UBC alleges that its former associate dean of dentistry, Christopher Zed, “personally and inappropriately enriched himself” while acting as a senior dentist in Haida Gwaii. He was employed by UBC’s faculty of dentistry from September 1, 1995 to December 9, 2013.
In 2001, the university participated in the Haida Dental Project on behalf of the UBC faculty of dentistry. At the time, Haida Gwaii had a shortage of dental service providers, with limited part-time care being provided on a fly-in basis. The project’s aim was to solve the shortage by establishing two separate dental clinics. It wound down in 2013, when the clinic’s purposes were fulfilled.
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