Construction is underway on the University’s new state-of-the-art Forensics Crime Scene Facility and students can expect to have access to this professional forensics training building starting in January.
The facility is a first-of-its-kind building constructed on a Canadian university campus and offers exciting features such as cameras installed in crime-scene spaces to record students’ analysis, moveable walls to stage up to eight crime scenes, and modern equipment to process and analyze evidence while minimizing cross-contamination.
The 4,100 square-foot facility also aims to be Canada’s first zero-carbon building certified by the International Living Future Institute.
“We are very proud that this new facility will enhance the caliber of learning for our Forensics students while giving back to the environment,” Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice chancellor of Trent University, said when announcing the initiative earlier this year.
The forensics training facility is going far beyond what is currently considered ‘green building’ in the construction industry, adds Shelley Strain, sustainability coordinator at Trent University. “This is truly going to be a model of how we view buildings in the context of climate change.”