Hugh is a weed scientist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre in Saskatoon, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta in Edmonton. He grew up on a mixed farm near Davidson, SK, and farmed part-time for 30 years. Hugh obtained his B.S.A. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Manitoba. His research program focuses on surveillance, risk assessment, and management of herbicide-resistant weeds as well as impact assessment of crops with novel traits.