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Khalil Ahmed , PAg

Dr. Khalil has more than eight years of research experience. He has a degree in Soil Science Agriculture and a Diploma in Environmental Sciences. Before BRRG, Khalil worked for SARDA Ag Research as a research and environmental coordinator. In the past, he has worked in the fertilizer industry in Pakistan at the Agricultural Institute of Malaysia and Integrated Crop Research Management Services in Fort Saskatchewan.

He has published his research in various refereed journals and newsletters and has presented at many conferences. His publications include 11 reviewed research papers, 15 proceedings, one book chapter, and several reports and articles.  

Apart from work, he enjoys playing cricket and tennis, watching documentaries, and watching YouTube videos on how to repair things.

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Alexander Olson BSc
Field Coordinator

Alexander Olson has a passion for biology and an interest in the ecosystems of Central Alberta.  He has worked for two seasons in variety, efficacy, and magnitude of residue trials in the Alberta parkland. For 7 years previously, Alex repaired and maintained an expansive variety of machines. Alex’s passion for biology blossomed at the Camrose Augustana campus of the University of Alberta where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He grew up in the Camrose County which was also instrumental in his growing interest in agriculture. Alex lives in Camrose with his wife and their two daughters. They enjoy hiking, camping, and playing board games.


Kabir Makan
Extension Coordinator

Kabir Makan has always been passionate about food and is now learning how that food is grown. Born and raised in India and in a family that runs a fruit & vegetable business, Kabir has dedicated his life to education and now agriculture. He has a bachelor's degree in management and his culinary PG diploma from Medicine Hat College. He has lived in quite a few different countries and learned about their food. He aspires to make significant contributions to Alberta Agriculture. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family and friends outdoors and exploring new places.


Dona Stoddart
Payroll & Book Keeper

Dona brought a huge accounting experience to BRRG with her extraordinary financial skills. She worked as an account manager and financial advisor in the banking industry. she loves to take care of her dogs. She enjoys camping in summer.

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