2019 Meeting

Promoting Collaboration

CUFFS’ first conference in forensic science

More than 140 attendees from eight universities spanning the British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec provinces attended CUFFS’ first meeting at the University of Toronto Mississauga on April 5, 2019.

The conference included twelve oral presentations, fifteen poster presentations, three guest speakers and one cross-disciplinary talk demonstrating collaboration between forensic identification and toxicology. Disciplines addressed in presentations were varied, ranging from anthropology to biology and chemistry to psychology.

A significant number of delegates were academics, consisting of undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty, alumni and researchers. Professionals and scientists from two provincial police forces and two government laboratories were also in attendance.

We would like to thank all the delegates who attended this first edition, all the volunteers who tirelessly helped us out and all the sponsors who supported our initiative. You all contributed to making this conference a huge success! We definitely could not have done it without all of you.