Justine received her BSc (Biological Science major, Chemistry minor) from the University of Alberta in June 2022. She is currently taking some psychology courses at the University of Alberta. In joining the Aquarium Society of Alberta, Justine hopes to learn new skills and gain valuable knowledge on how a non-profit board operates, as well as contribute to expanding public knowledge on aquatic conservation.
For 13 years, she did competitive dance (ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, and a production) and is currently learning various styles of ballroom dance through the University of Alberta’s Dance Club. She is also part of the University of Alberta’s Hide and Seek Club. Justine enjoys sports of various kinds, especially badminton, baseball, and mountain biking. She also loves science, art, reading, writing, and listening to music.
Fun fact: Justine plays the oboe.
Justine presenting her project
She prepared and documented the Youth Board On-Boarding Procedures for the Aquatic Biosphere Society of Canada Procedures. Part of this document is the Youth On-Boarding Process, which is enumerated below:
Student is placed with the Aquatic Biosphere Society of Canada.
An introductory meeting is made between the youth and the mentor.
Contact information for all board members will be provided.
The youth will be provided access to the board (including access to Monday.com and invites to board meetings).
Initial contact is made between the youth and the mentor.
The youth is provided important documents about the Aquatic Biosphere Society of Canada.
The youth must complete all mandatory documents.
The youth will receive training on how to use the organization’s managerial platform, Monday.com.
The youth will be provided a list of all board meetings and record of essential dates and targets.
Introductions are made between the youth and the secondary mentor.
Introductions are made between the youth and the rest of the board.