Justin is a 35-year old Métis man from Ile Des Chênes. He works at the University of Manitoba as an Indigenous student advisor. He also coordinates the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment Student Leadership Development Program and serves on several committees, including the University of Manitoba Indigenous Advisory Circle. Justin holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), a BSc and an MSc in Zoology from the University of Manitoba, and a BSc (Geography) from the University of Winnipeg. His research interests include behavioural ecology and conservation.