Cristy Nurse grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Georgetown, Ontario. When urban pressures prompted a relocation to Prince Edward County, Cristy followed the family east. After completing her articles with Templeman’s Belleville office, Cristy joined the firm’s Labour and Employment Group on her Call to the Bar in 2018.
Cristy holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph where she was awarded Academic All-Canadian status, a distinction recognizing varsity athletes who maintain Dean’s List standing, and received the Marion McKenzie prize as the top student in Canadian history.
Cristy subsequently attended the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, graduating cum laude in 2013. While in Ottawa, she completed placements with the Department of Justice and the Adjudication Board of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as an internship in the office of the Honourable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills.
A member of Guelph’s OUA-Championship basketball team, Cristy went on to become an Olympian and six-time world medallist in the sport of rowing. Both during and after completing her law degree, Cristy trained and competed with Canada’s national team and is a former Rowing Canada athlete of the year.