Students collect evidence, gain training in hands-on crime scene
OSHAWA, ON, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - Homicides, break and enters, shootings,
hit-and-run accidents and suspicious deaths - students at the University of
Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) investigate them all at the
university's innovative Crime Scene House. Media are invited to come out
October 17 and learn more about this leading-edge facility during the official
opening of the house, which will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, speeches,
tours, staged crime scenes and sample collection demonstrations.
The only university facility of its kind in Ontario, the Crime Scene
House is where the UOIT Faculty of Science stages crime scenes as part of the
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forensic Science program. Students receive
hands-on training in the practical skills required to excel in a career
involving forensic investigation, including learning to collect and analyze
data such as DNA, fingerprints, footwear impressions and tool marks.
Dr. William Smith, dean, Faculty of Science, UOIT;
Dr. Richard Marceau, provost, UOIT;
Inspector David Kimmerly, Major Crimes Unit, Durham Regional Police
Dr. Ray Prime, director, Centre of Forensic Science; and
Dr. Shari Forbes, assistant professor, Faculty of Science, UOIT.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
UOIT Crime Scene House
275 Conlin Road East
Enter Camp Samac off of Conlin Road East.
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