Forensic Brown Bag Series



The Forensic Brown Bag Series consists of casual meetings over the lunch hour, approximately on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:10-2:00pm. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member interested in learning more about the work of our colleagues, bring your lunches and be a part of the group. This is also the opportunity to present your current work, or work in progress, which may include a thesis, MRP, independent research, book chapters, articles, or conference papers – for a light, casual round of comments and feedback. 

If anyone wishes to workshop their research, contact (Re: Brown Bag Series) and together we will organize a group and workshop. Dates, times, and locations may depend on the availability of the group we put together.

2022-2023 Season

September 27, MN5128, 1:10-2:00pm
Upacking the Biological Profile: Problems, Perceptions and Replacements
Ashley Smith, PhD Candidate, Forensic Anthropology

October 19, MN5128, 12:10-1:00pm
Exploring DNA Secondary Transfer and Persistence
Ashley Moo-Choy, MSc. Candidate, Forensic Biology

November 8, MN5128, 1:10-2:00pm
Topic TBA
Aneta Myrda, HBSc. Candidate

November 22, MN5128, 1:10-2:00pm
Topic TBA
Sara Bone, HBSc. Candidate

November 28, MN5128, 1:10-2:00pm
Topic TBA
Michelle Melvin, HBSc. Candidate

January 2023
Topic TBA
Hannah Ruffo, HBSc. Candidate

Brown Bag Speakers


Previous (2019-2020) Season:

  • September 24th,MN5128, 1:10-2:00pm
    Hot topics in Forensic Toxicology: From Hotspots to Hotboxing
    Dr. Karen Woodall, Forensic Toxicology
  • October 22nd, MN5128, 1:10-2:00pm
    Uncovering Killers using at-home DNA kits: Forensic Biology in the Age of Mainstream Genetic Geneaology
    Dr. Nicole Novroski, Forensic Biology
  • November 19th,MN5128, 1:10-2:00pm
    Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals' Risk for Violence: Implications for Forensic Anthropology
    Jenna Schall, MSc. Forensic Anthropology
  • January 21st, MN5128, 1:30-2:00pm
    Making Choices with an Ethical Toolkit
    Murray Clayton, MSc. Forensic Anthropology
  • February 25th, MN5128, 1:10-2:00pm
    True Crime shows and the rise of the "Citizen Detective"
    Lelia Watamaniuk, PhD Candidate, McMaster University
  • March 24th, MN5128, 1:10-2:00pm
    Forensic Slime: reducing waste and increasing efficiency through colloidal fingerprinting methods
    Leanne Byrne, HBSc. Candidate, Forensic Science Program