Dr. Trevor DeVries is a professor and the Canada research chair in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph. DeVries received his bachelor's degree in agriculture from The University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2001. Immediately afterward, he began graduate studies at UBC, where he received his Ph.D. in 2006. He also spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
In 2007, he was appointed as faculty at the University of Guelph in the Department of Animal Biosciences. In this position, DeVries leads a highly productive research program and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers focused on dairy cattle nutrition, management, behavior and welfare. He is also committed to extending that work to the field, as evidenced by more than 240 invited research presentations.
DeVries 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, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. DeVries also works diligently in public service, serving on several university committees, as well as various local, national and international professional committees.