Welcome to theCentre for Forensic Science & Medicine

Welcome to the CFSM at the University of Toronto, a new interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to advancing teaching and research in the forensic disciplines, at the interface with the law and social sciences. We hope to draw together a diverse community of medicolegal practitioners and scholars to contribute to the emerging development of an empirical foundation for forensic disciplines.

The Centre was created with the support of the Faculty of Medicine and collaborating institutions, faculties and departments. We contribute to educational resources to the Faculties of Medicine and Law and the Forensic Sciences Program at the University of Toronto Mississauga...read more

Forensic Science in Canada

This report represents the efforts of various forensic scientists from all over Canada that attended a 2 day meeting at Hart House at the University of Toronto in May 2012, to discuss the status for forensic science in Canada.

The report describes the activities of the major forensic disciplines in the areas of: service, education, and research. The report also includes recommendations aimed at growing and developing forensic science. We hope that academic institutions; governments; professional associations and societies; and forensic stakeholders find the report informative. We believe that tabling this report is a necessary first step in progressing and modernizing forensic science in Canada, in the 21st century.

Download the report – Forensic Science in Canada

On behalf of the editorial group, I would like to personally thank all our colleagues from across Canada for their keen insights and participation in this project.

Michael S. Pollanen
Director
Centre for Forensic Science and Medicine

 

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Michael Pollanen: Fixing the Worst Criminal Injustice
http://ww3.tvo.org/video/196668/michael-pollanen-fixing-worst-criminal-injustice


 

View the Centre for Forensic Science and Medicine 2008-2011 Report

 






Spark Research Engage Minds Foster Collaboration

Upcoming Events


  Visit this site regularly for updates

 

Advancement in International and Humanitarian Forensic Sciences
Thursday, March 20, 2014
8:00 am– 5:00 pm
Michener Institute, 222 St. Patrick Street

Registration -
https://events.cepdtoronto.ca/startup/new_recovery/LMP1435


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To view webcasts of past years seminars,
please see the webcast archive
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News

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Michael Pollanen: Fixing the Worst Criminal Injustice
http://ww3.tvo.org/video/196668/michael-pollanen-fixing-worst-criminal-injustice


The CFSM has recently signed an MOU with ICRC to collaborate to advance international efforts in humanitarian forensic science.  
December 12, 2011
CFSM 3 Year Report