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All interpretations, report development, and expert testimony is conducted by:

Mr. Dale A. Sutherland
Organics Manager / Director of Research
Forensic Scientist / Mass Spectroscopist
Activation Laboratories Ltd., Ancaster, Ontario


Qualifications

Education: 1985 Chartered Chemist of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario (ACPO)
1979 Bachelor of Education, University of Toronto
1978 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, McMaster University
1977 Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography, McMaster University

Professional Associations: 2000-2001 American Chemical Society (ACS)
1997-2001 Michigan Chapter - International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
1996-2001 Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS)
1997-2001 Ontario Chapter - International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
1997-2000 CSFS Chemistry Section Sub-Working Group
1996-2001 International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
1992-1995 Occupational Health Section -Certification Committee (ACPO)
1989-1995 Canadian Association of Environmental Analytical Laboratories (CAEAL)
1989-2001 Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)

Positions Held: 2001 Co-Chair ASTM E-30.01 GC/MS/MS Task Group
1995-2001 Organics Manager/Director of Research, Activation Laboratories Ltd.
1993-1995 Director of Dioxin Technologies, Canviro Analytical Laboratories Ltd.
1987-1993 Chief Chemist, Canviro Analytical Laboratories Ltd.
1985-1987 Contaminants Research Scientist, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
1984-1985 Research and Development Chemist, Mann Testing Laboratories
1979-1984 Chemist & Technologist, Canada Centre for Inland Waters

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Publications & Presentations

Environmental: (This list is available upon request.)
23 Publications in the Environmental field, all based on analyses conducted using GC/MS.

Forensic/Trace Evidence: Fire Debris Analysis by GC/MS/MS: New tool, proven cases, new acceptance. You be the Judge!
Presented at the Canadian Society of Forensic Science (48th AGM), November 2001

Detection of Petrol (Gasoline) in Fire Debris by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry
(GC/MS/MS), B-J de Vos, M. Froneman, E. Rohwer, D. Sutherland, Journal of Forensic Sciences (In Press)

Fire Debris Analysis by GC/MS/MS - "You be the Judge"
Presented at the 2001 IAAI AGM/Conference, May 2001 Atlantic City N.J., USA

Fire Debris Analysis - GC/MS/MS "Decisive Data"
Invited Guest Lecturer - National Centre for Forensic Sciences, March 2001 Orlando, Florida, USA

Fire Debris Analysis - GC/MS/MS "Court is in Session"
Invited Guest Lecturer - Florida International University, March 2001 Miami, Florida, USA

GC/MS/MS - An Important Development in Fire Debris Analysis, D. Sutherland, K. Penderell
Fire & Arson Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators, October 2000

The Latest in Fire Debris Analysis - GC/MS/MS, Presentation by D. Sutherland
Presented at the FRENZY conference (Forensic Sciences and Crime Scene Technology)
May, 2000 in Washington, D.C., USA

Fire Debris Analysis Results From The IAAI Fire Investigation and Arson Task Force Seminar
Guelph (June 98), Simcoe (June 99), D. Sutherland, K. Byers, A. Sutherland
International Association of Arson Investigators,Ontario Chapter Fall 1999

Fire Debris Analysis Statistics and The Use of The Latest Analytical Tools, D. Sutherland, A.Hamilton, Journal of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators, September 1999

Canadians Use New Technique To Find Arson, Daniel Hays, November 1998
National Underwriter, Property & Casualty/Risk & Benefits Management Edition

The Leading Edge in Fire Debris Analysis, D. Sutherland & Brian Brown & Associates, Fire Lines Newsletter, Summer 1999

Alternate Uses of GC/MS in Forensic Engineering Applications, R. Kooren & D. Sutherland
Presented at International Joint Meeting of The Canadian Society of Forensic Science (45th AGM) and
The U.K. Forensic Science Society, August 1998

GC/MS The Gold Standard in Fire Debris Analysis, Instructional course by D. Sutherland
Presented at International Joint Meeting of The Canadian Society of Forensic Science (45th AGM) and
The U.K. Forensic Science Society, August 1998

Vehicle Test Burns, Dale Sutherland & Ken Byers
Fire & Arson Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators,March 1998

The Analysis of Fire Debris by GC/MS/MS, D. Sutherland
Journal of Canadian Society Forensic Science, Vol.30 No.4 (Dec. 1997) pp.185-199
International Association of Arson Investigators, Ontario Chapter Reprinted Spring 1998

Fire Debris Analysis by GC/MS/MS: The Latest in Specificity and Sensitivity, D. Sutherland
Presented at The Canadian Society of Forensic Science (44th AGM), September 1997

Expert Witness: Previously qualified in court.

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