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Remembrance Day 3
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.”

- John McCrae, Canadian poet, doctor and medical officer during WWI
CSFS is pleased to offer several webinars and events throughout the year. If you are interested in presenting a talk or workshop, let us know! All events are free for members.

Upcoming Events

Fall Social

What we did well and what we can do better – plus some fun!

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (EST)

Webinar – Digital Forensics

Dr. Mary Adedayo, Assistant Professor Applied Computer Science, University of Winnipeg

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)
What's new for 2022!
Check out what we are working on for the new year!
  • CSFS Forensic Science Education Workshop
  • Ethics of Ancestry Estimation in Forensic Anthropology
  • An update on the The National DNA Databank of Canada

Membership Renewals

A friendly reminder that membership renewals for 2022 will be sent out to the members the week of November 16th. Fees are due January 1, 2022. To renew your membership, please visit your CSFS account, click on 'My Membership', and 'Renew'.

Forensic Photography Symposium

The Forensic Photography Symposium is a first of its kind virtual gathering of forensic photographers from around the globe to share knowledge, techniques, promote the study, and enhance the stature of forensic photography.

The FPS will be held from January 17-20, 2022 and will run from 1pm to approximately 5pm Eastern, each day. The event will bring together forensic photography professionals, academics, technology companies and software developers who will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss solutions to problems regularly encountered in the forensic photography discipline.

Due to its virtual format, the FPS will be open to attendees from all over the world. We hope to bring together forensic photographers, crime scene investigators and technical experts to learn about problems faced by everyday investigators and how to overcome them by utilizing your camera and equipment to its full potential.

For more information, visit:

Forensic Document Examination in the 21st Century

Edited by Jan Seaman Kelly and Miriam Angel
Several Canadian forensic document examiners have contributed to a new book on the subject. This compendium covers many of the developments in the field from the last few years and provides a useful reference for document examiners and those who interact with document examiners such as lawyers and investigators.
The specific contributions from Canadian document examiners include these:
  • The Logical Approach to Evidence Evaluation (R. Brent Ostrum)
  • Forensic Intelligence (Samiah Ibrahim)
  • Indentation Development and Visualization (Tobin Tanaka)
  • Electrophotography (Tobin Tanaka)
  • Typography (Zain Bhaloo, Tobin Tanaka, along with US document examiner Peter Tytell)
  • Computer Generated Documents (Timothy A. Campbell)
  • Radiography (Tobin Tanaka)
  • Computational Analysis of Documents (Timothy A. Campbell)
The book is available from Routledge in both hardcover (ISBN-9780367251550) and e-book (ISBN-9781003112228) formats.

Disclosure: the contributors to the book were not paid for their contributions to the book, nor do the contributors receive royalties from any of the book sales.

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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