Dr. Gail Anderson Lecture

Dr. Gail Anderson
Department of Criminology
Simon Fraser University

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on December 5 at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Murder and Maggots:
The Use of Insects in Criminal Investigation

Professor Anderson received a B.Sc. in Zoology from Manchester University and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Pest Management from Simon Fraser University. Her major research interests are in insect and other arthropod-borne diseases in man and animals, in particular the pest management aspects, and in forensic entomology, the use of insects in death investigation. She has gained international recognition for her pioneering work in the field of medico-legal entomology. She actively handles forensic death cases, particularly homicide cases, for the B.C. Coroner's Service, the RCMP, and city police, using insects to determine elapsed time since death, information frequently vital to the successful resolution of murder cases. Dr. Anderson is the only full-time forensic entomologist in Canada. Her work has been featured on several television programs, including ``Journeys - Grave Testimony'' first shown on the Discovery Channel, ``Forbidden Places - Silent Witness'' also first shown on the Discovery Channel, and ``The Nature of Things - Postmortem,'' as well as several other programs. She was awarded the Simon Fraser University Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Achievement in 1995.

Fall Program 1998
Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Nov 28. Dec 5.

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