Formal investigations into fraud allegations against Mastriano start at UNB


The University of New Brunswick has started a formal investigation into allegations of fraud against Doug Mastriano, whose doctoral dissertation was previously called into question for “factual errors, fabrications, omissions and amateurish archeology,” reports the Canadian Press. UNB officials conducted a preliminary assessment of a formal complaint and completed a review of the policies for awarding doctoral degrees. The Canadian Press reports that UNB VP of Research David MaGee found that the allegations had “sufficient substance” to warrant a formal investigation under UNB’s Responsible Conduct in Research policy. A three-member investigation committee will be formed, complete an investigation, and submit recommendations to MaGee.

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