UBC and BCIT Collaboration – Training for Forensic Scientists

Dr. Warren Williams with a model of the structure for DNA.

UBC and BC Institute of Technology are offering a new joint Forensics Science bachelor’s program in September 2018. Dr. Warren Williams, Senior Instructor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Dr. Dean Hildebrand, Associate Dean of BCIT, Forensic Science are excited to announce this new opportunity to students. This collaboration provides a complementary environment for undergrads to take courses and training on the technical aspects of forensics at BCIT, while UBC emphasizes basic science and theory. Students will commute between the 2 campuses taking the necessary courses to earn a Bachelor of Science (Combined Honours) in Biochemistry and Forensic Science. The credential is awarded jointly by UBC and BCIT.