Making sense of disasters: U of T Engineering offers new certificate in Forensic Engineering

The 2008 Sunrise Propane plant explosion in Toronto is one of the case studies taught in Professor Doug Perovic’s Forensic Engineering course. The course will be part of a new Certificate in Forensic Engineering, launching in Fall 2017. (Credit: Michael Gill via Flickr, under creative commons).

The 2008 Sunrise Propane plant explosion in Toronto is one of the case studies taught in Professor Doug Perovic’s Forensic Engineering course. The course will be part of a new Certificate in Forensic Engineering, launching in Fall 2017. (Credit: Michael Gill via Flickr, under creative commons).

When the Sunrise Propane plant exploded in August 2008, killing plant worker Parminder Saini, police, fire and ambulance were called first — and then forensic engineers.