The federal government is hoping to recuperate costs it says it lost in a case of mismanaged funding at UBC.
In a notice of civil claim, Canada’s attorney general claims Dr. Christopher Zed, the former associate dean of the university’s dentistry school, overbilled the government.
He was spearheading a UBC-affiliated practice giving dental care to First Nations’ patients on the Sunshine Coast between November 2001 and September of 2013.
The government claims the university shared a memo, saying Canada provided $3.3 million MORE in funding than needed.
Further investigation by UBC apparently revealed some of the alleged mismanaged funding was transferred to three bank accounts controlled by Zed.
None of the allegations has been proven in court. Health Canada cannot comment while the matter is before the courts.