Trevor 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.
Mr. Jacques 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; director of marketing for a database company in Canada; and Chief Information Officer for a Toronto fitness equipment manufacturer. He has completed a contract with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to provide the institute with a rapidly deployed web-based survey creation tool.
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 eight 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.
Since early 1997, Mr. Jacques has edited and published Canada’s Gay Guide, Canada’s most comprehensive directory of resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-identified people. He has been involved with the Toronto Gay Pride events for several years, producing the 1996 and 1997 event programmes, the Pride Guide, and sponsoring Pride from 1996 to 1999.
In March, 1994 and again in January, 1997, Mr. Jacques was honoured with the Pantheon of Leather award for the Canadian Region. In November, 2000, he was presented with the Francis Robichaud Memorial award for long-time service by a member of the leather community to the gay and lesbian community.
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 Mail, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Boudoir Noir, Secret Magazine, Tab Magazine, «O» 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.
Mr. Jacques is currently pursuing a doctorate.