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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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Canadian Society of Forensic Science 2020 Conference

Message from the CSFS 2020 Conference Organizing Committee

Dear valued members, 

In light of recent concerns regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Canadian Society of Forensic Science 2020 Conference Organizing Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference. While we recognize this represents a significant disruption, we believe a pro-active approach is appropriate for both our membership and the greater community. 

The conference is being postponed to May 2021. 

In lieu of the conference, we will be working to provide free, value added opportunities for our membership and the greater Canadian forensic community, including:

  • Online keynote presentation from Dr. Daryl J. Mayers (members only portal) [To be confirmed]
  • Online workshop from Dr. Cecilia Hageman, et al. “Law school for a day” (members only portal)
  • CSFS Poster Twitter Conference (open to public – May 27th, 2020; see Call for Abstracts page for details)

We thank everyone who submitted workshop ideas and abstracts. A full refund of any registration and accommodation fees will be provided. We look forward to convening in May 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at nelson.lafreniere@ontariotechu.ca

 Sincerely,

CSFS 2020 Organizing Committee

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