Forensic Outreach Program
Forensic Outreach for High Schools
UTM promotes public engagement and exploration within the community. The Outreach Program offers a full day field trip that includes interactive labs and lectures, available for grade 11 and 12 high school students. Students will be exposed to the basic foundations of forensic science, gaining hands-on experience through practical workshops and mock crimes.
Field trips are limited to 30 students per day, per school. Trips are scheduled based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Workshops run between the hours of approximately 9am to approximately 3pm. Openings are limited, and priority goes to newly visiting schools.
Please Note: Due to an overwhelming interest in our program, bookings are full until the Fall 2023 season. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Applicants will be contacted on a priority list basis. For inquiries about the future academic years, please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose my preferred visitation day?
After contacting the Outreach coordinator, we operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be given a selection of dates to choose from in the hopes that they will align with everyone’s schedule.
How much does Outreach cost per student?
Currently, there is no cost associated with the Outreach program. However, we do ask for a maximum of 25 students per visiting group, as lab space and supplies are limited. Any class over 15 students will be split into two groups, so additional teachers or chaperones for supervision coverage are highly recommended.
How long is a typical Outreach day?
A typical visit runs between 9:30am and 3:30pm. In some unique cases, the day may be shorter. This time includes an introduction, workshops, travel on campus, and lunch.
Where is the Outreach day held?
Outreach is always held on University of Toronto Mississauga property. The day will always begin at the Terrence Donnoly Health Sciences Complex building. Depending on the package chosen, students may expect to spend a combination of time in the crime scene recreation house, the chemistry lab, forensic anthropology lab, and a lecture hall.
What do the school and students provide for themselves?
You must provide your own transportation. Parking is possible for buses, but please let us know in advance so we may organize a spot for the bus to park. Otherwise, a simple pick-up and drop-off tends to work best. While a lunch hour is budgeted in the schedule, food is not provided as a part of the program. Students may bring your own lunches, or there is a cafeteria/food court where food may be purchased by students.