Jessie Short attained a BA at Trent University in Native Studies and Anthropology and an MA Degree in Social Justice and Equity Studies at Brock University. Jessie’s MA thesis explores Métis-specific visual culture studies through an examination of three prominent Métis visual artists: Christi Belcourt, David Garneau and Rosalie Favell. During her graduate studies, Jessie received an Ontario Graduate scholarship (2007), a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (2008), and a National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Post- Secondary bursary (2009). Jessie also worked at The Banff Centre between 2009-2010 as the Aboriginal Arts Administration and Research workstudy before moving into a contract position as one of the Program Coordinators of Creative Residencies for the visual arts department. After Banff, Jessie returned to Ontario to finish writing and successfully defend her MA thesis in the summer of 2011. Jessie presented her research on contemporary Métis visual culture at the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective symposium in October, 2011. In June, 2012, Jessie co-curated the exhibition entitled Emnowaangosjig || Coming Out: The Shifting and Multiple Self with Vanessa Dion Fletcher. Jessie is the national coordinator for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective.