uVic reviews hiring practices following fraud charge against former prof

January 6, 2010

The University of Victoria is reviewing its hiring practices after a former assistant adjunct professor was arrested last week and charged with fraud. Jason Matthew Walker, who taught 3 undergraduate courses and one graduate course in uVic's School of Child and Youth Care in 2006, is accused of falsely claiming to hold 2 doctoral degrees. The university's associate vice-president of faculty relations says the school is "very concerned" by the allegations against Walker, whose case has "raised our awareness to the dangers and the possibilities that somebody is misrepresenting their credentials." Victoria Times-Colonist