Experience and Education

Education

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

2014 - 2018 // Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design // Ryerson University

Experience

2020 - Present // Teaching Assistant, INVC-2003 // OCAD University, Toronto

2020 - Present // Graduate Research Assistant // OCAD University, Toronto

2020 - Present // Moccasin Making Instructor // York University, Toronto

2019 - Present // Lead Facilitator of The Beading Circle // Ryerson University, Toronto


2020 // Contingencies of Care Virtual Residency // Research Assistant  // OCAD University, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Toronto Biennial of Art and BUSH Gallery

2020 // Teaching Assistant, VISC-1002 // OCAD University, Toronto

2019 // Teaching Assistant, VISC-1001 // OCAD University, Toronto

2019/2020 // Manitobah Mukluk Storyboot School Instructor // Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto 

Panels / Research Talks

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 Imaginary, Conference Presenter // UAAC 2020, Simon Fraser University
2020 // BIPOC Entrepreneurship in Fashion, Panelist // Ryerson School of Fashion
2020 // Beading Circles in Colonial Institutions, Research Talk // Ryerson PowWow Education Week
2019 // One bead at a time: a journey of reclaiming space, Conference Presentor // Ryerson Learning and Teaching Conference
2019 // Fashioning Reconciliation 3, Panelist // Ryerson University

Achievements

2020 // Contingencies of Care, Virtual Artist in Residence // OCAD University, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Toronto Biennial of Art and BUSH Gallery

2020 // Junction Artist in Residence // Haines Junction, Yukon Territory (residency postponed to June 2021 due to COVID-19)

2020 // Graduate Research Travel Grant // OCAD University, Graduate Studies

2019 // Ryerson Student Initiative Funding Grant for The Beading Circle // Ryerson University  

2019 // The Delaney Family Foundation Full Tuition Scholarship // OCAD University, Graduate Studies

2019 // Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards // 2019 Simons Fashion Design Student Award Nominee

2018 // Indspire Building Brighter Futures Award

2018 // Graduate Fashion Week representing Ryerson University and Canada // London, England

2018 // Mass Exodus 2018 Curated Showcase // Ryerson University  

2018 // Indspire Building Brighter Futures Award

2018 // Allan J. Chindemi Menswear Award // Ryerson University 

2018 // Jack C. Lebowitz Award for Excellence in Menswear Design // Ryerson University 

2017 // Métis Nation of Ontario Education Sponsorship Award 

2017 // Top 8 Finalist // Danier Leather Competition

2014 // Ryerson University Academic Entrance Scholarship

Press/Publications

2020 // Native Max Magazine, Beading Connections: Designer Justine Woods Reclaims Her Ancestral Identity Through a Métis Aesthetic

2020 // Galleries West, Artist Selected for 2020 Yukon Residency

2020 // Yukon News, Métis artist decolonizes western-style clothes with beadwork

2020 // Ryerson Magazine, Alumni Feature, Shaping Identity: How Justine Woods sews community connection through traditional Métis beadwork

2020 // Business of Fashion, Op-Ed | How Fashion Education Prevents Inclusivity

2019 // Ryerson Today, How Justine Woods sews community connection through traditional Métis beadwork

2019 // Elle Magazine, Here are all the 2019 CAFA Nominees

2019 // Eyeopener, Ryerson's Beading Circles use Fashion as a tool for Indigenous Reconciliation

2019 // Fashion Revolution : Zine 4, The Beautiful Resistance of the Flower Beadwork People

2018 // Fashion Magazine, The Indigenous Fashion Design Breakthrough

2018 // Fashion Magazine, Ben Barry - a Noted Advocate for Diversity and Inclusivity - Is Appointed the New Chair of the School of Fashion at Ryerson

2018 // Toronto Star, New Chair of Ryerson fashion school changing the world by changing culture

2018 //  Style Circle, Diversity, Inclusivity & Wearable Art: The Standout Looks of Mass Exodus 2018

 

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