June has mixed settler and Indigenous maternal blood ties to the Ketegaunseebee Anishnabai, Garden River First Nation, Northern Ontario. She was raised in a rural village and taught from a young age to respect and work in synergy with the Earth. June lives in West Vancouver, British Columbia with her family.
She is Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, and the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. In 2012, June was honoured to receive the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway’s inaugural Nursing Faculty E-Health Award in Ottawa Canada. This award competition was aimed at supporting nursing school faculty who demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to e-health in nursing education.
“I wish to acknowledge that I live, work, and play on the traditional unceded lands of the Coast Salish People, in particular, the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations who have been on this sacred land for thousands of years”.