Tracy S. Oost, B.A. (Hons.), B.Sc. (Hons.)
Tracy has been a practicing forensic scientist for the past 15 years, consulting for the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, various police agencies, and on private/academic projects. As a result of her work on homicide cases she has testified in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as an expert witness. Tracy is employed at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, where she co-founded the Department of Forensic Science, and has taught at Laurentian University, Cambrian College, and for the Anishinabek Educational Institute of the Union of Ontario Indians. She has also trained police officers through the Toronto Police Service’s Annual Forensic Identification Conference, and at the Canadian Police College and Ontario Police College. Tracy designed and implemented the fourth year capstone course, Investigative Techniques for Forensic Scientists, for the forensic program at Laurentian University, which requires students to process a mock crime scene, analyze the evidence, and present the case in a real court room. Tracy has been a Titanic researcher for many years, and was responsible for collecting the bone samples for the project that ultimately identified Titanic’s “Unknown Child”. She has been featured in two Discovery Channel productions: The Science of Death; and Titanic: The Aftermath. Tracy holds memberships in the Canadian Society of Forensic Science, The Canadian Identification Society, the Entomological Society of Ontario, and most recently, has been invited to sit on the Consulting Committee of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases.