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Forensic Science Group to Host First Annual Expert Witness Colloquium


January 14, 2019   by -30- Forensic Engineering

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TORONTO, ON, JAN. 14, 2019/insPRESS/ – The Forensic Science Group (FSG) will be hosting the first annual Expert Witness Colloquium where leading expert witnesses and lawyers will present case studies on the three most common areas of forensic science investigation in litigation: product liability, collision reconstruction and digital forensics. The Expert Witness Colloquium will be presented with valuable guidance from the University of Toronto Department of Materials Science and Engineering where students will be immersed in the roles of various expert witnesses in litigation.

Date: February 8, 2019: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM EST
Location: University of Toronto Faculty of Law: 78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5
*Registration open to U of T Law and Engineering Students*

Speakers include experts from three key areas of expert witnesses:
Product Liability, Collision Reconstruction, Digital Forensics

Prof. Doug Perovic  BASc, MASc, PhD (Toronto), FAAAS, FCAE, P.Eng, University of Toronto Department of Materials Science & Engineering. Doug is one of the top experts in his field, having led more than 500 product liability investigations over a 25-year career. In addition to his numerous honours and awards, Doug’s research areas include: Nanostructure-property relationships for electronic/photonic applications. High resolution scanning-transmission electron microscopy/spectroscopy of nanomaterials structure and chemistry. Semiconducting quantum wells and dots. Mesoporous nanocomposites for nanoelectronics. Defect engineering in photonic band gap materials and Nanoengineering/science education.

Jamie Catania B.E.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng., President of 30 Forensic Engineering. Jamie has specialized in the study of collisions and mechanical failures for over 20 years, been the principal engineer of thousands of investigations and is qualified to perform all aspects of collision reconstruction. Jamie is frequently invited by the legal and insurance communities to provide his perspective on matters within his field and takes an active role in guiding the practice of forensic engineering in his professional community. He has been qualified as an expert on numerous occasions at various levels of the Ontario and British Columbia court systems.

Ryan Duquette, Founder and Principal of HEXIGENT Consulting. Ryan is passionate about digital forensics and with helping others from being victimized. During his time in Law Enforcement he worked on hundreds of digital forensic and fraud related cases. Ryan took his zest for “focusing on the facts” from those days and founded Hexigent to help clients with their digital investigations. He is a presenter at international conferences and teaches digital forensics at the University of Toronto.

About Forensic Science Group

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law Forensic Science Group (FSG) is a group of students interested in the intersection of law, science and forensic engineering. Group members will be immersed in the world of scientific evidence, with a specific focus on how to manage working relationships with expert witnesses and how to make use of scientific evidence in litigation. The FSG is open to Law students with all academic backgrounds, and welcomes those who are interested in science, engineering and litigation.

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 70 Professional Investigators, Engineering Technicians and support staff is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America serving a wide variety of industries including: Insurance, Manufacturing, Legal, Construction, Health Care, Commercial and Residential Property, Financial, Government, Hospitality, Mining, Renewable Energy and Transportation.

We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:

Civil/Structural Failure
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health & Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
Trucking

The Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership acknowledged 30 Forensic Engineering as their top choice in both forensic engineering categories:

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Paul Aquino, Director, Marketing
paquino@30fe.com

For confidential inquiries on becoming a member of the 30 Forensic Engineering team, please contact:

Stephanie d’Obrenan, Senior Manager, People and Culture
sdobrenan@30fe.com

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