FSC483H5 (+FSC482HY5) Collaborative Research Internship Application

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2022, 11:59pm.

(Restricted to Forensic Science Specialists)

Please click on the links below and carefully read through all the information, prior to filling out the application form below.

CLICK HERE for FSC482/483 Collaborative Research Internship in Forensic Science Application Information & Instructions

CLICK HERE for Internship Placement Model CV (word format)

  • Internship CV's MUST be submitted using the above CV format, sent as Word Doc AND PDF format (you will submit 3 files: your transcript, and two CV formats).

Collaborative Research Internship Application

Reminder: These topics are intended to be interdisciplinary. For example, if a forensic anthropology student is interested in heavy metal testing, the topic could be expanded to include heavy metal testing in bone.

FSC483 Option 1, Group Mentor: Dr. Vivienne Luk

Various methods are employed in the forensic science field to identify, quantify, profile, and analyze evidence to produce results that often have a direct impact on the result of legal proceedings. Methods used in forensics such as fingerprint development, DNA extraction, trace evidence or drug analysis are often developed and validated in-house with arbitrary threshold for good enough design (e.g., 80% accuracy, 80% reproducibility). I posit that a higher standard, using well-established statistical approaches to inform optimal measurement procedures to maximize information, is required in the forensic science field. I welcome students from various disciplines to join my research team and identify a method relevant in their field where optimization can be applied. Students on my research team are expected to work in a laboratory environment, identify and test significant variables, in an effort to identify the optimal procedure for a particular method.

FSC483 Option 2, Group Mentor: Eugene Liscio, P.Eng.

Exploration of 3D Technology for Bloodstain Analysis.  Full description coming soon

FSC483 Option 3, Group Mentor: Caitlin Pakosh, JD

Law or Courtroom Based research project. Full description coming soon.