Save the date: March 21 webinar on forensics

Tuesday March 21 from 12 to 2 pm Eastern Time
The role of forensic disciplines and the search for residential schools missing children and unmarked burials

Presented by the National Advisory Committee on Residential Schools Missing Children and Unmarked Burials

Discussion: How can the field of forensics support Indigenous families and communities? What technologies and processes are involved? What are the limitations? What concerns should families and communities be aware of when making decisions about a search process?

The webinar will feature an expert panel, led by Indigenous forensic scientists, and a Q and A session with participants.


Dr. Rebekah Jacques, Métis, currently works as a forensic pathologist at the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario and as an investigating coroner with the Office of the Chief Coroner. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University where she teaches on subjects such as trauma, post mortem examinations, and the role of pathologists as expert witnesses. 

Dr. Kona Williams, Cree and Mohawk, is a forensic pathologist and coroner, as well as the First Nations Liaison for the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. She is currently the Director of the Northeastern Regional Forensic Pathology Unit in Sudbury, Ontario and Co-Chair of the Indigenous Health Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

Please register to attend.