In July 1966, as part of Dr. Smith’s drive to broaden the lab’s relationship with the University of Toronto and to enhance its commitment to research and independence from the police, he persuaded the attorney general to approve an order in council changing the name of the lab from the Attorney General’s Laboratory to the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS). The center’s mandate was to serve the entire law enforcement and justice systems and to conduct research and training in the forensic sciences.