Student Research Assistant Urgently Needed

This is a job scam phish. These type of phishes usually try to trick students by giving “too good to be true” offer. This phish impersonates a professor in a UVic department but looking at the email address confirms that this is an external address which wouldn’t be a case if coming from a UVic employee in their professional capacity. The scammer is asking for a gmail address, which is a red flag, to evade UVic detection.

Never be in a hurry to respond, take your time to look for phishing signs and if in doubt consult with helpdesk.