Where Our Graduates Are Now
Jessica Lam standing in the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex.
Jessica Lam graduated from the UTM Forensic Science program in 2012 with an Honour’s Bachelor of Science degree in forensic anthropology and biology. During the last three years of her undergraduate studies, Jessica was the President of the UTM Forensics Society which she formally established as a recognized Academic Society by the UTM Student Union (UTMSU) in 2010.
In 2013, Jessica continued her studies at UTM and completed a Master of Science degree in Anthropology a year later, under the supervision of Dr. Tracy Rogers. Jessica’s research projects during this time combined skeletal age estimation methods with various 3D technologies to facilitate the analytical process. Throughout her studies, Jessica has worked in Greece, Portugal, and Japan for research and academic purposes. Jessica has also been active in forensic casework as a field technician across southern Ontario since 2011.
Recently, Jessica was one of ten successful candidates in the world who were accepted into the INTREPID Forensics program at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom). There, she will be fulfilling a fully-funded PhD researcher position in Engineering/Pathology under Dr. Sarah Hainsworth and Dr. Guy Rutty. Although Jessica will be based out of the University of Leicester, she will also be undergoing a research secondment at the University of Padova in Italy. Jessica will begin her three-year PhD at the University of Leicester in January 2015.
Jessica was the Public Outreach Administrator for the UTM Forensic Science program from 2012 – 2014, and also completed a work-study term at the Royal Ontario Museum in 2014. She assisted with the 24th Educational Training Conference hosted by the Toronto Police Services, and was involved with the conference organization committee for the 2014 Canadian Identification Society Conference. Jessica has also worked as a piano teacher for eight years.
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November 2012 - Rachel Rudolf (left), and Clayton Asano (right) at the convocation ceremony for the Ontario Police College, standing with Brent Walker (middle), a retired forensic identification officer and former UTM instructor.
Rachel graduated from UTM in 2009 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science – Biology Specialist. In 2011 she received her Master’s Degree in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She has worked as a Forensic Identification Assistant with the RCMP, and recently got hired as a Police Constable with York Regional Police. One of Rachel’s future goals is to be part of the Forensic Identification Unit with York Regional Police.
Clayton graduated from UTM in 2011 as a Forensic Anthropology Specialist and Biology Minor. Clayton has returned to UTM since his graduation as an occasional guest speaker for the UTM Forensics Society. He has now been hired by Peel Regional Police.
Our graduates have gone on to many different professions or academic pursuits, such as: professional schools (ie. dentristry, law, medicine), police agencies (eg. RCMP, Peel Police), lab work (eg. Centre of Forensic Sciences), and academic teaching/research. Below are some interviews with our graduates.
Be sure to check out the UTM Forensic Science's Linked In page to network with past graduates of the program, to see what they are doing now, and where they have worked.
H.BSc. Forensic Chemistry Specialist, 2013
Forensic Technologist, Forensic Toxicology Section, Centre of Forensic Sciences (as of Dec 2014)
H.BSc. Forensic Chemistry Specialist, 2012
Forensic Identification Assistant, York Regional Police (as of Sep, 2014)
H.BSc. Forensic Biology Specialist, 2012
Clinical Research Assistant, SickKids Hospital
Patient Care Assistant, Toronto General Hospital (as of Sep, 2012)
H.BSc. Forensic Biology Specialist, 2012
Forensic Services Technologist, Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit
Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (as of Oct 2012)
H.BSc. Forensic Psychology Double Major, 2012
JD Candidate, Law student
University of Western Ontario (as of July, 2013)
H.BSc. Forensic Science & Biology Double Major, 2011
M.S. Candidate in Biology - Oral Biology, New York University (as of Oct 2012)
H.BSc. Forensic Chemistry Specialist, 2008
Laboratory Technician (Forensic Science & Chemistry)
University of Toronto Mississauga (as of July 2013)
H.BSc. Forensic Science & Biology, 2004
The Syngenta Breeding Academy, Professional Development (as of March 2015)