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Ed J. McHugh

Business Faculty, The Nova Scotia Community College

A native of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Ed McHugh was educated at Western University (Ivey MBA), St. FX University (BA Political Science) and St. Michael's High School.

He is currently a business faculty member at the Nova Scotia Community College after serving as academic chair for a number of years. Ed has been a part time faculty member at Mount St. Vincent, Saint Mary's and Dalhousie Universities since the late 1990's and has been recognized for his teaching success. Prior to switching to education, he spent his career working in corporate marketing and public relations.

Ed has a deep history of community involvement and has been recognized for such. A past president of the St FX Alumni Association, and twice a member of the university's Board of Governors, he is an inductee into the university's Hall of Honour for life-long contributions to society.

He has had a long-time provincial/national involvement with the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference. Ed has served in many roles in the world of basketball (currently, in his 47th year as a referee, he claims, "There has not been one bad call!" .).

Ed's favourite community passion is Special Olympics and has actively been involved for 20 years.   

He is married to Shelly (Culligan) of Belledune, NB. She is a recently-retired nurse who specialized in the intensive care for premature infants. They have two children Kate (Edinburgh, UK) and Colin (Halifax, NS). All four are graduates of St FX University.

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