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Official Response to Indian Residential School Burials

Thank you to the committee for crafting this response.

We would like to begin by acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of all the lands that we are on today. We would like to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of the lands, which we each call home. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility to improving relationships between nations and our own understanding of local Indigenous peoples and their cultures. From coast to coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people that call this land home.

Bridging Community Call-Out

We have had a request to assist in bridging community between indigenous peoples and forensic science. If we have any indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) forensic scientists/experts who are interested in helping out, please contact Dr. Kona Williams.

Congratulations to our CSFS Award Recipients

Among the most important activities of the CSFS is recognizing achievement and commitment in the field of forensic science. At the June Annual General Meeting we were proud to honour the following deserving individuals:

Doug Lucas Award
Dr. Daryl Mayers

Rita Charlebois Award
Dr. Karen Woodall

Certificate of Merit
Élisabeth Cuerrier-Richer, Rolanda Lam, Quan Le, Jihwa Lim, Eugene Liscio, Sumiko Polacco, Rebecca Skrebutenas, Brayden Vale

Education Award
Payton Smith and Jeffrey Yung

Upcoming Events

CSFS is pleased to offer several webinars and events from September 2021 to June 2022. If you are interested in presenting a talk or workshop, let us know!

Webinar – The National Missing Persons DNA Program

Free for Members
$40 for Non-Members
This is a re-running of Kelly Coulombe’s presentation from the CSFS 2021 Virtual Conference. The presentation will be approximately 20 minutes, with 20 minutes of questions. It will be in English only.
September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)
Just sign in with the link below.

Research Highlights

Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal (vol. 54; Issue 3)
  • Genetic study with autosomal STR markers in people of the Peruvian jungle for human identification purposes - Neyra-Rivera Carlos David, Delgado Ramos Edgardo, Díaz Soria Fabiola, Quispe Ramírez José Santos, Ge Jianye & Budowle Bruce
  • First lessons regarding the data analysis of physicochemical traces at activity level in TTADB - Heidi Letendre, Karelle Séguin, Annick Grenier, Vincent Mousseau, Liv Cadola & Frank Crispino
  • The scientific method in forensic science: a Canadian handbook - Mike Illes and Paul Wilson

Become a Peer Reviewer!

Want to learn the benefits of becoming a peer reviewer? Click here for useful information and express your interest to our CSFS Journal Editor, Dr. Rolanda Lam.

Board of Directors

Pamela Dixon (President), Benny Wong (Past-President), Kimberly Nugent (President-Elect), Louise Cloutier (Treasurer), Valerie Blackmore, Maria Fiorillo, Nelson Lafrenière (Secretary), Diana Polley, Kimberly Kenny, Diane Séguin, Henry Wong
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