Ontario Tech Forensic Science

Ontario Tech Forensic Science

Ontario Tech Forensics The Forensic Science program incorporates a foundation in chemistry, biology, physics and calculus.

UOIT's Forensic Science program provides students with an opportunity to study an emerging interdisciplinary area of science that also includes some elements of social science and involves the use of scientific principles to analyse evidence for legal investigations. The BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science is distinguished by a strong scientific base in biology and chemistry, with allied courses relate

Photos from Ontario Tech Forensic Science's post 11/06/2024

Goodbye Sunfire, hello Rondo! 🚙

Today we swapped out an old vehicle for a new (to us) vehicle in the field at our Crime Scene House. Second and third year students use the vehicles to practice techniques and collect evidence related to events such as hit and runs. They are a great learning tool for the students!

07/05/2024

Congratulations to Dr. Theresa Stotesbury on officially becoming an Assistant Professor! 🎉 Our program is lucky to have such a successful researcher and instructor.

Photos from Ontario Tech Forensic Science's post 19/04/2024

Congratulations to our class of 2024! Our students all did an amazing job presenting their capstone projects at the 16th Annual Forensic Science Research Day yesterday.

We are all very proud of you! Good luck in your future endeavors.

05/04/2024

16th Annual Forensic Science Research Day 🔎

Our accredited Forensic Science program is celebrating our graduating students. Please join us and our Forensic Science students as they present their capstone projects.

This year's keynote speaker is Renata Dziak, MSc, a Forensic Biologist at the Centre of Forensic Sciences.

🔎 When:
Thursday April 18
8:30 am - 1 pm

🔎 Where:
Regent Theatre
50 King St E, Oshawa

RSVP by Friday, April 12

👉 Want an invite? Comment below with your email address or send us a pm

26/03/2024

It's always nice seeing our alumni back on campus! They visited to share their experiences working at the Center of Forensic Science 👩🏼‍🔬 and Durham Regional Police Service 👮🏼‍♀️ with our current students. Thank you to our Forensic Science Student Association (FSSA) for organizing this event.

04/03/2024

There's been a crime! Can you crack the case? 🕵🏼‍♀️ Watch our Forensic Science lab technician, Dr. Jenna Comstock, as she takes Dr. Larissa from behind the scenes to search for clues in an episode of Off Limits, an inspiring video series featuring trailblazing STEM role models in off limits environments.

Are you a girl or gender- diverse youth aged 7-16? Watch the video then enter the Forensic Science STEM Challenge for a chance to win an amazing prize pack from valued at $65.

👉🏼 Link here: Clubhouse.GirlsInScience.ca/Forensic-Challenge

YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/ZL_hli34IOc?si=z1_vZI5WM5YFzTOj

28/02/2024

Do you know a girl or gender- diverse youth aged 7 to 16 who loves STEM? 👩🏼‍🔬 They can join our Forensic Science lab technician, Dr. Jenna Comstock, as she leads a hands-on virtual session with the Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS)!

This session is free for CAGIS members or just $16 for non-members. Find out more and register here: https://clubhouse.girlsinscience.ca/forensic-mystery/

01/11/2023

Come visit Ontario Tech University's open house this Saturday, November 4 from 10am - 3pm.

Learn about our accredited Forensic Science program and take tours of our facilities.

👩‍🔬 Lab tours: 10:30am & 11:30am

👩‍🏫 Program presentation: 12:30

🕵️‍♀️ Crime Scene House tours: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

We hope to see you there!

Photos from Ontario Tech Forensic Science's post 01/11/2023

Come visit Ontario Tech University's open house this Saturday, November 4 from 10am - 3pm.

Learn about our accredited Forensic Science program and take tours of our facilities.

👩‍🔬 Lab tours: 10:30am & 11:30am

👩‍🏫 Program presentation: 12:30

🕵️‍♀️ Crime Scene House tours: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

We hope to see you there!

19/10/2023

Oshawa's Regent Theatre is celebrating 104 years since its first performance. Over the years, it has hosted many live and motion picture performances. Read more about its history here: https://www.insauga.com/oshawas-regent-theatre-celebrating-104-years-from-debut-performance/

The Regent Theatre was purchased by Ontario Tech University in 2009 and its doors were reopened in 2010. The Regent Theatre functions as a large lecture theatre for students and hosts many community and cultural events.

We have been fortunate to hold our annual Forensic Science Research Day at the Regent Theatre each April.
👉 Check out our stories to guess how long we have been hosting our Research Day at the Regent.

📣 To all our alumni- post your favourite pictures from Research Day at the Regent below 👇

19/10/2023

Oshawa's Regent Theatre is celebrating 104 years since its first performance. Over the years, it has hosted many live and motion picture performances. Read more about its history here: https://www.insauga.com/oshawas-regent-theatre-celebrating-104-years-from-debut-performance/

The Regent Theatre was purchased by Ontario Tech University in 2009 and its doors were reopened in 2010. The Regent functions as a large lecture theatre for students and hosts many community and cultural events.

