After completing his BSc in molecular biology at Simon Fraser University in 2002, Dave then pursued an advanced certificate in forensic science technology at BCIT, where he developed his passion for forensics. He combined his background in science with his knowledge of cinematography, photography and computers to specialize in the field of forensic video analysis and surveillance technology. During his 6 years with the RCMP, Dave testified in court as an expert witness in the field of forensic video analysis and surveillance technology on multiple occasions.
As manager of BCIT’s Forensic Video and Surveillance Technology lab, Dave oversees all training in the areas of: forensic video, imaging, cell-phone forensics, and surveillance video technology. Additionally, the lab acts as an authority on video and photographic evidence – offering its expertise on many high profile cases, including the recent Braidwood Inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski. Dave McKay and the lab were recently featured on the Discovery channel’s “Daily Planet”.
Dave McKay’s current research interests include the development of advanced real-time video analysis software, self-sufficient intelligent camera systems, and complex forensic databases for the purpose of linkage through visual identification. For more information about the lab, please visit www.fvalab.com.
Patrick has been involved in the justice and public safety field since 1982. He has worked in the Canadian military, federal corrections, law enforcement at the federal, provincial, municipal and city level, health care security, and post-secondary institutions. He has published research articles on vehicle arson patterns, police uniform standards, information sharing between federal agencies, and marijuana grow-ops to mention a few. Throughout his career, Patrick has worked with police officers, firefighters, ambulance crew members, special interest groups, occupational health and safety professionals, and public policy departments and organizations. His special area of interest is the public perception of the information society, perceptions of safety and security on the internet, and discourse analysis. Patrick completed his Master of Arts (Royal Roads University) 2004 and is in his 1st year of his Doctor of Social Sciences research in the securitization and social construction of cybersecurity offensive tactics.
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Jason Moore is a faculty member at BCIT who works in the accredited BCIT Forensic DNA Laboratory. In this role, Jason has been extensively involved in forensic DNA testing, quality assurance, research, and curriculum development. Jason also teaches forensics DNA courses at BCIT and is the Program Coordinator for the joint UBC-BCIT Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science. Jason completed his BSc in Biochemistry from UBC, an Advanced Certificate in Forensic Science at BCIT, and a Master’s degree from SFU while conducting his thesis in the field of ancient DNA.
Colin Harris, MSN, BSc. (Crim), RN, AFN-BC, F-ABMDI
Program Coordinator/Instructor Forensic Health Sciences
Colin has a degree in Criminal Justice, a Masters in Nursing, with post graduate education in Forensic Nursing and additional education in crime scene analysis, death investigation and other forensic topics.
Colin has integrated his nursing experience in the acute medical setting with previous experience in law enforcement and investigations and as a Coroner and Manager of the Child Death Review Unit for the Province of British Columbia. This combination allowed him to bring together expertise to both death investigations and to the area of “living forensics” investigations. Colin is a board certified Advanced Forensic Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the only board certified fellow of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators in Canada. Colin’s most recent work as a Special Provincial Constable utilized forensic medical expertise in the investigation of workplace fatalities and serious injuries. This was the first ever application of this expertise by an Investigations Officer in the occupational setting.
Colin is a published author for the Journal of Forensic Nursing and the BC Medical Journal and has presented numerous times on topics related to Forensic medical expertise at the International Conferences on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice.
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