Forensics focus of science speaker series

Dr. Gail Anderson, a Simon Fraser University professor, will speak at Okanagan College Wednesday

Dr. Gail Anderson will speak at Okanagan College Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Science in Society Speaker Series.

Dr. Gail Anderson will speak at Okanagan College Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Science in Society Speaker Series.

One of Canada’s leading forensic entomologists is coming to Vernon.

Dr. Gail Anderson, a Simon Fraser University professor, will speak at Okanagan College Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Science in Society Speaker Series.

Anderson will explain how insects can be used to estimate elapsed time since death and other factors about a crime scene, such as position and presence of wounds, and whether a body has been moved or disturbed.

She will also discuss the role of entomology in animal abuse and neglect cases.

A professor in the school of criminology, Anderson is a consultant for the RCMP and her research was used to help convict Robert Pickton for the murder of dozens of Vancouver women.

Admission to the lecture is $7 in advance or $10 at the door.

For advanced tickets, call the Okanagan Science Centre at 250-545-3644.

For more information about the speaker series, visit okanagansisss.wordpress.com.

The Science in Society Speaker Series is sponsored by the Vernon Atrium Hotel, Starbucks Coffee, Save on Foods, and The Morning Star.