Professional Development Program:

Arbitration for Professionals Certificate instructor

David Merrigan

  • Instructor, Arbitration for Professionals

David Merrigan is an arbitrator with experience adjudicating disputes in several areas including labour, justice, and commerce.

He holds the Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) designation from ADRIC, the Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators designation from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

A graduate of Memorial University and Simon Fraser University with Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy, Psychology, and Criminology, he has represented the Correctional Service of Canada in numerous Parole Board of Canada Hearings. He has also represented both Unions and Employers at grievance arbitrations and Workers Compensation appeals.

While a member of the Canadian Forces, David was a “Workplace Relations Adviser” and tasked with investigating allegations of harassment.

He currently sits as a member on Nova Scotia’s Involuntary Psychiatric Review Board, Nova Scotia’s Board of Psychology Examiners, and The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

He resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife Charlyn, and his dogs – Chase, Minion, and Piper.