Biography

Trevor Jacques

Trevor JacquesTrevor Jacques graduated from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, in London, England with a degree in Physics. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Science and the Institute of Physics. He moved from England to Canada in 1981. He has had a varied career as a field seismologist in England and Africa; avionics, infra-red sensing, and computer systems engineer in England and Canada; and as the director of marketing for a database company in Canada.

In 1991, he and his co-authors of On The Safe Edge: A Manual For SM Play designed and delivered a series of SM safety seminars, given under the auspices of the AIDS Committee of Toronto, to further the practice of safer sex. Some 3,500 people have attended the courses in the last ten years.

Mr. Jacques was the principal co-author of On The Safe Edge, which became a national best seller in its first year of publication and rapidly rose to become a standard for safety in healthy BDSM play. For several years, he was the publisher and editor of Canada’s Gay Guide. He has also sponsored the Toronto Pride celebrations for several years.

In March, 1994 and again in January, 1997, Mr. Jacques was honoured with the Pantheon of Leather award for the Canadian Region.

He is frequently invited to talk about SM on television and radio. His appearances include: CBC Television, CityTV, CFTO Television, MuchMusic, The Women’s Television Network, Ryerson Polytechnical University Television, BBC Greater London Radio (England), CBC Radio, Spectrum Radio (England), MVS (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Q107, and AM640. He is also often interviewed about SM by newspapers and magazines, for example: The Globe and MailThe Toronto StarThe Toronto SunBoudoir NoirSecret MagazineTab MagazineO Magazine, etc.. He is also published in Checkmate and DungeonMaster magazine and the SandMUtopia Guardian.

Mr. Jacques has presented talks and seminars on a regular basis at the University of Toronto, York University, and Ryerson Polytechnical University. In his travels, he has spoken about SM and health in Toronto, London, New York, and Chicago.

He is also an avid windsurfer and skier. He has led corporate teams to two successive wins in charity running/cycling competitions.

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