Dr. Christine Murray completed her BSc. Agriculture, from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, now the Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture, then went on to complete her Ph.D. in the Dept. of Horticulture, University of Guelph.
She is the former Director of Agricultural Technologies with Alberta Innovates and former Co-lead of the Clean Technology Development program, part of the Climate Change Innovation Technology Framework (CCITF) within Alberta Innovates.
Previously, at Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Murray was the leader of the researchers, staff and the infrastructure at both the Crop Diversification Centre South, in Brooks and Bioindustrial Crop Research Branch, in Edmonton. Research with strong industry collaboration was focused on a range of agronomy questions, best management practices for water and nutrients, crop improvement, in field and greenhouse production and on a number of crops including: barley, wheat, canola, triticale, chickpeas, lentils, potatoes, vegetables, nursery and medicinal crops.