Christina Weise is the Chief Executive Officer of Research Manitoba which promotes and provides support for research in health, natural and social sciences, engineering and humanities in Manitoba. Christina has a Masters degree in public administration from the University of Manitoba. She is a public administrator with more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing public policy in the areas of research and innovation and in managing funds and programs to support research. Prior to joining Research Manitoba, Christina was with the Manitoba Department of Innovation, Energy and Mines as Director, Research and Innovation Policy where she oversaw the administration of over $20 million to support research in Manitoba. Ms Weise also has extensive experience in strategic planning, working with boards and sustaining strong relationships with partners and stakeholders in the research community.