BCIT Forensic DNA lab awarded Standards Council of Canada accreditation

August 8, 2016

BCIT’s Forensic DNA Laboratory has recently earned forensic lab accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada, reportedly making it “the only academic institution in Canada to hold this distinction.” BCIT said achieving this accreditation, which is also held by the RCMP’s Forensic DNA lab, adds credibility to the lab’s DNA-based investigative work and ensures that the lab’s findings meet expectations as evidence in court. “The immediate benefits of our lab’s work in the community are obvious,” says lab founder Dean Hildebrand. “But there is an added benefit for our students—our faculty bring their lab experience into the classroom, creating relevant applied learning opportunities based on state-of-practice technologies and methods.” BCIT