Ralph G. Christian

Ralph Christian

Ralph ChristianOccupation: Agricultural Research Administrator
Born: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, April 17, 1942

Education:
DVM, University of Guelph (1966)

Certifications:
Diplomate, Agribusiness Senior Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School, Harvard University (1997); Certified Charter Specialist in Veterinary Pathology, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (1982); Diplomate, Veterinary Pathology, University of Saskatchewan (1971)

Career:
President, Ralph Christian Consulting, Inc. (2001-Present)
Executive Director, Agriculture and Life Sciences Division, Alberta Department of Innovation and Science (1999-2000)
Executive Director, Research Division, Alberta Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (1987-1999)
Executive Director, Alberta Agricultural Research Institute (1987-2000)
Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Agricultural Production Sector (1987)
Director, Animal Health Division, Alberta Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (1982-1987)
Instructor, Veterinary School, The University of Melbourne (1977)

Career Related:
Head of Pathology Branch, Alberta Agriculture Veterinary Laboratory (1972-1979, 1979-1982); Laboratory Head, Veterinary Laboratory (1970-1972); Instructor, Western University of Health Sciences (1969-1970); Resident of Pathology, Western University of Health Sciences (1969-1970)

Achievements:
Achievements include making the first description of brain changes in lead poisoning of cattle

Creative Works:
Contributor, Scientific Publications

Achievements:
Achievements include making the first description of brain changes in lead poisoning of cattle

Awards:
Recipient, Veterinarian of the Year, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (2010)

Memberships:
Board of Directors, Genome Prairie (2000-2001); Policy Committee on Partnership Programs, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (1999-2000); Vice Chairman, Canadian Agri-Food Research Council (1997-2000); Chairman of Review Committee, Saskatoon Research Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (1999); Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta (1993-1999); Board of Directors, Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (1982-1995); Chairman, Specialization Committee, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (1986-1988); Advisory Committee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences (1981-1985); Dean Search Committee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences (1982); President, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (1981-1982); Representative to American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (1979-1982); ACVP

Family:
Son of Wesley Peel Christian; Mary (Patterson) Christian
Married Brenda Esther Kheong (1976)

Hobbies:
Skiing; Classic cars

Email:
rbchristi@shaw.ca

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in the West – 2011, 38th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the West – 2010, 37th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the West – 2009, 36th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the West – 2008, 35th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the West – 2007, 34th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the West – 2006, 33rd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the West – 2005, 32nd Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the West – 2004, 31st Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the West – 2003, 30th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the West – 2002, 29th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the West – 2001, 28th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in the World – 2005, 22nd Edition (pub. 2004)

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