Élisabeth Cuerrier-Richer is Executive Director of Canadian Universities for Forensic Science since August 2020. Before taking up this position, she was co-founder of the CUFFS group and co-director of the organizing committee for the conference’s first edition, held in April 2019.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the Université de Montréal and a Master’s degree in Anthropology, with a specialisation in forensic anthropology, from the University of Toronto. Her Master’s project evaluating ancestry assessment using 3D technology was the subject of several presentations at academic conferences in Canada and the United States.
After obtaining her Master’s degree, she completed an internship at Colorado Mesa University’s Forensic Investigation Research Station, in Colorado (U.S.). Her internship project led to a publication as a technical manual for the laboratory, to assist future interns in their study of the pathological conditions observed in the skeletal collection.
To broaden her knowledge ahead of the doctorate, she is currently taking training complements in Health Sciences at the Université de Montréal. She is also completing a ground search and rescue certification with the Association québécoise des bénévoles en recherche et sauvetage. Finally, she is a Program Committee member for a two-year term with the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.