Trevor DeVries

While growing up in British Columbia, Trevor often visited his uncle’s dairy farm, sparking a lifelong interest in dairy cows. His interest in animal science continued as an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, where he had the opportunity to participate in dairy cow research. That led to an interest in nutritional management, animal welfare and behaviour, which he studied during his graduate program at UBC. Trevor then completed a one-year postdoctoral position with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Lethbridge Research Centre. In 2007, he began his academic position at the University of Guelph’s Kemptville Campus, where he worked for eight years before coming to U of G’s main campus in 2015. He is currently a Canada Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Behaviour and Welfare. In addition to his research responsibilities, Trevor also contributes to teaching at the university, including instructing undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of dairy cattle management, behavior, and welfare, coaching the university Dairy Challenge team, as well as mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.