Cristy Nurse is an Associate at Templeman LLP and a member of the firm’s labour and employment group, focusing on management-side labour, employment, and human rights law for both public and private sector clients. Cristy also supports the firm's litigation practice and regularly works on administrative law files and insurance defence claims involving life and disability benefits. She has appeared in matters before the Superior Court, Human Rights Tribunal, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, and other administrative bodies.
Cristy holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph, where she received several academic awards including the Marion McKenzie prize as the top student in Canadian history. She subsequently attended the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, graduating cum laude in 2013. While in Ottawa, Cristy gained broad public sector experience, completing 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 medalist 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 and a member of the Halton Hills Sports Hall of Fame.