Archived 2012 Newsroom Posts

Dec 27, '12 14:00

Congratulations to our own Dr. Erin Potma, who has completed her Ph.D. in Biomechanics and successfully defended her Doctoral thesis at Queens University!  Dr. Potma is our lead Biomechanics investigator for collision reconstruction, personal injury claims, and sports injury cases. 

Dec 5, '12 08:30

From all of our staff to you, our clients and friends, we wish you and your families the best of health and good wishes over the coming Holiday season and New Year.  In lieu of greeting cards, our firm will be making donations this month in honour of our clients to the Starlight Foundation in support of seriously ill children and to Beit Halochem Canada in support of victims of terrorism.  

Dec 5, '12 08:15

Congradulations to our own Gilad Hirsch for completing the Movember challenge to support Men's Health.  Gilad, you look great! (but shave now, please...). Advantage Forensics has made a donation to Movember in Gilad's honour.

Nov 30, '12 08:00

Just an advisory to our clients that we will be providing a skeleton staff throughout most of the holiday season for emergency file calls and rush site examinations on new matters.  If you happen to miss us on an urgent matter over the holidays, just leave a message and we will return your call shortly as we will be monitoring the phone lines.

Nov 9, '12 10:30

In keeping with our Green Advantage philosophy, we have improved our in-office recycling program to further reduce waste and landfill.  Remember to advise our staff when retaining us on new matters if you are not currently enrolled in our 'Green Advantage paperless client' program and would like to be.   

Nov 2, '12 10:00

Allen Ho of Advantage Forensics recently attended the "Transportation Law" seminar at McCague Borlack, focusing on the Canadian trucking industry.  

Nov 1, '12 09:15

Our research team has now completed its compilation of a massive motorcycle specs digital database project, consisting of thousands of models of motorcycles from the past three decades.  This proprietary database will allow us to power through motorcycle files with even greater efficiency and accuracy, providing you yet another key advantage in claims handling.

Oct 15, '12 08:00

We have moved and are operational at our brand new head office at 367 Rimrock Road, Unit 2 in Toronto!!!  Thank you to our loyal clients and friends for your support in helping us grow to this point and reach this milestone.  Please note our new mailing address on the Contacts page to update your records, as well as our new head office phone number (416) 630-0700.  Call us to find out more about our expanded full-breadth of services.

Oct 12, '12 15:00

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Gary Howard, P.Eng., C.Eng., onboard as our materials expert subconsultant for materials failure investigations.  Gary has conducted thousands of failure analysis forensic investigations over the past two and a half decades and has his Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Queen's University.  Gary also has 11 years of occupational health and safety experience as a Safety Engineer with the Workers' Compensation Board of British Colombia.  Look for Gary's information to be added soon to our Staff page. 

Sept 6, '12 20:00

Jason Young, Erin Potma, and Steven Albert-Green recently attended the crib safety worldwide new standard webinar, hosted by the Australian Safe Communities Foundation.

Sept 4, '12 07:15

Advantage Forensics is proud to welcome aboard Steven Albert-Green and Gilad Hirsch, both of the University of Waterloo, as mechanical engineering co-op students for the Fall 2012 term.  We welcome Steven and Gilad into the firm and know that they will both make a great addition to our team.  To find out more about our new staff additions, call us at 416-670-9690 or see ourStaffpage. 

Aug 17, '12 21:45

Our complimentary Lunch 'N Learn Advantage Series training seminars are now available for your insurance adjuster teams or junior risk assessment teams.  Call Jason Young at 416-670-9690 to book a date and select from among our seminar topics on motorcycles, nighttime driving, black box recorders, pedestrian collisions, human factors, floor safety & maintenance, Building Code assessments for exits, sliptesting, or other current topics of interest to your team.  Available in 30 or 60 minute slots.  Lunch included.  Now booking for Fall 2012. 

Aug 17, '12 21:30

Advantage Forensics is proud to support Better World Books, providing books to under-priviledged youth and youth in third world countries in order to promote reading and education. 

Aug 15, '12 10:30

Office update newsflash!!  Advantage Forensics will be moving locations in the Fall of 2012!!  Stay tuned for updates on the new location.  All clients will receive automated paperless updates with the new mailing address once the moving date is confirmed.  

Aug 1, '12 08:00

Advantage Forensics Inc. is very pleased to welcome aboard Allen Ho as a PEY co-op student intern for 2012/13 from the University of Toronto.  Allen will be interning on our Collision Reconstruction team and our Biomechanics team for the coming year before he returns in Sept 2013 to complete the final year of his Mechanical Engineering degree at U of T.  Please join us as we welcome Allen and his winning personality to our team.  See our 'Staff' page for more details.

