Mylène Falardeau has been a member of the Board of Directors and the 2021 Organizing Committee for Canadian Universities for Forensic Science since August 2020.
She is a graduate of the fourth cohort of the Bachelor’s in Chemistry (Criminalistics Profile) from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Chemistry at the same university, focusing on the analysis of the degradation of polymers used for 3D printing of firearms.
Since the beginning of her undergraduate studies, she has been involved in several research projects in the field of forensics, which she has had the opportunity to present at scientific conferences in Canada and Europe. In addition, she already has two scientific publications published in the prestigious scientific journal Forensic Science International.
In the summer of 2019, she joined Montreal’s Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale, which is an important partner in her Master’s project, as a student in forensic ballistics to carry out several research and development projects. She now takes on expertise files on firearms and other weapons, under the supervision of ballistics specialists.
Finally, in addition to her academic career and her great involvement in research, Ms. Falardeau is honoured to serve her country as an artillery officer in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve with the 62nd Field Artillery Regiment in Shawinigan.