Message from President

Fall 2016

Dear Members of the CSFS:

Monica Sloan

Yes, it’s that time of year again. It’s fall. It’s a time of endings, like the end of summer, but also a time of looking forward to many new beginnings.

The Society is also experiencing its share of endings and beginnings.  We’ve put the finishing touches on our Website and can now share it with you!  I’d like to send out a huge thanks to the many Members of the Board and the Society past and present who have contributed to this project.  A special thanks goes out to our Office Manager Sue Henry for always being on top of the process.  So now it’s time for you to check out the new features for Students and Members, the improved access to the Journal and on-line payment features. Let us know what you think.  We appreciate your feedback.

The new Website also features the re-designed logo for the Society, unveiled at our conference in Montreal in May.  It’s meant to symbolize the diversity of the various scientific disciplines but also the connections between them.

We are also starting to look forward to the International Association of Forensic Sciences Conference happening in Toronto August 21 to 25, 2017.  The Society will be hosting a special session as well as a social event as an adjunct to the conference.  The call for papers will be going out in the near future.  To facilitate attendance, the Society offers an award, the H. Ward Smith Award, to assist a Member or Members of the CSFS to attend the IAFS conference to present their research.  The full details will be available on the Website in the near future.

And finally, the CSFS is hosting what we hope will become a series: the CSFS Café.  These events will give Members and non-Members alike the chance to come out for an evening and meet other forensic science professionals in casual setting while enjoying some hospitality and broadening your forensic knowledge horizons.   The first Café is planned for some time in November/December in the Ottawa area.

Have a happy fall season!

Yours truly,
Monica Sloan