January 18, 2022

Moncton university campus at Edmundston to be audited> Vice rector placed on leave in wake of money allegations

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The Board of Governors of the University of Moncton (New Brunswick) is seeking a complete audit of the financial affairs of its Edmundston campus after discussing allegations of financial irregularities at the campus over the weekend.

According to a press release Monday, Vice Rector Normand Carrier has been placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation is completed. Carrier is the chief administrative officer of the Edmundston campus of the University of Moncton.

Carrier’s contract, which was to end on June 30, has been continued until the next meeting of the board of governors.

Ronald Pettigrew, director of student services at Edmundston, has been named the interim administrator of the Edmundston campus.

Officials at the University of Moncton would not comment further on the investigation Monday.

The accounting firm of LeBlanc, Nadeau and Bujold has conducted a mini-audit of the finances of the campus and presented a report to the board of governors Saturday. The firm has been retained to conduct a full audit of financial affairs at Edmundston.

The mini-audit was done after Jean Bernard Robichaud, rector of the University of Moncton, received allegations of financial improprieties at the campus last month.

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