Media Advisory - CSI Oshawa - UOIT to open innovative Crime Scene House

    Students collect evidence, gain training in hands-on crime scene
    investigation skills

    OSHAWA, ON, Oct. 16 /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
    11 a.m.


    UOIT Crime Scene House
    Camp Samac
    275 Conlin Road East
    Oshawa, Ontario


    Enter Camp Samac off of Conlin Road East.

For further information:

For further information: Melissa Levy, Communications and Marketing,
(905) 721-8668 ext. 2513,

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