Allegations of mishandling funds, sexual misconduct leveled against UManitoba prof

December 11, 2018

The Winnipeg Free Press has learned that Peter Jones, director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at the University of Manitoba, allegedly mismanaged funding at the Centre, dated graduate students while continuing to evaluate them, and failed to disclose his sexual relationships with students. The Free Press states that an anonymous email account named Times Up RCFFN started contacting senior administration about Jones earlier this year, and that three people have since gone on the record about Jones. UManitoba VP of Administration Lynn Zapshala-Kelln stated that officials are investigating the allegations. The Free Press adds that Jones was awarded the distinction of “Distinguished Professor” in 2016. Winnipeg Free Press (MB)