We have been fortunate to hold our annual Forensic Science Research Day at the Regent Theatre each April.
👉Check out our stories to guess how long we have been hosting our Research Day at the Regent.

📣 To all our alumni- post your favourite photos from Research Day at the Regent below 👇

Photos from Ontario Tech Forensic Science's post 13/10/2023

's high school science day was a success! It was great seeing so many interested prospective students. Thank you to all those who attended the Forensic Science sessions (they were packed!) 💙

If you missed out today or want to come back and learn more about the Forensic Science program at Ontario Tech University, we invite you to attend the open house on November 4. We will be providing tours of the Forensic Science lab 👩‍🔬 and the Crime Scene House 🕵️. We hope to see you there!

11/10/2023

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Theresa Stotesbury for receiving a prestigious Ontario Tech University Research Excellence Award as an Emerging Researcher! 🎉

This award is granted annually to recognize faculty members for their outstanding contributions and achievements in research. It recognizes both early excellence in research and future promise 🌟

We look forward to seeing what else you will achieve in the years to come.

Photos from Ontario Tech Forensic Science's post 05/10/2023

to our original Crime Scene House at Camp Samac. In 2013, we upgraded to a larger space on Windfields Farm, due to the continued increase in class sizes. We celebrate 10 years of being at Windfields Farm this year 🎉

The space used to be the Farm Manager's house on the property. We have also been fortunate to use the old barn and stables for our labs, as well as an enclosed field. We are thankful to Ontario Tech sustainability and Ontario Tech Faculty of Science for the many updates and renovations over the years, which contribute to the overall success of the program.

21/09/2023
04/09/2023
Photos from Ontario Tech Forensic Science's post 02/11/2022

Some of our Forensic Science students got to see an impressive search & recovery demonstration from Jeff Burns and his partner, Riot. Thanks, RD&D Services!!!
Ontario Tech Faculty of Science Ontario Tech University Forensic Science Student Association

06/09/2022

It's an exciting day on campus today! It feels good to have our Forensic Science students back with us. WELCOME! Enjoy the sunny day, take advantage of the student groups Forensic Science Student Association, work hard, and don't forget to look back and appreciate the hard work you've done to get here. Also, you are always welcome too come chat with your professors. We are excited to be on this journey with you!
Ontario Tech Faculty of Science Ontario Tech University

10/06/2022

To our dearest 2022 graduates,

Yesterday was an incredibly special day. While your degree did not go as intended, you persevered and made us proud. Thank-you for letting us into your lives and allowing us to watch you grow and become Forensic Science graduates ready to take on the world. It means a lot to us. While the future is always an unknown, embrace the new opportunities, challenges, chances to grow and, most importantly, enjoy the ride.

From all of us, Congratulations and please stay in touch!

The Forensic Science Team

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18/03/2022

Our very own Dr. Theresa Stotesbury!

If you're a fan of the CSI TV series, you're going to love today's installment of our speaker series!

Grab your lunch and join us at noon as Ontario Tech Forensic Science's Dr. Theresa Stotesbury shares how bloodstains and biomolecules help with crime scene investigations and how research at our university is improving methods used around the world!

Save your spot at ontariotechu.ca/piday!

Advancing the Forensic Estimation of Time Since Death 14/01/2021

Great stuff, Lab Helene N LeBlanc, Leanna Calla, and Dr. Sean Bohun!!! Hopefully we will see more collaborative efforts between Mathematics and Forensic Science
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00024-020-02649-z

Advancing the Forensic Estimation of Time Since Death Temperature modelling at a crime scene is crucial for forensic investigators to estimate the minimum postmortem interval (PMI $$_{\hbox {min}}$$ min ) of a cadaver. Upon death, insect species deposit eggs, and the resulting rate of development of the larvae is primarily temperature driven. By k...

Photos from Ontario Tech Forensic Science's post 07/12/2020

To all students, good luck on your exams!!!
Have are a few funnies to lighten the mood before your exams.
We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Toronto police identify killer in cold case of 9-year-old Christine Jessop | CBC News 15/10/2020

A big day for forensics in Ontario!
Our past Criminalistics students will understand. Future Crim, Forensic Biology, and Advanced Forensic Biology students, you already know we'll be discussing these updates.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/christine-jessop-news-conference-1.5763673

Toronto police identify killer in cold case of 9-year-old Christine Jessop | CBC News Toronto police hastily called a news conference Thursday to identify a man they believe killed Christine Jessop, who was abducted from her home in 1984 and later r***d and stabbed to death.

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