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

 






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Upcoming Events


  Visit this site regularly for updates

2016

Monday, October 3, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Dr. Frederick Jaffee Memorial
Lectureship In Forensic Medicine

Dr. Christopher Milroy
Forensic Pathology - Past, Present, Future

Location - George Ignatiffe Theatre 
Toronto, Canada

2017

February 2, 2017
8:15 am - 4:00 pm
MaRS Centre, Toronto, Canada
Elder Abuse Conference
Information - TBA

March 2-3, 2017
Forensic Nursing
Forensic Services & Coroner's Complex
Information - TBA

SAVE THE DATE
August 21-25, 2015
Toronto will be the host city for the 21st Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) in August 2017. On behalf of Dr. Michael Pollanen, President of the IAFS (2014-2017), and the conference Governance Committee, we are excited to give you the first peek at our official conference brand and save-the-date postcard. In the coming months, we will establish an official website and begin to promote the conference world-wide.
POSTCARD
Visit our website at http://iafstoronto2017.com/
We will keep you updated as the planning for IAFS 2017 progresses.


 




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