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Trevan named Dean Emeritus

October 24, 2016 — 

Dr. Michael Trevan, who served as Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences from 2004 to 2014, had conferred upon him the title of Dean Emeritus at a University of Manitoba reception on September 28. The title is awarded to a dean who has given distinguished service to his/her faculty during the term of office. Below is the official description that appeared in the “Honouring Emeriti 2016” program:

Dr. Michal Trevan
BSc, PhD (London), PAg, CBiol, FRSB, FRSM
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Dr. Michael Trevan is an enthusiastic champion of agriculture and has served its community and the University of Manitoba with vision and acumen.

He led the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences from 2004 to 2014. Dr. Trevan’s outreach efforts were formidable. He collaborated with foreign universities in join undergraduate baccalaureate training programs and successfully developed education markets overseas, in particular India, China and the Middle East. During his leadership, enrollment in the Faculty’s degree and diploma programs increased from 250 to more than 600.

To enhance public relations and promote the Faculty to the public, Dr. Trevan led the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre Development Committee, from the Centre’s initial concept to its completion. The outreach facility, which is located at Glenlea, aims to share research with the public, and provides a fun way for young people to learn about Manitoban and Canadian agriculture.

Dr. Trevan was chair of the Manitoba Agricultural Producers Review Commission until it disbanded in 2013, and until 2014 was an appointed director of the Canadian 4-H Council. He is a director of the Red River Exhibition, a member of the Milk Price Review Board, and serves as a director of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. He played a significant role in the creation of Safe Food Canada, a not-for-profit entity whose mandate is to certify and coordinate training and education in food safety, and served as chair of its Board of Directors until May 2016.

Dr. Trevan has devoted more than 35 years to teaching and researching health, nutrition, food biotechnology and plant disease. He has authored more than 90 books, chapters and peer-reviewed publications. He has presented at countless conferences and seminars, and holds one patent.

The University of Manitoba is honoured to confer the title of Dean Emeritus upon Dr. Michael Trevan.

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