Canada files suit against UBC, former dentistry professor over misuse of funds

November 26, 2015

Canada is suing both UBC and former dentistry faculty member Christopher Zed over an alleged misuse of $10.6 M in federal funds. The concern is over federal funding from Health Canada, provided from 2002 to 2013, that was intended for the provision of dental services to First Nations people living in Haida Gwaii. The statement of claim alleges that of the $10.6 M provided, only $7.3 M was actually used for the clinics. Millions of dollars allegedly went to unexplained deposits by Zed to his personal accounts and to non-UBC credit cards. UBC told the Globe and Mail that they have not yet received the statement of claim and will need time to review the document before commenting. Globe and Mail | CBC | Vancouver Sun