. She has experience across diverse sectors (including mining) in the areas of social and health performance, effective risk management, due diligence conformance reviews, and monitoring and evaluation approaches. She is a trusted advisor to several Indigenous communities, governments (Indigenous and non), international organizations, multilateral development banks, and private sector clients in developing and developed nations.

Dr. Shandro currently is the Human Environment lead with Priscu and Associates (PACE). PACE provides multi-national mining companies independent verification services as it relates to conformance with the Global Industry Standard of Tailings Management. Janis is also the Chair of the Health, Safety, Environment and Social Performance committee, and Independent Director, with the Board of Directors for Artemis Gold Inc., a Canadian mining company. Her dedication to the health and well-being of populations, prompted her to recently establish the Asia Pacific Foundation for Climate and Health. She is currently ACH’s Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors. Over her career, Janis has delivered over 60 presentations globally at international conferences and is the technical lead author on numerous international guidance documents, book chapters, and peer review journal papers as it relates to community health and safety.