July 26, '12 14:00

Advantage Forensics is proud to announce that it has now achieved federally-recognized status as an NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) approved research organization in forensics.  This coveted status will allow us to continue serving the legal and insurance industries while simultaneously advancing the state of forensics research in Canada.

July 26, '12 10:30

Advantage Forensics Inc. is thrilled to announce that Erin Potma has joined our team of associates and will be starting full-time in Sept 2012.  Erin will be defending her Ph.D. thesis in Mechanical Engineering at Queen's University at the end of the summer.  Erin will head up our Biomechanics team with her unique combination of Biomechanical Engineering degrees and research from Queens University and Surgical Medicine training from Australia.  Erin is also a certified fitness trainer, lifeguard, and sailer, adding to our wide range of expertise areas.  See our 'Staff' page for more details in mid-August.

July 3, '12 08:30

Advantage Forensics Inc. is proud to be supporting the Canadian Spinal Research Organization's research efforts by being a Hole Sponsor at the upcoming 3rd Annual Falconeri Munro Tucci Golf Tournament at the King's Riding Golf Club on July 10th.  To be a CSRO sponsor and help find a cure for paralysis, visit the CSRO website

July 1, '12 08:00

Advantage Forensics Inc. is proud to welcome Valerie Wellens of the University of Saskatchewan onto our Biomechanics team as a consultant.  Valerie has a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering with specialized expertise in assessing the gait mechanics of slips, trips & falls.  Valerie has a wealth of experience in studying the kinematics and kinetics of walking and balance, as well as prosthesis usage by disabled individuals.  Valerie also adds to our expanding breadth of multi-disciplinary forensic expertise with her background in fitness equipment training, weightlifting and martial arts.  See our 'Staff' page for more details.

July 1, '12 07:00

Advantage Forensics Inc. is pleased to launch our newest specialty area of forensic investigation: military training exercise accidents, military vehicle collisions, & weapons-related accidents.  This exciting new service offering will be headed up by our collision reconstruction specialist, Yaron Levgoren, who has extensive Elite Special forces training and military vehicle training.  This service offering is ideal for military investigations, police inquiries, or weapons-related incidents.  Call us for more information.

June 28, '12 08:00

Advantage Forensics Inc. is proud to announce that Yaron Levgoren has joined our collision reconstruction and road safety team as an associate.  Yaron is a Certified Reconstructionist for motor vehicle collisions and is a former Advanced Driving Instructor for drivers, motorcyclists, truck operators, and off-road vehicles.  Yaron has Municipal experience in Ontario in road safety assessments, and has supervised the investigation of over 1500 collisions as a Chief Police Inspector overseas, managing the Police Collision Reconstruction Department.  See our 'Staff' page for more details.

June 21, '12 08:30

Advantage Forensics Inc. is proud to have been a supporter of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen's "Music Heals" fantastic benefit event yesterday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto, in support of Hughes Amys' Kadey Schultz and her son, Emery, who was recently diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Kadey is a great and inspirational personality in the Insurance industry, and we encourage all readers to support her son and MD research by making a small pledge to the League in her honour.  All proceeds go to The Biggar Endowment for MD at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 20, '12 11:30

Advantage Forensics® Inc. will be participating in today's NCSY Annual golf tournament in support of Ontario youth community programs and Ontario youth leadership programming.  

May 29, '12 16:00

 Advantage Forensics® Inc. is proud to announce that Dr. Greg Jamieson of the University of Toronto Faculty in Human Factors has joined our team of consultants.  Dr. Jamieson is a recognized expert in Cognitive Human Factors with dozens of research publications on various facets of the field, and is responsible for the Human Factors course curriculum at U of T's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.  See our 'Staff' page for more details.  

May 22, '12 08:00

Advantage Forensics® Inc. is proud to welcome Brett Weltman on board as a summer intern for 2012.  Brett is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and will be training this summer at Advantage Forensics as a Forensic Investigator in criminal and civil motor vehicle collision cases.

Apr. 25, '12  07:30

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Apr. 25, '12  07:00

Advantage Forensics®Inc. is proud to announce the launch of the firm's bold new website.  Check back monthly at for staff and news updates, or email us atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with your feedback and suggestions for industry articles.

Apr. 25, '12  00:01 

Advantage Forensics® Inc. proudly announces the launch of the firm to the insurance and legal industries in Ontario.  Advantage Forensics®will raise the bar for client service and value by providing best-in-class turnaround times for files while maintaining top-level quality and unyielding ethical standards.