Students merging traditional forensics and tech The bachelor’s degree project day showcased some fascinating capstones. According to Dave McKay, Program Head, we’re seeing a definite merging of traditional forensics with technology. Read more.
Spot the fake In the era of “fake news,” it’s good to have experts who can help determine what’s real. Dave McKay was asked to help out recently by CKNW (31m35s) and CTV.
DNA behind the stories The BCIT Forensic DNA lab continues to perform vital humanitarian work, often under the radar. Most recently the team was behind the story of identifying remains of a missing couple at a BC plane crash site, providing closure to loved ones.
BCIT experts have also been tapped repeatedly to explain and comment on high profile cases involving DNA evidence, from identification of remains in Toronto’s McArthur Case, to the DNA profiling which led to an arrest in the Marissa Shen murder investigation.
Mock crime for real training Students from California State University visited again this past summer for immersive international training at our summer field school. The week’s highlight was the mock crime scene, a true hands-on experience.