Forensic anthropologist to talk about his experiences
UNBC anthropology professor Dr. Richard Lazenby will give a talk abut the challenges and rewards of practicing his profession in rural and remote areas.
As the consulting forensic anthropologist in northern B.C. for more than two decades, Lazenby has worked on numerous cases in the region. He has worked closely with the B.C. Coroner’s Service and the RCMP in the investigation of found human remains, from cremations to single isolated bones to the Pickton Farm, and has been an expert witness in seven homicide trials.
“Death is an experience that we will all share, and for most of us it will be fairly mundane – old age, disease – and very likely in bed,” Lazenby said in a press release.
“But for some, through their own actions of those of others, death may come suddenly, sadly, and secretly.
“The task of forensic anthropology is to help unlock that secret, to restore that person in death to their proper place in the social fabric, and to assist authorities seeking justice.”
The talk is set for Wednesday, 7 p.m. start, at ArtSpace, above Books and Company, 1685 Third Ave.