Education

2021 - 2025 | Doctor of Philosophy, Media and Design Innovation PhD , X University (formally Ryerson University)

2019 - 2021 | Master of Design, Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design, OCAD University

2014 - 2018 | Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design, X University

The name of the University that Justine is affiliated with is currently in the process of being changed by the Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) Task Force.

Professional Work and Teaching Experience

2022* | Sessional Instructor, Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD University

2022* | Sessional Instructor, Fashion at The Creative School, X University

2021* | Graduate Assistant, Fashion at The Creative School, X University

2020* | Indigenous Fashion Support Program Mentor, Fashion Zone, X University

2019* | Founder and Lead Facilitator of the Beading Circle, Fashion at the Creative School, X University

​* Current positions held.

Previous Positions

2021 | Moccasin Making Instructor, ABCentre Summer Program (virtual), Aboriginal Community Campus and Neeginan College of Applied Technology

2021 | Independent Study Project Advisor, CVSW 932 Aboriginal Knowledges in Practice, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, X University

2019-20 | Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School Instructor, Bata Shoe Museum

Research Assistantships

2021* | Research Assistant under Professor Frauke Zeller, Global Journalism Innovation Project, X University

2020-21 | Research Assistant under IAMD Graduate Program Director Peter Morin, OCAD University

2020 | Research Assistant for Contingencies of Care virtual residency co-hosted by OCAD University, University of British Columbia Okanagan, BUSHGallery and Toronto Biennial of Art

Teaching Assistantships

2021 | Teaching Assistant, VISC 1002 Tutorial Leader (Winter), Faculty of Art and Science and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University
2020 | Teaching Assistant, INVC 2003 Marker/Grader (Fall), Indigenous Visual Culture, Faculty of Art and Science and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University
2019-20 | Teaching Assistant, VISC 1001 (Fall) & VISC 1002 (Winter) Tutorial Leader, Faculty of Art and Science and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University

Exhibitions

2022 | I love you as much as all the beads in the universe: a garment-based inquiry into re-stitching alternative worlds of love, Quest Art Gallery (solo exhibition), April 24 - July 3, 2022 (in-person).

2022 | Across time, across the table, across the bay, Between Pheasants Contemporary (solo exhibition), April 2022.

2022 | Shared Terrain, Group Exhibition presented by DesignTO, February-March 2022.

2021 | The Crow and the Salmon Live Everywhere, Group Exhibition presented as part of Traversal Residency Series co-presented in partnership with the Public Visualization Lab and Trinity Square Video; funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

2021 | I love you as much as all the beads in the universe: a garment-based inquiry into re-stitching alternative worlds of love, Master of Design Thesis Exhibition (online) hosted by Quest Art Gallery.

Residencies

2020 | Artist in Residence: Contingencies of Care, Virtual Residency co-hosted by OCAD University, University of British Columbia Okanagan, BUSHGallery and Toronto Biennial of Art

Workshops

2021 | Moccasin Making Workshop Series, TYRMC Summer Workshop Series (virtual), Toronto Regional York Métis Council
2021 | Artist Visit and Pattern Making Workshop, Nigig Residency, Indigenous Visual Culture Program, OCAD University
2021 | Beading Workshop (virtual), Awaken Festival, Gwaandak Theatre, Whitehorse YT
2021 | Beading Workshop (virtual), A Decolonizing Activation Conference, York University
2021 | Beading Workshop (virtual) with MA students, Fashion at the Creative School, X University
2020-21 | Moccasin Making Workshop Series (virtual), Indigenous Student Association, York University
2020 | Beading Workshop, Rural Ontario Medical Program

Facilitations, Presentations, Panel Discussions

2022 | Artist Lecture and VisitArt Lecture Series, Student Art Alliance, SUNY New Paltz

2021 | Paving the Path in the Indigenous Creative Industries, Panelist, Fashion Zone, X University

2021 | Beading and its Relationship to Community, Grief, and Love, Conference Presentation, Dying with Dignity Canada

2020 | Indigenous Beadwork: Histories and Contemporary Practices, Guest Lecture, School of Performance, X University

2020 | Beading Table Discussions: Resurgent Practices, Panel Moderator, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto in partnership with Fashioning Resurgence

2020 | IFS Roundtable: Thinking through decolonial design methods, brand identity and purpose as Indigenous fashion designers, Mentor Presentation, Fashion Zone, X University

2020 | Cultural Appropriation in the Arts, Panelist, SUNY New Paltz Graduate Studies, State University of New York

2020 | Sovereign Territorialities: Unperforming the Colonial in Institutions, the Land and Settler Imagery, Conference Presentation, UAAC 2020, Simon Fraser University

2020 | Beading Circles in Colonial Institutions, Panelist, X University Powwow Education Week, X University

2020 | BIPOC Entrepreneurship in Fashion, Panelist, Fashion at The Creative School, X University

2019 | One Bead at a Time: A Journey of Reclaiming Space, Conference Presentation, X University Learning and Teaching Conference, X University

2019 | Fashioning Reconciliation, Panelist, X University

Accomplishments, Grants and Scholarships

2022 | CREation Youth Empowerment Stream Funding Grant for the Beading Circle
2021 | Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2021 | X University Graduate Fellowship, Yeates School of Graduate Studies, X University
2021 | IAMD Award: Community Engagement, Graduate Studies, OCAD University
2021 | Student Initiatives Grant for the Beading Circle, X University
2020 | Student Initiatives Grant for the Beading Circle, X University
2020 | Graduate Research Travel Grant, Graduate Studies, OCAD University
2019 | Student Initiatives Grant for The Beading Circle, X University
2019 | The Delaney Family Foundation Scholarship, OCAD University
2019 | Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, Simons Fashion Design Student Award Nominee
2019 | Indspire Building Brighter Futures Award
2018 | Graduate Fashion Week Runway Presentation, London UK
2018 | Mass Exodus Curated Runway Presentation, Fashion at The Creative School, X University
2017 | Allan J. Chindemi Award, Fashion at The Creative School, X University
2017 | Jack C. Lebowitz Award for Excellence in Menswear, Fashion at The Creative School, X University
2017 | Top 8 Finalist, Danier Leather Competition, Fashion at The Creative School, X University
2014 | X University Academic Entrance Scholarship