It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important." – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Sherlock Holmes, A Case of Identity
Alexandre Beaudoin was born in Drummondville in February 1978. His father working for the Surete du Quebec, moved to Abitibi, Lanaudiere, Monteregie, and Montreal. He eventually founded a family in Monteregie, where he lives with his wife Amélie and 4 children, Thalie, Elric, Marek, and Liam. Alexandre obtained his B.Sc. in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Montreal in 2000.
He joined in 2000, the Surete du Quebec as a latent fingerprints development specialist in the laboratory of Identification Services. In 2003 he became a forensic researcher in the Surete du Quebec Identification Services. While exercising this function, he obtained is international M.Sc. in Health Technology Assessment & Management (apply to forensic science) with the Medicine Faculty of the following universities: University of Montreal, University of Ottawa, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore . In 2007, he organized the 30th Canadian Identification Society Educational Conference in Montreal who had been a success in the identification world. He was also the 2008-2009 President of the Canadian Identification Society, a professional association of identification forensic specialists. In 2010, he became the president-founder of the Association Quebecoise de Criminalistique. In 2013, he is elected to the International Association for Identification Board of Directors. It's in 2016 that he began officially as a criminalistic lecturer at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Within the Sûreté du Québec, he will obtain the positions of Head of the Criminal Identification Division and finally Head of the Forensic Sciences Service until 2021. In 2021, he has been elected president of the International Association for Identification (2021-2022) and received a doctorate in Forensic science from Lausanne University. Since 2021, he has been General Manager for the Quebec Homeland Security.
Alexandre has published numerous articles, including several dealing with a new technique to reveal latent fingerprints on porous surfaces, the Oil Red O. He is also a lecturer at the University of Montreal, Chinese People Public Security University and Concordia University, and is a Distinguished member of the International Association for Identification. He is the recipient of the Recognition Award - Creativity and Innovation in 2007 for his work on the Oil Red O, of the Edward Foster Award of the CIS, and the Excellence in science popularization Award of the Graduate investment fund of the University of Montreal (FICSUM) in 2008. In early 2012, he was awarded the rank of Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor-General of Canada.
Since 2007, he was among the fifty invited participants to the International Fingerprint Research Group (IFRG) at its biennial meeting. Are invited to the conference only researchers most active in the world in the field of forensic identification.
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