Trent University Hosts Summer Forensic Science Camp for Teens


Campers gain hands-on experience in Trent’s
state-of-the-art forensic facilities

Friday, March 5, 2010, Peterborough

This summer, Trent University will once again be hosting a Forensic Science Camp, a unique learning environment for campers ages 13-17 to perform various enriching hands-on activities and learn from practising experts in disciplines such as wildlife forensics, forensic entomology, forensic anthropology, and bloodstain pattern analysis.

At Trent University’s state-of-the-art DNA laboratory and at the new on-campus Crime Scene House, campers will gain firsthand knowledge in how DNA technology and other analytical techniques are used in crime scene investigation. 

The 2010 Forensic Science Camp is being offered in July and August, with two, one-week sessions running from July 18 to July 23 and from August 22 to August 27, 2010. Campers also have the option of coming just for the day or staying overnight on the Trent University campus for the full university experience. Full and partial bursaries are available for those campers that show financial need or academic excellence.   

The Forensic Science program at Trent University was established in 2004. The original program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science (B.Sc.F.S). Building on the success of the B.Sc.F.S. program, in September 2009 Trent launched a joint major honours degree in Forensics and became the only university in Canada to have such a program. In this new academic stream, students can choose a joint major in forensics plus a complementary subject that leads them to an honours B.A. or B.Sc. degree.

For more information or to register, contact Trent University’s Conference Services at (705) 748-1260 or visit the official Forensic Science Camp website at


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Christopher Kyle, Director, Forensic Science Camp, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x7055; or
Vanessa Nicholls, Coordinator, Forensic Science Camp, Trent University, (705) 768-8688 or