Take advantage of outstanding facilities & resources, including:
- The DNA Building, home of the forensic sciences program, and Natural Resources DNA Profiling and Forensics Centre
- Crime Scene House where students are immersed in realistic
- State-of-the art Chemical Sciences Building
- Award-winning library
Trent University's Forensic Science Program is housed in the DNA Building which supports the
undergraduate degree program and the DNA & Forensic Research
Forensic Science students are fully
immersed in a functioning forensic research and service
environment focusing on the increasingly diverse applications in non-human
forensic science (e.g. wildlife genetics, domestic animal
tracking, pathogen tracking, bioterrorism agents) which will form the future job
market for graduates.
DNA Building A significant component of the Research Centre
is the Wildlife DNA Forensics Laboratory. While most cases involve wildlife statutes, the lab has processed non-human DNA samples
for the Ontario Provincial Police and the RCMP for
Also supporting the forensic education is the research and development of
state-of-the-art robotic automation infrastructure. This training will position our graduates for the changing workforce of forensic science laboratories.
Forensic Science's Crime Scene House
Where casework comes to life
Located right on campus, this two-storey farmhouse is where our students gain realistic hands-on training and experience the full spectrum of forensic analysis. Starting with the collection of evidence from mock crime scenes in and around the house, this is where you will learn how to process murder, assault, break and enter, and suicide crime scenes, before moving onto advanced techniques of search and seizure scenarios, body recovery and DNA collection. Forensic students use this unique learning environment during each year of study as a way to develop both their practical and theoretical skills.