Friday conference to look at crime-fighting sciences

The third annual Trends in Forensic Science conference will be held Friday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

The conference, held in cooperation with Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, will feature a keynote address by Jayantha Herath, medical director of Ontario Forensic Pathology Services, and will bring together scholars in all fields of forensic sciences.

Participating students will learn about such aspects of crime scene investigation as forensic identification, and the use of environmental forensics, forensic entomology and voice biometrics. Later in the day, students will participate in hands-on workshops that will give them a look at how the professionals do it.

More information—including registration details, a schedule of the day’s activities, and a video from a previous workshop—is available on the conference website.

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