|Ed (Edgar) Williams graduated from Memorial University in 1965 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics and a B.Ed. He bacame one of the youngest full time faculty members at a Canadian university at the age of 21 and went on to complete an M.A. and then a Ph.D. at the University of Alberta, winning an international award for his doctoral dissertation. He was promoted to Full Professor at Memorial University and has taught at both the Unversity of Alberts and the University of Windsor.He joined the UNTD in 1960, was Commissioned in 1963 and served as the last Commanding Officer of the UNTD in HMCS Cabot 1967-68. He is a founding member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Naval Association of Canada (NLNAC previously NOANL). He has served every executive position several times over during the past thirty years.He currently serves as NLNAC Secretary. He was Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the National Annual General Meetings held in St. John’s in 1992 and again in 1997.
Dr. Williams served a Branch Delegate and National Director of NAC 1990-2002. He serevd NAC in a numnber of positions culminating in two-year terms as National Vice-President, National President and National Past-President. As National President he was instrumental in fostering the establishment of the NAC Endowment Fund, one of the most significant actions of the national Board.
Currently, Dr. Williams is the National Secretary of the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC), Chair of the St. John’s-Avalon Chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), and race Control Chair of the Royal St. John’s Regatta, to name a few. He is the receipient of the Canadian Centennial Medal, 1967; the Canada 125 Medal, 1992; the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012; the Bronze, Silver and Gold Medallions of NAC and the 2014 Senior of Distinction Award by the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government.