Kathy Gruspier

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Kathy Gruspier, ba, ma, phd, jd

Kathy Gruspier obtained her BA in Near Eastern Archaeology from Wilfrid Laurier University, her MA in Palaeopathology and Funerary Archaeology from The University of Sheffield, her Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology from the University of Toronto and her JD from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. She is currently the first and only fulltime forensic anthropologist in Canada, working for the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. She is an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.

She has undertaken extensive field work and analysis of human remains in Italy and Jordan (archaeological sites), Kosovo, East Timor, Cambodia and Poland (forensic investigations). She was also a consulting forensic anthropologist to the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (since 1992), and consulted for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale in Quebec. Kathy has published numerous papers in scientific journals, and regularly presents papers at international conferences and for continuing education groups and special seminars. She regularly testifies in criminal proceedings, and testified for the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology for which she also wrote a research paper. Her teaching contributions include law courses for forensic science students and forensic science courses for law students, as well as courses in forensic anthropology