Through the efforts of our highly experienced, professional staff, the Centre of Forensic Sciences engages in research & development to ensure that cutting edge forensic science is used to deliver services to official investigative agencies in Ontario and to advance the discipline.
We strive to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our forensic analyses and examinations. Our focus is on transformative technologies and enhancing the objective nature of our work.
We wish to develop and support partnerships with academic institutions, ministries and industry to expand the ability of the lab to engage in forensic science research & development. The CFS has human and material resources available to contribute to projects that support its research mandate:
1. Increased Efficiency - a reduction of money, time, labour required to deliver a product or service.
e.g. Development of multi-drug and multi-class LC-MS/MS methods providing
fast, reliable fully quantitative results in small volumes of blood and/or urine.
2. Increased Effectiveness - the degree to which something is successful in producing a desired result.
e.g. Implementation of Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry technology to significantly enhance
capacity for identifying novel psychoactive substances as they arise.
3. Transformation - a thorough or dramatic change in form or function.
e.g. Introduction of probabilistic genotyping software to make possible the
identification of individual contributors to complex DNA mixture profiles.
4. Increased Objectification - to remove or reduce subjective cognitive influences on the completion of a task.
e.g. Exploring use of Bayesian Networks to assess likelihood of given propositions, given evidence/test results actually observed.
Partner with Us:
Potential Partners are asked to review the list of currently proposed projects below and contact the CFS R&D Coordinator by email (email@example.com) or by phone (647-329-1395) if they wish enter into a research partnership or to learn more about any specific project.
Stakeholders are also invited to bring their own research ideas, aligning with the research mandate of the CFS, to the attention of the R&D Coordinator.