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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Crime Scene House

This unique facility is where we stage mock crime scenes as laboratory components within our Forensic Science program. Major crimes scenes include:

  • Bloodstain patterns simulating attacks.
  • Impression evidence indicating forced entries.
  • Bullet damage revealing trajectory patterns and number of shooters.
  • Shattered windshields demonstrating hit-and-run accidents.

You will receive hands-on training in the practical skills required by forensic investigators, including:

  • Learning to collect trace materials, impression patterns and biological fluid evidence
  • Proper documentation and sketching of a variety of crime scene scenarios
  • Vehicle accident reconstruction
  • Clandestine grave identification and excavation techniques
  • Decomposition experiments
  • Recovery of entomological and botanical evidence

Practical training exposes you to the roles of both police officers and scientists in crime scene investigations.

Each room in the Crime Scene House is equipped with a video camera for professors to monitor you while you conduct investigations and to observe techniques, including watching for possible contamination of crime scenes. Investigations are recorded for future reference and allow professors to review them with you.

The Crime Scene House also features a forensic garage. Vehicular crime scenes, such as theft, hit and run, and vehicle collisions are simulated in this facility. You learn how to collect important evidence from vehicles. Currently we have five vehicles used for collecting fingerprints, blood spatter analysis, recovery of trace evidence, accident reconstruction and shooting scenarios.