Educational Partnerships and Government Relations

Trevor Swerdfager519-888-4567, ext. 48690
trevor.swerdfager@uwaterloo.ca
Office: Environment 2, room 2011

Trevor joins the Faculty after a career spanning over 30 years in the federal Public Service.  After graduating from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment in 1985 and University of Ottawa’s Master of Arts, Geography in 1988, he started as a contract biologist in Ontario Region of the Canadian Wildlife Service.  He subsequently held positions in Environment Canada offices in Sackville, New Brunswick, Edmonton and Vancouver before becoming Director General, Canadian Wildlife Service in Ottawa.  He then spent 18 months on Executive Interchange with the Forest Products Association of Canada before moving to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as Director General, Aquaculture in 2007.  The next ten years saw Trevor moving in to roles as head of law enforcement and then a succession of Assistant Deputy Minister roles responsible for operational policy, fisheries management, marine protected areas, species at risk, aquaculture and environmental assessment before assuming the role of Assistant Deputy Minister, Science.  The last 18 months of his Public Service career were spent as the Senior Vice-President Operations at Parks Canada where he was responsible for the operation of all Parks Canada National Parks and National Historic Sites.  As he joins, or more accurately re-joins, the Environment Faculty in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, he will be teaching courses in fish, forest and wildlife management, environmental policy and decision-making and oceans conservation and protection as well as assisting the Dean and the Faculty leadership team in the areas of educational partnerships and government relations.  

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo