Trực tuyến baccarat_app cá độ bóng đá_khuyến mãi tiền cược miễn phí https://www.google.com//ce8/feed/news en Chilliwack Foundation grant funds new equipment for paramedic students https://www.google.com//ce8/news/chilliwack-foundation-grant-funds-new-equipment-paramedic-students <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 18, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/JIBC-44_V3-400x250.jpg" alt="Chilliwack Foundation at Chilliwack Campus 2018" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Future paramedics training in the Fraser Valley are learning with new equipment designed to help them gain life-saving skills thanks to a generous donation from the Chilliwack Foundation.</p> <p>The community foundation grant funded new training simulation equipment, including Advanced Intravenous (IV) Arms, portable radios, and a specialist moulage kit with materials to create realistic looking injuries for training.</p> <p>※We greatly appreciate the Chilliwack Foundation*s continued support for our paramedic program in Chilliwack,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of the Health Sciences Division. ※Medical simulations allow students to learn and practise key skills and are an essential part of JIBC*s experiential learning model. Thanks to this gift, our students are learning in a more realistic environment, enabling them to be better equipped for their future careers.§</p> <p>Members of the Chilliwack Foundation Board and Distribution Committee recently visited JIBC to see the equipment, meet with students and staff, and learn about how the new items are improving the quality of training for Primary Care Paramedic students. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>JIBC has been providing training in Chilliwack since opening a campus in the city in 2003 to specifically serve the Fraser Valley region. The Chilliwack Campus, which is located within Canada Education Park, houses a fully equipped learning lab and on-site training ambulances.</p> <p>The Chilliwack Foundation has a proud history of community support that spans over 30 years, remaining a pillar of community service and leadership in the Chilliwack area since it was established in 1985. The Foundation raises funds for important causes, community needs, and initiatives that benefit service and charitable organizations in Chilliwack.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/JIBC-34_v2-400x250.jpg" alt="Paramedic Demo for Chilliwack Foundation 2018" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Chilliwack Foundation members observe a JIBC paramedic student at the Chilliwack campus gaining hands-on practice using some of the training equipment purchased through the foundation's support.</em></p> <p>※The Chilliwack Foundation is pleased and honoured to provide financial assistance to this amazing program. S<span>hould we require the assistance of Primary Care Paramedics, w</span>e may all rest assured that they are receiving the best possible training, right here in our community,§ said Ferne Heaps, member of the Chilliwack Foundation Board and Distribution Committee.</p> <p>※As JIBC celebrates its 40<sup>th</sup> Anniversary in 2018, we are especially grateful for the support of donors like the Chilliwack Foundation, whose gifts are helping to provide the best possible learning environments for our students,§ said Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. ※Through its continued support, the Chilliwack Foundation is enhancing paramedic training in the Fraser Valley and contributing to the health and well-being of our communities.§</p> <h2><strong>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></h2> <p>For almost 25 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> Chilliwack Foundation JIBC Foundation Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:07:06 +0000 rchu 61768 at/ce8 JIBC employee engagement website recognized with two Horizon Interactive Awards https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-employee-engagement-website-recognized-two-horizon-interactive-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 18, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/silver_350x100.jpg" alt="2017_Horizon_Awards_silver_" title="2017_Horizon_Awards_silver_350x100.jpg" width="350" height="100" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><br />A website to foster employee engagement at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been recognized with two Horizon Interactive Awards. The internal site, for the JIBC Live initiative, took silver awards in two website categories 每 School/University and Training/E-Learning.</p> <p>It was designed by JIBC staff to engage colleagues across the organization and its six campuses and provide a fun, central place to connect and share ideas. The interactive site is ※gamified,§ with users collecting points for participating in activities ranging from contributing to online discussions and posting a news item to registering for an event. Each month, users can redeem points for a monthly reward draw.</p> <p>The JIBC Live website was developed and is maintained by Institute staff for staff with the complete support of the JIBC executive team. The project was led by JIBC staff member Melanie Chernoff with the support of the JIBC Live committee.</p> <p>※The JIBC Live website is a new way for JIBC staff to engage with each other virtually,§ said Chernoff. ※Since its launch, the website has attracted close to 250 users and this continues to climb every week. The website allows all staff from all six JIBC campuses to connect with one another, learn about each other, and participate in events together through the themes of&nbsp;&mind, body, soul, community.*§</p> <p>Tannis Morgan, Director of JIBC*s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, which was consulted on the project and nominated it for the Horizon Awards, said the website was significant in terms of employee engagement.</p> <p>※It*s an interesting way of blending social networking, online community spaces&nbsp;and face-to-face sessions to bring people together in the workplace,§ Morgan said.</p> <p>The Horizon Interactive Awards, now in its 16<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;year, are among the most prestigious awards in the field of interactive and creative media, recognizing the best in web sites and web site design, along with several other mediums. The 2017 competition saw more than 1,000 entries from 17 countries around the world which were judged by an international volunteer panel of industry professionals. &nbsp;For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards online: <a href="http://www.horizoninteractiveawards.com/">www.horizoninteractiveawards.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Horizon Interactive Awards Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:04:04 +0000 wchow 61771 at/ce8 JIBC appoints new Fire & Safety Division Director https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-appoints-new-fire-safety-division-director <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 16, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_07JUL13_Craig_Richardson.v3_400x250.jpg" alt="2018_Craig_Richardson" title="2018_07JUL13_Craig_Richardson.v3_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) welcomes Craig Richardson as the new Director of the Fire &amp; Safety Division, effective July 9.</p> <p>※I am pleased to welcome Craig to JIBC,§ said Sarah Wareing, Dean of the School of Public Safety. ※His senior leadership experience and background in instruction, combined with his knowledge of the Fire Service, are ideal for the role of Director, Fire &amp; Safety Division. Through his leadership, we look forward to strengthening and expanding the education, training and applied research we provide to the Fire Service and industry partners.§</p> <p>Richardson has more than 25 years* experience in the Fire Service, beginning his career with the Surrey Fire Department in 1990. He retired in 2017 from Nanaimo Fire Rescue after seven years as deputy chief and three years as fire chief. For 10 years, he served as an elected member of the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) Committee on Accreditation and also served as Career Sector Deputy Director and Zone 1 Deputy Director for the Fire Chiefs Association of B.C.</p> <p>He has a master*s degree in leadership and training from Royal Roads University, a Provincial Instructor Diploma, a Certificate in Local Government Administration, and a Chief Fire Officer professional designation.</p> <p>His connection to JIBC started in 1996 when he began serving as a sessional instructor, a role he has also played at College of the Rockies since 2007. He has done extensive committee and advisory work on accreditation, international fire instruction, and Indigenous training. Most recently, Richardson served as Fire Protection Advisor for Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>※I am really excited about joining the Fire &amp; Safety Division team at JIBC,§ said Richardson.&nbsp;※There are tremendous opportunities in today*s Fire Service. I am looking forward to collaborating with our many stakeholders and clients to meet their training and educational needs, with a focus on building strong internal and external relationships to achieve mutual goals.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fire & Safety Fire Service Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:27:03 +0000 wchow 61770 at/ce8 JIBC takes home Colleges and Institutes Canada Award of Excellence https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-takes-home-colleges-and-institutes-canada-award-excellence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 11, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_05MAY_CICanAward_BESMS_400.250.jpg" alt="2018 CICan Award of Excellence-BESMS" title="2018_05MAY_CICanAward_BESMS_400.250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A degree program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) was recognized for program excellence recently by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).</p> <p>JIBC*s Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies program (BESMS) earned silver in the Program of Excellence category of the Colleges and Institutes Canada Awards.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>※I am very pleased to see JIBC*s BESMS program being recognized on a national level for all that it has accomplished in the eight years since it was launched,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC. ※The program has been a star for us and embodies all that JIBC strives for with its education and training activities 每 relevant, meaningful and engaging programming that supports public safety and aligns with our students' career aspirations.§</p> <p>BESMS is Canada's first undergraduate program to combine emergency management and security studies with a foundation in business, a combination which aims to prepare students to fulfill a wide range of duties and responsibilities in a myriad of potential positions in the field. It was developed to fill a need for formal education in the emerging fields of public safety and security studies.</p> <p>Launched in 2010, the BESMS program is delivered online, designed to be easily accessible to students anywhere with an internet connection. It is also flexible, allowing students to enter at the beginning of any semester, enabling students to take courses either full-time or part-time and at a pace that is manageable for their personal circumstances. It also allows an option to graduate with a Diploma in Emergency and Security Management partway through the BESMS program. JIBC plans to offer the program as a face-to-face option at its New Westminster campus in September 2019.</p> <p>Sarah Wareing, Dean of JIBC*s School of Public Safety, noted that one of the strengths of the BESMS program is its applied nature.</p> <p>※Many of our students are mid-career professionals who are able to apply what they learn to the work they do every day,§ Wareing said. ※As we prepare for our first cohort of students in a face-to-face format, we anticipate attracting a younger demographic who are new to public safety. We look forward to equipping the next generation of emergency and security managers with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their careers.§</p> <p>The CICan Awards program recognizes and promotes excellence within Canadian colleges, institutes, c谷geps and polytechnics. The Program Excellence Award recognizes a program that is innovative, portable, sustainable, and effective.</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;"><br />About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:24:24 +0000 wchow 61767 at/ce8 Memorial fund created in honour of Heather Lyle https://www.google.com//ce8/news/memorial-fund-created-honour-heather-lyle <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 9, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/foundation/images/heatherlyle.PNG" alt="Heather Lyle" width="146" height="173" style="float: left; margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px;" />In recognition of Heather Lyle*s outstanding contribution to service and leadership in emergency management, friends, family, and colleagues have established the Heather Lyle Memorial Fund.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>The fund will support students in the Emergency Management Certificate, Diploma in Emergency and Security Management, and the Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies.</p> <p>Heather*s distinguished career in emergency management spanned more than 30 years. She began her career in 1986, as the Emergency Program Coordinator in the City of New Westminster, later moving in 1991 to the same position with the City of Vancouver. In 1998, Heather brought her experience to the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) where she worked as an instructor and program coordinator/manager. During her eight years at JIBC, Heather led the implementation of the Emergency Management Certificate program, the first in Canada, and in 2001 she received the JIBC Instructor of the Year award.</p> <p>After leaving JIBC to join the Corporation of Delta as Manager of Emergency Programs, Heather was seconded in 2008 to the 2010 Winter Olympics, after which she moved to Emergency Management BC (EMBC) to be Director, Integrated Public Safety and later Executive Director. Heather*s commitment to emergency management saw her also volunteer for the Emergency Social Services Association of BC, where she held multiple positions including President, and the ShakeOut BC organizing committee, where she helped establish the earthquake drill campaign in British Columbia.</p> <p>Widely recognized for her significant service and contributions to the emergency management field, Heather received many awards during her career including: Regional Premier*s Award and Provincial Finalist for Leadership Category; Provincial Premier*s Award for Cross-Government Integration 每 Integrated Public Safety Team; EMBC Recognition for Leadership for V2010 Planning and Exercise Programs; Lifetime Achievement Award from Emergency Social Services Association of BC; Canadian Award in Emergency Management from Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness; and Training Excellence Award from the National Institute For Staff &amp; Organizational Development.</p> <p>At JIBC, Heather is remembered for her lasting impact. ※It goes without saying that Heather*s efforts and work had a significant impact on the growth and recognition of our emergency management programs and courses,§ said Colleen Vaughan, Vice-President, Academic. ※Furthermore, her leadership, devotion and contributions to the field of emergency management throughout British Columbia and beyond were second to none.§<a name="jon"></a></p> <p>For those wishing to recognize Heather*s outstanding contribution to the field of Emergency Management, please consider a donation to the Heather Lyle Memorial Fund administered by The JIBC Foundation. To make a donation, please visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.support.jibc.ca/SSLPage.aspx?pid=298" target="_blank">The JIBC Foundation online giving page.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:41:56 +0000 rchu 61766 at/ce8 CICan welcomes new Board members and Chair https://www.google.com//ce8/news/cican-welcomes-new-board-members-and-chair <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 21, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ottawa 每&nbsp;Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors, as well as a new Chair.&nbsp;Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of the Justice Institute of British Columbia will be taking over the position of Chair from&nbsp;Liane Roy, President and CEO of the Coll豕ge communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB), who served on the Board for seven years.</p> <p>The Board also selected&nbsp;Yves Galipeau, Director General of C谷gep de la Gasp谷sie et des ?les as its new Vice-Chair. New directors include&nbsp;Riel Bellegarde, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT),&nbsp;who joins as the new representative for the Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut region;&nbsp;Dr. William Radford, President and CEO of College of the North Atlantic, who will represent the Atlantic region; and&nbsp;Carmen Abela, Managing Director of WindReach Consulting Services Inc., who was elected as one of four public directors.</p> <p>※CICan is lucky to count on so many accomplished senior leaders on its Board of Directors. Their rich experience will be invaluable to ensure that our association continues to stay on top of the latest trends and challenges in the rapidly evolving world of skills and education§, said Denise Amyot, President and CEO of CICan. ※We are also grateful to our outgoing Board members, including our former Chair Liane Roy, for their wise counsel and dedicated work on behalf of Canada*s colleges and institutes.§</p> <p>The new Board directors were elected during CICan*s annual general meeting, which was held June 19. This was also an opportunity to reflect on CICan*s accomplishments over the past year, as outlined in our&nbsp;<a href="https://annualreport.collegesinstitutes.ca/">annual report</a>.</p> <p>Click here to view the full list of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/what-we-do/about/board-of-directors/">CICan Board directors</a>, including bios.</p> <h2>About Colleges and Institutes Canada</h2> <p>Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada*s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan*s members add over $190B to Canada*s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities.</p> </div> </div> </div> CICan Colleges and Institutes Canada Michel Tarko Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:18:15 +0000 wchow 61764 at/ce8 JIBC graduates celebrated at 2018 Spring Convocation https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-graduates-celebrated-2018-spring-convocation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 14, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_06JUN14_SpringConvocation_WC5_400x250.jpg" alt="2018 Spring Convocation graduates" title="2018_06JUN14_SpringConvocation_WC5_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The achievements of approximately 330 graduates and honorary degree recipient, Justice Steven Point, were recognized at the Spring Convocation of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) held at its New Westminster campus on June 14, 2018.</p> <p>Now in its 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary year, JIBC has seen nearly 295,000 individuals enrol in its courses educating and training justice and public safety professionals in British Columbia and beyond. The newest graduates join more than 40,000 alumni of the Institute*s programs, both non-credentialed ones and those resulting in certificates, diplomas, baccalaureate degrees and gradate certificates.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_06JUN14_SpringConvocation_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="2018 Spring Convocation Michel Tarko" title="2018_06JUN14_SpringConvocation_WC1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>※The general public may not be aware of the incredible work that our graduates from these professions do each day, but the significance of what they do 每 what you do 每 is nevertheless great,§ said JIBC President and CEO, Dr. Michel Tarko.</p> <p>※At the heart of our learning model is a focus on scenario-based training. And as I watch students and recruits practice how to respond to a wide range of real-life situations, I am constantly impressed by their dedication to service. It is that evident desire to be the one coming to the rescue on people*s absolute worst days of their lives that never fails to give me hope for the future.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_06JUN14_SpringConvocation_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="2018 Spring Convocation Michel-Steven Point-Rob Kroeker" title="2018_06JUN14_SpringConvocation_WC2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Honourable Steven Point, a provincial court judge and former lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, the first Indigenous person to hold that office, was conferred an honorary degree in recognition of his dedication to public service and his leadership in the Indigenous community.</p> <p>In his remarks, Justice Point stressed the importance of integrity, honesty and doing your best every day. ※No one will listen to you, no one will take you seriously if you don*t have integrity,§ he said.</p> <p>※Each of you comes with a gift. Find out what it is, nurture it throughout your lifetime. Share it with everyone else. Life is like a library. Your job is not only to discover that which is inside its doors but also to make a contribution. Today is a beginning. A new one for you. And I hope and I pray for you that when you get to my place in life, you can honestly say that you*ve put a book on the shelf called your life.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_06JUN14_SpringConvocation_WC4_400x250.jpg" alt="2018 Spring Convocation Student Speaker Kris Marquardt" title="2018_06JUN14_SpringConvocation_WC4_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Kris Marquardt, who was graduating from JIBC*s Bachelor Law Enforcement Studies program, spoke at convocation on behalf of all the graduating students. He called on his fellow graduates to never take education for granted as he described a life-changing trip he made to Ghana to volunteer in an orphanage. There he had met children who would risk beatings and starvation just to attend school.</p> <p>Marquardt, who plans to pursue a career in law enforcement, also encouraged graduates to be accepting of differences and to always employ listening skills.</p> <p>※We live in a world today where people are too quick to judge and form an opinion without listening first. As graduates of 2018, let*s give someone the opportunity to talk and just listen to them,§ he said. "The power of listening can be an incredible thing, and if you don*t believe me, ask any emergency personnel out on the street today what listening can do. We owe it to ourselves, we owe it to the world around us and most importantly, we owe it to the next generation.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> convocation honorary degree Steven Point Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:00:48 +0000 wchow 61763 at/ce8 JIBC students to benefit from Canada-B.C. infrastructure investments https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-students-benefit-canada-bc-infrastructure-investments <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 7, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare, Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D'Eith and JIBC President and Michel Tarko at opening of new Driver Education Centre facility" title="2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare, Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D'Eith and JIBC President Michel Tarko visit the new classroom facility at JIBC's Driver Education Centre in Pitt Meadows.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITT MEADOWS - Students preparing for careers in some of B.C.'s most important services have new roofs overhead and an upgraded driver training facility, after a joint Canada-B.C. investment in infrastructure at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).</p> <p>Two capital projects were completed with the federal and provincial investment.</p> <p>The first provides students with a weather-protected, modular learning facility at the Driver Education Centre in Pitt Meadows. The new design supports the delivery of specialized driving courses, primarily for police recruit and sheriff training. The Province is contributing $640,000 to the Driver Education Centre, topped off by $179,000 in federal funding, for a total $819,000 investment.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="MLA Bob D'Eith speaks at opening of new Driver Education Centre Facility" title="2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D'Eith speaks at opening of new Driver Education Centre facility.</em></p> <p>The second project is the replacement of the 21-year-old roofs on three buildings at the main JIBC campus in New Westminster, which helps reduce winter heat loss, save on summer cooling and reduce the carbon footprint at the institution. The $1.89-million roof replacement was funded through a $1.59-million provincial government contribution, and $304,000 from the federal government.</p> <p>The completion of these projects was announced by Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, on behalf of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, and Melanie Mark, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC3_400x250.jpg" alt="Michel Tarko at opening of new Driver Education Centre facility" title="2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC3_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>JIBC President and CEO Michel Tarko speaks at opening of new classroom facility in Pitt Meadows.</em></p> <p>Investments through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund are being used to modernize research facilities at Canadian universities and colleges, as well as improve the energy efficiency of these facilities and reduce their impact on the environment. As a result of these investments, students, professors and researchers will work in state-of-the-art facilities that advance the country's best research. They will collaborate in specially designed spaces that support lifelong learning and skills training. They will work in close proximity with partners, to turn discoveries into products or services. In the process, they will train for - and invent - the high-value jobs of the future. And their discoveries will plant the seeds for the next generation of innovators.</p> <p>In total, British Columbia received $256 million through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. Twenty public post-secondary institutions and one private First Nation institution in B.C. are benefiting from a total of 30 individual projects throughout the province.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC8_400x250.jpg" alt="MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D'Eith, and Michel Tarko about to experience demonstration of first responder driving skills." title="2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC8_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>MLAs Bob D'Eith and Lisa Beare, and JIBC President Michel Tarko about to experience first responder driving skills.</em></p> <p>Quotes:</p> <p><strong>Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada -</strong></p> <p>"This historic investment by the Government of Canada is a down payment on the government's vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation. That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into jobs and start-up companies into global successes. This investment will create conditions that are conducive to innovation and long-term growth, which will in turn keep the Canadian economy globally competitive."</p> <p><strong>Melanie Mark, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training -</strong></p> <p>"Students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia are the future skilled workers for our vital community services, such as fire, ambulance and police. The new JIBC facilities will improve the students' learning experience, and ultimately benefit all of us who rely on their skills in difficult and sometimes dangerous situations."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC9_400x250.jpg" alt="MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D'Eith, and Michel Tarko after demonstration of first responder driving skills." title="2018_06JUN07_JIBC_DEC_opening_WC9_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D'Eith and JIBC President Michel Tarko react to experiencing demonstration of first responder driving skills.</em></p> <p><strong>Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows -</strong></p> <p>"These new facilities will give students the experiences to prepare them for the challenging careers that await. JIBC graduates will serve in demanding professions, and their training will greatly benefit communities like Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and others throughout the province."</p> <p><strong>Bob D'Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission -</strong></p> <p>"The new roofs and driver training facility are going to make sure JIBC can keep graduating some of B.C.'s most important professionals for many years to come. Students, staff and faculty will all benefit from these improved facilities."</p> <p><strong>Michel Tarko, Justice Institute of British Columbia president -</strong></p> <p>"This investment by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia will upgrade JIBC campus facilities for its students, faculty and staff. The renewed infrastructure will mean improved access to and increased opportunities for our specialized driving courses in Pitt Meadows, as well as cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint at our New Westminster campus."</p> <p><strong>Stuart Ruttan, Justice Institute of British Columbia&nbsp; dean, school of criminal justice and security -</strong></p> <p>"JIBC's school of criminal justice and security includes the three top users of the Driver Education Centre - the police academy, sheriff academy and law enforcement studies diploma program. Each of these areas incorporates experiential learning and hands-on training, which take place in almost all-weather conditions. The new classroom facilities at our Driver Education Centre will help provide modern and comfortable spaces, where discussions can take place with recruits and students before and after driving the course."</p> <p><strong>Megan Eastes, law enforcement studies diploma student -</strong></p> <p>"JIBC's driving track allows for classroom-based learning to be put into action in a practical, hands-on way, with police expertise guiding the scenarios. This helps encourage aspiring police officers to carry on through the LESD program, to make it to the police academy or RCMP depot. The new classroom building will provide an easily accessible and comfortable environment, where students can engage in class discussions before and after driving the track."</p> <p><strong>Learn More:</strong></p> <p>Canada's Innovation Agenda: <a href="http://VP-SophosEmail.jibc.ca:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiY0NGNhNTMxOTJmNTgwZTQ3Yz01QjE4NTlEMF83MTAyN184MzU5XzEmJjRjMjY4NDAwYWRiOGY4Nz0xMzMzJiZ1cmw9aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dyUyRWljJTJFZ2MlMkVjYSUyRmVpYyUyRnNpdGUlMkYwNjIlMkVuc2YlMkZlbmclMkZob21l">http://VP-SophosEmail.jibc.ca:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiY0NGNhNTMxOTJmNTgwZTQ3Yz01QjE4NTlEMF83MTAyN184MzU5XzEmJjRjMjY4NDAwYWRiOGY4Nz0xMzMzJiZ1cmw9aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dyUyRWljJTJFZ2MlMkVjYSUyRmVpYyUyRnNpdGUlMkYwNjIlMkVuc2YlMkZlbmclMkZob21l</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund: <a href="http://VP-SophosEmail.jibc.ca:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiY0NGNhNTMxOTJmNTgwZTQ3Yz01QjE4NTlEMF83MTAyN184MzU5XzEmJjRjMjY4NDMwOWRiOGY4Nz0xMzMzJiZ1cmw9aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dyUyRWljJTJFZ2MlMkVjYSUyRmVpYyUyRnNpdGUlMkYwNTElMkVuc2YlMkZlbmclMkZob21l">http://VP-SophosEmail.jibc.ca:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiY0NGNhNTMxOTJmNTgwZTQ3Yz01QjE4NTlEMF83MTAyN184MzU5XzEmJjRjMjY4NDMwOWRiOGY4Nz0xMzMzJiZ1cmw9aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dyUyRWljJTJFZ2MlMkVjYSUyRmVpYyUyRnNpdGUlMkYwNTElMkVuc2YlMkZlbmclMkZob21l</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia: <a href="/ce8/">/ce8/</a></p> </div> </div> </div> Driver Education Centre infrastructure Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada Ministry of Advanced Education Skills and Training Pitt Meadows Pitt Meadows Airport Fri, 08 Jun 2018 18:27:17 +0000 wchow 61761 at/ce8 JIBC Police Academy recruits and international students lace up for Special Olympics BC https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-police-academy-recruits-and-international-students-lace-special-olympics-bc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 4, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/LETR_log_400x250.jpg" alt="LETR Logo" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>From June 5 to 8, law enforcement members and Special Olympics BC athletes will run shoulder to shoulder through 16 Lower Mainland communities as part of the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run for SOBC.</p> <p>Police recruits from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) Police Academy will be running a leg of the event in New Westminster from the JIBC campus to Transit Police headquarters. More than 100 JIBC international law enforcement students will also be running in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack and New Westminster events.</p> <p>Participants in this annual four-day run will proudly carry the Flame of Hope through their communities as they spread their message of respect and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities. More than 400 law enforcement members and 50 SOBC athletes are expected to take part in the Lower Mainland Torch Run, including a core team that will run in every leg of the event. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>※We are honoured that so many law enforcement members come out each year to support Special Olympics BC through the Lower Mainland Torch Run,§ SOBC President &amp; CEO Dan Howe says. ※This event raises much-needed funds and awareness for SOBC, and it is inspiring to see the amazing levels of camaraderie and mutual respect between law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes.§</p> <p>Participating agencies include the Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, Port Moody, Vancouver, and West Vancouver police departments, RCMP detachments throughout the Lower Mainland, Canada Border Services Agency, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Metro Vancouver Transit Police.</p> <p><strong>June 5:</strong>&nbsp;Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey, White Rock</p> <p class="pa1"><strong>June 6:</strong>&nbsp;Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver/West Vancouver</p> <p class="pa1"><strong>June 7:</strong>&nbsp;Maple Ridge, Port Moody/Coquitlam</p> <p class="pa1"><strong>June 8:</strong>&nbsp;New Westminster, Richmond, Delta/Ladner</p> <p>Visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.specialolympics.bc.ca/2018-Lower-Mainland-Torch-Run" target="_blank">Law Enforcement Torch Run webpage</a>&nbsp;for the full schedule of runs by community. Photos will also be posted daily during the Law Enforcement Torch Run on the event's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/specialolympicsbc/albums" target="_blank">Flickr page</a>.</p> <p>Follow the runners on Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/sobcsociety" target="_blank">@sobcsociety</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/BCLETR" target="_blank">@BCLETR</a>, #TorchRun),&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/specialolympicsbc" target="_blank">Facebook&nbsp;</a>and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/specialolympicsbc/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> <h2><strong>About the Law Enforcement Torch Run</strong></h2> <p>For more than 35 years, law enforcement members throughout the world have supported people with intellectual disabilities through the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The LETR movement has raised more than $3 million in British Columbia since 1990. To date, the LETR has raised more than $600 million for Special Olympics programs around the world. To learn more about the LETR, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr">www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr</a>. Find BC LETR on Twitter @BCLETR.</p> <h2><strong>About Special Olympics BC</strong></h2> <p>Special Olympics BC is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the power and joy of sport. In 55 communities around the province, we provide year-round training and competitive opportunities in 18 different sports to more than 4,600 athletes of all ages and abilities, thanks to the dedicated efforts of over 3,900 volunteers. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.specialolympics.bc.ca/">www.specialolympics.bc.ca</a>, and find us on Facebook and Instagram @specialolympicsbc and Twitter @sobcsociety.</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Law Enforcement Torch Run LETR police academy Special Olympics BC Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:56:07 +0000 rchu 61755 at/ce8 1978-2018: JIBC celebrates 40 years of helping to keep communities safe https://www.google.com//ce8/news/1978-2018-jibc-celebrates-40-years-helping-keep-communities-safe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 23, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_05MAY23_JIBC40th_CakeCutting_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="JIBC 40th Anniversary cake cutting" title="2018_05MAY23_JIBC40th_CakeCutting_WC1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>From left: Chief Rhonda Larrabee of Qayqayt First Nation, Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, JIBC President and CEO Michel Tarko, Tina Dion, Vice-Chair, JIBC Board of Governors, Judy Darcy, New Westminster MLA and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, and New Westminster Coun. Bill Harper, cutting cake marking JIBC's 40th birthday.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is celebrating its 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary this year with an open house and career fair at its New Westminster campus today, the first of several events to mark the occasion.</p> <p>※For 40 incredible years, the Justice Institute of British Columbia has provided quality education and training to thousands of students,§ said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. ※Congratulations to all the students, staff and faculty on reaching this important milestone. The Institute has grown to become an internationally-recognized leader in training professionals in the justice, public safety and social services fields.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_05MAY23_JIBC40th_MinisterMark_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="Minister Mark at 40th Anniversary Open House" title="2018_05MAY23_JIBC40th_MinisterMark_WC1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, checks out the radio on JIBC's newest fire truck at the open house held at its New Westminster campus.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>JIBC was established in 1978 as a provincial institute with a provincial mandate to create a cooperative, collaborative model of educating and training public safety professionals in British Columbia. It was an innovative concept, bringing the training for several disciplines together under one roof. Initially, these comprised <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/police-academy">policing</a>, <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/corrections-academy-0">corrections</a>, courts and <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/fire-safety-division">firefighting</a>.</p> <p>Today, these areas of study have expanded to include <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/sheriff-academy">sheriff training</a>, <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy">paramedicine</a> and <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/emergency-management-division">emergency management</a>. This has led to an environment where instructors from these different fields can exchange ideas related to interoperability, while recruits and students from a variety of disciplines have opportunities to interact. JIBC confers credentials that ladder from certificates into undergraduate diplomas and degrees as well as <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/graduate-studies">graduate programs</a> in the areas of complex trauma and sexual abuse, and intelligence analysis.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_05MAY23_JIBC40th_MinisterMark_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="Minister Mark speaks at 40th Anniversary event" title="2018_05MAY23_JIBC40th_MinisterMark_WC2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark speaks at JIBC 40th Anniversary event.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The evolution of JIBC has also led the Institute to develop expertise in other related and complementary fields, from search-and-rescue, <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-conflict-resolution">conflict resolution and mediation</a>, to <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-counselling-community-safety">counselling</a>, <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-leadership">leadership</a>, and <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/driver-education-centre">driver education</a>. In turn, that experience teaching these skills makes JIBC uniquely qualified to train and educate other members of the general public in these areas.</p> <p>※At the heart of our learning model is a focus on experiential, scenario-based training. And as I watch students and recruits in policing, paramedicine, firefighting, the sheriff service and others practise how to respond to a wide range of real-life situations, I am constantly impressed by their dedication to service,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO.</p> <p>※It is that evident desire to be the one coming to the rescue on people*s absolute worst days that never fails to give me hope for the future as JIBC continues to help build a growing community of professionals working together to create safer communities and a more just society.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_05MAY23_JIBC40th_MinisterDarcy_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="Minister Darcy speaks at 40th Anniversary event" title="2018_05MAY23_JIBC40th_MinisterDarcy_WC1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Judy Darcy,&nbsp;Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and MLA for New Westminster,&nbsp;</em><em>speaks at JIBC 40th anniversary event.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Institute*s expertise is recognized across Canada and around the world, a fact that has led to continual growth and success of its international education programming.</p> <p>JIBC is currently training paramedics in Hong Kong and Singapore, law enforcement professionals in China, and firefighters in the United Arab Emirates. Within Canada, JIBC*s reach includes training corrections staff in Nunavut and Indigenous firefighters in Quebec.</p> <p>The Institute also conducts applied research related to the professions it serves to make life and work better and safer for those involved. </p> <p> In its first 40 years, JIBC has had nearly 295,000 individuals enroll in its courses, of which more than 40,000 have graduated from its programs, both non-credentialed and those resulting in certificates, diplomas, baccalaureate degrees and graduate programs.</p> <p>In honour of JIBC*s 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary, The JIBC Foundation has launched the <a href="/ce8/support-jibc/give-jibc/jibc-future-40-campaign">JIBC Future 40 Campaign</a> to support students and is hosting the <a href="/ce8/support-jibc/events/2018-be-one-gala">Be the One Gala</a> on November 15, 2018.</p> <p>For more information on JIBC*s accomplishments in its first four decades, visit <a href="/ce8/about-jibc/40th-anniversary">JIBC.ca/40years</a>.</p> <p><object class="video-filter video-flickr_slideshows vf-justiceinstitute vf-72157698531829344" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="flashvars" value="&amp;offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157698531829344%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157698531829344%2F&amp;set_id=72157698531829344&amp;jump_to=" /> </object> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> 40th Anniversary JIBC Foundation open house Wed, 23 May 2018 17:07:53 +0000 wchow 61753 at/ce8 JIBC to present honorary degree to former lieutenant-governor https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-present-honorary-degree-former-lieutenant-governor <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 16, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/images/Steven_Point_edit_400x250.jpg" alt="Steven Point 2018" title="Steven_Point_edit_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will present a Doctor of Laws degree, <em>honoris causa</em>, to the Honourable Steven Point, a provincial court judge and former BC lieutenant-governor, in recognition of his dedication to public service and his leadership in the Indigenous community.</p> <p>※As we mark JIBC*s 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary this year, it is fitting that we also celebrate the accomplishments of a groundbreaking British Columbian,※ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※Steven Point has exemplified exceptional commitment to serving the people of this province in the field of law and in legal and Indigenous education. His leadership in the Indigenous community was perhaps best demonstrated during his term as lieutenant-governor when he strove to serve as a role model for Indigenous youth, encouraging them to succeed in education while still retaining their cultural identity.§</p> <p>Between 2007 and 2012, Point served as British Columbia*s 28<sup>th</sup> lieutenant-governor and was the first Indigenous person appointed to represent the Queen in the province. Prior to that, he served as Chief of the Skowkale First Nation and as Tribal Chair of the St車:l身 Nation and Grand Chief of St車:l身 Tribal Council.</p> <p>He was called to the BC Bar in 1986 and practised criminal law and native law. He served as an immigration adjudicator and provincial court judge before becoming Chief Commissioner of the British Columbia Treaty Commission in 2005. He was reappointed as a provincial court judge in 2014.</p> <p>Point is a recipient of The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation*s Joseph H. Cohen Award and has served on the JIBC Aboriginal Education Advisory Council. His other previous honours include: the Order of British Columbia (2007), the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubliee (2002) and Diamond Jubilee (2012) medals, Knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (2008), and the Order of Chilliwack (2016). He has received Honorary Doctorates of Law from the University of the Fraser Valley (2000), University of Victoria (2012), University of British Columbia (2013) and Capilano University (2017).</p> <p>The 2018 Spring Convocation ceremony will be held at the New Westminster campus on June 14 and will recognize approximately 330 graduates who have completed certificates, diplomas and degrees at JIBC.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> convocation honorary degree Steven Point Wed, 16 May 2018 23:33:24 +0000 wchow 61750 at/ce8 Memorial fund created in honour of Doug Eastwood https://www.google.com//ce8/news/memorial-fund-created-honour-doug-eastwood <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 27, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/DougEastwood2015-hires-250.jpg" alt="Doug Eastwood" width="166" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>A memorial fund has been established at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) in honour of former Board of Governors* Chair Doug Eastwood, QC, who passed away on April 22, 2018.</p> <p>Doug served on JIBC*s Board for six years between 2011 and 2017, including three years as Chair, where he was instrumental in the development of the <a href="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/pdf/JIBC-Strategic-Plan-2015-2020.pdf" target="_blank">Institute*s new strategic direction </a>and also the selection of a new President.</p> <p>Doug had a distinguished career with the B.C. Ministry of Attorney General spanning 27 years and was appointed as Queen*s Counsel in 2013. He was active in the community, and JIBC was among those organizations which benefited significantly from his leadership, vision, and contributions.</p> <p>The J. Douglas Eastwood, QC Memorial Fund was created in honour of Doug, in recognition of his service to JIBC and his many contributions to public service and the community. The fund will support students as they learn critical skills and knowledge at JIBC for their careers in justice and public safety.</p> <p>Directing remembrance gifts to The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation was a natural fit for Doug*s family. His sister, Ellen Eastwood, said, ※Doug was passionate about public service and loved working with JIBC.§</p> <p>A celebration of Doug's life will take place on Friday, May 4 at 4 p.m. at The Law Courts Inn Restaurant, 800 Smithe Street, 4<sup>th</sup> Floor, Vancouver.</p> <p>Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Doug can do so at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.support.jibc.ca/SSLPage.aspx?pid=298">J. Douglas Eastwood, QC Memorial Fund</a>.</p> <p><object class="video-filter video-flickr_slideshows vf-justiceinstitute vf-72157695470471254" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="flashvars" value="&amp;offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157695470471254%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157695470471254%2F&amp;set_id=72157695470471254&amp;jump_to=" /> </object> </p> <h2><strong>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></h2> <p>For almost 25 years,&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student awards and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> Doug Eastwood JIBC Foundation Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:16:24 +0000 rchu 61748 at/ce8 JIBC honours memory of former Board Chair https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-memory-former-board-chair <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 23, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia, offer its deepest condolences to the family and friends of former JIBC Board Chair Doug Eastwood who passed away Sunday.</p> <p>Mr. Eastwood was a senior litigation lawyer for the Ministry of Justice and served on JIBC*s board for six years starting in 2011, including three years as its chair. He was active in the community, and JIBC was among those organizations which benefited from his leadership, vision and contributions.</p> <p>JIBC*s flags will be lowered to half-mast in his memory.</p> </div> </div> </div> Doug Eastwood Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:28:35 +0000 wchow 61747 at/ce8 New sheriffs graduate, funding announced for more classes https://www.google.com//ce8/news/new-sheriffs-graduate-funding-announced-more-classes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 20, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_04APR20_AGEby_and_Sheriff_grads_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="Attorney General David Eby and sheriff class" title="2018_04APR20_AGEby_and_Sheriff_grads_WC2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>VICTORIA 每 The Government of British Columbia has allocated funding to create three new sheriff recruit training classes in 2018, further supporting a justice system that is properly staffed, resolves disputes in a timely manner and serves the needs of all court users in B.C.</p> <p>Today marked the graduation of the first class of 18 recruits, who will join more than 490 sheriffs serving throughout the province.</p> <p>※Sheriffs are an integral part of ensuring our courts operate in a safe and timely manner, and I congratulate all of today*s graduates,§ said David Eby, Attorney General, who attended the graduation ceremony at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). ※Our government will continue to take action to increase access to justice in our province, and these added sheriff recruit classes form part of that.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_04APR20_Sheriff_grad_AGEby_WC_400x250.jpg" alt="Attorney General David Eby" title="2018_04APR20_Sheriff_grad_AGEby_WC_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Attorney General David Eby addresses latest graduates of JIBC Sheriff Academy.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Ministry of Attorney General*s Court Services Branch received a $6.64-million budget lift, of which $5 million was allocated to increase the number of sheriffs and staffing of the Court Services Branch, to help reduce court delays.</p> <p>Sheriff recruits must complete a 14-week training program, held at JIBC*s Sheriff Academy at its New Westminster campus, to graduate. Classes are developed in collaboration with the Court Services Branch and JIBC. Recruits are ready to serve in the province*s courtrooms immediately upon graduation.</p> <p>※As we approach JIBC*s 40th anniversary, our longstanding partnership with B.C. Sheriff Services is a proud part of our history,§ said Michel Tarko, president and CEO of JIBC. ※This additional funding, for a third cohort of sheriff recruit officers, is a prime example of JIBC responding to labour-market needs by providing the training to support our provincial mandate and vision of safer communities and a more just society.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_04APR20_Sheriff_grad_AGEby_Tarko_Kroeker_400x250.jpg" alt="Board Chair Kroeker AG Eby Pres Tarko" title="2018_04APR20_Sheriff_grad_AGEby_Tarko_Kroeker_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>From left: JIBC Board Chair Rob Kroeker, Attorney General David Eby and JIBC President and CEO Michel Tarko.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sheriffs serve throughout British Columbia. They provide courthouse security and jury management, as well as the safe and efficient escort of those in custody to and from court, correctional centres and police lockup facilities.</p> <p>The next classes of recruits are set to graduate on Sept. 21, 2018, and Jan. 15, 2019.</p> <p><strong>Learn More:</strong></p> <p>Ministry of Attorney General, B.C. Sheriff Services:</p> <p><a href="https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/courthouse-services/courthouse-roles/sheriff-services">https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/courthouse-services/courthouse-roles/sheriff-services</a></p> </div> </div> </div> Attorney General BC Sheriff Services Sheriff Sheriff Academy sheriff recruit training Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:41:39 +0000 wchow 61746 at/ce8 Student and faculty research showcased at JIBC Applied Research Day https://www.google.com//ce8/news/student-and-faculty-research-showcased-jibc-applied-research-day-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 16, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_04APR05_AppResearchDay_GregAnderson_WC_400x250.jpg" alt="2018_04APR05 Applied Research Day_Greg Anderson" title="2018_04APR05_AppResearchDay_GregAnderson_WC_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Dr. Greg Anderson,&nbsp;JIBC*s Dean of the Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies, speaks on the value of undergraduate research at the recent eighth-annual Applied Research Day.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More than 45 research projects by Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) undergraduate students, faculty and staff were highlighted at the eighth annual Applied Research Day at JIBC*s New Westminster campus recently.</p> <p>Students are required to complete a capstone research project on a relevant issue or topic of interest as part of the applied nature of JIBC*s degree programs. The event featured research from JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/bles/">Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies</a> (BLES) and <a href="/ce8/besm">Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies</a> (BESMS) programs. For the first time, participants included students enrolled in the JIBC BLES program which runs in partnership with Camosun College out of their Victoria campus.</p> <p>※Over eight years our research day has morphed, and now showcases the great work of our students as demonstrated in oral presentations and poster communications,§ said Dr. Greg Anderson, JIBC*s Dean of the Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies. ※The value of introducing an undergraduate research skills framework across all programs at JIBC is evident in the quality of the student-led research and the growing culture of research, scholarship, and general curiosity exhibited across the institution.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_04APR05_AppResearchDay_KrisMarquardt_WC_400x250.jpg" alt="2018 Applied Research Day-Kris Marquardt" title="2018_04APR05_AppResearchDay_KrisMarquardt_WC_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Kris Marquardt, a Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies student, presents his research into the challenges facing police as they attempt to reduce the street supply of fentanyl contributing to the current epidemic of drug overdose deaths.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Research projects this year included one by BLES student Kris Marquardt from Victoria who explored the current epidemic of opioid drug overdoses and the challenges faced by police as they endeavour to reduce the amount of fentanyl being sold on the streets.</p> <p>※It takes about two weeks to get information from one department to another # RCMP stated it can take 10 to 30 days for a full batch of fentanyl to come through our borders, to get buffed and then sold on the streets,§ Marquardt said, noting 80 per cent of Saanich Police investigations involving fentanyl involve other jurisdictions or agencies.</p> <p>Based on his research findings, he made recommendations to help police in their efforts, including setting up a provincewide drug investigation agency to prevent overlapping investigations among the dedicated units of individual police departments or agencies.</p> <p>Marquardt stressed the need for more research on the issue. ※We have literally nothing on any law enforcement-related fentanyl [studies] and why? It*s because it*s such a new epidemic, we*re just starting, and we*re just getting our foot in the door.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_04APR05_AppResearchDay_StevePalmer_WC_400x250.jpg" alt="2018 Applied Research Day-Steve Palmer" title="2018_04APR05_AppResearchDay_StevePalmer_WC_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Keynote speaker Steve Palmer,&nbsp;executive director of the Collaborative Centre for Justice &amp; Safety and the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research &amp; Treatment at the University of Regina, presents on the use of research in developing public safety professionals.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Other student research presented included projects on a wide range of topics including: sleep deprivation in law enforcement; major earthquakes and the renovation and expansion of the Royal BC Museum; issues faced by women in policing; the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on police officers and the available treatment programs; the effects of domestic violence against children; and the connections between criminal and deviant behaviours and negative themes in rap music lyrics.</p> <p>JIBC faculty and staff also presented some of their own research work during the event. Such projects included a look at how JIBC paramedic graduates use their credentials in their career and educational paths; the effectiveness of recent changes to how municipal police officers in BC are trained; how a culture of appreciation can be cultivated in an organization; and how to expand options for students to declare their gender identity at a post-secondary institution.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>This year*s keynote speaker was Steve Palmer, executive director of the Collaborative Centre for Justice &amp; Safety and the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research &amp; Treatment at the University of Regina. He spoke on the use of research in developing public safety professionals.</p> <p>※Things are changing and the volatility and the rate of change is continuing to push us forward. That is really fundamental in why we need to undertake research because nothing is the same # We need to keep ourselves moving forward.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Applied Research Day Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies Centre for Applied Research student research Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:02:13 +0000 wchow 61743 at/ce8 JIBC honours life and service of fallen Victoria Police officer https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-life-and-service-fallen-victoria-police-officer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 13, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all JIBC campuses to honour Victoria Police Department Const. Ian Jordan who passed away on Wednesday, April 11 from injuries received while on duty.</p> <p>On Sept. 22, 1987, Const. Jordan was responding to a call of a potential break-and-enter in progress when he was involved in a motor vehicle collision. His injuries left him in a coma until his death this week.</p> <p>The enduring legacy of this tragic incident was that in response, Victoria Police Department established a ※trauma team,§ the forerunner of its current Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team. Today, this team is an essential part of how VicPD provides assistance to its officers and staff after traumatic incidents.</p> <p>Const. Jordan graduated from JIBC recruit class 30 on May 31, 1985. He is still fondly remembered by his classmates, one of whom is an instructor with the police academy today. Flags will be flown at half-mast in honour of Const. Ian Jordan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>※The JIBC community is holding Const. Ian Jordan*s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※His dedication and sacrifice will not be forgotten.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> flags half-mast Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:34:44 +0000 wchow 61741 at/ce8 Women in public safety and social justice highlighted at JIBC International Women*s Day event https://www.google.com//ce8/news/women-public-safety-and-social-justice-highlighted-jibc-international-women%E2%80%99s-day-event <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 5, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/InternationalWomensDay-portrait-purpleonwhite_400x250.jpg" alt="International Women's Day logo" title="InternationalWomensDay-portrait-purpleonwhite_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>International Women*s Day will be marked at the Justice Institute of British Columbia*s (JIBC) New Westminster campus with a forum on women in public safety and social justice on Thursday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.</p> <p>From strategies to support gender parity to celebrating accomplished women, the event aims to inspire and embolden people in these fields to bring the female perspective into their work in meaningful and innovative ways.</p> <p>※Press for Progress§ (#PressforProgress on social media) is the theme for International Women's Day 2018, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, recognizing that it is not only a fundamental right but is also critical to a healthy, thriving society.</p> <p>※JIBC is pleased to host this event in recognition of International Women*s Day and is proud of its efforts to encourage more women to join the justice and public safety professions,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President &amp; CEO. ※As such professions strive to reflect Canada*s diversity from a cultural standpoint, just as crucial is the goal of gender parity to ensure women bring their perspectives to the work of first responders who come to the public*s aid on a daily basis.§&nbsp;</p> <p>The day will begin with breakfast and registration at 8 a.m. The forum starts at 8:30 a.m. and will include a panel discussion with and presentations by accomplished women in public safety and social justice, including BC Senator Mobina Jaffer, who served as Canada*s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan and chaired the Canadian Committee on Women, Peace and Security.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/KarenFryHeadshot_100x120.jpg" alt="Karen Fry - Nanaimo Fire Chief" title="KarenFryHeadshot_100x120.jpg" width="100" height="120" style="float: left;" />Among the panelists will be Karen Fry, the Fire Chief and Director of Public Safety for the City of Nanaimo. Chief Fry's 19-year career in community firefighting and fire prevention began in 1999 with Nanaimo Fire Department hiring her as a dispatcher.</p> <p>※Keeping public safety, including the fire service, moving forward and in the right direction is not an easy task,§ said Fry of #PressforProgress. ※We are all faced with challenges that, if we don't work through or view with a holistic lens can easily bog us down. It is up to all of us to keep looking at how we can make an impact in not only our chosen field but the broader spectrum as well.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/images/Ninu_Kang_100x120.jpg" alt="Ninu Kang - MOSAIC" title="Ninu_Kang_100x120.jpg" width="100" height="120" style="float: left;" />Also among the panelists is Ninu Kang, Director of Communications and Development at MOSAIC, where she has more than 25 years of experience in program development, management and leadership. With an academic background in economics and counselling psychology, she has delivered training in the area of anti-violence and anti-racism, and provided input to women*s groups and community organizations on ways to make themselves more welcoming to immigrants and refugees.</p> <p>※This is the time to remember that some of us who enjoy more power and privilege than other women must understand intersectionality and take responsibility to lift women with less power and privilege than ourselves,§ said Kang of #PressforProgress. ※This is the time to remember that we need to create spaces that will empower young girls and boys to write the script for the kind of society they want to live in.§</p> <p>The JIBC event will be opened by Dr. Tina Dion, Vice-Chair of the JIBC Board of Governors. A lawyer in private practice, her legal work has included serving as the managing lawyer of a boutique law firm, as Director of Legal Services for the Tsawwassen First Nation, working with the civil litigation group at Blake, Cassels &amp; Graydon LLP, and as a long-time adjunct professor with the UBC Faculty of Law.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Press for Progress event is open to JIBC students, faculty, staff, clients and the wider community and will take place in the theatre and atrium of the JIBC campus at 715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster. Cost is $35 per person. For more information and to register visit: <a href="/ce8/events/pressforprogress-jibc-international-womens-day">JIBC Press for Progress</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> International Women's Day Press for Progress Fri, 02 Mar 2018 21:12:03 +0000 wchow 61709 at/ce8 Tuition tax receipts (T2202A) are now available https://www.google.com//ce8/news/tuition-tax-receipts-t2202a-are-now-available-1 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 27, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="intro"> <p>Students enrolled in eligible programs who paid more than $100 in tuition and fees can download their T2202A form via the my tỷ số bóng đá hôm nay www.kingdomconcrete.net student portal.</p> </div> <p><span>Follow the following steps to obtain your T2202A form:</span></p> <ol> <li>Log into "<a href="https://myjibc.ca/" target="_blank">myJIBC</a>"</li> <li>Go into the "Self-Service" Menu</li> <li>Select "WebAdvisor" for Students menu item</li> <li>Select the "Financial Information" menu item</li> <li>Select "View My T2202A Information"</li> <li>Click on "2017 tax year" to view your T2202A</li> <li>To print the form use the print icon or the print option under ※file§ in your browser</li> </ol> <p>If you have any further questions about the T2202A form, please visit the&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/registration/forms/tuition-tax-receipt">Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate FAQ web page</a>. If your question is not answered on the web page, please send your query to&nbsp;<a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#116;&#50;&#50;&#48;&#50;&#97;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#116;&#50;&#50;&#48;&#50;&#97;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> T2202A Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:42:03 +0000 wchow 61700 at/ce8 JIBC New Westminster campus evening classes cancelled due to severe weather https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-new-westminster-campus-evening-classes-cancelled-due-severe-weather <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 23, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All evening&nbsp;<span>classes have been&nbsp;</span>cancelled&nbsp;at the New Westminster Campus Friday, February 23, 2018 due to weather conditions. However, the building will remain open for external rentals.</p> <p><span>Unless conditions remain severe, &nbsp;the campus will be open on Saturday, February 24, 2018.</span></p> <p>For further updates, please tune in to <a href="http://www.cknw.com/">CKNW</a>, <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/listen/live/radio1/vancouver">CBC Radio</a>, or <a href="http://globalnews.ca/bc/">Global BC TV</a>, and check the&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/">JIBC websit</a>e.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> snow closure Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:41:30 +0000 rchu 61541 at/ce8 JIBC firefighting grads deployed to provide firefighter training in Central America https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-firefighting-grads-deployed-provide-firefighter-training-central-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 16, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/logos/2018_02FEB13_OneWorld2018_Students_departure_400x250.jpg" alt="2018_02FEB13_OneWorld2018_Students_departure_400x250.jpg" title="2018_02FEB13_OneWorld2018_Students_departure_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>From left, <span>Connor Llewellyn, Douglas Race, Spencer Kyte, Tommy Robertson and Ryanna Smith&nbsp;</span>are JIBC firefighting graduates now in El Salvador thanks to the Irving K. Barber One World International Scholarship program.</em><em>T</em><em>hey will be deployed for two weeks to learn from local firefighters and support Lower Mainland firefighters as they provide training to El Salvadorian fire crews.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Five recent firefighting graduates of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) have been deployed to El Salvador to support firefighter training.</p> <p>The five, all graduates of JIBC*s&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/fftc">Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate</a>&nbsp;(FFTC) program, left Vancouver February 13, 2018 for the Central American country, where they have volunteered to work for more than two weeks providing basic training for firefighters in that country. During the deployment, the students will learn about El Salvador*s fire service from local firefighters and gain an appreciation of how they do their jobs with the few resources available to them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>They will be supported by JIBC instructors who are members of Fire Rescue International Training Association (FRITA), which has been a partner in providing a culturally rich and unique opportunity for JIBC firefighting graduates.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The deployment is part of a special course called Fire Protection in the Global Community and is made possible through funding from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/international" target="_external">Irving K. Barber One World International Scholarship</a>&nbsp;administered by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca/" target="_external">Victoria Foundation</a>, and with additional financial support from JIBC.</p> <p>The 2018 One World Scholarship group includes Case Buys, Spencer Kyte, Connor Llewellyn, Douglas Race and Ryanna Smith.</p> <p>※I am honoured to be awarded this scholarship and thankful for this opportunity to visit El Salvador. I believe it will play a pivotal role in helping me to achieve my ultimate goal of becoming a career firefighter. While travelling in El Salvador, we will not only be able to practice our skills, but more importantly learn new skills and gain different perspectives,§ said Spencer Kyte.</p> <p>※The One World Scholarship is an amazing opportunity. To be able to continue learning about the fire service while helping those from another country is truly a once in a lifetime trip,§ said Connor Llewellyn, a graduate of FFTC Class 13. ※During this deployment to El Salvador I aspire to learn as much as I teach. Whether it is learning about the culture of El Salvador, firefighting skills, the Spanish language, or all of the other learning potential that the deployment has to offer.§</p> <p>※I am looking forward to being challenged during this process, to prepare properly for our time abroad and further develop my teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills,§ said FFTC Class 11 graduate Ryanna Smith. ※I am excited to learn more about El Salvador and its people 每 to soak up the culture and experience, what day to day looks like in this beautiful and resilient country. I am incredibly grateful to be able to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I am looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead.§</p> <p>The One World scholarship recipients will be documenting their experience online next month. To follow their activities during their deployment,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/theoneworldscholarship" target="_blank">visit the One World Scholarship &amp; Fire Protection in the Global Community Facebook page</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> El Salvador FFTC Fire & Safety Division Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate Fire Protection in the Global Community Fire Rescue International Training Association FRITA FSD JIBC Foundation One World Scholarship Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:14:42 +0000 wchow 61702 at/ce8 JIBC launches part-time pre-employment firefighting program https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-launches-part-time-pre-employment-firefighting-program <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 9, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/MRC_OilTankIndustrialFirefighting_2015FEB_RC3-400x250.jpg" alt="Part-Time FFTC launched in 2018" width="400" height="250" /></p> <p>The JIBC Fire &amp; Safety Division is excited to announce the introduction of a part-time offering of the <a href="/ce8/fftc">Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate</a> (FFTC) to complement our regular full-time offerings of this successful pre-employment program.</p> <p>This part-time offering was developed to meet the needs of prospective students looking to obtain their NFPA 1001 firefighting certification and academic credentials while balancing their work and family commitments at the same time.</p> <p>※Among the strengths of the FFTC program is the extensive hands-on, live-fire training our students receive at JIBC*s world-class training facility in Maple Ridge,§ said Peter Grootendorst, Director of the Fire &amp; Safety Division. ※Students are taught by experienced firefighters from leading fire departments in the Lower Mainland each of whom serve as mentors as our students complete their training. Our new part-time offering maintains these essential strengths of the program.§</p> <p>The part-time offering includes up to 12 weeks of online learning, followed by more than 200 hours of practical, hands-on training at the Maple Ridge Campus spread out over three months. It will consist of evening classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, full-day classes on select Saturdays and Sundays, and a final two-weeks of full-time live-fire training.</p> <p><strong>Applications are now being accepted as of February 9, 2018 for students wanting to enrol in the part-time program (Class 19) scheduled to start online in June 2018 with practical training beginning in September 2018.</strong></p> <p>Please visit the FFTC website at <a href="/ce8/FFTC">www.jibc.ca/FFTC</a> for details of the program and to <a href="/ce8/sites/default/files/fire_safety/pdf/FFTC-Application-Information-Package.pdf" target="_blank">download the application package</a>.</p> <p>If you have any questions about the part-time offering, or any aspect of the FFTC program, please send an email to <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#102;&#102;&#116;&#99;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#102;&#102;&#116;&#99;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a>.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> FFTC Fire & Safety Division Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate Part-Time Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:25:14 +0000 rchu 61695 at/ce8 JIBC highlights graduates* accomplishments at 2018 Winter Convocation https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-highlights-graduates%E2%80%99-accomplishments-2018-winter-convocation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 8, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC5_400x250.jpg" alt="2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC5_400x250.jpg" title="2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC5_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) recognized the achievements of approximately 380 graduates and its honorary degree recipient, Lorne Segal, at its Winter Convocation held at its New Westminster campus on February 8, 2018.</p> <p>In his address to graduates, JIBC President and CEO, Dr. Michel Tarko, noted that JIBC will be marking its 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary this spring. In those 40 years of service, JIBC has seen nearly 295,000 individuals enrol in its courses, more than 40,000 of whom have graduated from its programs 每 both non-credentialed programs and those culminating in certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, baccalaureate degrees and graduate certificates.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC1_400x250.jpg" title="2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>※JIBC was established in 1978 to create a more cooperative, collaborative model of educating and training justice and public safety professionals in British Columbia and beyond. Since then, JIBC has provided the education and training for professionals across the full spectrum of justice and public safety careers in BC and beyond in support of our vision 每 safer communities and a more just society,§ Dr. Tarko said, noting that JIBC students come from all cultures, life stages and walks of life.</p> <p>※In the midst of our proud diversity, there is one thing I believe we all share: a passion and commitment to serve our community and make a difference. Each and every day, there are examples of our graduates supporting the health, safety and well-being of communities in BC, across Canada, and around the world.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="Lorne Segal receives honorary degree from Bob Quartermain" title="2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Business leader and philanthropist Lorne Segal was conferred an honorary degree in recognition of his dedication to community and philanthropy, in particular his commitment to raising awareness and funding to support people struggling with mental health and toward youth empowerment.</p> <p>※I*ve found over and over now that if you say &yes,* invariably some sort of magic will happen in&nbsp;your life which will open a door you didn*t think existed. You will do more, create more, live more,§ Segal said in his address to graduates.</p> <p>※Graduates of 2018, I want you to know that we need institutions like the JIBC, graduates like yourselves to build a better world. A world of peace, human brotherhood and understanding amongst peoples. As you move forward in the JIBC spirit of a just society, say &yes* as often as you can and I promise that you too will find the magic which will open that door and bring you the joy you so richly deserve. Congratulations.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC3_400x250.jpg" alt="Paramedic student speaker Jim Earle" title="2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC3_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Jim Earle of Abbotsford, a 14-year paramedic with B.C. Ambulance Service, graduated with an Advanced Care Paramedic Advanced Diploma and spoke on behalf of his fellow graduates of the JIBC Paramedic Academy.</p> <p>※None of [your future] patients or their family members will remember if you differentiated their chest pain appropriately, or whether you started an intravenous in a timely fashion,§ Earle said. ※They will however, remember what you said, how you made them feel, if you were empathetic, and how you conducted yourself. Keep this in mind, and use it to shape your practice going forward.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC4_400x250.jpg" alt="Student speaker Leda Stawnychko" title="2018_02FEB08_WinterConvocation_WC4_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Leda Stawnychko, a graduate of JIBC*s Certificate in Conflict Resolution, spoke at convocation on behalf of all the graduating students. The Calgary resident noted that JIBC offers programming in a flexible and accessible format. She recalled the challenges she faced as an immigrant coming to Canada on her own as a young adult, and encouraged her fellow graduates to take risks and face obstacles head-on.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>※Completing my program with the Institute was truly a transformational journey. One of a kind. Our classes were beautifully diverse with students from all ages and walks of life,§ Stawnychko said. ※Our class discussions were very rich precisely because we brought with us our very unique perspectives and passions.</p> <p>※We understood the value of our program because we wanted to be better people,§ she said. ※We also know we can make this world a better place.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> convocation honorary degree Lorne Segal Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:48:59 +0000 wchow 61694 at/ce8 JIBC director recognized for work in open education https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-director-recognized-work-open-education <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 25, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/TannisMorgan2017-photo_400x250.jpg" alt="TannisMorgan2017-photo_400x250.jpg" title="TannisMorgan2017-photo_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>A longtime proponent of open education at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been recognized with the <a href="https://bccampus.ca/2018/01/11/award-for-excellence-in-open-education-tannis-morgan/">BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education</a>.</p> <p>Dr. Tannis Morgan, Director of JIBC*s Centre for Teaching, Learning &amp; Innovation, received the honour for her work on championing affordable and open resources such as free textbooks available online.</p> <p>Several years ago, even before BCcampus put out a call for grants for such projects, Dr. Morgan conceived of JIBC*s Zed Cred initiative, a set of courses in a specific program area that allows a student to earn a credential with zero textbook costs through the use of open educational resources and/or free library materials.</p> <p>In addition to her work in helping create open resources for use by JIBC students and the community, she has led and facilitated the collaborative <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-collaborates-universidad-de-guadalajara-unique-faculty-development-program">Agora faculty development program at the Universidad de Guadalajara</a><strong>&nbsp;</strong>in Mexico (which received a&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/news/jibc-recognized-open-education-award-excellence">2017 Award for Excellence from the Open Education Consortium</a>). Her efforts advocating for open education resources include <a href="http://homonym.ca/">her blog</a>&nbsp;and numerous presentations internationally.</p> <p>For more information on the award visit <a href="https://bccampus.ca/2018/01/11/award-for-excellence-in-open-education-tannis-morgan/">BCcampus.ca</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Teaching Learning & Innovation CTLI Open Education Zed Cred Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:59:35 +0000 wchow 61688 at/ce8 JIBC to present honorary degree to local business leader and philanthropist https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-present-honorary-degree-local-business-leader-and-philanthropist <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 19, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_01JAN_HonoraryDegree_LorneSegal_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_01JAN_HonoraryDegree_LorneSega" title="2017_01JAN_HonoraryDegree_LorneSega" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will present a Doctor of Laws degree, <em>honoris causa</em>, to Lorne Segal, a local business leader and philanthropist, in recognition of his commitment to raising awareness and funding to support people struggling with mental health and toward youth empowerment.</p> <p>※In the lead up to JIBC*s 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary in April, it is our privilege to recognize Mr. Segal*s dedication to community and philanthropy,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※In addition to his youth advocacy, we wish in particular to applaud him for his genuine, unwavering commitment to mental health, being among the first to encourage public conversation on the topic. Now that there is increased awareness of mental health issues among first responders, we would like to celebrate Mr. Segal for his leadership in helping to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, making it easier for those affected to seek help and treatment.§&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Segal is President of Kingswood Properties Ltd. and a Director of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. His previous honours include a JIBC Foundation Community Leadership Award (2012), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Service (2013), the Order of British Columbia (2014), and a Doctor of Letters (Hon.) (2015) from Capilano University. In 2017 he was recognized by the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as one of 150 difference makers across the country.</p> <p>His current volunteer work includes 14 years as chair of Coast Mental Health Foundation*s Courage to Come Back Awards 每 an annual fundraising gala with over 1,500 people in attendance. His involvement with the organization started 20 years ago and over the years he has helped raise in excess of $15 million for the charity.</p> <p>Segal is the founding chair of WE Charity*s (formerly known as Free the Children) We Day Vancouver, an international social movement among youth to promote social responsibility and global citizenship, and has served as chair for the past 12 years. He is also a member of Simon Fraser University*s Dean*s External Advisory Board for the Segal Graduate School of Business.</p> <p>The 2018 Winter Convocation ceremony will be held at the New Westminster campus on February 8 and will recognize approximately 380 graduates who have completed certificates, diplomas and degrees at JIBC.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> honorary degree JIBC Foundation mental health Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:18:24 +0000 wchow 61685 at/ce8 Women*s firefighting workshop an inspiring, eye-opening experience for participants https://www.google.com//ce8/news/women%E2%80%99s-firefighting-workshop-inspiring-eye-opening-experience-participants-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 8, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_11NOV_Women_Firefighting_Workshop_1_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_11NOV_Women_Firefighting_Workshop_1_400x250.jpg" title="2017_11NOV_Women_Firefighting_Workshop_1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Women from across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley spent an eye-opening day learning first-hand what it takes to be a firefighter at a special workshop held recently at the Justice Institute of British Columbia*s (JIBC) Maple Ridge campus.</p> <p>Forty-five women, of which about one-third were teenagers, spoke with, and learned from, a number of female firefighters currently serving in various fire departments in the Lower Mainland. They were supported by JIBC Fire &amp; Safety Division staff and students from JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/fire-safety-division/becoming-fire-fighter">Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate</a> program.</p> <p>※It was a great day with encouragement and empowerment for women!§ said Charlene Jordan-Jones, deputy director of JIBC*s Fire &amp; Safety Division. ※We were very pleased to have many of our female faculty lead the session and to have women from each of the participating fire departments share their experiences. We hope this is the starting point of seeing more women applicants to our Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate.§</p> <p>Participants got a taste of the physical fitness requirements for firefighters, performing basic skills like raising ladders, handling fire hoses, and climbing flights of stairs, all in full turnout gear. They also handled some of the key tools firefighters use to save lives and gained an introduction to key life-saving skills like performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).</p> <p>The women also had an opportunity to meet and talk with representatives including fire officers and fire chiefs from various Lower Mainland fire departments about what it takes to become a career firefighter.</p> <p>※It was a fun, new experience that empowered me today,§ said Nicole. ※Thank you for this experience. Having hands-on training by these experienced firefighters was very valuable to me in choosing to get into this field.§</p> <p>※It was an amazing experience today!§ said Karly. ※I had been doubting my abilities and wondering if this was a career that would be right for me, but this has swayed me to believe it*s definitely a possibility for myself.§</p> <p>※It was really eye-opening for someone who has minimal experience with firefighters,§ said Erica. ※It made me appreciate the profession even more, as well as give me an idea about the diversity of work you all do.§</p> <p>※It was interesting to see all the different roles women play in the firefighting community,§ said Naomi. ※I learned a lot about the steps and process of becoming a firefighter. Thank you for making workshops like this one possible!§</p> <p>The workshop was made possible with the financial support of Jessica Roberts, in memory of her sister, Jocelyn, a pioneering Richmond firefighter and Captain.</p> <p>※I was honoured to help support this hands-on event, and provide women the unique opportunity to find out more about what is involved in firefighting as a potential career,§ said Jessica Roberts. ※It was a collaborative effort that could not have been possible without the help of the faculty leading the session, sharing their insights and personal experiences with the participants. It is the kind of opportunity and experience Jocelyn would have wanted to participate in.§</p> <p>※Thanks to Jessica*s generosity and admiration for her sister, we were able to bring this much anticipated new initiative to life,§ said Tracy Campbell, Executive Director of The JIBC Foundation. ※The fact that 45 women turned up at 7:30 a.m. on a Sunday at JIBC*s Maple Ridge Campus 每 despite the threat of snow 每 was confirmation that women are curious about careers in the fire service but just need an opportunity to get their feet wet and see if they have what it takes. We are so grateful for Jessica*s support of this initiative that has already positively impacted lives.</p> <p><object class="video-filter video-flickr_slideshows vf-justiceinstitute vf-72157692022657735" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="flashvars" value="&amp;offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157692022657735%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157692022657735%2F&amp;set_id=72157692022657735&amp;jump_to=" /> </object> </p> <h2><strong>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:10:43 +0000 wchow 61678 at/ce8 JIBC paramedic instructor recognized with international award https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-paramedic-instructor-recognized-international-award <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 20, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_12DEC01_ITLS_InstructorofYear_Bill_Bailey_WC_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_12DEC01_ITLS_InstructorofYear_Bill_Bailey_WC_400x250.jpg" title="2017_12DEC01_ITLS_InstructorofYear_Bill_Bailey_WC_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A longtime paramedicine instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been honoured by International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) for excellence in teaching and innovation in ITLS programs.</p> <p>Bill Bailey was recently recognized as the 2017 Instructor of the Year by ITLS, a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care. The ITLS course is taught through 90 chapters in 40 countries around the world. For paramedics in BC, the ITLS program is taught as part of ongoing professional development following Primary Care Paramedic training.</p> <p>※It*s an honour,§ said Bailey, who teaches the ITLS course for JIBC as well as for BC Ambulance Service. ※There*s thousands of instructors throughout the world. I*ve worked with a lot of these people, I*ve trained in many of the countries, and these are pretty phenomenal people I work with.§</p> <p>Originally trained as a nurse, Bailey has worked as a paramedic since the late 1970s, based out of Chilliwack, BC. He has been a paramedicine instructor at JIBC since 1991 and affiliated with ITLS since 1993, the first such instructor at JIBC. He currently serves as the provincial coordinator for ITLS as well as the coordinator of the JIBC chapter of ITLS.</p> <p>The award recognizes in particular Bailey*s efforts to tailor the ITLS course to JIBC*s numerous <a href="/ce8/student-services/international-studies/contract-and-customized-training">contract clients</a>, incorporating clients* protocols, procedures and policies. That can range from setting training scenarios for corrections nurses in prison cells, to ensuring cultural differences are followed in Abu Dhabi.&nbsp;</p> <p>※For more than 25 years, Bill Bailey has been a leader among instructors at the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy">JIBC Paramedic Academy</a>, and has shown his commitment to excellence in ITLS training since its introduction to the Institute,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※He has exemplified JIBC*s commitment to fostering excellence in programming and delivery though his work with our diverse client groups, and this ITLS award is further evidence of that.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> International Trauma Life Support ITLS Paramedic Academy Wed, 20 Dec 2017 23:17:10 +0000 wchow 61675 at/ce8 JIBC and Okanagan College students gain vital experience working together in an emergency https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-and-okanagan-college-students-gain-vital-experience-working-together-emergency <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 13, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_11NOV_Kelowna_Interprofessional_Day_4_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_11NOV_Kelowna_Interprofessional_Day_4_400x250.jpg" title="2017_11NOV_Kelowna_Interprofessional_Day_4_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Students take part in an inter-professional training day at the JIBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A man is found at home by his Health Care Assistant in a confused state, his hands shaking and sweat beading from his forehead. She identifies that he has taken a double dose of insulin and calls her supervisor, a Practical Nurse, for support. After assessing the patient, the Practical Nurse decides to call 911 to have local paramedics bring the patient to the hospital. With the clock ticking, what kind of information do the Health Care Assistant and Practical Nurse need to collect, and what do they need to share with the paramedics when they arrive? What do paramedics need to tell nurses and doctors once they arrive at the hospital? These are just some of the questions students had to address in a hands-on training event held recently at the JIBC Okanagan campus.</p> <p>Health Care Assistant and Practical Nursing students from Okanagan College joined JIBC Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) students for an inter-professional training day aimed at giving students valuable experience working together.</p> <p>※This kind of inter-professional training provides invaluable experience to everyone involved,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※In a safe learning environment, this kind of scenario-based training helps our students develop an understanding of the scope and role of different health care disciplines involved in the provision of patient care.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_11NOV_Kelowna_Interprofessional_Day_2_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_11NOV_Kelowna_Interprofessional_Day_2_400x250.jpg" title="2017_11NOV_Kelowna_Interprofessional_Day_2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>From left: Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC's Health Sciences Division, Cheryl Miller,&nbsp;Director of Grants and Community Initiatives at the Central Okanagan Foundation, and Marie-Claire Concannon, of The JIBC Foundation, at the inter-professional training day in Kelowna.</em></p> <p><span><br /></span></p> <p>Working in small groups that included members from each program, the students completed two scenarios during the day. Each scenario included a debriefing period to enable the students to discuss what they had learned with, from, and about each other.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>After completing the day, JIBC PCP student Natasha Rostom said, "The inter-professional day at the Justice Institute of British Columbia was a great learning experience. The simulations included different points of patient care, so we all had the unique opportunity to see what Health Care Assistants, Practical Nurses and Primary Care Paramedics do for the patient. Throughout the day our communication and teamwork skills improved and the calls went more smoothly. Thank you for this fun learning opportunity."</p> <p>Funding to support the training day at the JIBC Okanagan campus was provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation, with additional funding from JIBC honorary degree recipient Peter W. Webster through the Pender Fund at the Vancouver Foundation.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_11NOV_Kelowna_Interprofessional_Day_3_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_11NOV_Kelowna_Interprofessional_Day_3_400x250.jpg" title="2017_11NOV_Kelowna_Interprofessional_Day_3_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Students from JIBC and Okanagan College express their thanks to donors for helping to fund the recent inter-professional training day in Kelowna.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Cheryl Miller, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives at the Central Okanagan Foundation, who joined the students at the start of the day, said ※The Central Okanagan Foundation recognized the importance in financially supporting the Justice Institute of British Columbia to offer students an extraordinary learning opportunity through the inter-professional education experience.§</p> <p>Over the past year, JIBC has received several donations to support innovative training and education opportunities like the inter-professional education day. ※Financial and in-kind support from the local community is vital for enhancing the education and training our first responders receive at JIBC,§ said Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. ※We greatly appreciate the Central Okanagan Foundation and Peter W. Webster, for helping bring together more than 70 future health care professionals to gain the vital experience they need to successfully support patients in their community.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student awards and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:22:16 +0000 wchow 61673 at/ce8 Impact of giving to JIBC student success celebrated https://www.google.com//ce8/news/impact-giving-jibc-student-success-celebrated <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 8, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2017DonorEvent_Speakers-400x250.jpg" alt="2017 Donor Appreciation Event Speakers" width="400" height="250" /></p> <p>A young Indigenous woman saved a baby*s life thanks to the first responder education she received at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). Forty-five young women gained valuable first-hand experience exploring firefighting as a career thanks to the financial support of a sister of a pioneering female firefighter. And a law enforcement studies student gained valuable life lessons while on an academic exchange supported by donors. These are just a few of the life-saving and life-changing experiences highlighted at this year*s Donor Appreciation Reception recognizing the impact of donors and supporters who are giving to student success at JIBC.</p> <p>※Every day, our students 每 the heroes of tomorrow 每 here and across BC, benefit from the generosity of donors,§ said Tracy Campbell, Director of the Office of Development and Executive Director of The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation). ※Whether by funding awards and bursaries that make education more affordable or funding equipment and programs that create outstanding training opportunities, donors help give students a more innovative, richer and fulfilling educational experience. &nbsp;This event is our opportunity to say thank you!§</p> <p>The JIBC Foundation Chair, Bernie Magnan, shared that through the generosity of donors, over $800,000 was raised last year and close to $1 million was disbursed to support JIBC students with specialized training equipment and resources, customized programs and initiatives, and student bursaries and awards.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2017DonorEvent_Emma_400x250.jpg" alt="2017 Donor Appreciation Event Emma" width="400" height="250" /><br /><em>Law Enforcement Studies Diploma graduate Emma Fanning shares her experience going on exchange at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland</em></p> <p>Law Enforcement Studies Diploma graduates like Emma Fanning will always treasure the opportunity to participate in an international exchange for a semester at the Waterford Institute of Technology as a recipient of the Irving K. Barber One World Scholarship. As her first experience living on her own, the exchange was challenging, but she ※wouldn*t trade this experience for the world§ as it helped her to grow both personally and professionally. To the donors at the event, she said, ※With sincere gratitude and appreciation, I thank you for changing a life like mine.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_07JUL11_IndigenousYouthCamp_AB1_400x250.jpg" alt="Indigenous Youth Camp 2017" width="400" height="250" /></p> <p>Thanks to the support of RBC, JIBC was also able to launch a pilot project this summer that gave 21 Indigenous youth aged 15 to 18 from around the province the opportunity to gain a hands-on taste of different justice and public safety careers. This week-long ※Indigenous Youth Career Camp§ was a resounding success with students like Jacob Tremblay being inspired and encouraged about the various career options open to them.</p> <p>※I*d like to thank everyone involved for making this camp possible as it has changed my life and my future direction,§ wrote Jacob in a message to donors shared at the event. ※I was inspired both by JIBC and by our First Nations community to succeed in all that I do.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2017DonorEvent_Dayton_400x250.jpg" alt="2017 Donor Appreciation Event Dayton" width="400" height="250" /><br /><em>JIBC Law Enforcement Studies Diploma student Dayton DiSalvo shares his experience at the 2017 Indigenous Youth Camp</em></p> <p>Camp volunteers like Dayton DiSalvo from the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program were also enlightened and inspired by the camp. In his role supporting the teenage participants, Dayton not only gained a personal connection with Indigenous culture, but also discovered a passion to work with youth in whatever public safety profession he chooses in the future.</p> <p>※This camp gave me an inside look on Indigenous culture, making me aware of the possible barriers they face and how to overcome them,§ he said. ※It also made me realize how passionate I am about working with youth. It was one of the hardest, but one of the best weeks of my life.§</p> <p>At the event, Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO, expressed appreciation&nbsp; to all JIBC donors and supporters, noting, ※This is the type of education you are supporting, and these are the students you are helping with your donations and ongoing support. Thanks to you, there are graduates empowered to help people in need, often at the worst moment in their lives. On behalf of all of us here at JIBC, thank you!§</p> <p>In addition, donors at the reception were the first to hear about plans for a fundraising campaign and Awards Gala in celebration of JIBC*s 40<sup>th</sup> Anniversary in 2018.</p> <p><object class="video-filter video-flickr_slideshows vf-justiceinstitute vf-72157689108030201" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="flashvars" value="&amp;offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157689108030201%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157689108030201%2F&amp;set_id=72157689108030201&amp;jump_to=" /> </object> </p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than &nbsp;20 years,&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student awards and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> Donor Appreciation Event JIBC Foundation The JIBC Foundation Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:29:06 +0000 rchu 61671 at/ce8 JIBC delegation forges new relationships with public safety agencies in Asia https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-delegation-forges-new-relationships-public-safety-agencies-asia <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 6, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_10OCT_Asia_mission_2_HKPoliceCollege_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_10OCT_Asia_mission_2_HKPoliceCollege_400x250.jpg" title="2017_10OCT_Asia_mission_2_HKPoliceCollege_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>New relationships were forged and existing partnerships strengthened during a recent mission to Asia by a delegation from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). The visit included stops in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan.</p> <p>The four-week tour began in October with a visit to Singapore by Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO, and Deborah Richards, Program Director for JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-professional-health-education">Centre for Continuing Professional Health Education</a>. They met with key leaders from the Singapore Armed Forces, a partner with JIBC for 20 years in medic training, Singapore Civil Defence Force, and <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-helping-train-future-emergency-response-leaders-singapore">Singapore University of Social Sciences</a>, all to which JIBC provides paramedic training. In addition to discussions of renewing contracts and expanding JIBC*s offerings to these partners, the delegation met with a private ambulance company about potential contract training opportunities.</p> <p>In Hong Kong, the delegation was joined by Dr. Stuart Ruttan, Dean of JIBC*s School of Criminal Justice &amp; Security and the Office of International Affairs. They met with leaders in Hong Kong Fire Service Ambulance Command, which has provided JIBC-accredited paramedic training programs for 25 years, and explored new partnership opportunities with the Hong Kong Fire and Ambulance Service Academy.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_10OCT_Asia_Mission_3_HKEdFair_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_10OCT_Asia_Mission_3_HKEdFair_400x250.jpg" title="2017_10OCT_Asia_Mission_3_HKEdFair_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The JIBC delegation also participated in the Hong Kong EduCanada Fair, organized by the Canadian federal government to promote the Canadian education sector, and met with potential new clients from Hong Kong*s public safety sector about opportunities to partner on training and research initiatives.</p> <p>§We are proud of JIBC*s long-time partnerships with public safety agencies in Asia. That track record resulted in very productive meetings and exploration of expansion of JIBC training opportunities during our tour of the region,§ said President Tarko. ※These agencies want to provide the best possible training to their recruits and turn to JIBC for its experience and exceptional reputation in paramedic, first-responder and emergency management training.§</p> <p>Drs. Tarko and Ruttan, as well as Colleen Vaughan, JIBC Vice-President, Academic, visited several cities in China including Beijing, where JIBC was one of 135 Canadian institutions, among more than 400 overall, that participated in the Beijing Education Fair. The delegation also met with officials from the People*s Public Security University of China who provided positive feedback on the current four-month international study program at JIBC and discussed potential student and faculty exchanges and other possible ways of partnering together with JIBC.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_10OCT_Asia_Mission_4_China_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_10OCT_Asia_Mission_4_China_400x250.jpg" title="2017_10OCT_Asia_Mission_4_China_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>In Taiyuan, a new partnership agreement was signed with Shanxi Police College which will send students to JIBC for its four-month <a href="/ce8/news/students-three-chinese-police-colleges-graduate-jibc-program">International Law Enforcement Studies</a> (ILES) program in the spring of 2018.</p> <p>The group met with leaders at existing clients Henan Police College and Railway Police College, both in Zhengzhou, and discussed opportunities as well as their continuing commitment to the ILES program. The China leg of the trip wrapped up with promotion of the educational offerings at JIBC through participation at the China Education Expo in Shanghai.</p> <p>Over the past few years, JIBC has trained several delegations from Chinese police colleges at its New Westminster campus through two-week and four-month ILES programs.</p> <p>※We are pleased that our existing police college partners in China continue to be committed to JIBC*s international program as a means to expose their recruits to internationally-recognized best practices across the criminal justice system and specifically in law enforcement,§ said President Tarko.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_10OCT_Asia_mission_6_Tokyo_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_10OCT_Asia_mission_6_Tokyo_400x250.jpg" title="2017_10OCT_Asia_mission_6_Tokyo_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>New relationships were forged in Japan where the JIBC delegation, including Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC's Health Sciences Division, met with government, university and public safety sector officials about the potential for partnerships in the areas of paramedic education, emergency management and disaster response.</p> <p>※The visit was a positive introduction to the public safety sector in Japan, where we hope to continue to build on our newfound relationships and eventually contribute to first responder, paramedic training and emergency management efforts,§ said Dr. Ruttan.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> China Henan Police College and Railway Police College Hong Kong Ambulance Command Hong Kong Fire and Ambulance Service Academy Japan JIBC International People*s Public Security University of China Shanxi Police College Singapore Singapore Armed Forces Singapore Civil Defence Force Singapore University of Social Sciences Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:00:05 +0000 wchow 61670 at/ce8 JIBC honours National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-national-day-remembrance-and-action-violence-against-women-1 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 6, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today, Dec. 6, JIBC flags will be flying at half-mast in memory of the 14 young women who were singled out because of their gender and murdered on December 6, 1989 at l'谷cole Polytechnique de Montr谷al.</p> <p>Nearly all of these young women were engineering students and were at various stages of their studies and careers:</p> <ul> <li>Genevi豕ve Bergeron, 21, second-year engineering student;</li> <li>H谷l豕ne Colgan, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Nathalie Croteau, 23, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Barbara Daigneault, 22, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Anne-Marie Edward, 21, chemical engineering student;</li> <li>Maud Haviernick, 29, second-year metallurgical engineering student;</li> <li>Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, 31, first-year nursing student who arrived in Montreal from Poland with her husband in 1987;</li> <li>Maryse Lagani豕re, 25, budget clerk in the finance department of 谷cole Polytechnique;</li> <li>Maryse Leclair, fourth-year metallurgy student;</li> <li>Anne-Marie Lemay, 22, fourth-year mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Sonia Pelletier, 28, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Mich豕le Richard, 21, second-year metallurgical engineering student;</li> <li>Annie St-Arneault, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Annie Turcotte, 20, first-year metallurgical engineering student.</li> </ul> <p>In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.</p> <p>JIBC is committed to providing first responders, counsellors, social workers and other frontline justice and public safety professionals, with the knowledge and skills needed to help eliminate violence against women and provide support to victims through its educational programs and applied research.</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-right-bottom"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="192" height="250" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/2014_NDRAVAW_Poster.jpg?1417802693" /> </div> </div> </div> 谷cole Polytechnique flags half-mast National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:07:48 +0000 wchow 61669 at/ce8 JIBC provides essential high-rise firefighting training for UAE firefighters https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-provides-essential-high-rise-firefighting-training-uae-firefighters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 8, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/IMG_3265-400x250.jpg" alt="First group of UAE Firefighters 2017" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>First group of firefighters from the United Arab Emirates at the JIBC New Westminster campus at the start of their customized training provided by the Fire &amp; Safety Division</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the next six weeks, 50 firefighters from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be completing specialized training to expand their capacity to respond to high-rise fire incidents.</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) Fire &amp; Safety Division worked with the Emirates Fire and Rescue Company (EFRC) to develop this customized three-week workshop for officers in UAE Civil Defence. The program is being delivered in partnership with the Surrey Fire Service and will provide the foundational skills for the participants who will be responsible for supervising and coordinating emergency response, with an emphasis around high-rise fire incidents.</p> <p>The training will cover topics such as understanding typical issues with high-rise fire operations, fire prevention and inspection, incident command system and emergency scene management for emergency incidents, and include hands-on, scenario-based tactical field training focused on high-rise fire incidents.</p> <p>The first group of 25 firefighters arrived in early November, and a second group will arrive three weeks later. Much of the classroom-based training will be conducted at the JIBC New Westminster campus, combined with site visits to high-rise buildings and culminating with hands-on scenario training occurring at the Surrey Fire Service Training Centre.</p> <p>※The JIBC Fire &amp; Safety Division is pleased to work with Emirates Fire and Rescue Company to support these senior members from UAE Civil Defence, in partnership with the Surrey Fire Service,§ said Peter Grootendorst, Director of the Fire &amp; Safety Division. ※This training will provide the essential knowledge and skills they need to help keep people safe in a region that is home to many of the tallest buildings in the world.§</p> <p>※The Emirates Fire &amp; Rescue Company (EFRC), as preferred training provider of UAE Civil Defence, highly appreciates the opportunity to cooperate with such an esteemed organization like the Justice Institute of British Columbia,§ said Sven Geissler, CEO of EFRC. ※We are confident that this training and sharing of experiences will add value to UAE Civil Defence and could be the starting point of a very fruitful and beneficial cooperation between JIBC and EFRC in the near future.§</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Emirates Fire and Rescue Company Fire & Safety Division Office of International Affairs UAE United Arab Emirates Thu, 09 Nov 2017 03:32:26 +0000 rchu 61664 at/ce8 JIBC honours life and service of fallen Abbotsford Police officer https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-life-and-service-fallen-abbotsford-police-officer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 7, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all JIBC campuses to honour Abbotsford Police Department Const. John Davidson who died in the line of duty on Monday.</p> <p>Just before noon on Nov. 6 an Abbotsford Police officer responded to a call of a stolen vehicle on Mount Lehman Road at a strip mall in Abbotsford. Upon arriving on scene the officer confronted an armed suspect and shots were exchanged. The Abbotsford officer was wounded and rushed to hospital where he died soon afterwards. The suspect fled the scene and was apprehended a short distance away following another exchange of gunfire.</p> <p>The fallen officer, Const. John Davidson, was a 24-year veteran of policing having started his career with Northumbria Police in the UK before joining Abbotsford Police Department on March 3, 2006. He completed recruit training at the JIBC Police Academy.</p> <p>Const. Davidson worked in the patrol, youth squad and traffic sections. He recently completed the Cops for Cancer <span>Tour de Valley&nbsp;</span>ride and loved connecting with the community and helping kids. He served his community with distinction.</p> <p>He is survived by his wife and three adult children.</p> <p>※On behalf of everyone at JIBC, our deepest condolences go out to the Abbotsford Police Department and Const. Davidson*s family, friends and colleagues,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※His dedication and sacrifice to keep the community safe will not be forgotten.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> flags half-mast Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:09:12 +0000 wchow 61662 at/ce8 JIBC among Top 50 Canadian colleges and institutes for research https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-among-top-50-canadian-colleges-and-institutes-research <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 6, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Top_50_Coll_date_2017_400x250.jpg" alt="Top 50 Research Colleges logo" title="Top_50_Coll_date_2017_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been recognized as one of Canada*s top colleges and institutes for research.</p> <p>JIBC was ranked second in BC and 35<sup>th</sup> nationally in the annual Top 50 Research Colleges list produced by <a href="https://researchinfosource.com/">Research Infosource Inc.</a></p> <p>Fiscal 2016 saw JIBC perform $1.93 million in research which funded applied research in the areas of public safety and security.</p> <p>※Our research supports the justice and public safety practitioners, the professions, and the training and education practices that sit at the core of the mission and mandate of JIBC,§ said Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/office-applied-research-graduate-studies">Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies</a>.</p> <p>※JIBC applied research supports the JIBC Strategic and Education Plans by advancing the knowledge, theory and practice supporting the justice and public safety professions,§ Anderson added. ※The aim is to examine the role and functions of, and the stressors on, justice and public safety practitioners, and to provide evidence supporting the experiential learning used to create transformational learning environments.§</p> <p>Projects that were funded during the reporting period included a study on the cause and effect of assaults against Canadian police officers. It found that approximately one-third of active-duty police officers will be assaulted at least once in a given year and suggested enhanced training procedures that could reduce the likelihood of officer injuries in such cases. Another JIBC research project, funded by the BC Ministry of Education, assessed the impact of a faculty course designed to support students with disabilities.</p> <p>Two other BC post-secondary institutions were also on the list, B.C. Institute of Technology and Camosun College. Collectively, the three BC institutions posted a total of $9.6 million of research income.</p> <p>To view the full list visit: <a href="https://researchinfosource.com/top50_col.php">Top 50 Research Colleges 2017</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Applied Research Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies Top 50 Colleges for Research Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:22:52 +0000 wchow 61661 at/ce8 JIBC helping to train future emergency response leaders of Singapore https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-helping-train-future-emergency-response-leaders-singapore <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 6, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP_Singapore_paramedic_students_1_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_09SEP_Singapore_paramedic_students_1_400x250.jpg" title="2017_09SEP_Singapore_paramedic_students_1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Students from Singapore University of Social Sciences engage in classroom discussions at&nbsp;</em><em style="text-align: center;">JIBC's New Westminster campus.<br /></em></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is helping to train the emergency response leaders of the future in Singapore thanks to a longstanding relationship with that country*s government.</p> <p>The first cohort of 16 students from Singapore took courses in leadership in paramedicine at JIBC*s New Westminster campus. JIBC is providing a total of five courses towards a minor in paramedicine and emergency response as part of a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering program at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP_Singapore_paramedic_students_2_400x250.jpg" alt="Singapore students with Leon Baranowski and Joe Joe Acker, BCEHS Provincial Health Services Authority f" title="2017_09SEP_Singapore_paramedic_students_2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">SUSS students and JIBC's Leon Baranowski, with Joe Acker, director of patient care delivery for BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) following a field experience visit to the BCEHS offices.<br /></em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">※JIBC is proud of the long-standing relationships it has in Singapore where we have supported paramedic training programs for the Singapore Armed Forces and the Singapore Civil Defence Force,§ said Barb Kidd, Dean of JIBC*s School of Health, Community &amp; Social Justice. ※This cohort of students from Singapore at our New Westminster campus is further evidence of this strong bond and it continues to be our privilege to be involved in the expansion of paramedic education in Singapore.§</p> <p>Since 1996, JIBC*s Health Sciences Division has worked with the Government of Singapore to develop paramedic training to support their emergency medical services system. In 2015, JIBC signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Singapore government*s key agencies supporting paramedic services as well as two Singapore post-secondary institutions. The MOU outlined the intention of the parties to collaborate on enhancing paramedic training and improving pre-hospital emergency care in Singapore through promoting professional development via education programs. The minor in paramedicine and emergency response within the bachelor*s degree in biomedical engineering is one result of the agreement.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP13_Singapore_students_paramedic_sim_WC3_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_09SEP13_Singapore_students_paramedic_sim_WC3_400x250.jpg" title="2017_09SEP13_Singapore_students_paramedic_sim_WC3_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Students from Singapore participate in a mass-casualty scenario training exercise with students from&nbsp;</em><em style="text-align: center;">the JIBC Paramedic Academy.&nbsp;<br /></em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">The 16 students studying at JIBC were divided into two streams 每 five who are medics from the Singapore Armed Forces and the Singapore Civil Defence Force and 11 students with varying, non-paramedic backgrounds. The second group work in agencies that will likely support the development of emergency medical services. In response to this interest, JIBC developed a leadership course that took into account their non-paramedic backgrounds.</p> <p>In addition to classroom learning, while at JIBC the students from Singapore had the opportunity to visit sites of local emergency response agencies, including E-Comm and BC Emergency Health Services, and participate in a panel discussion with Canadian leaders in emergency medical services. On Sept. 13 the overseas students participated in scenario training of a mass casualty incident, along with students from JIBC*s Primary Care Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic programs.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP_Singapore_paramedic_students_3_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_09SEP_Singapore_paramedic_students_3_400x250.jpg" title="2017_09SEP_Singapore_paramedic_students_3_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />&nbsp;</p> <p>※This is the first and a unique partnership between SUSS and JIBC in the minor in paramedicine and emergency response program to educate Singapore students in management and leadership in paramedicine at a degree level,§ said Chui Ping Ooi, Associate Professor and Head of Program for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences. ※The face-to-face exposure provided students with experiential learning and a good opportunity to showcase and further hone their communication and leadership skills during class and simulation exercises. We hope to see more such collaborative activities between the two institutions moving forward.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;"><br />Singapore University of Social Sciences</strong></p> <p class="Default">Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is one of Singapore's six national universities and its mission is to provide lifelong education that equips learners to serve society. Home to more than 14,000 students, SUSS provides an applied education that targets both fresh school leavers and adult learners, with a focus on the social sciences. It adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 60 degree programs in various disciplines. Eligible students taking SUSS's undergraduate programs enjoy government subsidies and access to government bursaries, tuition fee loans and study loans. For more information on Singapore University of Social Sciences, please visit <a href="http://vp-sophosemail.jibc.ca:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiYxN2VhZDZmMjFiYTYxNTFiMT01OUQxRDY4N18zNzU3Nl82NjhfMSYmZTEwMDc5MzhlYzFjYmU0PTEzMzMmJnVybD1odHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3JTJFc3VzcyUyRWVkdSUyRXNn">www.suss.edu.sg</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Professional Health Education Paramedic Paramedic Academy Singapore Singapore University of Social Sciences Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:00:48 +0000 wchow 61655 at/ce8 Time to prepare for winter driving conditions https://www.google.com//ce8/news/time-prepare-winter-driving-conditions <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 2, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/SIW-Twitter-General-Public-Rain-September-11-2017_400x250.jpg" alt="SIW-Twitter-General-Public-Rain-September-11-2017_400x250.jpg" title="SIW-Twitter-General-Public-Rain-September-11-2017_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><strong>Richmond, B.C. / October 2, 2017</strong> 〞 Last winter*s extreme conditions contributed to a 10 percent increase in motor-vehicle casualty crashes in B.C. between October and December, where driving too fast for the conditions was a contributing factor. This is a 10 per cent increase from 2015, when 570 casualty crashes occurred, as compared to 626 in 2016<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> (police-attended crashes, 2012每2016).<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>While last year*s weather was unusual for some parts of the province, on average, each year in British Columbia the number of casualty crashes due to driving too fast for conditions doubles in December compared to October. Between 2012 and 2016, an average of more than 260 casualty crashes occurred in December compared to approximately 130 in October (police-attended crashes, 2012-2016).</p> <p>For those who drive for work, October, November and December are the most dangerous months. Almost 30 percent of all work-related crashes resulting in injury and time-loss claims occur during these three months.</p> <p>In December 2016 alone, WorkSafeBC claims from crashes that resulted in injuries and lost time from work were 38 per cent higher than in December 2015.</p> <p>Depending on where you drive in the province, winter road conditions vary, from snow and ice in the north and on high mountain passes, to rain and fog commonly found in the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island. Drivers need to prepare for the possibility of changing road and weather conditions, and adapt.</p> <p>Between October 1 and March 31, most B.C. highways require passenger vehicles to have winter tires (three-peaked mountain and snowflake, or mud and snow) and commercial vehicles to carry chains. The Winter Driving Safety Alliance advises <strong>all drivers</strong> to prepare <strong>now</strong> to stay safe on the roads this winter:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Don*t go</strong> 〞 If conditions are bad, postpone your trip if possible.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Plan your trip</strong> 〞 If you have to travel, check road and weather conditions and select the safest route. Give yourself extra time to get to your destination to avoid rushing, and have an emergency plan if you get stuck.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Prepare your vehicle</strong> 〞 Install a set of four matched winter tires and keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. Every year, be sure to give your vehicle a pre-season maintenance check-up.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Slow down and drive to the conditions</strong> 〞 Even the most confident and seasoned drivers are at risk in hazardous road conditions. Slow down to match road conditions and <strong>maintain a safe following distance, at least four seconds, </strong>between you and the vehicle ahead.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>For employers and supervisors</strong> 〞 The <a href="https://shiftintowinter.ca/online-course/">Winter Driving Safety online course</a> and <a href="https://shiftintowinter.ca/employer-and-supervisor-tools/">Toolkit</a> on the <a href="http://shiftintowinter.ca/">Shift Into Winter</a> website provides useful information for planning, implementing and monitoring a winter-driving safety program.</li> </ul> <p>For more information about what you can do to stay safe while driving this winter, visit <a href="http://shiftintowinter.ca/">ShiftIntoWinter.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;"><br />Quotes:</strong></p> <p><strong>Hon. Harry Bains, Minister of Labour 每</strong></p> <p>※I encourage all drivers to keep themselves, and others who use the road, safe in the wintry months ahead. Anything a driver can do to prevent an accident from occurring, whether it*s by slowing down, abiding by road signs, or being a little more present while driving, will help to keep more people safe.§</p> <p><strong>Hon. Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure 每</strong></p> <p>※We want to remind everyone to ensure their vehicle is prepped and ready for winter weather in advance. This means having proper winter tires (Mountain Snowflake or M+S tires) for certain routes, checking DriveBC before you head out, and giving yourself extra time to travel in bad weather conditions.§</p> <p><strong>Al Johnson, Vice President, Prevention Services, WorkSafeBC </strong><strong>每</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>※Each and every worker in the province deserves to go home safely at the end of the day, whether they work in a fixed workplace or their office is on the road. Many BC workers who drive for work are at greater risk of injury during the winter months because driving conditions are more extreme. The <em>Shift into Winter</em> campaign reminds us why being prepared before road conditions deteriorate is so important 每 to prevent serious work-related injuries and deaths. Being prepared can save lives.§</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;"><br />About the Winter Driving Safety Alliance</strong></p> <p class="Default">This multi-agency working group shares a common goal of reducing the frequency and severity of winter-related motor vehicle crashes. Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. CUPE 873, BCAA, B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, Mainroad Group, B.C. Forest Safety Council, B.C. Trucking Association, Finning, Government of B.C., Insurance Corporation of B.C., Justice Institute of British Columbia, Kal Tire, Pacific Coach Lines, RCMP, WorkSafeBC, Automotive Retailers Association, Trucking Safety Council of B.C., City of Prince George, and Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia&nbsp;</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> <p class="Default">&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr size="1" /> <div> <p>[1] Police Traffic Accident Systems Data</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Road Safety At Work Shift into Winter Winter Driving Safety Alliance Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:44:45 +0000 wchow 61650 at/ce8 JIBC recognizes faculty and staff excellence https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-recognizes-faculty-and-staff-excellence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 27, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) celebrated service and teaching excellence at the 17<sup>th</sup> annual JIBC Awards of Excellence ceremony held at its New Westminster campus today.</p> <p>The event, which was webcast live to JIBC staff at its satellite campuses, saw awards being presented by JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko as well as Colleen Vaughan, Vice-President Academic, and Kayoko Takeuchi, Vice-President, Finance and Operations.</p> <p>※Every year, one of my favourite tasks is to recognize the exceptional achievements and dedication of each of our award recipients,§ said President Tarko. ※They reflect the work and commitment of staff and faculty from across the Institute who contribute to the success of our students and by extension, their efforts in keeping communities safe.§</p> <p>Award recipients were honoured in the following categories:&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>President*s Award</strong></h3> <p><em>Melanie Meyers, Senior Instructional Designer, Centre for Teaching, Learning &amp; Innovation</em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_PresAward_MelanieMeyer_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_09SEP27_Awards of Excellence President's Award_Melanie Meyer" title="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_PresAward_MelanieMeyer_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></strong></p> <p>Melanie Meyers has worked at JIBC for nine years, the last six years in the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/office-applied-research-graduate-studies/centre-teaching-learning-innovation">Centre for Teaching, Learning &amp; Innovation (CTLI)</a> where she has made a significant contribution to advancing JIBC*s vision of safer communities and a just society through her role as a Senior Instructional Designer for CTLI.</p> <p>Melanie has led a number of key and award winning projects that have shifted JIBC*s approach to innovative programming in Justice and Public Safety. These include the development of ABC of AD, JIBC*s first Wordpress micro-learning course; the development of online courses in the Road Safety at Work program, JIBC*s first use of LearnDash, to make workplace training more accessible and mobile; and more recently, the development of the <a href="https://www.fentanylsafety.com/">Fentanyl Safety for First Responders</a> training and information site. The fentanyl site is a good example of a highly visible and valued resource that truly does help keep our communities safe.&nbsp;</p> <p>She takes a creative approach to designing learning for JIBC students who represent a range of demographics and abilities. She consistently juggles complex projects, often in the role of both project manager and instructional designer, and has been involved in almost every one of the eight E-learning projects for which JIBC has won an award, which is a demonstration of her consistent attention to quality and service.&nbsp;</p> <p>Melanie is passionate about the quality of work which JIBC produces. She is respected across the organization and has developed a reputation, both internally and externally, as a creative leader in instructional design and complex e-learning projects. This has led to clients specifically requesting Melanie for projects, and she has responded by mentoring and coaching other instructional designers in CTLI in order to help JIBC develop more capacity to support innovative programming and e-learning.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Service Excellence Award</strong></p> <p><em>Marjory Jardine, Librarian - Reference &amp; Instruction, JIBC Library</em>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_ServiceExcellence_MarjoryJardine_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence Service Excellence Marjory Jardine" title="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_ServiceExcellence_MarjoryJardine_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Marjory Jardine is a committed and passionate champion for student learning, working tirelessly to provide library research skills sessions to every JIBC student. Marjory provides classroom instruction to students in certificate and degree programs, either face-to-face or through online webinars, last year reaching a record 1,295 students across Canada.</p> <p>Student academic success is Marjory*s goal. She provides excellent reference service to students, no matter how complex the question, or how long it takes. In addition to providing instruction to students, she continually updates the Library*s Research Skills Tutorial, which is now part of the Liberal Studies Research Methods course, counting towards students* participation mark. Marjory provides online virtual reference via the AskAway service, reaching postsecondary students throughout the province. &nbsp;She also coordinates the academic boot camp webinar for Primary Care Paramedic students from around the province and has offered to be a mentor for students completing their research capstone projects.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Instructional Excellence Award</strong></p> <p><em>Dr. Jessica Motherwell, faculty member, Justice &amp; Public Safety Division</em></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_InstructionalExcellence_JessicaMotherwell_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence Instructional Excellence Jessica Motherwell" title="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_InstructionalExcellence_JessicaMotherwell_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>When Dr. Jessica Motherwell arrived at JIBC a few years ago, she soon showed her dedication and willingness to try new teaching strategies based on sound learning principles. When Jessica realized her <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/law-enforcement-studies-diploma">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD)</a> students were primarily young and recently graduated from high school, she developed a program using iPads which enabled students to create cartoons to express their ideas to support learning objectives, an approach that created much excitement in her classes.</p> <p>Jessica is able to incorporate a blended model of face-to-face learning with online learning to bring classes together that cannot physically meet. She believes in experiential learning and encourages global citizenship while demonstrating and providing opportunities for them to get involved, such as inviting New Westminster secondary students to participate in an activity where her LESD students could practise their leadership skills. She also had her students participate in slacklining (a form of tightrope walking) on the JIBC lawn so they could pinpoint various aspects of the learning process while trying something new. Jessica has consistently stepped up to provide workshops and presentations, as well as coached and mentored other faculty, to share her teaching practices and to demonstrate various educational technologies.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Excellence in Applied Research Award</strong></p> <p><em>Adam Vaughan, Research Project Manager, Centre for Applied Research &amp; Graduate Studies</em></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_AppliedResearch_AdamVaughan_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence Applied Research Adam Vaughan" title="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_AppliedResearch_AdamVaughan_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Adam Vaughan has been involved in many projects and proposals over the past four years, starting with the Simulation Training and Exercise Collaboratory Project (SIMTEC).</p> <p>Adam has been an advocate for research in mental health of first responders, helping revise the resilience course that supports all professions represented at JIBC, and serving as Co-Principle Investigator on a Centre for Safety and Security proposal to evaluate the implementation of the course into all public safety professions, in uniformed and non-uniformed personnel. This course has garnered much attention recently, and may well be used in New Zealand, Australia, the US, and Canada, creating international interest and providing an opportunity to promote JIBC at events and help in brand awareness.</p> <p>Adam has been working in teams at JIBC in research, and has been instrumental in providing data analysis help and advice across several projects. He has authored a paper for SIMTEC, and co-authored a paper on resilience. He has also presented at international conferences representing JIBC and JIBC research.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Program of Excellence Award</strong></p> <p><em>Driver Education Centre*s Road Safety at Work Program</em></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_ProgramofExcellence_DEC-RoadSafetyAtWork_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence Program of Excellence Driver Education Centre-RoadSafetyAtWork_400x250.jpg" title="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_ProgramofExcellence_DEC-RoadSafetyAtWork_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><a title="Road Safety at Work" href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/driver-education-centre/road-safety-work">Road Safety at Work</a> is an Occupational Road Safety initiative funded by WorkSafeBC and has been managed by JIBC since 2013. This initiative is in response to the startling fact that work-related crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace fatalities in British Columbia. Its mission to reduce work-related motor vehicle crashes, deaths and injuries is being tackled through three programs that have been created to improve worker driver safety: Fleet Safety, Care Around Roadside Workers, and Winter Driving Safety.</p> <p>Each program is supported by a dedicated website providing free access to information and resources. A number of innovative resources and tools have been created including five online courses developed through collaboration involving WorkSafeBC, JIBC*s Driver Education Centre and Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. It is a good example of how a government agency collaborates with JIBC for both our expertise and our innovation.&nbsp;</p> <p>The success of the courses have led to the model now being considered by other areas in JIBC as a valid example of micro learning, demonstrating JIBC*s ability to innovate its program models to better meet the needs of an adult, working population.&nbsp;In addition to the online resources, the three programs support annual campaigns: Road Safety at Work Week, Cone Zone, and Shift into Winter. Road Safety at Work is now recognized across British Columbia and Canada as a leading resource for occupational road safety, winter driving safety and driving safely around road side workers.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Friend/Associate of JIBC Award</strong></p> <p><em>Fire Rescue International Training Association (FRITA)</em></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_FriendofJIBCAward_FRITA_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence Friend of JIBC Award FRITA " title="2017_09SEP27_AwardsofExcellence_FriendofJIBCAward_FRITA_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>For the past nine years, the Fire Rescue International Training Association (FRITA) has partnered with JIBC*s Fire &amp; Safety Division to provide a culturally rich and unique opportunity for students and graduates of the Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate program through the <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/one-world-international-scholarship-fire-fighting">One World Scholarship established by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society</a>.</p> <p>FRITA has taken JIBC students for volunteer service and learning experiences in El Salvador, Panama, and other Central American countries. During the deployment, FRITA volunteers supervise the students and coordinate a busy schedule of language lessons, physical fitness training, fire hall visits, and training activities with the local fire service. The students are also required to develop and deliver at least one training session to the local fire service. FRITA ensures this is an applied learning and training experience for our students and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Service Awards</strong></p> <p>In addition to the Awards of Excellence, longstanding service was also celebrated. A total of 33 employees received service pins for 5, 10 and 15 years of service. Four employees reached the 20-year mark, and six have completed 25 years of service. One employee, Barbara Hunter from the Health Sciences Division, was recognized for reaching her 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary with JIBC.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Awards of Excellence Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:05:44 +0000 wchow 61649 at/ce8 Memory of long-serving firefighter lives on in new student award https://www.google.com//ce8/news/memory-long-serving-firefighter-lives-new-student-award <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 25, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09SEP_Floyd_Stene_Memorial_Award_400x250.jpg" alt="Floyd Stene" title="2017_09SEP_Floyd_Stene_Memorial_Award_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Floyd Stene served his community as a firefighter for 55 years. His family has established a new student award in his memory at the<br /></em><em>Justice Institute of British Columbia.&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>A new student award has been established at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) in recognition of the life and contributions of former firefighter Floyd Stene.</p> <p>Floyd served his community as a firefighter for 55 years, having started his career at age 21. He believed that to be successful as a first responder, you needed a passion for service 每 a passion he exemplified throughout his decorated career by using his skills as a firefighter, mentor, and facilitator to help many people.</p> <p>The Floyd Stene Memorial Award was created by his family in honour and recognition of his service and dedication to those around him. ※We decided to establish the award to memorialize Dad and to give people who are passionate about serving others some assistance in following their dreams,§ said Floyd*s son, Carl Stene. ※Floyd spent a lot of his career training others, so we thought it appropriate that we would continue to give to training others through this award.§</p> <p>Floyd*s lasting legacy is carried on by his son, an active member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia, and his grandson, an active BC firefighter and paramedic, and JIBC graduate.</p> <p>※This new award, established in memory of Floyd*s remarkable career and service, will have a strong impact on helping students follow their passion to be first responders in the same way as three generations of the Stene family,§ said Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. ※We are honoured the family chose to support JIBC and our public safety heroes of tomorrow.§</p> <p>The Floyd Stene Memorial Award is a $1,000 annual award. Applicants must be BC residents enrolled in one of the following JIBC programs: <a href="/ce8/fftc">Fire Fighter Technologies Certificate</a>; <a href="/ce8/lesd">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma</a>; <a href="/ce8/bles">Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies</a>; <a href="/ce8/pcp">Primary Care Paramedic</a>; or <a href="/ce8/acp">Advanced Care Paramedic</a>.</p> <p>For more details, please visit the <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/floyd-stene-memorial-award">Floyd Stene Memorial Award</a> page. Applications for the first award are being accepted until October 30.</p> <h2><strong>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> Floyd Stene JIBC Foundation Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:26:14 +0000 wchow 61646 at/ce8 JIBC program manager honoured by Paramedic Association of Canada https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-program-manager-honoured-paramedic-association-canada <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 11, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_09AUG_StevenMills_PAC_Educator_ofthe_Year_Award_edit_400x250.jpg" alt="Steven Mills 2017 award Paramedic Association of Canada " title="2017_09AUG_StevenMills_PAC_Educator_ofthe_Year_Award_edit_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Steven Mills, second from left, receives the Paramedic Association of Canada's inaugural Award of Excellence for Education and Training in Quebec City. (Photo courtesy of Paramedic Association of Canada)&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A program manager with Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been honoured by the Paramedic Association of Canada for his ongoing excellence and contributions to paramedic training.</p> <p>Steven Mills is the inaugural recipient of the association*s Award of Excellence for Education and Training. He received the honour at the association*s Paramedics Across Canada Expo held in Quebec City in August.</p> <p>Mills served 16 years as a primary care paramedic (PCP) with British Columbia Ambulance Service in southeastern BC before joining <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy">JIBC*s Paramedic Academy</a> as a faculty member in 2006. He has since served as a regional training coordinator, then program manager for the PCP program, a role which oversees the delivery of the PCP program across the province.</p> <p>As PCP Program Manager, Mills led a successful redesign of the program, aligning it with national standards, responding to stakeholder feedback, and changing course sequencing and course delivery methods to significantly enhance students* learning experiences and outcomes. During this time, Mills was also instrumental in the development of the practice education portfolio, strengthening relationships with relevant organizations and building hospital and ambulance placement capacity for both PCP and Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) students.</p> <p>Mills helped create opportunities for paramedic students to educate themselves in or near their home communities which in turn increased the number of health care providers in rural areas around the province. His work on national and international education projects, including with longstanding clients in Hong Kong and Singapore, has strengthened the profile of Canadian paramedics internationally for JIBC and in British Columbia.</p> <p>Currently, Mills serves as program manager for the Advanced Care Paramedic program. He has begun restructuring the program to help create a new vision and fresh perspective, enhancing active learning opportunities with more realistic types of scenarios, which helps reduce the transition between the classroom and practice environment.</p> <p>※Steven cares passionately about education, both his own as he continues to pursue further education, and particularly the educational process and experience of our students, and his faculty and colleagues,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※His proven track record of success over the last 27 years when he first started as a paramedic to now as an advocate of change, and a leader within paramedic education here in BC, shows no sign of slowing down.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Advanced Care Paramedic Paramedic Academy Paramedic Association of Canada Primary Care Paramedic Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:50:47 +0000 wchow 61645 at/ce8 JIBC dean joins national effort to address health and wellness of public safety workers https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-dean-joins-national-effort-address-health-and-wellness-public-safety-workers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/office-applied-research-graduate-studies">Office of Applied Research &amp; Graduate Studies</a> at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) was recently appointed as the Associate Director, Police at the newly-established Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT).</p> <p>CIPSRT was developed to provide a Canadian hub for strategic public safety wellness research and analysis, knowledge translation and mobilization, through working with public safety leaders and academics from across the country to develop and deploy solutions that meet the current and future needs of Canadian public safety personnel. The Institute will allow Canadian public safety personnel, their organizations, their families, and their communities to have access to up-to-date, scientifically-robust evidence to inform policies and programs for a full range of health and wellness challenges.</p> <p>※JIBC*s involvement in developing multi-disciplinary, pan-Canadian solutions to improve first responders* health trajectory as they move through their careers demonstrates JIBC*s commitment to the health and well-being of the public safety personnel trained at our institution,§ said Dr. Anderson, whose CIPSRT role involves oversight and leadership of police research.</p> <p>CIPSRT held its first summit in Newfoundland the last week in July where Scientific Director, Dr. Nick Carleton from the University of Regina, and the Associate Directors of Police, Corrections, Fire and Paramedicine met with representatives from each stakeholder group.</p> <p>The first scientific output from this group, entitled ※Mental Disorder Symptoms Among Public Safety Personnel in Canada,§ was designed to clarify the scope and impact of mental health symptoms reported by diverse Canadian public safety personnel, including correctional workers, call centre operators, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, and police.</p> <p>※Substantial proportions of our survey participants self-reported symptoms consistent with one or more mental disorders, proportions that appear much higher than have been found in previous research with the general public,§ Dr. Carleton said. ※This includes a significant number of respondents who reported symptoms of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.§&nbsp;</p> <p>Funded in part by Public Safety Canada, the survey engaged nearly 9,000 people and was completed by nearly 6,000 respondents from coast to coast. Public Safety Canada has now funded a second phase of research which will allow researchers to learn more about the prevalence of mental health issues among first responders and other public safety personnel.</p> <p>※While the results of this research are troubling, the increased reporting among public safety officers is a sign of progress in reducing the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress injuries in public safety officers. This research will help inform our next steps in developing a coordinated action plan to address this issue,§ says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. ※The Government of Canada is pleased to continue to support the research of the University of Regina and its research partners on this issue and I look forward to working with all levels of government and leaders in the public safety community to advance this important work.§</p> <p>To read the full journal article visit:<br /><a href="http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0706743717723825">http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0706743717723825</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment CIPSRT first responders mental health Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies Public Safety Canada Sat, 02 Sep 2017 01:51:28 +0000 wchow 61643 at/ce8 JIBC welcomes Advanced Education Minister to New Westminster campus https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-welcomes-advanced-education-minister-new-westminster-campus-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 11, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="AVED Minister Melanie Mark with Michel Tarko" title="2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC2_400x250" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Minister of Advanced Education, Skills &amp; Training Melanie Mark meeting with JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko and the senior management team.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) welcomed the Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and provided her an overview of the justice and public safety education, training, and applied research it offers to BC students including undergraduate and graduate level preparation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC4_Praxis_400x250.jpg" alt="Minister Mark visits PRAXIS" title="2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC4_Praxis_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Minister Mark learns about JIBC's PRAXIS training simulation system from Bob Walker, JIBC Simulation Specialist.</em></p> <p>The Aug. 9 tour, led by JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko and JIBC Board Chair Rob Kroeker, included a visit to the Dr. Donald Rix Public Safety Simulation Building where the Minister received a demonstration of JIBC*s award-winning&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/praxis">PRAXIS training simulation system</a>. The online system can be delivered on campus and remotely from multiple sites anywhere in the world. Applications include the support of emergency management exercises and scenario training.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC5_CTLI_400x250.jpg" alt="Minister Mark visits CTLI" title="2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC5_CTLI_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em><span style="text-align: center;">Minister Mark is introduced to the innovative educational technology produced by JIBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation from Tannis Morgan, JIBC's&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: center;">Director of Teaching, Learning and Innovation.</span></em></p> <p>Minister Mark also visited JIBC*s&nbsp;<a href="https://ctli.jibc.ca/" target="_blank">Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation</a> (CTLI) where she learned about the innovative educational technology it provides in support of the justice and public safety education and training provided at the Institute both on campus and online to students and organizations across the province.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC6_Paramedic_400x250_2.jpg" alt="Minister Mark meets paramedic students" title="2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC6_Paramedic_400x250_2.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em><span style="text-align: center;">Minister Mark tries her hand at taking the pulse of a patient during a trauma scenario being performed by JIBC paramedic students.&nbsp;</span></em></p> <p>Students from the <a href="/ce8/paramedic">JIBC Paramedic Academy</a> provided the Minister with a demonstration of the Institute*s emphasis on applied and experiential learning with simulations involving trauma scenarios.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC8_AGP_400x250.jpg" alt="Minister Mark with Michel Tarko, Board Chair Rob Kroeker, and Jeff Schiffer." title="2017_08AUG09_AVED_Minister_Mark_visit_WC8_AGP_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>From left, Jeff Schiffer, Program Director of JIBC's Office of Indigenization, Rob Kroeker, JIBC Board Chair, Minister Mark and Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO, at the Aboriginal Gathering Place which opened at the New Westminster campus last year.</em></p> <p>The tour concluded with a visit to JIBC*s Aboriginal Gathering Place which opened last year in support of the Institute*s <a title="JIBC Indigenization Plan" href="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/pdf/Indigenization_Report.pdf">Indigenization Plan</a> in response to the TRC Call to Action. The space is dedicated to teaching, learning and exchange and the support of JIBC*s Aboriginal students, and serves as a venue where all can further their knowledge and appreciation of Aboriginal history and culture.</p> <p>※It was exciting to learn about the innovative, cultural and practical hands-on training that the Justice Institute of British Columbia offers to students and first responders throughout our beautiful province,§ said Minister Mark. ※Our government is working hard to make education and training affordable and relevant for all citizens. We*ve already reduced the interest rate as part of our commitment to scrap interest on provincial loans as well as announced tuition free ABE and ELL starting September."</p> <p>※We were pleased to welcome Minister Mark and show her some of what we offer to BC students as they pursue careers in justice and public safety,§ said Dr. Tarko. ※We are very proud of the role our staff and faculty play in educating and training students to be job-ready while also leading applied research in the context of justice and public safety. We continue to be focused on providing exceptional educational opportunities to those who dedicate themselves to keeping our communities safe.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Teaching Learning and Innovation CTLI Melanie Mark Ministry of Advanced Education Skills and Training Office of Indigenization Paramedic Academy Praxis Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:22:58 +0000 wchow 61635 at/ce8 JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp opens eyes to career options https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-indigenous-youth-career-camp-opens-eyes-career-options <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 10, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_07JUL11_IndigenousYouthCamp_AB1_400x250.jpg" alt="RBC cheque presentation group photo" title="2017_07JUL11_IndigenousYouthCamp_AB1" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>A group of Indigenous youth from across BC now have a clearer idea of the justice and public safety career options available to them thanks to Justice Institute of British Columbia*s (JIBC) Indigenous Youth Career Camp held recently.</p> <p>※Introducing Indigenous youth to various opportunities for employment in justice and public safety is a critical piece of our broader institutional response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission*s Call to Action,§ said Dr. Jeffrey Schiffer, Program Director of JIBC*s Office of Indigenization. ※By increasing the prevalence of Indigenous peoples, practices and perspectives in justice and public safety, the Office of Indigenization will continue to support the development of dynamic professionals better equipped to support communities across the province.§</p> <p>The week-long overnight camp organized by JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/about-jibc/office-indigenization">Office of Indigenization</a> was made possible through a generous $40,000 donation from RBC to The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) and saw 21 youth from across the province participate. Of that funding, $5,000 has been designated for a new award to support Indigenous learners pursuing justice and public safety education.</p> <p>※At RBC, we believe that when we invest in youth, great things happen. That*s why RBC is proud to support the JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp,§ said Carmen Ryujin, Manager, Donations, BC Region, RBC. ※Students are one of the greatest innovation resources this country has to offer, and RBC is committed to helping Canada*s youth get the knowledge and experience they need to find meaningful work.§&nbsp;</p> <p>※Confidence, skills and connections 每 that*s the impact of RBC*s donation to this pilot project,§ said Tracy Campbell, Executive Director of The JIBC Foundation. ※RBC has been a long-time supporter of innovative JIBC initiatives, and we cannot thank them enough for breathing life into this transformative experience for youth. Not only were the youth introduced to careers in justice and public safety, but they were empowered to break barriers, build bridges and make lasting personal and community connections.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_07JUL_IndigenousYouthCamp_Found1_400x250.jpg" alt="IYCC CPR practice" title="2017_07JUL_IndigenousYouthCamp_Found1" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The youth, aged 15 to 18, gained skills and experiences they can use for future employment. They completed a Red Cross course to earn CPR certification and donned full firefighter gear while learning to extinguish a car fire and operate fire extinguishers. They observed police recruit training and tested their fitness by taking the Police Officer Physical Ability Test. The week also included team building and conflict resolution exercises, sessions on emergency management, and visits with sheriffs and corrections workers.</p> <p>A recently hired police officer of First Nations heritage shared with the youth her educational journey at JIBC and how she came to pursue a career in law enforcement, and a Vancouver Police Department officer introduced the youth to the VPD Aboriginal Cadet Program. Throughout the week, First Nations and M谷tis Elders provided cultural teachings and activities to the youth to strengthen their understanding and knowledge of their heritage.</p> <p>For 18-year-old Kristin of Vancouver, the camp was just the latest step in a journey that she started two years ago to move away from her troubled past. That*s when a police officer had a long talk with her, and convinced her that she could make a difference to others.</p> <p>※He told me I could do so much more with my life, that if I changed my life right now I could become a police officer and that they need people with experience being on the streets,§ she said. ※He planted a seed in my head for me.§</p> <p>The camp left her feeling empowered. While policing is her main career interest, getting a taste of firefighting was also intriguing. ※To experience the camp is a life-changer. It opens up my eyes to so many different things I can do with my life now.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_07JUL_IndigenousYouthCamp_OI1_400x250.jpg" alt="IYCC fire training" title="2017_07JUL_IndigenousYouthCamp_OI1" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Jonara, 15, of Quesnel is interested in pursuing a career in wildfire management. She got to experience first-hand its impact on residents of the Cariboo region even before camp began. With highway routes south of her hometown closed due to forest fires, her mother took a detour north to Prince George where Jonara took a flight to Vancouver.</p> <p>Once at the camp, she loved having the opportunity to suit up as a firefighter and get hands-on training. But the week also exposed her to other career paths that might suit her.</p> <p>※The biggest thing I*ve learned is to open my options,§ said Jonara, who said she*s now also interested in possibly being a corrections officer or paramedic. ※If I can*t do one thing, I can just do the other.§</p> <p>While 17-year-old Jacob from Sidney was keen to learn more about careers in policing and firefighting, he said the cultural emphasis was a welcome bonus.&nbsp;</p> <p>※I know that I*m M谷tis, but I don*t know specifically where it is [in my family tree],§ he said. As a result, he didn*t know anything about that part of his culture, and was happy to learn about aspects such as the smudging ceremony and the proper handling of a traditional drum.</p> <p>Jacob appreciated the opportunity to learn from the Elders and said the experience has left him more comfortable now with exploring that part of his heritage.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> <h2><strong>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> Aboriginal Indigenous JIBC Foundation Office of Indigenization RBC Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:55:51 +0000 wchow 61634 at/ce8 JIBC firefighting graduate recognized for excellence https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-firefighting-graduate-recognized-excellence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 2, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/201706JUNE_PaulLioJonBaillieAwardRecipient1-400x250.jpg" alt="Paul Lio - Jon Baillie Award Recipient June 2017" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>JIBC firefighting graduate Paul Lio (center) receiving the Jon Baillie Memorial Award from Bernie Magnan (left), chair of The JIBC Foundation Board of Directors and Linda Baillie</em></p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) congratulates recent JIBC firefighting graduate Paul Lio from Oakville, Ontario the latest recipient of the <a href="/ce8/news/spirit-giving-late-fire-chief-continues-benefit-firefighting-students">Jon Baille Memorial Award</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://jibcisready.jibc.ca/jibc-firefighting-grad-from-ontario-ready-to-be-a-firefighter/">Looking to fulfil his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter</a>, Paul chose JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/fftc">Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate</a> program, which provides the academic credentials, NFPA 1001 certification, and extensive live-fire experience and training from seasoned firefighting professionals and leaders.</p> <p>The Jon Baillie Award recognizes a firefighting student*s outstanding academic performance, demonstrated high proficiency in the practical skills they have gained from their training, and the leadership, teamwork and strong work ethic and professionalism they have shown throughout JIBC*s pre-employment firefighting program. More than 50 JIBC graduates have received the award, created by the family and friends of the late Port Coquitlam Fire Chief remembered for his love of the Fire Service and his various contributions to the community.</p> <p>On receiving the award, Paul said, ※That was a great honour to get. I was shocked. I came here with the intention just to put my head down and work hard and it paid off. So I*m very grateful and very happy that that happened. It means a lot to me.§</p> <p>The award is made possible through donations to the <a href="/ce8/support-jibc/tributes#Baillie">Jon Baillie Endowment Fund</a>. Contributions to The JIBC Foundation in memory of Jon Baillie are currently being accepted and <a href="https://www.support.jibc.ca/sslpage.aspx?pid=404">can be made online</a> or by contacting the Foundation at 604.528.5986 or <a href="mailto:foundation@jibc.ca?subject=Jon%20Baillie%20Endowment%20Fund%20Inquiry">&#102;&#111;&#117;&#110;&#100;&#97;&#116;&#105;&#111;&#110;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> FFTC Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate JIBC Foundation Jon Baillie Endowment Fund Jon Baillie Memorial Award Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:36:47 +0000 rchu 61633 at/ce8 JIBC appoints new Dean, School of Criminal Justice & Security and Office of International Affairs https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-appoints-new-dean-school-criminal-justice-security-and-office-international-affairs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 30, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Stuart_Ruttan._Nov._2016._standing_400x250.jpg" alt="Stuart Ruttan Nov 2016 standing 400x250.jpg" title="Stuart_Ruttan._Nov._2016._standing_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stuart Ruttan as the new Dean of the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/graduate-certificates/tactical-criminal-analysis">School of Criminal Justice &amp; Security</a> and Office of International Affairs, effective July 3.</p> <p>※I look forward to the opportunity to serve JIBC in this new role, which at its core includes ensuring we maintain the quality and standards required for the client training and education we provide to municipal police, the sheriff service and corrections workers, as well as degree and diploma programs in the Justice &amp; Public Safety Division,§ said Dr. Ruttan.</p> <p>Dr. Ruttan joined JIBC in 2008 as a credentialing specialist. His previous position was Associate Dean, <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/graduate-studies">Centre for Graduate Studies &amp; Academic Planning</a>. He was also the Chair of the Graduate Certificates in <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/graduate-certificates/intelligence-analysis">Intelligence Analysis</a> and <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/graduate-certificates/tactical-criminal-analysis">Tactical Criminal Analysis</a>.</p> <p>Prior to joining JIBC, Dr. Ruttan worked in international educational programming at the post-secondary level for eight years, followed by 10 years as a university professor in Japan where he also served on an international relations committee which included attending conferences in Southeast Asia. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>※Stu brings extensive academic and credentialing experience, as well as international teaching experience, to the role of Dean, School of Criminal Justice &amp; Security and Office of International Affairs,§ said Colleen Vaughan, JIBC Vice-President, Academic. ※That background will well position the School and OIA to meet emerging educational opportunities.§</p> <p>Ruttan holds a doctorate in teacher education from Nottingham University, a Masters of Education in curriculum and instruction from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts in classical studies from the University of Victoria.</p> <p>※Among my priorities in this new role are the development of a strategic plan for the Office of International Affairs, the continued support of client programming, and the expansion of contract work. I also will be focusing on making the next level of graduate studies in Intelligence Analysis available to students at JIBC,§ Dr. Ruttan said. ※I will continue supporting and promoting the School to make the most of its current programming and future opportunities.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Dr. Stuart Ruttan intelligence analysis Office of International Affairs School of Criminal Justice & Security tactical criminal analysis Sat, 01 Jul 2017 01:18:56 +0000 wchow 61624 at/ce8 JIBC appoints new Dean, School of Public Safety https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-appoints-new-dean-school-public-safety <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 30, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_06JUN30_SarahWareing_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_06JUN30 Sarah Wareing " title="2017_06JUN30_SarahWareing_WC2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Wareing as the new Dean of the School of Public Safety, effective July 3.</p> <p>※It is a privilege to take on this leadership role," Wareing said. "I*m excited by the opportunity to work with my colleagues both within the School and across the Institute in support of JIBC*s strategic priorities and education plan.§</p> <p>Wareing most recently served as the Acting Director of the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/emergency-management-division">Emergency Management Division (EMD)</a>. She joined JIBC in 2006 as the coordinator/instructor for Emergency Social Services training in EMD, where she was responsible for developing curriculum and delivering training to the volunteers and staff in communities around the province who provide aid to individuals and families forced to evacuate from their homes. In 2009, she switched her focus to one of JIBC*s degree programs.</p> <p>As program manager, she was responsible for the implementation of the Bachelor of Emergency Management Studies program. In 2013 the breadth of her responsibilities increased, and as program director in EMD, she assumed overall responsibility for all the division*s credentialed programs and program and curriculum development activity. In addition, she has served on numerous Institute-wide committees, including Program Council and Program Council Curriculum Committee.</p> <p>※Sarah has moved into progressively more demanding roles at the Institute, continually demonstrating her leadership skills, which she will bring to the role of Dean, School of Public Safety,§ said JIBC Vice-President, Academic Colleen Vaughan. ※She has also shown strengths in business having led steady growth in the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/emergency-management-division/academic-programs/bachelor-emergency-security-management">Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies (BESMS)</a> program despite the absence of any government funding.§</p> <p>Wareing has a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and a Master*s of Education from the University of British Columbia.</p> <p>※It is an exciting time in the School of Public Safety, with continued growth in our contract training activities and credential programs. I look forward to working with program staff and faculty in the Driver Education Centre, Fire and Safety Division, and Emergency Management Division to pursue new opportunities both domestic and international, whether that be through contract training in new sectors or exploring articulation agreements with other institutions that will improve student pathways.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies Emergency Management Division Sarah Wareing School of Public Safety Sat, 01 Jul 2017 02:38:39 +0000 wchow 61625 at/ce8 JIBC President and CEO reappointed for a second term https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-president-and-ceo-reappointed-second-term <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 29, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/Michel_Tarko_2014_photo_400x250.jpg" title="Michel_Tarko_2014_photo_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia*s (JIBC) Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Dr. Michel Tarko has accepted a second five-year term as JIBC*s president and CEO. </p> <p> ※The Board is very pleased with Michel*s leadership and management over the past five years,§ said Jim McGregor, Outgoing Chair of JIBC*s Board of Governors (as of July 31, 2017), and Incoming Board Chair Rob Kroeker (as of Aug. 1, 2017). ※During this time the reputation and brand equity of JIBC as Canada*s leading public safety educator continues to expand across BC, Canada, and beyond.§</p> <p>Significant accomplishments of Dr. Tarko*s first term have included his leading the development and continued implementation of the JIBC 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, and related pan-Institute plans including, the 2015-2020 Indigenization Plan, 2016-2020 Communications &amp; Marketing Plan, and the 2016-2020 Education Plan, said McGregor. The second term will extend his tenure to July 2022.</p> <p>※This news will be welcomed and embraced by many of Michel*s colleagues at JIBC as well as colleagues at the BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU) and Colleges &amp; Institutes Canada (CICan).§</p> <p>Dr. Tarko views a second term as an opportunity to continue with ongoing initiatives emerging from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission*s Call to Action in the context of Justice and Public Safety. He aims to further support the advancement of the justice and public safety professions that JIBC serves through applied training, education and research opportunities which inform curriculum and leading practice for first responders and community leaders.</p> <p>※I recognize there is more we can do to support our vision of &safer communities and a more just society* and we will continue to advocate for new resources from both public and private stakeholders in our efforts to achieve this vision,§ said Dr. Tarko.</p> <p>※I am proud of JIBC*s record of success and achievement, which results from the dedication of our employees who stand behind our vision and mission, at the three-year mark of our five-year strategic plan. The grand opening of our Aboriginal Gathering Place in May of 2016 was one of many highlights during my first term. I am keenly interested in supporting the expansion of international education and contract training, both on-shore and off-shore, for student and employee exchanges. I also look forward to the expansion of our graduate programs in Intelligence Analysis to encompass the growing issue of financial cybercrimes, as well as in public safety leadership.§</p> <p>As President and CEO, Dr. Tarko has led the development of the new <a href="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/pdf/JIBC-Strategic-Plan-2015-2020.pdf" target="_blank">JIBC 2015-2020 Strategic Plan</a> with the JIBC Board of Governors, and <a href="/ce8/about-jibc/educational-partnerships">developed partnerships</a> between JIBC and other public post-secondary educational institutions in BC, across Canada and internationally, creating pathways for student and faculty exchanges, and applied research initiatives in the fields of public and community safety. He also continues to build relationships and partnerships with business and industry where JIBC can be a solution to priority issues related to community and public safety training, education and applied research.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Tarko served as a member and vice-chair of the Board of Directors, Post-Secondary Employers Association (PSEA) from 2014-2016, and since 2016 has served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Colleges and Institutes Canada, representing the British Columbia Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU).</p> <p>He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Education (Curriculum &amp; Instruction) from the University of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Manitoba, as well as a Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing from the Manitoba School for Psychiatric Nursing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Board of Governors Dr. Michel Tarko Office of the President Strategic Plan Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:32:53 +0000 wchow 61623 at/ce8 Future justice and public safety leaders celebrated at 2017 JIBC Spring Convocation https://www.google.com//ce8/news/future-justice-and-public-safety-leaders-celebrated-2017-jibc-spring-convocation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 9, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_06JUN08_SpringConvocation_WC4a_400x250.jpg" alt="Graduating students - 2017 Spring Convocation " title="2017_06JUN08_SpringConvocation_WC4a_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The academic achievements of approximately 270 graduates and honorary degree recipient Bill Fordy were recognized by Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) at its Spring Convocation held at the New Westminster campus on June 8, 2017.</p> <p>※Convocation is a milestone that honours all the time and energy you have dedicated to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies you need for rewarding careers in justice and public safety,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO, in his address to graduates.</p> <p>He noted that JIBC graduates serve in a wide range of professions and fields, from law enforcement, firefighting and paramedicine, to correctional officers, emergency managers, counsellors and intelligence analysts.</p> <p>※The general public may not be aware of the incredible work that these professionals do each day, but the significance of what they do 每 of what you do - is nevertheless great,§ Dr. Tarko said. ※I want to encourage you to serve in your respective roles with conviction, knowing that what you do makes a difference 每 to the individuals you will help and the communities you will support.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_06JUN08_SpringConvocation_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="Bill Fordy - honorary degree recipient" title="2017_06JUN08_SpringConvocation_WC1_400x250.jp" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy, a 28-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), was conferred an honorary degree in <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-present-honorary-degree-law-enforcement-leader">recognition of his extensive community service, commitment to public service, leadership and contributions to justice and public safety in Canada</a>.</p> <p>※I am honoured and humbled to stand amongst you today as you embark upon your life and leadership journey,§ Fordy told the graduates.</p> <p>He reminded them, ※A team is better than any one police officer. Never forget that you are not alone on this journey.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_06JUN08_SpringConvocation_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="Andrew Borsato - student speaker - 2017 Spring Convocation" title="2017_06JUN08_SpringConvocation_WC2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Andrew Borsato, a firefighter and graduate of the Bachelor*s in Public Safety Administration, spoke at convocation on behalf of all the graduating students. He described how his JIBC studies helped him progress in his career with his two employers, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue and Teck Metals Ltd.</p> <p>※Being a student of JIBC has allowed my career to flourish,§ Borsato said. ※As I worked my way up through the ranks in both of these organizations, there were many things that changed such as the scope of each position, the personnel, technology and equipment. However, there were two things that ceased to change; my drive for continuing education, and JIBC*s ability to deliver.</p> <p>※I have honestly never been more proud to be part of a school. When I put on that JIBC hat or t-shirt, I am truly representing a school that places learning at the forefront of everything they do; instructors that are knowledgeable and passionate about their respective fields; and students that will put others before themselves.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Bill Fordy convocation honorary degree Fri, 09 Jun 2017 22:23:21 +0000 wchow 61618 at/ce8 JIBC Police Academy recruits among those to carry torch for Special Olympics BC https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-police-academy-recruits-among-those-carry-torch-special-olympics-bc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 5, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="Default"><img src="/sites/default/files/LETR_log_400x250.jpg" title="LETR_log_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p class="Default"><span>From June 6 to 9, law enforcement members and Special Olympics BC (SOBC) athletes in communities across the Lower Mainland will lace up for the 2017 BC Law Enforcement Torch Run (BC LETR). This inspiring event is a proud BC LETR tradition that raises vital funds and awareness for SOBC. </span></p> <p class="Default">Police recruits from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will be running a leg of the event in New Westminster, from the JIBC campus to Transit Police headquarters. They will be among Lower Mainland Torch Run participants to carry the Flame of Hope through 18 communities as they promote their message of respect and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Approximately 500 law enforcement members and 80 SOBC athletes are expected to take part in this annual four-day run.</p> <p class="Default">※It is amazing to see so many law enforcement agencies come together to support Special Olympics BC,§ said Rick Lucy, BC LETR Provincial Director and retired Abbotsford Police Department Deputy Chief Constable. ※There is such a great mutual respect between law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes and it*s wonderful to watch the Lower Mainland Torch Run continue to thrive.§</p> <p class="Default">Participating agencies include the Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, Port Moody, Vancouver, and West Vancouver police departments, RCMP detachments throughout the Lower Mainland, Canada Border Services Agency, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Metro Vancouver Transit Police.</p> <p class="Default"><strong>June 6: </strong>Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey, White Rock</p> <p class="Default"><strong><span>June 7: </span></strong><span>Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver/West Vancouver </span></p> <p class="Default"><strong><span>June 8: </span></strong><span>Mission, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, Port Moody/Coquitlam </span></p> <p class="Default"><strong><span>June 9: </span></strong><span>New Westminster, Richmond, Delta/Ladner </span></p> <p class="Default">Full schedule by community: <a href="http://www.specialolympics.bc.ca/ways-give/law-enforcement-torch-run/upcoming-events">www.specialolympics.bc.ca/ways-give/law-enforcement-torch-run/upcoming-events</a></p> <p class="Default">Photos will be posted daily during the Lower Mainland Torch Run at <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/specialolympicsbc/albums">www.flickr.com/photos/specialolympicsbc/albums</a></p> <p class="Default">Twitter: @sobcsociety, @BCLETR, #TorchRun</p> <p class="Default">Facebook and Instagram: @specialolympicsbc</p> <p class="Default"><a href="http://www.specialolympics.bc.ca/">www.specialolympics.bc.ca</a></p> <p class="Default"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <h2 class="Default"><strong><span>About the Law Enforcement Torch Run </span></strong><span>&nbsp;</span></h2> <p class="Default"><span>For more than 35 years, law enforcement members throughout the world have supported people with intellectual disabilities through the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The LETR movement has raised more than $3 million in British Columbia since 1990. To date, the LETR has raised more than $600 million for Special Olympics programs around the world. To learn more about the LETR, visit </span><span>www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr</span><span>. Find BC LETR on Twitter @BCLETR. </span></p> <h2 class="Default"><strong><span>About Special Olympics BC </span></strong><span></span></h2> <p class="Default"><span>Special Olympics BC is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the power and joy of sport. In 57 communities around the province, we provide year-round training and competitive opportunities in 18 different sports to more than 4,600 athletes of all ages and abilities, thanks to the dedicated efforts of over 3,900 volunteers. For more information, please visit </span><span>www.specialolympics.bc.ca</span><span>, and find us on Facebook and Instagram @specialolympicsbc and Twitter @sobcsociety.&nbsp;</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Law Enforcement Torch Run police academy recruits Special Olympics Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:05:26 +0000 wchow 61615 at/ce8 JIBC lowers flags in honour of fallen Fire Chief Clayton Cassidy https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-lowers-flags-honour-fallen-fire-chief-clayton-cassidy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 30, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Flags at all JIBC campuses are at half-mast to honour the passing of Cache Creek Fire Chief Clayton Cassidy who died in the line of duty.</p> <p>Chief Cassidy, 59, was the Fire Chief of the 25-member Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department. He was last seen on May 5 in the early morning hours when he was checking on the levels of several creeks which threatened to flood his community. It is believed he was swept away by one of the swollen creeks. His body was recovered May 27.</p> <p>A funeral with full honours, in keeping with a death in the line of duty, will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the Cache Creek Recreation Park. JIBC flags will remain lowered until after his funeral.</p> <p>Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cassidy family and the Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department for their tragic loss.</p> </div> </div> </div> flags half-mast Wed, 31 May 2017 05:37:22 +0000 wchow 61614 at/ce8 JIBC further supports fire officer training in Quebec https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-further-supports-fire-officer-training-quebec <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 26, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_QuebecCreeGrad-400x250.jpg" title="2017_QuebecCreeGrad-400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Eight members of the Cree Nation are the latest Quebec First Nations firefighters to graduate from a Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) fire training program.</p> <p>※I am proud to welcome these firefighters as new alumni of JIBC,§ said Peter Grootendorst, Director of JIBC*s Fire &amp; Safety Division (FSD). ※The Cree Nation students showed great dedication and commitment in completing the program which, by its nature, is very challenging. While balancing their studies with full-time jobs and family responsibilities, they persevered to acquire not only expertise as qualified fire prevention officers but supervisory and leadership skills. This is another example of the positive impact of the community-based training we are providing in First Nations communities in BC and across Canada.§</p> <p>The eight firefighters graduated from JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/fire-safety-division/fire-service-industry/fire-prevention-officer-certificate">Fire Prevention Officer Certificate program</a>, which has been designed to meet the competencies and training standards established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for fire prevention inspectors, investigators and public fire educators. JIBC has been accredited by both the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and ProBoard, and is the only institution in BC with courses and certificate programs that are accredited by both.</p> <p>The firefighters rose to the challenge of the intense, 18-month program despite the fact the courses were delivered in English, which for some students was not their first language, that being Cree. Many of the students also travelled long distances from their home communities to attend the program, underscoring the Cree Nation Government*s significant commitment to developing their own members through first-class training. &nbsp;</p> <p>The graduating firefighters* perseverance was rewarded. Four were promoted into more senior leadership positions as a result of taking the program, and all the remaining students are now well positioned and qualified to take on such roles in their communities.</p> <p>※I am very pleased with the Fire Prevention Officer Certificate Program. It gave my group and I the skills and knowledge to begin implementing fire prevention programs in our territory,§ said George Cox, Regional Fire Prevention Officer for Cree Nation Government. ※I can honestly say that I have a new wider field of vision for fire protection services. And I want to thank JIBC for their services and support.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Cree Nation Government Fire & Safety Division Fire Prevention Officer Certificate Quebec Sat, 27 May 2017 04:20:58 +0000 wchow 61613 at/ce8 JIBC fentanyl safety website garners two Horizon Interactive Awards https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-fentanyl-safety-website-garners-two-horizon-interactive-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 17, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2016HorizonAward_bronze_badge-short_400x250.jpg" alt="2016 Horizon Award" title="2016HorizonAward_bronze_badge-short_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>A fentanyl safety website for first responders created by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been recognized with two Horizon Interactive Awards.</p> <p>The site, <a href="http://www.fentanylsafety.com/">www.fentanylsafety.com</a>, received bronze awards in two website categories 每 Health/Human Services and Government Agency.</p> <p>With overdoses and fatalities stemming from fentanyl use reaching epidemic proportions, the website was created by JIBC, with funding from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.</p> <p>※This website has received thousands of visits since November 2016, many of which are from outside of Canada,§ said Steve Schnitzer, director of the JIBC Police Academy. ※From feedback that we have received, there is no doubt that this fills an important information void for many first responders. The website is also a true testament on how first responder stakeholders work together in times of crisis.§</p> <p>The website was developed by staff at JIBC*s <a href="https://ctli.jibc.ca/our-projects/">Centre for Teaching, Learning &amp; Innovation (CTLI)</a> with assistance from subject-matter experts in the first responder community, both from Canada and the United States, Health Canada, BC Ministry of Health, BC Coroner*s Office, BC Emergency Health Services and contacts within the medical profession.</p> <p>※The website, which was designed by Melanie Meyers and Dennis Yip in the Centre for Teaching, Learning &amp; Innovation, is a great example of the collaboration between JIBC, public safety agencies, and the communities we serve,§ said Dr. Tannis Morgan, Director of JIBC*s CTLI. ?</p> <p>Topics covered on the site include: what fentanyl is and why it is so dangerous for first responders; safe handling of suspected fentanyl; what Naloxone is and how it can save lives in cases of opioid overdoses; and job-specific information for law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, and paramedics to help them stay safe when encountering fentanyl in the community.</p> <p>While designed with first responders in mind, the website is accessible to the general public to help bolster awareness of the dangers of the highly toxic narcotic.</p> <p>Since its launch in November, the site has seen more than 215,000 page views and about 29,000 users. It continues to be used by hundreds of people on a daily basis.</p> <p>The Horizon Interactive Awards, now in its 15<sup>th</sup> year, are among the most prestigious awards in the field of interactive and creative media, recognizing the best in web sites and web site design, along with several other mediums. The 2016 competition saw more than 1,200 entries from 20 countries around the world which were judged by a volunteer panel of industry professionals. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Teaching Learning & Innovation CTLI fentanyl first responders Thu, 18 May 2017 01:08:00 +0000 wchow 61609 at/ce8 Passing of a JIBC Champion https://www.google.com//ce8/news/passing-jibc-champion <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 12, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_02FEB12_MattBrownCarls8-400x250.jpg" alt="Beverley and John Carl with Matt Brown in 2015" width="400" height="250" /><br /><em>Beverley Carl (right) with her husband, John, and the first recipient of the Beverley and John Carl Award, Matt Brown, after the 2015 Winter Convocation (photo by Richard Chu)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>JIBC donor and dear friend, Beverley Carl, passed away in February 2017 at the age of 79. Beverley will be remembered as a remarkable woman who inspired the best in people. She touched the lives of so many in the JIBC family, including Matt Brown, the first student recipient of the <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/beverley-and-john-carl-award">Beverley and John Carl Award</a>.</p> <p>※The Carls have maintained a special place in my heart,§ said Matt upon news of Beverley*s passing. ※I still cherish the stethoscope they presented to me&nbsp;on our first meeting. The two of them together were a personal encouragement to me then and now, and I know&nbsp;they will continue to be the same to other students&nbsp;through their standing&nbsp;award.§</p> <p>Four years ago, Beverley and John established an award for JIBC Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) students to show their appreciation for the <a href="/ce8/news/gift-heart">paramedics who were vital to saving her life in 2012</a>.</p> <p>A strong supporter of JIBC, she took the time to visit the New Westminster Campus on many occasions, supporting events like convocation and the annual Donor Appreciation Reception.</p> <p>※Beverley never missed the opportunity to &Be the One* making a difference,§ said Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. ※Her lifetime commitment to community involvement included volunteering in Scouting for 55 years, and at JIBC, Beverley and John ensured they met students, learned about our programs and attended events. Beverley inspired all those she met and she will be greatly missed.§</p> <p>A highlight each year was the opportunity to meet the recipients of the award established in their name and see the lasting, profound impact the award has on students.</p> <p>※Matt said to me, which made it all worthwhile, &By receiving your award, you*ve validated what I want to do.*&nbsp; We set the criteria for the award, and he met the criteria, but now he also feels he*s made the right choice,§ shared Beverley after meeting Matt in 2015. ※That*s the kind of thing we are hoping to reinforce. That means so much to me, to see the value of the award is more than just financial.§</p> <p>PCP students interested in applying for the Beverley and John Carl Award have until June 30. For more information, <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/beverley-and-john-carl-award">visit the award*s webpage.</a></p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YKU0Jg_L-Rg?rel=0&amp;autoplay=0" width="670" height="402" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Sat, 13 May 2017 04:55:56 +0000 rchu 61606 at/ce8 JIBC to present honorary degree to law enforcement leader https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-present-honorary-degree-law-enforcement-leader <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 11, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Bill_Fordy_400x250.jpg" alt="RCMP A/Comm Bill Fordy-2017 Honorary Degree recipient" title="Bill_Fordy_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will present a Doctor of Laws degree, <em>honoris causa</em>, to Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy, a 28-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), in recognition of his community service and contributions to justice and public safety in Canada.</p> <p>§It is our great pleasure to recognize with an honorary degree Assistant Commissioner Fordy*s dedication to safer communities and a more just society,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※His continued leadership in policing has helped change investigative and interviewing techniques to assist in solving numerous serious crimes, and brought closure to so many families of victims. He has also championed the use of integrated policing teams and the provision of support services under one roof, to better assist victims and prevent further crimes. His commitment to public service and track record for identifying problems and developing solutions makes him an inspiration to future leaders educated at JIBC.§&nbsp;</p> <p>A/Comm. Fordy has been appointed the new Deputy Chief of Police for the Niagara Regional Police Service, effective June 27. Founded in 1971, it is the oldest regional police service in Ontario and serves 12 municipalities totalling about 430,000 residents and an estimated 15 million visitors annually. The police service patrols one of the largest geographical regions in the province, with more than 1,000 sworn and civilian members.&nbsp;</p> <p>In his current role, A/Comm. Fordy oversees the RCMP*s Lower Mainland District and is responsible for all the RCMP detachments in the Lower Mainland and five integrated units 每 the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), LMD Emergency Response Team, Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, LMD Integrated Forensic Identification Service and the Police Dog Service &shy;每 which operate in conjunction with municipal police departments in Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, Port Moody and West Vancouver.</p> <p>Prior to this, A/Comm. Fordy served as Chief Superintendent, the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Surrey RCMP detachment, the largest in Canada with more than 800 police officers and almost 300 support staff.</p> <p>Among his many accomplishments, A/Comm. Fordy has been a leader and expert on interviewing techniques and major case management. While involved in a series of murder investigations early in his career, he saw challenges in law enforcement*s ability to secure confessions from suspects. Taking the initiative, he met with experts to develop solutions, creating the concept of a regional interview team in 1999, helping establish such teams and to create standardized training across Canada.</p> <p>As a result of his work in the field of police interviewing, hundreds of high profile investigations have been successfully resolved and important case law has been created.</p> <p>While serving as OIC for Surrey RCMP, A/Comm. Fordy played a key leadership role in the creation of Sophie*s Place Child Advocacy Centre, a specialized, child-friendly centre to coordinate child abuse investigations and develop integrated supports for child victims of physical and sexual abuse. He also led and supported the integration of the Ministry of Justice*s Community-Based Victims Services into the Surrey RCMP Domestic Violence Unit and Police-Based Victim Services. This innovation and integration of services has helped in the prevention, education and intervention around violence against women.</p> <p>He has been recognized with an appointment into the Order of Merit of Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the RCMP E Division Commanding Officers Commendation. The latter was for his outstanding service in the investigation of the disappearances of a large number of women from the Metro Vancouver area. As the main interviewer of the suspect, A/Comm. Fordy helped develop strategies to gather evidence that eventually led to the conviction of Robert Pickton for the murders.</p> <p>Apart from policing, A/Comm. Fordy was also active in the community, serving as a volunteer coach and sounding board for the executive members of the Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association for a decade. In addition, he is a three-time Ironman finisher in the full-distance triathlon event.</p> <p>The 2017 Spring Convocation ceremony, to be held on June 8, will recognize approximately 270 graduates who have completed certificates, diplomas and degrees at JIBC, with more than 700 graduands, family and friends in attendance at the New Westminster campus.</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;"><br />About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Bill Fordy convocation honorary degree RCMP Wed, 10 May 2017 01:26:45 +0000 wchow 61604 at/ce8 Legion Foundation donation ensures JIBC paramedic students develop vital career skills https://www.google.com//ce8/news/legion-foundation-donation-ensures-jibc-paramedic-students-develop-vital-career-skills <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 2, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_04APR21_LegionDonorVisit_WC7_400x250.jpg" alt="2017 Legion Donor Visit demonstration" title="2017_04APR21_LegionDonorVisit_WC7_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Advanced Care Paramedic student David Stanton and instructor Jodi Butterman demonstrate the use of new training equipment during a vist by representatives of the donors, the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion Foundation.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Advanced Care Paramedic students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will learn vital skills in administering medication through intraosseous infusion thanks to a generous donation from the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion Foundation to the Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation).</p> <p>Thanks to the Legion Foundation*s gift of $5,000, specialist kits have been purchased that will be used in Advanced Care Paramedic training in New Westminster, Victoria and Kelowna.&nbsp; These paramedic students are learning how to use intraosseous infusion equipment 每 a key skill they will need in their pre-hospital careers. Intraosseous infusion enables fluids and medication to be directly injected into bone marrow and is used when intravenous access is not feasible.</p> <p>The equipment can be used for both adults and children and enables fluids and medication to be administered quickly and effectively. The types of cases where this technique could be used include those involving cardiac arrests, respiratory failure and neurological patients.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_04APR21_LegionDonorVisit_WC4a_400x250.jpg" alt="2017 Legion donor visit-David Stanton demos" title="2017_04APR21_LegionDonorVisit_WC4a_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>ACP student David Stanton demonstrates new&nbsp;equipment&nbsp;to train in the intraosseous infusion technique of administering medications and fluids directly into bone marrow when intravenous access is not possible.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>※We greatly appreciate this gift from the Legion Foundation which directly improves student learning and their skills,§ says Barb Kidd, Dean, School of Health, Community &amp; Social Justice. ※With a shared focus on supporting first responders, we look forward to collaborating with the Legion Foundation on future health initiatives.§</p> <p>※If I didn*t have this equipment to train with, I would be at a loss in the real world,§ said <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/advanced-care-paramedic">Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)</a> student, David Stanton, who demonstrated how the equipment is used during a visit by representatives from the Legion Foundation at JIBC*s New Westminster campus.</p> <p>※The Royal Canadian Legion is proud to support The JIBC Foundation and our future paramedics. First responders are an extremely important part of our community, and we want to make sure they are getting the support they need and the training tools necessary,§ said Sandy Reiser, Executive Director, Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command, part of the delegation that visited JIBC recently.</p> <p>※We are grateful for the support of donors like the Legion Foundation who enable JIBC to deliver exceptional applied learning opportunities for our students,§ said Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation. ※Thanks to their generous donation for these vital teaching tools, the Legion Foundation is equipping the next generation of paramedics with the skills to deliver the best care possible to their patients.§<em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_04APR21_LegionDonorVisit_WC10_grpshot_400x250.jpg" alt="2017 Legion Donor Visit-big cheque" title="2017_04APR21_LegionDonorVisit_WC10_grpshot_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Sandy Reiser, Executive Director, and Veronica Williamson, Manager, Administration, both of Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command, and Terry Leith, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 2, visited JIBC*s New Westminster campus recently for a demonstration of training equipment funded by the Legion Foundation. They are seen here with Barb Kidd, Dean of JIBC*s School of Health, Community &amp; Social Justice, JIBC Paramedic Academy instructor Jodi Butterman, JIBC paramedic student David Stanton, and Tracy Campbell and Marie-Claire Concannon, both of The JIBC Foundation.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><br />Calling all first responders - the Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command wants to know why younger veterans, current serving members and first responders are not joining the legion. Please join them for a focus group on May 6 from 1pm - 4pm at the Executive Suites Hotel &amp; Conference Centre in Burnaby. Register at </em><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rsvplegionfocusgroup"><em>Legion Focus Group</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></p> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion Foundation</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.legionbcyukon.ca/legion-foundation/about-foundation">The Legion Foundation</a>, established in 1997, is the giving arm of The Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command. It is generously supported by the Legion*s branches, Ladies* Auxiliaries and local &amp; regional Poppy funds, who tirelessly fundraise to support our giving objectives. &nbsp;We support Veterans and their families, as well as health care initiatives, social services, low rental housing, youth and seniors* sports, and educational programs which enhance the coming together of communities.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Legion Foundation Paramedic Academy Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command Tue, 02 May 2017 06:45:28 +0000 wchow 61602 at/ce8 Additional support for BC first responders as fentanyl crisis grows https://www.google.com//ce8/news/additional-support-bc-first-responders-fentanyl-crisis-grows <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 26, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/FentanylWebsiteMR1_400x250.jpg" title="FentanylWebsiteMR1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With the growing fentanyl crisis additional support is being provided to first responders through a series of fentanyl safety workshops being held across British Columbia in May in partnership with the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).</p> <p>The highly-toxic narcotic presents a high risk to first responders, drug investigators and the general public. The two-day workshops are aimed at helping to reduce the risks to first responders.</p> <p>The workshops, developed by police leaders and drug experts, will take place <a href="/ce8/events/fentanyl-workshop-first-responders-new-westminster">May 3-4 in New Westminster at the JIBC campus,</a> <a href="/ce8/events/fentanyl-workshop-first-responders-nanaimo">May 11-12 in Nanaimo</a>, <a href="/ce8/events/fentanyl-workshop-first-responders-prince-george">May 25-26 in Prince George</a> and <a href="/ce8/events/fentanyl-workshop-first-responders-kelowna">May 29-30 in Kelowna</a>. Day one of each series of workshops will be open to all first responders, including police officers, paramedics and firefighters, and will focus on the dangers of fentanyl, how to identify and handle it safely. Day two will be restricted to law enforcement personnel and public safety investigators, and will cover topics including trends in fentanyl trafficking, investigations and prosecution strategies.</p> <p>※With the B.C. public health emergency created by fentanyl growing, first responders across the province are increasingly at risk,§ said Steve Schnitzer, director of the JIBC Police Academy. ※These workshops across the province aim to provide the latest information to help keep our first responders safe, and &nbsp;complement the other resources available, such as the fentanyl safety website (<a href="http://www.fentanylsafety.com/">www.fentanylsafety.com</a>) developed by the Institute.§</p> <p>The workshops are free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Police Services Division within the Ministry of Public Safety &amp; Solicitor General and the Civil Forfeiture Office of BC.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Quick facts, courtesy of the BC Coroners Service:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The proportion of apparent illicit drug overdose deaths in the province in which fentanyl was detected, alone or in combination with other drugs, was 62 per cent in 2016. In 2012 that figure stood at only four per cent. </li> </ul> <ul> <li>There were 120 suspected drug overdose deaths for BC in March 2017, or about 3.9 deaths a day, a 51.9 per cent increase over March 2016 when there were only 79 such deaths recorded. </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Fentanyl-related deaths appear to account for the increase in illicit drug overdose deaths since 2012 as such deaths excluding those involving fentanyl have remained relatively stable since 2011.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Okanagan, Richmond, Vancouver, South Vancouver Island, Central Vancouver Island and Norther Interior health service delivery areas saw a more than 50 per cent increase in illicit drug overdose deaths compared to 2016.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:52:58 +0000 wchow 61599 at/ce8 JIBC signs letter of articulation with Canadian Police College https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-signs-letter-articulation-canadian-police-college <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 25, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_04APR05_LOAsigning_BarbaraFleury_WC6_400x250.jpg" alt="Michel Tarko and Barbara Fleury-LOA signing with Canadian Police College" title="2017_04APR05_LOAsigning_BarbaraFleury_WC6_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Dr. Michel Tarko, president and CEO of JIBC, shakes hands with RCMP Assistant Commissioner Barbara Fleury, Executive Director of the Canadian Police College, upon the signing of an articulation agreement between the two educational institutions.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Students of the <a href="https://www.cpc.gc.ca/en">Canadian Police College (CPC)</a> will now have an opportunity to transfer credits from certain courses towards completion of two graduate programs at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).</p> <p>※We are pleased to further cement the relationship between CPC and JIBC through this letter of articulation,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※We welcome the CPC students who seek to further their educations and expand the career opportunities available to them through this collaboration between our two institutions.§</p> <p>※Police and all career professionals who have a role in law enforcement are always looking for advanced and specialized development opportunities,§ said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Barb Fleury, Executive Director of the CPC and the Centre for Excellence in Police Leadership. ※The inroads we make between our educational institutions provide that much more choice and growth to employees who have chosen a career in the vital area of public safety.§</p> <p>The CPC provides advanced and specialized training and executive development to policing and law enforcement partners from all jurisdictions in Canada and internationally.</p> <p>Under the letter of articulation signed recently between JIBC and CPC, students who successfully complete the CPC Tactical Intelligence Analysis course and Strategic Intelligence Analysis course would be eligible to transfer credits towards either the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/graduate-certificates/intelligence-analysis">Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis</a>, or the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/graduate-certificates/tactical-criminal-analysis">Graduate Certificate in Tactical Criminal Analysis</a>.</p> <p>Completion of each CPC course will be eligible for transfer of three credits towards the JIBC programs. Each of the two JIBC graduate certificates requires completion of 15 credits in total and their courses are delivered online.&nbsp;</p> <p>※JIBC is at the forefront of intelligence analysis education and training as the only educational institution in Canada to offer full certificate programs on the subject,§ said Tarko. ※We very much appreciate this new collaboration with Canadian Police College as recognition of the value of our programs and this emerging and innovative field of study.§&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Canadian Police College educational partnership graduate certificate intelligence analysis letter of articulation LOA RCMP tactical criminal analysis Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:05:24 +0000 wchow 61598 at/ce8 Applied Research Day highlights significance of student-led research projects https://www.google.com//ce8/news/applied-research-day-highlights-significance-student-led-research-projects <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 11, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_04APR07_AppliedResearchDay_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="Greg Anderson, 2017 Applied Research Day" title="/sites/default/files/2017_04APR07_AppliedResearchDay_WC2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of JIBC's Office of Applied Research &amp; Graduate Studies, presents his address on the importance of student-led research at the seventh annual JIBC Applied Research Day recently.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The seventh annual Applied Research Day showcased 39 research projects by Justice Institute of British Columbia undergraduate students, faculty and staff at JIBC*s New Westminster campus recently.</p> <p>This year*s event focus was on the importance of research conducted by students in JIBC*s undergraduate degree programs. As part of the applied nature of JIBC*s degrees, students are required to complete a capstone research project on a relevant issue or topic of interest to the student. This year*s event featured student research from JIBC*s&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/bles/">Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies</a> (BLES) and&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/besm">Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies</a> (BESMS) programs.</p> <p>※Undergraduate research increases student engagement from induction to graduation, in research and inquiry into disciplinary, professional and community-based problems and issues. Participating in applied research and social innovation projects provides students with enhanced real-world, hands-on learning experiences and it deepens their learning experiences,§ said Dr. Greg Anderson, JIBC*s Dean of the Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies in his address. ※Applied research serves the province of BC by creating a knowledgeable workforce.§</p> <p>Anderson noted that helping students explore their passions and interests through research also helps faculty members themselves, as it expands their horizons beyond their own personal areas of research.</p> <p>He added that JIBC aims to find practical solutions to real-world issues in the justice and public safety fields and its unique structure, having all such professions represented under one roof, allow it to take an interdisciplinary approach.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_04APR07_AppliedResearchDay_WC4_400x250.jpg" alt="BLES student Louise Lathey-Applied Research Day" title="2017_04APR07_AppliedResearchDay_WC4_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies student Louise Lathey presented on the link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Student research projects this year included one by BLES student Louise Lathey who examined the link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence. She explored the criminal histories of several people convicted of animal cruelty and found that they all were later convicted of other violent crimes.&nbsp;</p> <p>※I wanted to delve into this link and come up with, not necessarily solutions but just some areas of study that could help the criminal justice system prosecute cases of animal cruelty,§ said Lathey. ※Because violence predicts violence it*s quite obvious and prevalent that a violent person who commits a violent act is likely to commit a different type of violent act.§</p> <p>Among the student research presented were projects on: the effectiveness of youth diversion programming in reducing recidivism rates among youth; the implications of post-traum<em>a</em>tic stress disorder on police; sex offender rehabilitation; and the effectiveness of restorative justice on Aboriginal youth.</p> <p>Two student projects were recognized with capstone poster awards: BESMS student Melodie Hutmacher received an award funded by The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation, while Ben McKiernan received the BLES program award.</p> <p><strong>Faculty and staff research featured</strong></p> <p>Applied Research Day also provided an opportunity for faculty and staff to present some of the research work they are currently conducting at JIBC.</p> <p>Projects highlighted included: the causes and effects of assaults against police officers in BC; assessing the impact of faculty training for supporting students with disabilities; and methods of quickly assessing buildings for safety and stability to help get people back into their homes and workplaces within hours or days of a major disaster.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_04APR07_AppliedResearchDay_WC5_400x250.jpg" alt="Dr. Darryl Plecas-2017 Applied Research Day keynote speaker" title="2017_04APR07_AppliedResearchDay_WC5_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />Keynote speaker Dr. Darryl Plecas, professor emeritus at the University of the Fraser Valley, spoke on the value of using research to engage and inspire students.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keynote speaker Dr. Darryl Plecas, Abbotsford South MLA and professor emeritus at University of the Fraser Valley, spoke on the opportunities provided through student involvement in applied research.</p> <p>※I see research as a way to teach students, get students engaged, get them excited about going to school,§ Plecas said.</p> <p>He noted that in addition to being of value to the field by providing data to help solve real-world problems, his goals of research are to provide learning opportunities for students and provide them with a chance to gain accomplishments. Students* efforts result in their names being listed as co-authors of published research and leaders of research presentations.</p> <p>It all stems from inspiring students to achieve, he said.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Applied Research Day Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies Centre for Applied Research JIBC Foundation student research Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:20:13 +0000 wchow 61593 at/ce8 JIBC appoints new Vice-President, Finance & Operations https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-appoints-new-vice-president-finance-operations <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 31, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Image_16_DarkBackgrd_KT_400x250.jpg" alt="Kayoko Takeuchi 2017" title="Kayoko Takeuchi 2017" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kayoko Takeuchi as its new Vice-President of Finance &amp; Operations.</p> <p>※I find great joy in working here at JIBC,§ said Ms. Takeuchi. ※The level of passion people hold here is just phenomenal. I*m so excited and fortunate to be a part of that and look forward to working together with everyone at JIBC in this new role.§</p> <p>Ms. Takeuchi joined JIBC in 2005 and became Director, Finance &amp; Administration in 2006. Prior to that, she held leadership roles including controllership and operations management positions in the education, software, manufacturing, retail and wholesale sectors. All of her industry experience included work in companies with international presence.</p> <p>※Kayoko was chosen following a national search and brings to the role of Vice-President, Finance &amp; Operations a strong record of financial and operational accomplishment as well as progressive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※I am very pleased that she will be succeeding Peter Kingston upon his retirement.§</p> <p>Ms. Takeuchi holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (double concentration in accounting and management of information systems) from Simon Fraser University (SFU), a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation, and an Executive Master of Business Administration from SFU. &nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to her accounting and management roles she has co-facilitated and trained over&nbsp;three cohorts of candidates through the CMA Strategic Leadership Program.&nbsp;Her volunteer work includes a combined 10 years of adjudicating CMA and CPA candidates in their Capstone I/Strategic Case presentations. She has also sat as a panel&nbsp;judge on the UBC Sauder School of Business undergraduate business case competitions.&nbsp;She currently belongs to the Government Organizations Accounting and Auditing Forum as one of the&nbsp;representatives from the B.C. post-secondary sector.</p> <p>※My goals include further shaping organizational sustainability and leveraging many opportunities I see for greater collaboration and increased coordination internally,§ said Ms. Takeuchi. ※I want to contribute my experience and knowledge of JIBC to help us continue to do great work. I find that the most rewarding aspect of my work is when I can help others succeed.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Finance and Administration Finance and Operations Senior Management Council Sat, 01 Apr 2017 02:49:10 +0000 wchow 61592 at/ce8 Health-care seats added to benefit British Columbians in Prince George https://www.google.com//ce8/news/health-care-seats-added-benefit-british-columbians-prince-george <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 23, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>PRINCE GEORGE &nbsp;-- Additional health-care seats are being offered through one-time funding of $111,000 to students in Prince George as they train to help meet an increased demand for health care in the region.</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will receive joint funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education for a total of seven additional full-time equivalent (FTE) seats (16 students) in the <a title="Emergency Medical Responder Industrial Medic program" href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/emergency-medical-responder-emr-industrial-certificate">emergency medical responder and industrial medic training program</a> that will be taught at the CNC Prince George campus. This program focuses on building the skills needed to respond to trauma and medical emergencies and offers a number of study options, including regular and fast-paced courses, and online and classroom learning.The scheduled start date for the program is June 2017.</p> <p>The health sector is one of the fastest growing fields in British Columbia and is part of a diverse, strong and growing economy. According to the 2025 B.C. Labour Market Outlook, the health sector employed 227,000 workers in 2015 and employment has grown at an average rate of 3.2% each year over the past decade.</p> <p>Government is providing more than $1 million this year in one-time funding to support an additional 133 FTE seats at 11 post-secondary institutions throughout B.C.</p> <p>Since 2008, the Province has provided annual one-time funding for additional education seats in health programs. Funding to date totals more than $16 million and has created almost 2,000 FTE seats.</p> <p>Funding for health-care training is one of the key ways the B.C. government is taking action to strengthen, grow and diversify rural communities. Targeted health-care funding builds on the immediate investments and long-term action plan outlined in B.C.'s Rural Economic Development Strategy that are expected to create over 26,000 jobs and add $2.8 billion to provincial GDP.</p> <h2>Quotes:</h2> <p><strong>Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George-Valemount&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;--&nbsp;</p> <p>"It is critical that we continue to add additional capacity and opportunities for northern students who want to study closer to home. This partnership between CNC and the Justice Institute of British Columbia will mean that important health-care training will be available on the CNC campus this year."</p> <p><strong>Mike Morris, MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie --&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>"One-time funding of $111,000 will support students in the emergency medical responder and industrial medic training program as they prepare for careers as front-line health workers. Our government is aligning funding with education and training to meet the demand for health services in all B.C. communities."</p> <p><strong>Henry Reiser, president, College of New Caledonia --&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>"The College of New Caledonia is pleased to partner with the Justice Institute of British Columbia to deliver this program. CNC remains dedicated to training health-care professionals throughout Northern B.C. allowing students to remain close to home, and in turn, care for their community members once trained."</p> <p><strong>Michel Tarko, president and CEO, Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong>&nbsp;--</p> <p>"We are pleased to receive this funding to bring our emergency medical responder and industrial medic training program to residents of Prince George and the Northern interior. Teaching people in smaller centres the skills to provide care in their home communities, will only strengthen the health-care system as a whole and encourage students to further their education and advance their training."</p> <h2>Learn More:</h2> <ul> <li>College of New Caledonia: <a href="http://www.cnc.bc.ca/">http://www.cnc.bc.ca/</a></li> <li>Justice Institute of British Columbia: <a href="/ce8/">/ce8/</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> College of New Caledonia emergency medical responder and industrial medic Ministry of Advanced Education Tue, 02 May 2017 03:51:11 +0000 wchow 61601 at/ce8 JIBC research shows resiliency training program could help reduce incidences of post-traumatic stress https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-research-shows-resiliency-training-program-could-help-reduce-incidences-post-traumatic-stress <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_02FEB_ResiliencyCourse_release_paramedics_400x250.jpg" title="2017_02FEB_ResiliencyCourse_release_paramedics_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Training people to build personal resilience before experiencing a potentially traumatic situation could help reduce incidences of post-traumatic stress among first responders, concludes a recent research project by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).</p> <p>※We understand the need to stay physically fit, and how it can reduce the impact of and recovery time from a physical injury,§ said Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of JIBC*s Office of Applied Research &amp; Graduate Studies, and one of the authors of the study. ※This study showed it*s just as important to train ourselves to be mentally fit, particularly when working in fields where the work environment has the potential to expose individuals to traumatic situations.§</p> <p>The study, ※Building Personal Resilience in Paramedic Students,§ involved 81 paramedic students who completed a survey measuring personal resilience before completing an online resiliency training course followed by practicum experiences out in the field on ambulances and in hospital emergency departments. They then repeated the resiliency survey. Their resiliency score increased by 23.3 per cent.</p> <p>That*s in contrast to the 1.6 per cent increase among the control group of 57 students who completed the survey before and after their practicum experience but without taking the training course.</p> <p>The online resiliency training course takes six to eight hours to complete and includes videos of first responders telling personal stories of being exposed to trauma on the job and how they dealt with the impact. It also teaches resiliency skills 每 such as coping strategies and ways to adapt when faced with stress, trauma, or adversity &shy;&shy;每 and raises awareness of potential sources of trauma and personal triggers, and signs and symptoms of stress.</p> <p>The course has since been revised to more broadly target all first responders including firefighters, sheriffs, corrections workers and police. It is being made available free of charge to JIBC paramedic students on a voluntary basis as part of further research to determine whether the original results can be replicated. Ultimately, the goal is to make the online course available for free to all first responders and people who work in potentially-traumatic environments, such as emergency dispatchers and disaster relief workers, anywhere in the world.</p> <p>The resiliency training course is in addition to JIBC*s ongoing efforts to prepare paramedic students for situations they may face out in the field. Paramedic wellness, including how to look after themselves both physically and mentally, and the importance of building support networks, forms part of the curriculum. Instructors sharing their own experiences of working out in the field, as well as scenario training based on real-life cases, prepare students for what they may encounter on the job.</p> <p>Students participate in debriefings as part of both classroom simulations, as well as during their practice education experience. They also have access to critical incident stress debriefing as needed throughout their practice education.</p> <p>※The best thing we can do for our students is to normalize a culture of self-care, peer support and willingness to ask for help, and to model these interactions in class and ensure support is available,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※This online resiliency training course provides students with additional tools to address mental health concerns and helps them recognize when they may need to reach out for support.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> applied research first responders mental health Paramedic Academy paramedics post-traumatic stress resiliency Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:19:09 +0000 wchow 61577 at/ce8 Tuition tax receipts (T2202A) are now available https://www.google.com//ce8/news/tuition-tax-receipts-t2202a-are-now-available-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 28, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Follow the following steps to obtain your T2202A form:</span></p> <ol> <li>Log into "<a href="https://myjibc.ca/" target="_blank">myJIBC</a>"</li> <li>Go into the "Self-Service" Menu</li> <li>Select "WebAdvisor" for Students menu item</li> <li>Select the "Financial Information" menu item</li> <li>Select "View My T2202A Information"</li> <li>Click on "2016 tax year" to view your T2202A</li> <li>To print the form use the print icon or the print option under ※file§ in your browser</li> </ol> <p>If you have any further questions about the T2202A form, please visit the <a href="/ce8/registration/forms/tuition-tax-receipt">Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate FAQ web page</a>. If your question is not answered on the web page, please send your query to&nbsp;<a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#116;&#50;&#50;&#48;&#50;&#97;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#116;&#50;&#50;&#48;&#50;&#97;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> T2202A Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:36:48 +0000 cwyatt 61575 at/ce8 JIBC recognized with Open Education Award for Excellence https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-recognized-open-education-award-excellence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 23, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/badge-oeawards-2017_400x250.jpg" title="badge-oeawards-2017_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.oeconsortium.org/">Open Education Consortium</a> (OEC) has recognized the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) for its creation of a faculty development program in collaboration with the Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG) in Mexico.</p> <p>The OEC honoured Dr. Tannis Morgan, Director of JIBC*s Centre for Teaching, Learning &amp; Innovation (CTLI),&nbsp; Barb Kidd, Dean of JIBC*s School of Health, Community &amp; Social Justice, UdeG*s Itzc車atl Tonatiuh Bravo Padilla, and The Agora team with a 2017 Open Education Award for Excellence. The award, for Open Faculty Development Program under the category of Open Educational Resources, was for its project titled, <a href="http://udg.theagoraonline.net/">The Agora</a>: An open faculty development program in student centred and mobile learning.</p> <p>※We are thrilled to receive the honour of this award, which recognizes the work between our two institutions to develop a program that would result in a long-term change in teaching and learning,§ said Morgan.</p> <p>※The program drew on JIBC*s strengths in using technology to enhance student access to post-secondary education,§ she said. ※The international collaboration was particularly rewarding as we discovered two very different educational institutions from different countries and cultures share many similar challenges when it comes to faculty development.§</p> <p>The project was developed by JIBC in collaboration with UdeG, a large public university comprised of 15 campuses and more than 100,000 students. The goal was for faculty to confidently integrate student-centred strategies and activities using mobile technologies into their own courses to enhance learning outcomes. More than 400 UdeG professors completed the program and a formal research study is underway to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in transforming teaching and learning.</p> <p>The Open Education Awards for Excellence recognize distinctive open educational resources, projects and initiatives, as well as exemplary leaders in open education worldwide. Open educational resources and projects are produced in a variety of languages and developed by institutions and organizations committed to increasing access to high quality education for everyone.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> <h2><strong>About the Open Education Awards for Excellence</strong></h2> <p>The Open Education Awards for Excellence provide annual recognition to outstanding contributions in the Open Education Consortium community. These awards recognize distinctive open education sites, technological innovations, notable open courses, and exemplary leaders in Open Education worldwide. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.oeconsortium.org/projects/open-education-awards-for-excellence/" target="_blank">http://www.oeconsortium.org/projects/open-education-award#</a></p> <h2><strong>About the Open Education Consortium</strong></h2> <p>The Open Education Consortium is&nbsp;a global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation, collective development and use of open educational materials. The Open Education Consortium is a non-profit, social benefit organization registered in the United States and operating worldwide.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oeconsortium.org/" target="_blank">http://www.oeconsortium.org/</a></p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Teaching Learning and Innovation CIEP Coordinaci車n de Innovaci車n Educativa y Pregrado CTLI Open Education Consortium social media Student Centred and Mobile Learning student-centred mobile learning The Agora Universidad de Guadalajara Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:36:22 +0000 wchow 61572 at/ce8 Road Safety at Work Week March 6-10 https://www.google.com//ce8/news/road-safety-work-week-march-6-10 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 21, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Employers are responsible for the safety<strong> </strong>of employees when they drive for work regardless of who owns the vehicle they drive.<strong> </strong>Fleet van or personal sedan, if the vehicle is used for work, it is a workplace and that means employers have obligations for employee safety.</p> <p>That is the message of this year*s <a href="http://roadsafetyatwork.ca/road-safety-at-work-week/overview/">Road Safety at Work Week</a> campaign running March 6-10.</p> <p>The campaign reminds employers that they have the same legal obligations for employee safety when employees drive personal vehicles for work as when employees drive company vehicles.</p> <p>This means <strong>employers</strong> must:</p> <ul> <li>Confirm employee-owned vehicles are fit for purpose, regularly inspected and properly maintained.</li> <li>Provide employees with instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure their safety.</li> <li>Confirm employees know and follow company safe driving policies and procedures.</li> </ul> <p>Employees also have responsibilities when they drive their own vehicles for work. They must:</p> <ul> <li>Know and obey applicable traffic laws.</li> <li>Take steps to ensure their safety and the safety of their passengers.</li> <li>Follow company safe work policies and procedures.</li> <li>Not drive or work if impaired by alcohol, drugs or any other means.</li> <li>Report work-related hazards to their supervisor or employer.</li> </ul> <p>An employee must also make sure their vehicle is licensed, insured, operated and maintained in accordance with the <a href="http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/96318_00">Motor Vehicle Act</a><em> </em>and its <a href="http://bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/26_58_00">Regulations</a>, and other statutes if the vehicle is used for commercial purposes.</p> <p><strong>Activities for Road Safety At Work Week</strong></p> <p>Employers are encouraged to use Road Safety At Work Week to:</p> <ul> <li>Conduct safety talks with your staff</li> <li>Print or download road safety materials from <a href="http://roadsafetyatwork.ca/road-safety-at-work-week/overview/">Road Safety At Work Week</a> and share them with your workers</li> <li>Conduct safety checks of the vehicles your employees drive for work and review their insurance coverage and driving records</li> </ul> <p><strong>Why is road safety important?</strong></p> <p>In B.C., motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths. Twenty workers a year on average are killed and another 1,260 are injured due to motor vehicle crashes while driving for work. (Source: WorkSafeBC, 2011 to 2015).&nbsp;</p> <p>Most B.C. businesses 每 <strong>75 %</strong> <span>每</span> understand that they have legal responsibilities for employee safety when employees drive a <strong>company vehicle</strong> for work. However, fewer <span>每</span> only <strong>59 %</strong> 每 understand that their legal responsibilities extend to employees who drive their <strong>own vehicles</strong> for work. (Source: Road Safety At Work Employer Survey March 2016)</p> <p>Road safety resources for the workplace can be found on the <a href="http://roadsafetyatwork.ca/">Road Safety at Work</a> website, including <a href="http://roadsafetyatwork.ca/road-safety-at-work-week/online-course/">Understanding Employer Road Safety Responsibilities</a>, a free online course that provides employers with practical knowledge of relevant statutes; how to satisfy requirements; and where to access resources to help build and implement necessary measures and actions.</p> <p><em>Road Safety at Work Week</em> is an initiative of <a href="https://www.worksafebc.com/en">WorkSafeBC</a> and the <a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;promoting work-related road safety. Employers are encouraged to take this opportunity to implement or improve safe driving-for-work policies and procedures for their workplaces.</p> <p>Follow us on Twitter @RoadSafeAtWork and use #RSAWWeek to join the conversation.</p> <h2><strong>Quotes</strong></h2> <p><strong>Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, Shirley Bond -</strong></p> <p>※Employers in B.C. have the same duty to ensure the safety of employees when they are behind the wheel as when they are in the office or on a construction site. I encourage employers to use Road Safety at Work Week as an opportunity to have a road safety chat with employees, and to make sure the right safeguards are in place for a safe workplace 每 even when the workplace is on the road. We want every worker to arrive home to their families safely at the end of the work day.§<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>WorkSafeBC, Manager, Transportation in Industry and Labour Services, Trina Pollard 每</strong></p> <p>※With more employees driving their personal vehicles for work purposes, employers need to understand and follow-through on their safety obligations. Thirty-three per cent of all WorkSafeBC traumatic fatalities are caused by motor vehicle crashes. Employers can address this by having a safe driving policy in place that includes the use of personal vehicles for work purposes.§</p> <h2 class="Default"><strong>About WorkSafeBC</strong></h2> <p>WorkSafeBC is an independent provincial statutory agency governed by a board of directors that serves about 2.2 million workers and more than 215,000 employers. WorkSafeBC was born from the historic compromise between B.C.*s workers and employers in 1917 where workers gave up the right to sue their employers and fellow workers for injuries on the job in return for a no-fault insurance program fully paid for by employers. WorkSafeBC is committed to safe and healthy workplaces and to providing return-to-work rehabilitation and legislated compensation benefits.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia&nbsp;</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Road Safety At Work WorkSafeBC Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:56:02 +0000 wchow 61571 at/ce8 JIBC firefighting grads to gain teaching, work experience in El Salvador https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-firefighting-grads-gain-teaching-work-experience-el-salvador <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 16, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_02FEB16_OneWorldstudentsatYVR_400x250.jpg" alt="Students from left to right: Ava Gartner, Yousif Safar, Jennifer Simmons, Ryan Tostenson, and Phoenix Gordon" title="2017_02FEB16_OneWorldstudentsatYVR_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>From left, Ava Gartner, Yousif Safar, Jennifer Simmons, Ryan Tostenson, and Phoenix Gordon, seen here at YVR Airport, are JIBC firefighting graduates heading to El Salvador thanks to the Irving K. Barber One World International Scholarship program. They will be deployed for two weeks learning from local firefighters and supporting Lower Mainland firefighters as they provide training to El Salvadorian crews.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Five recent firefighting graduates of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) are heading to Central America to support firefighter training.</p> <p>The five, all graduates of JIBC*s&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/fftc">Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate</a>&nbsp;(FFTC) program, left Vancouver February 16, 2017 for El Salvador, where they will be deployed for approximately two weeks supporting Lower Mainland firefighters from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frita.ca/" target="_external">Fire Rescue International Training Association</a>&nbsp;(FRITA) as they provide basic training for firefighters in that country.</p> <p>For several years, JIBC has partnered with FRITA to provide firefighting graduates the opportunity to support emergency services personnel training in developing countries. The deployment is part of a special course called Fire Protection in the Global Community and is made possible through funding from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/international" target="_external">Irving K. Barber One World International Scholarship</a>&nbsp;administered by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca/" target="_external">Victoria Foundation</a>, and with additional financial support from JIBC.</p> <p>※The JIBC Fire &amp; Safety Division is very proud of its partnership with FRITA as it provides a rich and unique learning opportunity for our graduates,§ said Charlene Jordan-Jones, deputy director of JIBC*s Fire &amp; Safety Division. ※Our graduates will have the opportunity to apply their learning in training scenarios with firefighters from El Salvador with the added benefit of gaining experience with how fire and emergency response is delivered in another country.</p> <p>※This experience will not only benefit the students with attaining a career in the fire service but it will have long-term benefits and impacts that last a lifetime. We are very pleased to be able to offer this &one of a kind* opportunity to our graduates.§</p> <p>The five students will spend their first week in El Salvador learning about that country*s fire service from experienced, local firefighters, and gaining an appreciation of how firefighters there are innovative in doing their jobs with the few resources available to them. During their second week, the JIBC crew will work alongside the contingent of Lower Mainland firefighters to provide training in firefighter survival skills at three fire halls in San Salvador.</p> <p>This year*s One World Scholarship group includes JIBC graduates from Vancouver, Surrey and North Vancouver. All are excited at the opportunity to gain international experience while supporting firefighter training in a developing country.</p> <p>※The ability to teach and learn from firefighters in El Salvador will be a life changing experience for all of us,§ said Ryan Tostenson, a graduate from FFTC Class 6. ※An interesting part of this scholarship is that you realize individuals have &shared needs* and that we can work together to accomplish these goals and needs. This course is an exceptional way to learn and understand different cultures, while realizing that firefighting doesn*t recognise international borders and boundaries.&nbsp;※</p> <p>※I wanted to expand my horizons and continue learning in another setting with new people. The idea of an exchange of knowledge and practicing what I had learned from the Justice Institute was very exciting to me,§ said FFTC Class 6 graduate Ava Gartner of her decision to apply for a One World Scholarship. ※I am excited for this course because it will expose me to a different culture both within and outside of the fire service. I feel that it will help me understand firefighting in a global context and spark ideas that may not exist locally.&nbsp;※</p> <p>※In taking this course I am keen to discover a sense of connectedness to firefighters in the global community and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the career,§ said Jennifer Simmons of FFTC Class 8. ※In addition, when I learned about the gang problem in El Salvador, I felt as though having the opportunity to teach local first responders vital fire ground skills would provide Salvadorian youth with skilled and knowledgeable role models.§</p> <p>※By the end of this course I will be able to confidently understand and apply the values of international and multicultural communications and knowledge sharing,§ said Phoenix Gordon of FFTC Class 6. ※My goal is to learn all I can about overcoming difficulties faced in developing countries and to be able to be a part of the solution.§</p> <p>※I am beyond thankful for FRITA, the Irving K Barber Foundation and JIBC,§ said FFTC Class 8 grad Yousif Safar. &nbsp;※Just the thought of going to a foreign country to volunteer and learn about their culture is mind blowing and will really help me with my future career goals and also give me some great life experiences.§</p> <p>The One World scholarship recipients will be documenting their experience online next month. To follow their activities during their deployment,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/theoneworldscholarship" target="_blank">visit the One World Scholarship &amp; Fire Protection in the Global Community Facebook page</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> El Salvador FFTC Fire & Safety Division Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate Fire Protection in the Global Community Fire Rescue International Training Association FRITA FSD JIBC Foundation One World Scholarship Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:25:20 +0000 wchow 61569 at/ce8 JIBC celebrates accomplishments of graduates at 2017 Winter Convocation https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-celebrates-accomplishments-graduates-2017-winter-convocation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 9, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC1_400x250.jpg" title="2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) recognized the achievements of approximately 375 graduates and its honorary degree recipient, Stephen Gamble, at its Winter Convocation held at the New Westminster campus on February 9, 2017.</p> <p>※Because of our unique mandate, the Justice Institute of British Columbia brings together people with a passion and commitment to helping others in need. Each and every day, there are examples of our graduates supporting the health, safety and well-being of communities in B.C., across Canada, and around the world,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO, in his address to graduates.</p> <p>※I encourage each of you to serve in your respective roles with conviction, knowing that what you do makes a difference 每 to the individuals you will help and the communities you will support, where business and industry can thrive because of the work you do in contributing to safer communities and a more just society.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC6_400x250.jpg" alt="Katrina Dauncey 2017 Winter Convocation student speaker" title="2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC6_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Speaking at convocation on behalf of all the graduating students was Katrina Dauncey, a graduate of the <a href="/ce8/lesd" target="_blank">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma</a> program. She cited its emphasis on hands-on learning through instructors with experience in their respective fields as a major reason JIBC is Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> <p>※We truly had the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on training from the best in the business, and all of these unique learning tools really give the students here the upper hand when applying for their desired careers,§ Dauncey said. ※With the education we have all obtained, I*m confident the individuals up here today can and will make a huge impact in the communities where they will be working in, and in their everyday personal lives.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC5_400x250.jpg" alt="JIBC president and CEO Michel Tarko, honorary degree recipient Stephen Gamble, and JIBC board chair Jim McGregor" title="2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC5_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Stephen Gamble, Fire Chief of the Township of Langley, was conferred an honorary degree in <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-recognize-firefighting-leader-honorary-degree" target="_blank">recognition of his longstanding commitment to public safety, demonstrated leadership and dedication to public service</a>.</p> <p>※You, like the Canadian military that proudly serve this country, are about to embark on what I believe is a very important and crucial role in a modern day society 每 serving the public,§ Gamble said in his remarks to graduates.</p> <p>※It*s up to us to show our respect to those that we serve by: having our head in the game at all times; being the best we can be; working hard; and finally, making a difference each and every day, because we owe it to the people we serve.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC10_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC10_400x250.jpg" title="2017_02FEB09_WinterConvocation_WC10_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> convocation honorary degree Stephen Gamble Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:16:34 +0000 wchow 61568 at/ce8 JIBC president*s statement on US executive order https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-president%E2%80%99s-statement-us-executive-order <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 2, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia is greatly concerned by the United States government*s executive order of January 27, 2017 banning citizens of seven countries from entering the US for 90 days.</p> <p>JIBC does not typically comment on decisions made by another country, but we do so today because of the restrictions and barriers this new executive order creates.</p> <p>This decision has wide-ranging impacts on students, faculty and staff at institutes, colleges and universities across Canada and around the world. It is counter to the Canadian values of openness, diversity and inclusion.</p> <p>Just as significantly, the decision goes against JIBC*s own vision of safer communities and a more just society.</p> <p>Diversity and social justice are so valued at JIBC. In fact, these values form part of the education and training we provide to justice and public safety workers, our future community heroes. We will continue to support students, faculty, staff and citizens from all cultural backgrounds and faiths in their pursuit of their dreams and goals as part of the Canadian social fabric.</p> <p>As Prime Minister Trudeau said in a recent statement, Canadians will welcome those fleeing persecution, terror and war, regardless of faith. ※Diversity is our strength.§</p> <p>It is with profound sadness, then, that the news of recent days has also included a tragic shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, an attack that was in itself an assault on our values of acceptance and inclusion.</p> <p>Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and families of loved ones killed and wounded. We will also honour them by continuing to champion those positive values which make this country the destination of choice for so many.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dr. Michel Tarko<br /></strong><strong>President and CEO<br /></strong><strong>Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> diversity executive order mosque Quebec City United States US government Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:13:37 +0000 wchow 61560 at/ce8 JIBC appoints new Vice-President, Academic https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-appoints-new-vice-president-academic <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 31, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_01JAN26_ColleenVaughan_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="2017_01JAN26_ColleenVaughan_WC1_400x250.jpg" title="2017_01JAN26_ColleenVaughan_WC1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen Vaughan as the new Vice-President, Academic.</p> <p>※I look forward to serving JIBC in this role and making a greater contribution to our students and the professions we serve,§ said Vaughan. ※I am passionate about excellence in training and education informed by applied research to keep our communities safe, and am committed to student, faculty, staff and organizational success.§</p> <p>Vaughan has served as JIBC*s Dean, <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety">School of Public Safety</a> for the past four years and for the previous seven months has also filled the role of Interim, Vice-President, Academic. The appointment comes following completion of a national external search for candidates.</p> <p>※In addition to her many strengths and business acumen, Colleen brings to the role of Vice-President, Academic a strong employment history with the Justice Institute of British Columbia which has initial roots with BC Corrections, growing into progressive leadership roles at the Institute,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO.</p> <p>Vaughan*s career commenced with the BC Corrections Branch and she was hired by JIBC as an instructor for the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/corrections-community-justice-division">Corrections &amp; Community Justice Division</a> in 1991. Her time with JIBC has included positions as a program manager, program director, and director in the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/emergency-management-division">Emergency Management Division</a>. In October 2013, she was appointed Dean, School of Public Safety with oversight for the Emergency Management Division, <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/fire-safety-division">Fire &amp; Safety Division</a> and the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/driver-education-centre">Driver Education Centre</a>.</p> <p>She has a Diploma in Criminology from Douglas College, a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Education degree from the University of British Columbia. She has served on numerous boards and committees locally, provincially and nationally. &nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to her educational role, Colleen has been involved in emergency and disaster responses throughout British Columbia and the state of Georgia. She has been honoured as JIBC Instructor of the Year, and she received a NISOD Excellence Award for teaching from the University of Texas.</p> <p>※I*m excited about the opportunity to serve our students, to work with government and external stakeholders, and to lead and appreciate our staff and faculty in a more substantial way,§ Vaughan said.</p> <p>One of her main areas of focus in her new role is to implement JIBC*s Strategic Plan as well as the new JIBC Education Plan. ※I look forward to the opportunity to see them through to reality,§ she said.</p> <p>※For more than 25 years I have had the privilege to be a part of the JIBC community, acquiring valuable experience, insights and perspectives of individual divisions, offices, academies, centres and support areas. As a result, I have gained a keen understanding of the importance of the collaborative and interdisciplinary work of these areas to the efficient operation and advancement of the strategic and education plans, as well as other Institute-wide plans.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Corrections & Community Justice Driver Education Centre emergency management Fire & Safety School of Public Safety Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:41:00 +0000 wchow 61559 at/ce8 JIBC Store hours impacted by labour action https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-store-hours-impacted-labour-action <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 27, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is to advise that the operating hours of the JIBC Store have been impacted by labour action since January 23.</p> <p><strong>Please note: Classes continue to be held as scheduled as this labour dispute is between BCGEU members who work at the JIBC Store and JM Project Management, which operates the store. It is not between JIBC and BCGEU.</strong></p> <p>The JIBC Store is operated by a third-party contractor,&nbsp;JM Project Management Ltd. The store employees are represented by BCGEU in a separate bargaining unit with its own collective agreement.&nbsp;JIBC does not participate in the management of the store nor in the negotiations involving JM Project Management Ltd. and its employees. &nbsp;</p> <p>The BGGEU has set up a picket line in front of the store. There are no pickets at any of the entrances into the main campus in New Westminster or at any of JIBC*s other campuses. Management has been advised that it is not the union*s intention to expand the picketing area. &nbsp;</p> <p>During this labour dispute, it may not be possible to purchase the items normally available to students from the store. Typically, our students, as do those in other schools, access their textbooks and materials from a number of sources. Feel free to contact your program area for possible alternative sources of books and materials.</p> <p>We thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Services at 604.525.5422 or <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#115;&#116;&#117;&#100;&#101;&#110;&#116;&#104;&#101;&#108;&#112;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#115;&#116;&#117;&#100;&#101;&#110;&#116;&#104;&#101;&#108;&#112;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> BCGEU JIBC Store JM Project Management Ltd. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:49:55 +0000 wchow 61558 at/ce8 Canada and BC invest to renew infrastructure at the Justice Institute of British Columbia https://www.google.com//ce8/news/canada-and-bc-invest-renew-infrastructure-justice-institute-british-columbia <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 25, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_01JAN25_SIF_DEC_Announcement_1_400x250.jpg" alt="Steve Schnitzer, Michel Tarko, Dan Ruimy, Doug Bing at SIF funding announcemenet" title="2017_01JAN25_SIF_DEC_Announcement_1" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />From left, Steve Schnitzer, JIBC Police Academy <span>director</span>, Michel Tarko, JIBC president and CEO, Dan Ruimy, MP, Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge, and Doug Bing, MLA, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, at announcement of federal and provincial infrastructure funding for JIBC at its Pitt Meadows Driver Education Centre.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITT MEADOWS - Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $1.9 million investment in two new capital projects at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), including a modular learning facility for students taking specialized driving courses.</p> <p>This joint federal-provincial investment was announced today by Member of Parliament Dan Ruimy on behalf of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Minister Navdeep Bains, and by MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Doug Bing on behalf of Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education.</p> <p>The Government of Canada's Innovation Agenda aims to make this country a global centre for innovation - one that creates jobs, drives growth across all industries and improves the lives of all Canadians. This investment is a prime example of that vision in action.</p> <p>The funding will support two capital projects at JIBC. The first is the design and construction of a modular learning facility at the Driver Education Centre in Pitt Meadows, which will provide students with a weather-protected learning space. The new design will support the delivery of specialized driving courses, primarily for police recruit and sheriff training.</p> <p>The second project is the replacement of the 21-year-old roof on three buildings at the main JIBC campus in New Westminster, which will help reduce winter heat loss, save on summer cooling and reduce the carbon footprint at the institution.</p> <p>Of the $392,000 investment in the Driver Education Centre, $179,000 will come from the federal government and $213,000 from the Government of British Columbia. The roof replacement will cost $1.54 million, including $304,000 from the federal government and $1.24 million from the Government of British Columbia.</p> <p>Founded in 1978, JIBC offers a range of public safety and justice, paramedical, conflict resolution and emergency management programs leading to certificates, diplomas and bachelor's degrees. Each year, more than 25,000 students study at one of the six JIBC campuses in B.C. through online distance education or at more than 90 communities in B.C., across Canada and around the world.</p> <p>The projects are estimated for completion spring 2018. Approximately two direct jobs and one indirect job are expected to be created as a result of the Driver Education Centre, and seven direct and three indirect jobs are expected to be created as a result of the roof replacement.</p> <p>The funding from the Government of Canada is being allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which enhances and modernizes research facilities on Canadian campuses and improves the environmental sustainability of these facilities.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2017_01JAN25_SIF_DEC_Announcement_2_400x250.jpg" title="2017_01JAN25_SIF_DEC_Announcement_2" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Quotes:</strong></p> <p><strong>Member of Parliament Dan Ruimy on behalf of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development -</strong>&nbsp;<br />"The Government of Canada is proud to support universities, colleges and institutes throughout British Columbia that transform communities like ours into hubs for innovation and research. This announcement recognizes that Canada's place on the world stage for innovation starts at the heart of communities like Pitt Meadows."</p> <p><strong>Doug Bing, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows on behalf of Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education -</strong> "Investing in new facilities for the Driver Education Centre at the Justice Institute of British Columbia will improve student learning experiences. The B.C. government is setting JIBC graduates on the path to successful careers in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and communities throughout the province."</p> <p><strong>Michel Tarko, JIBC president and CEO -</strong><br />"This investment partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia will benefit JIBC students, faculty and staff. These investments will improve access to specialized driving courses and save money on operating costs while reducing our carbon footprint."</p> <p><strong>Steve Schnitzer, JIBC police academy director - </strong><br />"Our teaching and learning philosophy is rooted in experiential training where group discussions and the use of case studies are integral to our learning process and outcomes. We hold classes in almost all weather conditions and currently have to brief and debrief students with little shelter. This funding will help improve the quality of our education programming and training by providing modern and comfortable facilities to facilitate discussions with recruits before and after driving the course."</p> <p><strong>Warryck Dunbar, Law Enforcement Studies Diploma student - </strong><br />"The hands on training that JIBC provides its students at the driving track impart practical knowledge and skill sets that will inevitably ensure our future success as we pursue our vocations in law enforcement."<br /><strong><br />Quick facts</strong></p> <p>The Government of Canada's Innovation Agenda is designed to ensure Canada is globally competitive in promoting research, translating ideas into new products and services, accelerating business growth and propelling entrepreneurs from the start-up phase to international success.</p> <ul> <li>The targeted, short-term investments under the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund will promote economic activity across Canada and help Canada's universities and colleges develop highly skilled workers, act as engines of discovery, and collaborate on innovations that help Canadian companies compete and grow internationally.</li> <li>The Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund supports the Government of Canada's climate change objectives by encouraging sustainable and green infrastructure projects.</li> <li>Nearly one million job openings are expected in B.C. over the next decade, and eight out of 10 of these openings will require post-secondary education. In-demand occupations requiring post-secondary education or training range from professional to management to trades.</li> <li>The Province of British Columbia is directly investing $921 million in planned capital expenses in the post-secondary sector over the next three years. The Province has invested more than $3.3 billion in capital and infrastructure projects at public post-secondary institutions in B.C. since 2001, with more than 1,900 capital projects throughout the province.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Learn More:</strong></p> <p>Canada's Innovation Agenda: <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/062.nsf/eng/home">http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/062.nsf/eng/home</a></p> <p>Innovation Agenda backgrounder: <a href="http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1084739">http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1084739</a></p> <p>Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund: <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/051.nsf/eng/home">http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/051.nsf/eng/home</a></p> <p>Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund backgrounder: <a href="http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1105379">http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1105379</a></p> <p>#BCTECH Strategy: <a href="https://bctechstrategy.gov.bc.ca/">https://bctechstrategy.gov.bc.ca/</a></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia: <a href="/ce8/">/ce8/</a></p> <p>Follow Science and Economic Development Canada Minister Navdeep Bains on Twitter: @MinisterISED</p> </div> </div> </div> Driver Education Centre infrastructure Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada Ministry of Advanced Education Pitt Meadows Pitt Meadows Airport Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:10:54 +0000 wchow 61556 at/ce8 Students from three Chinese police colleges graduate from JIBC program https://www.google.com//ce8/news/students-three-chinese-police-colleges-graduate-jibc-program <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 18, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2016_01JAN9_ILES_GradNo3_PPSUC_WC_400x200.jpg" title="2016_01JAN9_ILES_GradNo3_PPSUC" width="400" height="200" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Future Chinese law enforcement officers are broadening their view of policing thanks to the international program provided by Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).</p> <p>The 56 police recruits and instructors from three policing colleges in China recently completed the new four-month International Law Enforcement Studies (ILES) program at JIBC*s New Westminster campus.</p> <p>Students learned about the latest policing practices and techniques in areas ranging from criminal investigations and community policing to leadership and ethics and counter-terrorism. They also received hands-on training and were taught by officers of specialized units from local municipal police departments while visiting several training centres and police stations in Greater Vancouver.</p> <p>Student representatives from each of the three colleges spoke at a recent graduation ceremony, attended by New Westminster Chief Constable Dave Jones and Chief Constable Adam Palmer of the Vancouver Police Department.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2016_01JAN09_ILES_studentcollage2_400x133.jpg" title="2016_01JAN09_ILES_GradNo3_studentcollage2" width="400" height="133" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>ILES student Huang Zixia, speaking on behalf of the 14 students from Chongqing Police College, expressed appreciation at the education they received, including learning about the Canadian criminal justice system and the approach to policing that involves building trust through relationships in connecting with the public.</p> <p>※We can convert Western ideas, customs and technology to our own, and customize them to our own applications,§ she said. ※That*s why we are here, transferring the know-how and experience across borders for well-being sake.§</p> <p>Zhang Weiqian, representing the 28 students from the People*s Public Security University of China, said the four-month program opened their eyes to Canada and the cultural differences.</p> <p>※I think all the experiences in this training are so important for our study in the future. We can apply them to our work and I am sure that it will bring great help,§ she said.</p> <p>Wei Bo, the student representative of the 14-member delegation from the Guangxi Police College, said it was his first experience travelling outside China and despite being nervous and anxious initially, he is coming away with confidence and an ability to communicate here in Canada.</p> <p>※I would like to thank all the teachers, you have taught us a lot of things, this knowledge will be with us in our life.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2016_01JAN09_ILES_Grad_speakers_long_400x127.jpg" title="2016_01JAN09_ILES_GradNo3_speakers" width="400" height="127" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />&nbsp;</p> <p>JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko said at the graduation ceremony, ※We appreciate the strong relationship we have developed with the Guangxi Police College, the Chongqing Police College, and the People*s Public Security University of China # Today we celebrate the graduation of China*s future law enforcement leaders who have completed our International Law Enforcement Studies program.§</p> <p>Tarko said the program is like many offered at JIBC which provides experiential, hands-on training to complement and emphasize lessons taught using traditional knowledge-based learning.</p> <p>The International Law Enforcement Studies program is the latest offering from JIBC in international public safety education and training. In 2015, more than 400 students from nine different public safety institutions completed short-term training at JIBC. The new four-month ILES program was created in 2016 in response to interest in longer-term training programs after many years of JIBC providing two-week educational programs to police cadets from law enforcement colleges in China. Additional cohorts of ILES students are already scheduled over the next few years.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Chongqing Police College Guangxi Police College ILES international International Law Enforcement Studies People*s Public Security University of China Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:16:43 +0000 wchow 61554 at/ce8 JIBC to recognize firefighting leader with honorary degree https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-recognize-firefighting-leader-honorary-degree <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 12, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/StephenGamble-FC_3042e_400x250.jpg" title="Langley Township Fire Chief Stephen Gamble" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will present a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, to Stephen Gamble, a 38-year firefighter veteran currently serving as fire chief for the Township of Langley, in recognition of his leadership and contributions to public safety.</p> <p>※It is our privilege to recognize Mr. Gamble*s longstanding commitment to the safety of our communities with this honorary degree,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. §From his start as a volunteer firefighter to leader of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, he has demonstrated dedication to public service and an unwavering desire to keep the public safe. He is the epitome of the leadership we aim to inspire in our students at JIBC.§</p> <p>Mr. Gamble entered the fire service in 1978 as a volunteer firefighter with the City of Port Coquitlam where he was hired as a full-time career firefighter in 1980. He was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief of Operations and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator in 1996, Acting Fire Chief for the department in 2001, and the full time Fire Chief/Emergency Coordinator for the City of Port Coquitlam in 2003. He became Township of Langley Fire Chief in 2011.</p> <p>Mr. Gamble has over 12 years of experience as an adjunct instructor with the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and holds certifications including a certificate in Municipal Management from Capilano University, a bachelor*s degree in justice and public leadership with Simon Fraser University, and a fellowship designation with the Institute of Fire Engineers.</p> <p>In 2012, he became the first BC fire chief in 20 years to be elected president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), only the fourth fire chief from British Columbia to hold the position in the organization*s century-long history. He served in that role until 2014 and in 2016 Mr. Gamble received the distinction of CAFC Full-time Fire Chief of the Year award. Mr. Gamble generously directed the proceeds of his award to The JIBC Foundation*s Jon Baillie Memorial Endowment Fund.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mr. Gamble also served as the president of the Fire Chiefs* Association of British Columbia from 2007 to 2011.</p> <p>The 2017 Winter Convocation ceremony, which will recognize more than 375 graduates who have completed certificates, diplomas and degrees at JIBC, will be held Feb. 9 at the New Westminster Campus.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;" href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;"> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;" href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;">; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;" href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;"> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> convocation fire chief honorary degree Stephen Gamble Township of Langley Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:29:58 +0000 wchow 61553 at/ce8 JIBC graduates continue to give high satisfaction rating in 2016 report https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-graduates-continue-give-high-satisfaction-rating-2016-report <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 6, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Graduates from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) have high employment rates and overall satisfaction with their education, according to the 2016 <a href="http://outcomes.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/AnnualSurveys/DACSO.aspx">BC Student Outcomes Report</a>.</p> <p>JIBC graduates participated as part of the province-wide Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey looking at the 20 BC post-secondary institutions which offer such programs. The report is based on surveys of former students who have been out of their programs for nine to 20 months.&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the 496 respondents in the 2016 survey, 93 per cent were employed, working an average of 40 hours a week and earning an average $26 an hour at their main job.</p> <p>That*s far above the overall average of a 79 per cent employment rate, earning an average of $19 an hour and working an average 38 hours a week at their main job, according to the responses of 14,784 students from all 20 participating institutions.</p> <p>JIBC students surveyed in 2016 gave the quality of instruction they received a mark of 96 per cent, and an overall satisfaction rating of 91 per cent.</p> <p>The demographics of JIBC students tend to be older, an average age of 31 compared to 25 years old in the overall survey. Of JIBC graduates, 72 per cent had previous post-secondary education and 47 per cent have taken further studies since graduating. That*s compared to the overall survey in which 56 per cent had previous post-secondary and 40 per cent pursued further studies afterward.</p> <p>While detailed figures for 2016 are not yet available, JIBC*s satisfaction ratings from previous years are no less impressive. The 2015 report, which surveyed former students who graduated in the 2013-2014 year, saw JIBC receive 100 per cent overall satisfaction ratings in three programs: <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/advanced-care-paramedic">Advanced Care Paramedic Advanced Diploma</a>, <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-counselling-community-safety/programs/graduate-certificate-complex-trauma-child-sexual-abuse-intervention">Graduate Certificate in Complex Trauma and Child Sexual Abuse Intervention</a> and the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/sheriff-academy/sheriff-recruit-training">Sheriff Recruit Training</a>.</p> <p>Two programs, the <a href="https://jibcisready.jibc.ca/be-the-one-rebuilding-lives/">Graduate Certificate in Complex Trauma and Child Sexual Abuse</a> Intervention and the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/graduate-certificates/intelligence-analysis">Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis</a>, have received perfect 100 per cent overall satisfaction ratings for five years straight, from 2009-2010 to 2013-2014.</p> <p>※We are immensely proud of the programs we offer at JIBC, and the latest BC Student Outcomes report shows why,§ said Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of JIBC*s Office of Applied Research &amp; Graduate Studies. ※The ability of a program to hit 100 per cent satisfaction in all three categories measured for five years in a row, that*s quite a remarkable feat.§</p> <p>During that five-year period, graduates from more than half of the 24 JIBC programs gave overall satisfaction ratings of 95.3 per cent or higher, with 10 of those programs rated at 98 per cent or more.</p> <p><strong><br />About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> BC Student Outcomes DACSO Diploma Associate Degree and Certificate Student Outcomes Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:23:04 +0000 wchow 61552 at/ce8 First Nations firefighters in Quebec graduate from JIBC firefighting programs https://www.google.com//ce8/news/first-nations-firefighters-quebec-graduate-jibc-firefighting-programs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 21, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/2016_12DEC16_QueFireGrad_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />Listuguj Fire Chief&nbsp;<span>Garry Caplin, far left, and Gesgapegiag Fire Chief Michael Jerome, far right, flank three instructors from the Kahnawake Fire Brigade at the graduation ceremony in Listuguj, Quebec for 16 new graduates of JIBC's Fire Fighter I program.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia*s (JIBC) latest firefighter graduates hail from First Nations in northern Quebec and will now have the needed skills to respond to emergencies in their communities.</p> <p>※It is my great privilege to welcome these 16 firefighters as new graduates of JIBC,§ said Peter Grootendorst, Director of JIBC*s Fire &amp; Safety Division (FSD). ※The training program, in partnership with the Kahnawake Fire Brigade, is a prime example of the value of community-based training we*re providing in First Nations communities in BC and across the country.§</p> <p>The program, funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), began in July 2016 with FSD training members of the Kahnawake Fire Brigade in Kahnawake, Que. to be instructors and evaluators for JIBC by completing the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/fire-safety-division/fire-service-industry/courses-type">JIBC Fire Service Instructor Level I course</a>. They also took JIBC*s new Evaluator Workshop course and are now qualified to evaluate accredited Fire Fighter I skills and knowledge requirements.</p> <p>The Kahnawake instructors and evaluators then travelled to northern Quebec to train students from the Mi*gmaq First Nation, representing the Listuguj and Gesgapegiag fire departments, to the NPFA 1001 Fire Fighter I standard.</p> <p>The 16 students started the program on Aug. 22, working on a boot camp model 每 training eight hours a day, five days a week, for two weeks each month. They completed the program on Dec. 9 with the graduation ceremony held in Listuguj, Que. on Dec. 16.</p> <p>Grootendorst travelled to Listuguj for the graduation ceremony along with Richard White, Coordinator in JIBC*s Fire &amp; Safety Division. Philippe C?t谷, representing Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), gave the closing remarks.</p> <p>The students graduated with certificates for Fire Fighter I, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazmat Operations and First Responders. These new qualified members will now be able to support other members in their home communities* fire departments.</p> <p>INAC provided the funding for the training project. The department recognized a need for First Nations groups to provide emergency protection in their own communities. At the same time, it recognized the challenges for First Nations first responders to acquire accredited, recognized and reliable training.</p> <p><strong>Partnerships key to student success</strong></p> <p>The Kahnawake Fire Brigade recognized JIBC as an institution that could meet its needs and successfully applied to INAC for funding of the project using the joint-delivery model and the JIBC curriculum.</p> <p>The Campbellton Fire Department, in a neighbouring community, supported the training program by lending out their resources, while the Nova Scotia Fire Commission*s mobile fire trailer (similar to JIBC*s new mobile live-fire trailer) was used by the Kahnawake instructors to train and evaluate the students in live fire scenarios.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fire & Safety Division Fire Fighter I firefighters First Nations Gesgapegiag Fire Department INAC Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Kahnawake Fire Brigade Listuguj Fire Department Mi*gmaq First Nation Quebec the JIBC Fire Service Instructor Level I course Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:09:25 +0000 wchow 61546 at/ce8 JIBC and TRU partner on Bachelor of Health Science completion option https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-and-tru-partner-bachelor-health-science-completion-option <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 12, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Graduates of paramedic programs at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) can now transfer credits toward a Bachelor of Health Science Open Learning degree at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).</p> <p>※This articulation agreement strengthens the relationship between TRU and JIBC. We are pleased to provide additional opportunities and flexible options for our students to further their education and achieve their career goals through this collaboration between the two institutions,§ said&nbsp;<span>Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO.</span></p> <p>※This agreement between JIBC and TRU is significant for students in BC,§ said TRU President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver. ※It provides pathways between some of JIBC*s programs and TRU*s Bachelor of Health Science, which will open new avenues for academic and professional success for students across BC. It also illustrates the ongoing shared commitment of our two institutions to student success.§</p> <p>Graduates of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/diploma-health-sciences-ems">Diploma in Health Sciences</a> (EMS) program qualify for up to 57 credits and graduates of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/advanced-care-paramedic">Advanced Care Paramedic Advanced Diploma</a> (ACP) program qualify for up to 60 credits toward the Bachelor of Health Science. Graduates who have completed both the EMS and ACP diploma programs are eligible for a transfer of up to 90 credits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tru.ca/distance/programs/health-science/bachelor-health-science.html">TRU*s Bachelor of Health Science</a> Open Learning degree requires completion of 120 credits. Courses are offered online and many allow students to work at their own pace. The format is ideal for students who work full time. This degree can help facilitate accelerated career growth and open up options such as in management within hospitals and clinics, and in health and safety roles within industry.</p> <p>For more, see: <a href="https://www.tru.ca/distance/partnerships/transfer-agreements/jibc.html">JIBC-TRU Articulation agreement</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> ACP Advanced Care Paramedic articulation agreement Bachelor of Health Science Diploma in Health Sciences EMS Thompson Rivers University transfer credits TRU Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:19:58 +0000 wchow 61543 at/ce8 JIBC honours National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-national-day-remembrance-and-action-violence-against-women-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 6, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/facilities/images/GBV_InfoBite_600x300_ENGLISH_Dec6.jpg" alt="2016_NatDayofRemembrancelogo" title="2016_NatDayofRemembrancelogo" width="600" height="300" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Today, Dec. 6, JIBC flags will be flying at half-mast in memory of the 14 young women who were singled out because of their gender and murdered on December 6, 1989 at l'谷cole Polytechnique de Montr谷al.</p> <p>Nearly all of these young women were engineering students and were at various stages of their studies and careers:</p> <ul> <li>Genevi豕ve Bergeron, 21, second-year engineering student;</li> <li>H谷l豕ne Colgan, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Nathalie Croteau, 23, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Barbara Daigneault, 22, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Anne-Marie Edward, 21, chemical engineering student;</li> <li>Maud Haviernick, 29, second-year metallurgical engineering student;</li> <li>Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, 31, first-year nursing student who arrived in Montreal from Poland with her husband in 1987;</li> <li>Maryse Lagani豕re, 25, budget clerk in the finance department of 谷cole Polytechnique;</li> <li>Maryse Leclair, fourth-year metallurgy student;</li> <li>Anne-Marie Lemay, 22, fourth-year mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Sonia Pelletier, 28, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Mich豕le Richard, 21, second-year metallurgical engineering student;</li> <li>Annie St-Arneault, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Annie Turcotte, 20, first-year metallurgical engineering student.</li> </ul> <p>In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.</p> <p>JIBC is committed to providing first responders, counsellors, social workers and other frontline justice and public safety professionals, with the knowledge and skills needed to help eliminate violence against women and provide support to victims through its educational programs and applied research.</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><strong><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a></strong>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<strong><a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a></strong>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a></strong>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> 谷cole Polytechnique flags half-mast National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:34:05 +0000 wchow 61542 at/ce8 Latest in educational technology, techniques demonstrated at JIBC https://www.google.com//ce8/news/latest-educational-technology-techniques-demonstrated-jibc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 5, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2016DemoFestcollage5.jpg" alt="2016DemoFestcollage5" title="2016DemoFestcollage5" width="400" height="200" /></p> <p>When it comes to engaging students and improving and expanding access to the education and training at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), educational technology plays a significant role.</p> <p>That role was highlighted recently at the fourth annual JIBC DemoFest organized by JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/office-applied-research-graduate-studies/centre-teaching-learning-innovation">Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI)</a> at the New Westminster campus. In all there were 15 examples demonstrated of how JIBC has utilized new technology in its teaching tools.</p> <p>※At JIBC we are always seeking new ways to use technology to create engaging, effective and interactive courses for our students,§ said Dr. Tannis Morgan, Associate Dean of CTLI. ※Just as the experiential learning model at JIBC is an innovative way to deliver our educational and training programs, staff and faculty across the Institute are continually striving to find new and better ways of making lessons accessible and student-centred.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/2016DemoFestcollage4.jpg" alt="2016DemoFestcollage4.jpg" title="2016DemoFestcollage4.jpg" width="400" height="133" /></p> <p>In one case, a website (<a href="https://www.fentanylsafety.com/">FentanylSafety.com</a>) was created to shine a spotlight on the safety issues faced by first responders dealing with cases involving fentanyl, an extremely potent and toxic opioid. It provides not only information on the dangers of the narcotic, responsible for a current spike in overdoses and deaths in British Columbia, but instructions on what first responders need to do to ensure their own safety.</p> <p>Another example was the development of an interactive PDF document that can be downloaded and used as a continual resource. The interactive nature allows it to be used to provide quizzes and other activities to reinforce learning, and to provide a more dynamic user experience on a restrictive intranet.&nbsp;</p> <p>A multi-access learning environment helps address the issue of students wanting more flexibility and mobility and having less time to complete credentials. The project allowed students from different program areas to interact, exposing them to the benefits of collaboration between public safety fields. It also allowed discussions to move online, where on-campus and remote students could work on activities together.</p> <p>※There is an extraordinary level of innovative work being done to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of the specialized education we provide, particularly for an institution of our size,§ said Dr. Morgan. ※It wouldn*t be at all possible without the interest and dedication of our instructors and the ongoing support from donors, clients and stakeholders.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> applied learning Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation CTLI DemoFest Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:50:37 +0000 wchow 61540 at/ce8 Donation helps JIBC paramedic students become better prepared for pediatric cases https://www.google.com//ce8/news/donation-helps-jibc-paramedic-students-become-better-prepared-pediatric-cases <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/11252016_Foundation_GFFinancialDemo_WC12_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks to a generous $6,000 donation by G&amp;F Financial Group, JIBC paramedicine learners will benefit from vital neo-natal training and much needed specialized pediatric simulation equipment, ensuring children across the province have access to the best, most advanced training and equipment available.</p> <p>Caring for children requires highly qualified and trained personnel since pediatric emergencies are among the most trying and stressful to encounter during paramedics* careers. Yet, paramedics* exposure to pediatric trauma and distress can be infrequent, even rare, reiterating the importance of regularly refreshing knowledge of anatomy, professional competence, and life-saving treatments.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/11252016_Foundation_GFFinancialDemo_WC1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>JIBC Advanced Care Paramedic students demonstrate the use of new pediatric simulation equipment to representatives of the donors, G&amp;F Financial Group.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">※Children account for only a small percentage of pre-hospital emergencies, but are a unique challenge to first responders,§ notes Kathy Harms, Director for <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/advanced-care-paramedic">JIBC*s Health Sciences Division</a>. ※Due to their anatomy and physiology, children deserve special consideration. The simulation equipment funded through this donation will help students gain an understanding of the special needs of pediatric and neo-natal patients who are critically ill or injured.§</p> <p style="text-align: left;">※I am very much looking forward to applying this equipment to my learning,§ said <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/advanced-care-paramedic">Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)</a> student, Ted Harrison. ※For our next generation of paramedics to provide the very best care for children,&nbsp;JIBC students need the very best tools. This funding does just that. This gift will make an impact that benefits communities across B.C.§&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/11252016_Foundation_GFFinancialDemo_WC15_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" /><br /><em>Peter Neugebauer of the G&amp;F Financial Group Foundation checks out new pediatric simulation kits purchased with the support of the foundation.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><br /></span></p> <p>Paramedic students recently performed a demonstration of the new pediatric kits to members of G&amp;F Financial Group at JIBC*s New Westminster campus.</p> <p>※G&amp;F Financial Group, celebrating our 75th anniversary this year, is delighted to collaborate with the Justice Institute of British Columbia,§ said Louise Perry, Manager at the New Westminster Branch. ※This donation of $6,000 will support pediatric simulation equipment for JIBC*s Paramedicine programs, helping to create brighter futures for our province*s youngest and most vulnerable patients.§ &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/11252016_Foundation_GFFinancialDemo_WC14_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em><span style="text-align: center;">From left: Bill Nohr, Board Member of G&amp;F Financial Group, Louise Perry, Manager of G&amp;F's New Westminster branch, and Peter Neugebauer and Kelvin Choo of the G&amp;F Financial Group Foundation.</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>※Over the past year, The JIBC Foundation has worked closely with G&amp;F Financial Group on a variety of community initiatives, including their support of our General Bursary Campaign,§ says Bernie Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. &nbsp;※We are delighted to have G&amp;F Financial Group as an active leader in our community and proud supporter of student success at JIBC.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student awards and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> ACP Advanced Care Paramedic G&F Financial Group JIBC Foundation JIBC Paramedic Academy Paramedic pediatric Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:52:50 +0000 wchow 61539 at/ce8 Conflict resolution techniques highlighted at JIBC event https://www.google.com//ce8/news/conflict-resolution-techniques-highlighted-jibc-event <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 25, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/11242016_ConResEvent_MinisterAnton_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />BC Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton welcomes those in attendance and officially declares Nov. 19-26 as Conflict Resolution Week.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), in partnership with Mediate BC, hosted Conflict Revolution 每 Seize the Opportunity! on Nov. 24 to mark Conflict Resolution Week 2016.</p> <p>BC Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton was on hand to welcome those in attendance at the morning session and to declare Nov. 19-26 as Conflict Resolution Week in the province.&nbsp;</p> <p>※JIBC is pleased to host both this event and BC Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO.&nbsp; ※We are proud of our <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-conflict-resolution">Centre for Conflict Resolution</a> and its experiential programs designed to improve students* ability to respond to conflict as part of building stronger communities.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/11242016_ConResEvent_KentHighnam3_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />Keynote speaker Kent Highnam, a mediator and JIBC's Program Director for the School of Health, Community and Social Justice during his presentation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Two free, fully-booked workshops were held at JIBC*s New Westminster campus. Each half-day workshop began with keynote speaker Kent Highnam, a mediator and JIBC*s Program Director for the School of Health, Community and Social Justice. His presentation explored how and why conflict is one of the most frequent and challenging forms of social interaction.</p> <p>※Conflict can be seen as something to be avoided, as something to be resolved, or as something to be learned from,§ said Highnam. ※Conflict is neither good nor bad; conflict just &is*. How we view conflict colours our experience of it and drives our behavior when we*re in it. Connecting with the positive possibilities of conflict will increase our abilities to engage in it.§</p> <p>Highnam*s presentation was followed by a panel discussion with representatives from organizations in the conflict resolution field 每 <a href="http://www.mediatebc.com/">Mediate BC</a>, <a href="https://www.civilresolutionbc.ca/">Civil Resolution Tribunal</a>, <a href="http://www.arjaa.org/">Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association</a>, Family Justice Service Division of the Ministry of Justice, <a href="http://bcami.com/">British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (BCAMI)</a>, <a href="https://www.worksafebc.com/en">WorkSafe BC</a>, and the <a href="http://www.necvancouver.org/">Native Education Centre</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/11242016_ConResEvent_MinisterAntonJimMcGregor_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" /><br />BC Justice Minister Suzanne Anton and Jim McGregor, chair of JIBC's Board of Governors.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>※Conflict affects many areas of life; workplace, family, small businesses, community, etc. People are hungry for better ways to prevent and resolve conflict, and to know where they can turn when they need assistance,§ explains Mediate BC CEO Monique Steensma. ※Building capacity to deal with ongoing and future conflict is essential for success in all areas of life today.§</p> <p>Conflict Resolution Week was started in BC by Mediate BC in 2014 with backing from the Law Foundation of BC to highlight healthy conflict resolution skills and options such as mediation. This year*s theme is Seize the Opportunity to Prevent, Manage and Resolve Conflict.</p> <p>Conflict Revolution 每 Seize the Opportunity was recorded and is available for viewing in two parts:</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIrPWmpMx4M">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIrPWmpMx4M</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlYewoiFENE">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlYewoiFENE</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Conflict Resolution conflict resolution Conflict Resolution Week Conflict Revolution Kent Highnam Mediate BC Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:55:59 +0000 wchow 61538 at/ce8 The JIBC Foundation celebrates Giving Tuesday https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-foundation-celebrates-giving-tuesday <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 24, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/GivingTuesday2016JIBCFnews1sm.jpg" alt="JIBC Foundation Giving Tuesday 2016" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Have you ever asked a child what they want to be when they grow up? They often say, ※I want to be a firefighter, police officer, paramedic or superhero!§</p> <p>At The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation), we understand why kids equate first responders with superheroes: both protect the public, fight crime, and save lives. At JIBC, we are proud of our unique role as B.C.*s public post-secondary institution dedicated to training real life heroes.</p> <p>On November 29, The JIBC Foundation is joining <a href="https://twitter.com/GivingTuesdayCa" target="_blank">#GivingTuesday</a> to give tomorrow*s heroes the tools they need to save lives. Giving Tuesday is an international day of generosity that empowers individuals to make donations to important causes on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.</p> <p>There is no doubt that giving makes a transformational difference in the lives of JIBC students 每 often helping to narrow the financial gap and ensuring students have the best chance for success.</p> <p>JIBC graduates in various public safety professions serving in the community have benefited from the generosity of compassionate individuals and caring organizations. This includes <a href="https://youtu.be/WTyzu9twVN0?list=PLAD3462FCCA62305C&amp;t=29">paramedic students like Matt Brown</a>, recipient of the Beverley and John Carl Award, and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVvbiUIiVh8">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma graduates like Shauntelle Nichols</a>, recipient of the Minerva Foundation for BC Women Award and the Bob Hull Memorial Award. For Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate student, Phoenix Gordon, a bursary kept his head above water as he <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mj4naTdB54">pursued his lifelong goal of becoming a firefighter</a>.</p> <p>※The aid donors provide students goes far beyond the monetary. It is a step forward, leading toward our goals and realizing our dreams in new and rewarding fields provided here at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. I personally cannot thank our donors enough, as the help that we receive is what carries us beyond the dividing line between beginning our careers and staying stuck where we were.§</p> <p>※Giving Tuesday is when charities, businesses, and individuals come together for one simple purpose: to celebrate giving and to give back to causes close to their hearts,§ shares Bernie Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※At JIBC, we want to give students the best possible environment for learning. Giving makes this possible.§</p> <p>No matter how you decide to get involved in <a href="http://givingtuesday.ca/">Giving Tuesday</a>, please take a moment to think about the difference you can make in the communities you live and serve.&nbsp;Also, we encourage JIBC students and graduates to share your stories on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag <u>#JIBCGivingTuesday</u> about how giving has impacted your life and studies at JIBC.</p> <p>Be the one. Help us, help JIBC students. To donate, visit <a href="/ce8/donate">jibc.ca/donate</a></p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold;">About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</span></p> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student awards and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> Giving Tuesday JIBC Foundation Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:53:40 +0000 rchu 61537 at/ce8 JIBC collaborates with the Universidad de Guadalajara in a unique faculty development program https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-collaborates-universidad-de-guadalajara-unique-faculty-development-program <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 22, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/112016_GuadalajaraCR_1_400x250.jpg" title="Guadalajara_1" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2015, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) began working with the team at the Universidad de Guadalajara*s (UdeG) <a href="http://ciep.cga.udg.mx/">Coordinaci車n de Innovaci車n Educativa y Pregrado</a> (CIEP). The goal of the collaboration with the large public university comprised of 15 campuses and more than 100,000 students was to produce a unique faculty development program to transform teaching and learning at UdeG. The result was <a href="http://udg.theagoraonline.net/">a program in Student Centred and Mobile Learning</a>, dubbed ※The Agora.§ By December 2016, over 400 UdeG professors will have completed the program, and a formal research study is underway to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in transforming teaching and learning.&nbsp;</p> <p>※An important element to the success of this program was adopting a co-development model with the CIEP-UdeG at the outset. This is especially important with an international collaboration between two very different institutions and institutional contexts, yet who share many similar faculty development challenges,§ explained Dr. Tannis Morgan, Director of JIBC*s Centre for Teaching, Learning &amp; Innovation.</p> <p>※The UdeG acknowledged that while faculty attend workshops, conferences, and other learning opportunities, not much changes in the classroom. We recognized this as something our own institutions experience, and together challenged ourselves to come up with a program that would result in long-term change of teaching and learning.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/112016_GuadalajaraCR_2_400x250.jpg" title="Guadalajara_2" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />Participants in the first cohort of The Agora program on student-centred and mobile learning held at the Universidad de Guadalajara in 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">The result was a nine-week, blended program that takes place over six months. The goal was for faculty to confidently integrate student-centred strategies and activities using mobile technologies into their own courses to enhance learning outcomes. This is achieved through an intensive week of hands-on studios and challenges, followed by eight weeks of planning and application of activities with their students in their classes.&nbsp; Faculty are then required to report back, with actual student feedback, on how their applications did or didn*t enhance the teaching and learning experience. Faculty work in interdisciplinary triad teams to allow for more localized support and to encourage the development of communities of practice that will hopefully remain once the program is completed.&nbsp;</p> <p>The program also adopts an open pedagogy design to model and encourage open practices and sharing within and beyond the university. All of the content at udg.theagoraonline.net is openly CC BY licensed and can be repurposed and reused by anybody.&nbsp; Presently, at least two other institutions are remixing and reusing the studio materials from the program.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/112016_GuadalajaraCR_3_400x250.jpg" title="Guadalajara_3" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><span>Participants in the first cohort of The Agora program at the Universidad de Guadalajara in 2015.</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">※We are so fortunate to have been able to work with such great collaborators at the University of Guadalajara,§ said Barb Kidd, Dean of JIBC*s School of Health, Community &amp; Social Justice. ※Rather than simply provide a turn-key faculty development solution, both of our institutions were greatly enriched by the coming together of expertise and knowledge sharing that the co-development model allowed. It also speaks to the incredible opportunity for Canadian colleges and institutes to work with and leverage CICAN partnerships.§</p> <p>※We look forward to the results of the research, which will indicate whether one year later, faculty are still implementing ideas from the program with their classes,§ said Dr. Morgan. ※If this is the case, then it speaks to how a rethink of faculty development activities and programming may achieve longer term results.§</p> <p>To follow developments in the program, visit the program website at <a href="http://udg.theagoraonline.net/">http://udg.theagoraonline.net</a>, follow @AgoraUdG on Twitter or the hashtag #UdGAgora. To view feedback from the University of Guadalajara team visit <a href="https://youtu.be/g26CfmEWAZ8">https://youtu.be/g26CfmEWAZ8</a>.</p> <p><strong><br /> About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Teaching CIEP Coordinaci車n de Innovaci車n Educativa y Pregrado CTL Learning and Innovation social media Student Centred and Mobile Learning student-centred mobile learning The Agora Universidad de Guadalajara Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:22:58 +0000 wchow 61535 at/ce8 JIBC ranked among Top 50 Canadian colleges and institutes for applied research https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-ranked-among-top-50-canadian-colleges-and-institutes-applied-research <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 10, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Top_50_Coll_date_2016_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been recognized as one of the top Canadian post-secondary institutions for research.</p> <p>JIBC ranked third in BC and 30<sup>th</sup> nationally in the Top 50 Research Colleges list produced by <a href="http://www.researchinfosource.com/">Research Infosource Inc.</a></p> <p>In fiscal 2015, JIBC brought in $2.2 million in research income, a 23 per cent increase from the year before. The money funded research in the areas of public safety and security.</p> <p>※We are happy to contribute to JIBC*s mission of creating &safer communities and a more just society* through our continued efforts in applied research and innovation,§ said Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/office-applied-research-graduate-studies">Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies</a>.</p> <p>※We take a practical problem-solving approach to exploit specific opportunities or to address persistent challenges identified by stakeholders in public safety and security,§ Anderson said. ※By doing so we are able to provide practical innovations leading to both improved business practices and supports for our public safety and security personnel and/or the communities which they serve.§</p> <p>Projects funded in the reporting period included the <a href="/ce8/news/new-online-resource-launched-strengthen-disaster-resiliency-aboriginal-communities">Aboriginal Disaster Resiliency Project (ADRP)</a>, funded by the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. It aimed to create a culturally relevant online resource to help Aboriginal communities across Canada anticipate and minimize the damage caused by disasters.</p> <p>Other BC post-secondary institutions to make the list were B.C. Institute of Technology and Camosun College. Together, the three BC institutions posted a total of $10.8 million in research income, a jump of 3.7 per cent from the previous year.</p> <p>For the full list visit: <a href="http://researchinfosource.com/pdf/Top%2050%20Colleges%20List%20-%202016%20-%20final.pdf">Top 50 Research Colleges 2016</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Applied Research Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies Top 50 Colleges for Research Thu, 10 Nov 2016 23:36:16 +0000 wchow 61531 at/ce8 JIBC develops fentanyl safety resource for first responders https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-develops-fentanyl-safety-resource-first-responders <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 8, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/FentanylWebsiteMR1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>With overdoses and fatalities stemming from fentanyl use reaching epidemic proportions, the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has launched a fentanyl website for first responders.</p> <p>JIBC hosted two workshops for first responders on the fentanyl issue earlier this year. The sessions were so well received, organizers decided an online educational resource was needed to provide essential information about fentanyl to as many first responders as possible. The website (<a href="https://fentanylsafety.com/">https://fentanylsafety.com</a>) is the result.</p> <p>※The overdose crisis has had a direct impact on so many British Columbians. From recreational users, those suffering addiction and their families, through the range of healthcare workers, front line responders and police,§ said Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. ※We need to do all we can to ensure all those involved have the tools they need to remain safe.&nbsp;Education and awareness are key to meeting these challenges and the JIBC fentanyl website is a helpful addition to that toolkit.§</p> <p>※First responders are currently adapting to the danger that fentanyl presents to their personal safety,§ said Steve Schnitzer, director of the JIBC Police Academy.&nbsp;※The first step is improving our knowledge of the drug itself, and learning best practices in a variety of situations, such as handling drugs during a seizure or while responding to an overdose.&nbsp;The JIBC Fentanyl Safety website is one of several options for first responders to use as an online resource, to educate and protect themselves and their communities.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/FentanylWebsiteMR2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Topics covered on the site include: what fentanyl is and why it is so dangerous for first responders; safe handling of suspected fentanyl; what is Naloxone and how it can save lives in cases of opioid overdoses; and job-specific information for law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, and paramedics to help them stay safe when encountering fentanyl in the community.</p> <p>Corp. Eric Boechler, with the RCMP Federal Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team (CLEAR) in BC, co-developed the website concept and provided technical expertise.</p> <p>※First responders across the province are increasingly concerned about possible exposure to fentanyl during the course of their duties. This public health epidemic not only directly affects people who use drugs, and their families, but also the first responders in our community tasked with tackling this epidemic on the streets,§ Boechler said.</p> <p>※Ensuring that our first responder community, both in the Province of BC and nationally, have the most up-to-date information to allow them to safely respond to incidents in our communities and return home to their families at the end of the shift is paramount. This website has been developed to ensure that all first responders, regardless of their shoulder patch or agency, have immediate access to potentially life-saving information to keep themselves and others safe.§</p> <p>While designed with first responders in mind, the website will be accessible to the general public to help bolster awareness of the dangers of the highly toxic narcotic.</p> <p>The site was developed by JIBC with funding from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.&nbsp;The creation of this website would not have been possible without tremendous assistance from colleagues in the first responder community, both from Canada and the United States, Health Canada, BC Ministry of Health, BC Coroner*s Office, BC Emergency Health Services and contacts within the medical profession.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> fentanyl firefighters first responders JIBC Police Academy Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Naloxone opioid overdoses paramedics RCMP Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:25:58 +0000 wchow 61530 at/ce8 JIBC Police Academy reaches training milestone https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-police-academy-reaches-training-milestone <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 4, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/11042016_PoliceAcademyGrad150th_WC1_400x250.jpg" alt="Police Academy Grad Class 150" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>JIBC Police Academy's 150th class of recruits.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><br /></em></p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) celebrated a milestone November 4 with the graduation of the 150<sup>th</sup> class in the Police Academy*s history. The 36 graduates included 11 women and 25 men from the Delta, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nelson and West Vancouver municipal police departments as well as Transit Police. Hired as police officers before attending recruit training at JIBC, they will now go on to serve their respective communities across BC. Since JIBC was founded in 1978, the Police Academy has trained approximately 3,570 recruits.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/11042016_PoliceAcademyGrad150th_WC2_400x250.jpg" alt="JimMcGregorMikeMorrisMichelTarko" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>From left: Jim McGregor, JIBC Board Chair ,&nbsp;Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Honourable Mike Morris, BC Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, was on hand to offer his congratulations to the new recruits.</p> <p>※Policing is no ordinary career. It takes guts and requires you to be calm and confident in unpredictable and sometimes life-threatening situations,§ said Minister Morris. ※On behalf of the Province of British Columbia, I want to personally thank each of the 36 graduates for choosing a career in law enforcement and congratulate the Justice Institute of British Columbia on reaching this important milestone with its 150<sup>th</sup> Police Academy class.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/11042016_PoliceAcademyGrad150th_WC5_400x250.jpg" alt="PoliceAcademyGradCohort150" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>※We are immensely proud of our Police Academy graduates who now leave us to serve the wider community across the province, dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the public,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※To these new recruits, always remember why you chose to serve and your desire to make a difference.§</p> <p>Leading up to graduation, the recruits will have completed nine months of training under experienced current and former police officers. The first block of training covers everything from legal studies and the social sciences to physical fitness and police skills such as driver training, firearms, and investigation and patrol techniques. The use of police simulations and scenarios help prepare recruits for real-life situations they may encounter.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/11042016_PoliceAcademyGrad150th_WC3_400x250.jpg" alt="VPDPatrolHorses" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Members of the Vancouver Police Department Mounted Squad joined in the festivities for the graduation of JIBC Police Academy's 150th Class.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><br /></em></p> <p>The second block of several weeks takes place out in the field under the guidance and supervision of a field trainer. The recruits then return to the JIBC campus for the final block of eight weeks, which builds on the field experience to prepare recruits to function independently upon graduation.</p> <p>※As they graduate today, they enter a family of police officers around the world, dedicated to keeping communities safe,§ said Steve Schnitzer, Director of the JIBC Police Academy. ※The badges they receive are a reminder of the training they have received and the immense obligation of maintaining public trust while performing a difficult community service.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> cohort 150 JIBC Police Academy Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General municipal police recruit training Fri, 04 Nov 2016 23:46:25 +0000 wchow 61529 at/ce8 Life-changing impact of giving to student success celebrated at JIBC https://www.google.com//ce8/news/life-changing-impact-giving-student-success-celebrated-jibc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_10OCT26_DONOR-EVENT_RC_21-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Phoenix Gordon and Jim McGregor" width="400" height="250" /><br /><em>Phoenix Gordon, JIBC firefighting graduate and General Student Bursary recipient, with Jim McGregor, Chair of the JIBC Board of Governors, at the JIBC Donor Appreciation Reception held on October 26, 2016 at the New Westminster campus. (Photos by Richard Chu)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A year ago, Phoenix Gordon was bedridden and could hardly move after being badly injured in a car crash. As he recovered, he reflected on his life and decided to rebuild himself ※from the ground up§ and do what it took to pursue his goal of a career in the Fire Service.</p> <p>Within a year, he went from barely being able to lift his own head to successfully running the Candidate Physical Ability Test, one of the requirements to apply for the <a href="/ce8/fftc">Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate</a> (FFTC) program.</p> <p>A student in Class 6 of JIBC*s pre-employment firefighter program, he successfully completed the intense live-fire training at the Maple Ridge Campus earlier this year. But he wouldn*t have been able to pursue his dream if it wasn*t for the assistance of JIBC donors who support JIBC*s mission of developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. Gordon was a recipient of the <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/general-student-bursary">JIBC General Student Bursary</a>, which provided the needed funds for him to complete the FFTC program.</p> <p>※The aid you provide goes beyond the monetary,§ he said to donors at the JIBC Donor Appreciation Reception held on October 26, 2016 at the New Westminster Campus. ※You are helping aspiring students take the steps forward toward our goals and realize our dreams by developing the skills we need in exciting and community oriented fields provided here at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. I personally can*t thank you enough as the help that I received was what carried me beyond the dividing line between beginning my career or remaining stuck where I was.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_10OCT26_DONOR-EVENT_RC22-400x250sm.jpg" alt="VPD Chief Constable Adam Palmer with JIBC students at JIBC Donor Appreciation Reception 2016" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>VPD Chief Constable Adam Palmer encourages JIBC students at the Donor Appreciation Event.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gordon was one of many examples shared at the donor appreciation event that illustrated the powerful impact of JIBC donor support towards student success at Canada*s leading public safety educator. Also reinforcing how giving makes a difference in the lives of JIBC students was <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/wendy-lisogar-cocchia-and-sergio-cocchia-award">Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and Sergio Cocchia Award</a> recipient, Karen Dosanjh, sharing, ※The generosity of donors allows students from all walks of life the opportunity to achieve and commit to the amazing programs here at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Receiving this award will never, ever be forgotten.§</p> <p>Donors have contributed not only to helping students with needed bursaries and awards, but have supported the acquisition of new equipment and the development and application of new educational technologies. Law enforcement, firefighting and paramedic students, for example, have all benefited from the support of donors in the past year.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_10OCT26_DONOR-EVENT_RC19-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Steve McCartney and Jim and Vicki Chu at JIBC Donor Appreciation Reception 2016" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Steve McCartney, Acting Director, Justice &amp; Public Safety Division, with Jim Chu, retired VPD Chief Constable, and his wife, Vicki, at the Donor Appreciation Reception.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This includes the creation of the new <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/jim-and-vicki-chu-legacy-award">Jim &amp; Vicki Chu Legacy Award</a> that supports students in the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program by providing funding to participate in an international exchange at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland, and new equipment for students in JIBC*s Paramedic Academy.</p> <p>JIBC and The JIBC Foundation would also like to acknowledge the generosity of reception supporters Dana Hospitality and Safeway Royal Square Mall in New Westminster.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_DONOR_ParamedicCollage400x250.jpg" alt="Donated paramedic equipment collage" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></strong><em>Needed paramedic training equipment provided through the support of community donors including G&amp;F Financial Group, the Rotary Club of New Westminster, the Chilliwack Foundation, and the TELUS Victoria Community Board, on display at the Donor Appreciation Event.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Bernie Magnan, Chair of The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation, said to donors at the event, ※Through your generosity, The JIBC Foundation raised and disbursed close to $1 million last year in support of justice and public safety education at JIBC. Together, we are changing lives and enhancing justice and public safety in our communities. Thank you for being the one giving to student success.§</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student awards and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><br /></em></p> <p><a title="2016 JIBC Donor Event" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/justiceinstitute/albums/72157672474958923"><img src="https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5605/30723334346_f32ddfe238_z.jpg" alt="2016 JIBC Donor Event" width="427" height="640" /></a></p> <script src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js"></script> </div> </div> </div> Donor Appreciation General Student Bursary JIBC Foundation Jim & Vicki Chu Legacy Award Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and Sergio Cocchia Award Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:08:41 +0000 rchu 61527 at/ce8 Rotary Club donation enhances life-saving training for JIBC paramedic students and New Westminster community https://www.google.com//ce8/news/rotary-club-donation-enhances-life-saving-training-jibc-paramedic-students-and-new-westminster-commu <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 17, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/10062016_RotaryDonation_paramedic_demo_WC4_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Members of the Rotary Club of New Westminster pose with JIBC Paramedic Academy students who are benefitting from the automated external defibrillator (AED) trainer units that the club funded with a recent $5,000 donation to the JIBC Foundation.&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Paramedic students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will have more opportunities to receive hands-on, life-saving training, thanks to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of New Westminster.</p> <p>The club contributed $5,000 to The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) which enabled the purchase of five automated external defibrillator (AED) trainers for students in the <a href="/ce8/paramedic">JIBC Paramedic Academy</a>. The units simulate AED machines which, in conjunction with the ability to perform CPR, can make a life-saving difference to someone suffering a cardiac arrest.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/10062016_RotaryDonation_paramedic_demo_WC7_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>&nbsp;</em><em>JIBC paramedic students demonstrate CPR using the Rotary-funded AED trainer units.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The AED trainers will be used as part of JIBC*s experiential learning model which helps prepare its paramedic students to respond to real-life emergencies out in the field. The funding strengthens the quality of JIBC*s paramedicine programs, benefits student learning and helps implement a broader community health approach that enables learners and the general public to practice necessary life-saving skills.</p> <p>※The opportunities offered at JIBC, through this funding, will ensure first responders have the skills they need to provide the highest possible standard of care for our citizens and communities," notes Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※With this gift, students and community participants can take full advantage of an experience that will help them achieve a new level of expertise in public safety and emergency response. With more realistic training everybody benefits.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/10062016_RotaryDonation_paramedic_demo_WC10_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Rotary Club of New Westminster president Dave Vallee receives instruction in CPR during a demonstration at the JIBC Paramedic Academy recently.</em></p> <p>※The generous support of service organizations such as the Rotary Club of New Westminster provides the tools for tomorrow*s heroes and enables JIBC to train paramedics with an enhanced applied learning environment, particularly with new technology,§ said JIBC Foundation Board Chair Bernard Magnan. ※Through the club*s selfless contributions of both service and financial support, countless individuals, families, charitable causes and now JIBC have benefitted immensely from the generosity of Rotarians in New Westminster.§</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Paramedic students recently performed a demonstration of CPR and the new AED trainers to members of the Rotary Club of New Westminster at JIBC*s New Westminster campus.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/10062016_RotaryDonation_paramedic_demo_WC13_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="text-align: left;">※Our New Westminster Rotary Club was happy to provide the five AEDs to the hard-working paramedic students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia,§ said club president Dave Vallee. ※And we were very impressed during our visit to see the students in action using the equipment and going through their emergency procedures.&nbsp;It was also great to get a demonstration and hands-on experience doing CPR and to learn what to do if we come across an emergency situation. Keep up the great work, JIBC!§</span></p> <p>With AEDs increasingly found in workplaces and public facilities, engagement activities, such as the recent orientation with Rotarians, benefits the larger community by linking the public more closely to first responder services and the community*s response when and if an emergency arises.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> AED automated external defibrillator CPR JIBC Foundation JIBC Paramedic Academy Paramedic Rotary Club of New Westminster Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:57:07 +0000 wchow 61526 at/ce8 JIBC youth crime prevention project supports at-risk youth https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-youth-crime-prevention-project-supports-risk-youth <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 11, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="BodyA"><img src="/sites/default/files/Shameems_class_-_comic_2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p class="BodyA">When Dr. Jessica Motherwell, an instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and counsellor, first broached the idea of drawing comics as a way to teach children how to overcome obstacles and make good decisions, it was not uncommon for teachers and students to respond: ※I can*t draw.§</p> <p class="BodyA">But by the end of a typical two-hour Life Outside the Box session with a class of elementary students, everyone had done just that. They used simple stick figures to tell stories, often involving superhero characters who persevered through difficult situations, faced failure and ultimately lived to save the day.</p> <p class="BodyA"><img src="/sites/default/files/Shameems_class_-_comic_3_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p class="BodyA">※All of a sudden the students had in their hands the ability to tell their story,§ said Motherwell, a <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/law-enforcement-studies-diploma">JIBC Law Enforcement Studies Diploma</a> instructor. The developmental psychology and diversity expert spearheaded the Life Outside the Box pilot project funded through a $100,000 civil forfeiture grant from the Province of British Columbia.&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">Over the last two years, almost 500 students in grades 5 to 7 in six communities across the province participated in the unique youth crime prevention project. Most of the children were identified as at-risk and vulnerable due to socio-economic and family backgrounds and behavioural issues. Ultimately, the program exceeded all expectations by fully engaging virtually all participants, particularly boys, who represent the&nbsp; majority of youth who come in contact with the law.&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA"><img src="/sites/default/files/Shameems_class_-_comic_1_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p class="BodyA">The key to the program*s success was that everyone could participate, Motherwell explained. Even those who had trouble writing could draw their simple cartoons and then narrate their stories to their schoolmates. She noted that by show-and-tell time, all participating students gave the comic technique a try and were supportive of each other*s work.</p> <p>Creating and sharing stories is one good way to work out issues that might be challenging students. ※You can*t write a story that isn*t a mirror of part of yourself,§ Motherwell said.</p> <p class="BodyA">Motherwell had the students come up with stories that involved their superheroes or other characters working their way out of trouble and facing challenges. In the process, they learned the value of grit (※stick-to-it-iveness§) and resiliency (※bounce-back-ability§). The program emphasized that the most interesting stories 〞 the ones that keep us riveted 〞 are not about the §perfect§ life but rather involve the hero facing, and eventually overcoming, adversity.</p> <p class="BodyA">※If you have the opportunity to be the hero in your own life, perhaps you*ll be less likely to join a gang and be like the dark villain. Perhaps you*ll be better able to engage in the beauty and pain of this world and find your way.§</p> <p class="BodyA">Participating teachers saw the immediate impact of engaging students who were often not among those who willingly took part in such group activities.</p> <p class="BodyA">"My students were engaged with the Life Outside the Box program because on their own time 每 out of school 每 they absolutely love graphic novels and stories about heroes,§ said Victoria teacher Shameem Heatherington.</p> <p class="BodyA">※After Jessica had enthusiastically&nbsp;taken photos of the students' stories, and&nbsp;displayed them, one of my students exclaimed, &I'm not usually a good artist!*"</p> <p class="BodyA">Prince George teacher Stacey Kelsh noted the academic level of students in his Grade 6/7 class last year was wide ranging.</p> <p class="BodyA">※The comic idea allows for all to relate and feel comfortable participating,§ Kelsh said. ※When we discuss the superhero struggle or focus on grit or resilience, the students get it. They get the idea of needing to not give up and seeing their struggles related to superheroes gives them hope.§</p> <p class="BodyA"><img src="/sites/default/files/Stace_class_comic_2-1_of_2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="286" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p class="BodyA">In addition to drawing comics, the project involved school liaison officers from local police departments, who spoke about themselves and their work and then spent time drawing, creating and discussing superhero stories with the children.</p> <p class="BodyA">※Often there can be a negative perception of the police in their lives due to events outside of school,§ Kelsh said. ※But a number of students commented on how friendly and nice the officers were and that they were not expecting it.§</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/Stace_class_comic_2-2_of_2_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" /></p> <p class="BodyA">Kelsh said he sees the program*s value as an effective crime prevention tool especially because it doesn*t preach to the students.</p> <p class="BodyA">※Instead it focuses on character building through positive psychology with activities that create a sense of self-worth and hope for them that go beyond just telling them not to join gangs or do drugs after school. I believe this program helps by giving them an opportunity to build a positive identity which they can then use to hopefully make better choices.§&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">Buoyed by the success of the pilot project, Motherwell is now seeking funding to expand the initiative to more schools and communities. She is in the process of writing a training manual for others to facilitate the program. And she is exploring the possibility of adapting it for use with Syrian refugees and other newcomers and communities with language barriers.</p> <p class="BodyA">※The development of this unique crime prevention program was only made possible due to the Province of British Columbia*s generous civil forfeiture grant,§ said JIBC Foundation Board Chair Bernard Magnan. ※Teaching at-risk youth to make better decisions gives them hope for a better future, potentially even as real-life heroes 每 justice and public safety professionals.§ &nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="BodyA"><strong>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></h2> <p class="BodyA">For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> civil forfeiture comics crime prevention JIBC Foundation Life Outside the Box Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:02:03 +0000 wchow 61523 at/ce8 Get ready for winter driving conditions https://www.google.com//ce8/news/get-ready-winter-driving-conditions <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 3, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Road and weather conditions change quickly during winter.&nbsp; Drivers should be prepared to adjust their driving behaviour to match the conditions and address potential hazards.</p> <p>On average, each year in British Columbia, the number of casualty crashes due to driving too fast for conditions doubles in December compared to October - approximately 236 crashes in December compared to approximately 117 in October (ICBC Annual Average Casualty Crashes due to Driving too Fast for Conditions 2011-2015 police reported data).</p> <p>This trend extends to those who drive for work. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace death, and more crashes causing worker injury or death occur between October and February. (WorkSafeBC, 2016)<em>.</em></p> <p>Be part of the solution:</p> <ul> <li>Slow down to a safe speed. Posted speed limits are for ideal conditions.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Install 4 matched winter tires that display the 3-peak mountain snowflake symbol. Winter tires, or all-weather tires, offer the best traction for faster stopping time and shorter stopping distance in cold weather, snow, rain and on ice. In all conditions winter tires must have a minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>For employers and supervisors, the <a href="http://roadsafetyatwork.jibc.ca/courses/winter-driving-safety/">Winter Driving Safety online course</a> and <a href="http://shiftintowinter.ca/driving-for-work/keeping-your-workers-safe/">Tool Kit</a> on the <a href="http://shiftintowinter.ca/">Shift Into Winter</a> website provides useful information for planning, implementing and monitoring a winter driving safety program.</li> </ul> <p>Even the most confident and seasoned drivers are at risk when winter road and weather conditions change. Whether you drive for work or leisure now is the time to prepare.</p> <p>Between October 1 and March 31, most B.C. highways require passenger vehicles to have 3-peak mountain snowflake tires and commercial vehicles to carry chains.</p> <p>For more information about what you can do to be a safer driver this winter, visit <a href="http://shiftintowinter.ca/">ShiftIntoWinter.ca</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Quotes</strong></h2> <p><strong>Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, Shirley Bond -</strong></p> <p>※Whether you drive to and from work, or spend much of your job on the road, every driver needs to be prepared for changeable and often challenging winter driving conditions. Being aware of the weather and planning for winter road conditions can mean the difference between a tragedy and getting home safely to your family at the end of the day.§</p> <p><strong>Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Todd Stone 每</strong></p> <p class="Default">※Winter poses unique travel and road maintenance challenges in B.C. One of our goals is to help keep drivers informed, prepared and travelling safely in winter conditions. We encourage drivers to be mindful of changing weather conditions, and regulate their speed accordingly, especially on high mountain passes and interior highways where conditions can change from rain to snow very quickly. §<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Morris 每</strong></p> <p>※Unpredictable winter driving conditions means everyone has to be extra careful when they*re on the roads. Snow squalls and icy conditions can challenge any driver. Do your part, don*t drink and drive, don*t drive distracted 每 it will cost you. In 2015 alone, driver inattention contributed to at least 88 deaths in B.C. Make the safe, smart decision so all British Columbians get to their destination safely.§</p> <p><strong>RCMP "E" Division Traffic Services Officer in Charge, Supt Derek Cooke - </strong><strong></strong></p> <p>"Everyone on our roads and highways are trying to get to their destinations safely. British Columbia has unique terrain, and weather and road conditions that can change quickly. If we all plan ahead, give ourselves extra time to reach our destination, and have the proper equipment on our vehicles we can prevent unnecessary collisions, and ensure that everyone arrives alive."</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>ICBC President and CEO, Mark Blucher 每 </strong></p> <p>※During fall and winter, drivers need to adjust their driving for the road conditions they encounter, allow extra travel time and ensure their vehicle is properly equipped for every trip. For the safety of everyone on our roads, slow down, increase your following distance to at least four seconds and use extra caution 每 especially when approaching intersections. Anything drivers can do to avoid crashes will help reduce claims costs and the pressure on insurance rates.§</p> <p><strong>WorkSafeBC Vice President, Prevention Services, Al Johnson 每</strong></p> <p>※Every morning hundreds of BC workers get out of bed and get into vehicles to drive our roads#delivery vans, transports, buses and tow trucks. Driving is their job. We know that workers are more at risk of injury when they drive for work during the winter months because driving conditions are more extreme. Organizations can prepare now for that heightened risk by putting together a winter driving safety program and communicating it effectively to their staff with the online resources from Shift into Winter. Being prepared can save lives.§&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>About the Winter Driving Safety Alliance</strong></h2> <p class="Default">The Winter Driving Safety Alliance is a joint provincial initiative comprised of organizations committed to improving the safety of drivers during the winter months. They are the Ambulance Paramedics of BC CUPE 873, B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Mainroad Group, B.C. Forest Safety Council, B.C. Trucking Association, Finning, Insurance Corporation of B.C., Kal Tire, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Pacific Coach Lines, RCMP, WorkSafeBC, the Automotive Retailers Association, the Trucking Safety Council of B.C., the City of Prince George, and the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia&nbsp;</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-right-bottom"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="180" height="133" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/2016_DrivingStats180.jpg?1475526535" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="180" height="132" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/2016_WinterDrivingQuiz180.jpg?1475526590" /> </div> </div> </div> Road Safety At Work Shift into Winter Winter Driving Safety Alliance Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:15:04 +0000 rchu 61522 at/ce8 Faculty and staff excellence celebrated by JIBC https://www.google.com//ce8/news/faculty-and-staff-excellence-celebrated-jibc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 27, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Service and teaching excellence at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) were celebrated at the 16<sup>th</sup> annual JIBC Awards of Excellence ceremony held at its New Westminster campus today.</p> <p>&nbsp;The event, which was webcast live to JIBC staff at its satellite campuses, saw awards being presented by JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko as well as Colleen Vaughan, Interim Vice-President, and Peter Kingston, Vice-President, Finance and Administration.</p> <p>&nbsp;※Each year, it gives me great pleasure to recognize the outstanding dedication and commitment reflected in each of our award recipients,§ said President Tarko. ※In many ways, they represent the efforts of staff and faculty across the Institute contributing to our students* success keeping communities safe throughout BC, across Canada, and internationally.§</p> <p>&nbsp;Award recipients were honoured in the following categories:</p> <h3><strong>President*s Award</strong></h3> <p><em>Caroline White, Program Director of the Centre for Counselling and Community Safety</em>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Presidents_Award_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Caroline White joined JIBC in 2005, bringing with her an extensive and impressive background in community service and social justice. In addition to her role as Program Director for the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-counselling-community-safety">Centre for Counselling and Community Safety</a>, she has been involved as committee chair for Program Council, as a member of the Applied Research Committee, Research Ethics Board and the Psychological Health &amp; Safety Standard Work Group. She has significantly contributed towards the attainment of JIBC*s vision for ※safer communities and a more just society.§</p> <p>&nbsp;Caroline and her team work closely with the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/office-applied-research-graduate-studies/centre-teaching-learning-innovation">Centre for Teaching, Learning &amp; Innovation</a> to provide innovative solutions that support greater online access for students while maintaining an experiential, student-focused experience. She works across JIBC to support colleagues to integrate appropriate curriculum into their programming in the areas of violence, mental health and complex trauma.</p> <p>&nbsp;Caroline has worked hard to ensure inclusivity at JIBC in the development of policy, curriculum, pedagogy and service delivery. She works collaboratively to address social and health inequities and promotes social justice in general.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Service Excellence Award</strong></p> <p><em>John Trimble, Systems Administrator, Technology Services</em>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Service_Excellence_400x250.jpg" alt="2015 Service Excellence Award John Trimble" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>John Trimble consistently demonstrates the qualities that the Service Excellence Award recognizes 每 reliability, dependability and dedication. As a Systems Administrator in Technology Services, he promptly responds to requests for assistance, such as during implementation of new systems, even when away from the office. When he can*t find existing solutions to issues, he creates them himself. As evidence of the significant impact John has had across JIBC, he was the subject of two separate and distinct nominations from different parts of the organization, the first time this has happened since the Awards of Excellence were established.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Instructional Excellence Award</strong></p> <p><em>Georganne Oldham, faculty member, Centre for Leadership</em>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Instructional_Excellence_400x250.jpg" alt="2015 Instructional Excellence Georganne Oldham" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Georganne Oldham has been a faculty member at JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-leadership">Centre for Leadership</a> for over 10 years. She is an accomplished group facilitator bringing more than 20 years of organization and leadership development coaching and consulting experience to the classroom. She is particularly skilled in helping groups and individuals grapple with the complex issues that come with organizational change, and in assessing the needs of organizations that come to JIBC for leadership development training. She has played an integral part in redesigning the Centre*s curriculum.</p> <p>&nbsp;Georganne*s calm, competent manner, and deep commitment to the teaching and learning process, leaves students and clients wanting more. She challenges students in a safe and supportive environment to move beyond acquiring ※tools for their toolbox§ and into a space of embracing personal change.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Excellence in Applied Research Award</strong></p> <p><em>JIBC Student Research Skills Framework project team 每 Florence Daddey, April Haddad, Greg Metcalf, Tannis Morgan, Sarah Wareing and Nathan Wright 每 led by Greg Anderson, Stuart Ruttan and Ron Bowles</em>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Excellence_in_Applied_Research_400x250.jpg" alt="2015 Excellence in Applied Research" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The <a href="/ce8/sites/default/files/research/pdf/Student-Research-Skills-Development-Framework.pdf">JIBC Student Research Skills Framework</a> was developed to guide and promote the development of research skills of JIBC students. The project team represented all three Schools, the Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies and the Library.</p> <p>&nbsp;In essence, the framework uses an inquiry-based learning model which makes it possible for students to learn research methods while examining topics or issues that are of interest to them. JIBC instructors are therefore able to identify suitable research activities for their students regardless of their academic level.</p> <p>&nbsp;Through the team*s efforts, rather than being passive learners, students find themselves in the research "driver's seat", learning the skills to answer questions that directly impact their workplace, their community, and their own lives.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Program of Excellence Award</strong></p> <p><em>Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies</em>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/Program_of_Excellence_400x250.jpg" alt="2015 Program of Excellence BESMS" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/emergency-management-division/academic-programs/bachelor-emergency-security-management">Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies (BESMS)</a> is a unique, facilitated online program which provides students with the theory and methodologies of safety, security, and emergency management as they apply to business and community environments.</p> <p>&nbsp;This program receives no FTE funding from AVED or from any other source as it operates entirely on a cost recovery basis. Steady growth in student enrollments has occurred every year since its implementation 6 years ago, with students indicating that the course topics and the accessible delivery model attracted them to the program.</p> <p>&nbsp;BESMS has been a silent gem of the JIBC, slowly gathering students and steam, to become a solid bachelor degree program that JIBC can truly be proud of. This program embodies all that JIBC strives for with its education and training activities - relevant, meaningful and engaging programming that supports public safety and aligns with our students' career aspirations.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px;">Service Awards</strong></p> <p>In addition to the Awards of Excellence, longstanding service was also recognized. A total of 32 employees received service pins for 5, 10 and 15 years of service. Three employees reached the 20-year mark, and four have completed 25 years of service. One employee, Anita Miles from the Health Sciences Division, was celebrated for reaching her 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary with JIBC.</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Awards of Excellence Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:08:23 +0000 wchow 61517 at/ce8 Photo exhibit shines light on prevalence of human trafficking https://www.google.com//ce8/news/photo-exhibit-shines-light-prevalence-human-trafficking <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 12, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/Betrayed_Poster_36x24_120dpi_jibc_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em><span style="text-align: center;">One of photographer Tony Hoare's haunting images reflecting the resilience and strength found in survivors of human trafficking currently on exhibit at the Justice Institute of British Columbia's New Westminster campus.</span></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Tony Hoare will always remember Ruth, the woman he met in Sierra Leone, and the story she shared.</p> <p>As a young woman, Ruth had been betrayed by a friend and mentor, Edna, and sold to a brothel where she was forced to work until she was eventually rescued. She wanted to warn others that it 每 being so horribly betrayed by someone close 每 could happen to them too.</p> <p>Hoare shot her photo, a portrait of strength and defiance, and upon his return to Canada relayed her story, one of several in ※Betrayed: Portraits of Strength,§ a photo exhibition currently on display at the Justice Institute of British Columbia*s (JIBC) New Westminster campus.</p> <p>It*s a far cry from Hoare*s previous line of work as an adventure sports photographer, which he describes as being akin to fashion photography, with athletes sporting all the name-brand gear of their sponsors. Instead, he*s now focused on ※humanitarian photography,§ working with locally-established NGOs in the developing countries he visits.</p> <p>※Betrayed§ depicts the stories of survivors of human trafficking in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Mexico. Some were trapped in situations of forced labour or sexual slavery before being rescued.</p> <p>But the key is that all of them, as the exhibit title implies, were victimized by people close to them, who abused their trust. That*s exactly how human trafficking happens here in Canada too, said Hoare.</p> <p>※The techniques used to entrap the people in this photo series are similar to the techniques that are used in British Columbia to betray and entrap people here,§ he said. ※The universal theme is betrayal of trust.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/060902_Betrayed-TonyHoare_exhibit_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Photographer Tony Hoare documented stories of victims of human trafficking in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Mexico. They all involved being betrayed by people close to them, a technique that's used in cases of human trafficking here in Canada too, he says.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>British Columbia*s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (formerly known as the Ministry of Justice) includes the Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons. It also saw the value in spreading the word about the issue and provided funding for ※Betrayed§ to run as a travelling exhibit. The JIBC exhibit, located in a brightly lit corridor by the cafeteria, ends Sept. 20 and is the last venue of the tour.</p> <p>※Here at JIBC we*re dealing with students training to be first responders, both in the medical and enforcement fields,§ Hoare said, ※and for them to get a sense of the situations that they will run into and to get a sense of how this happens, what a fitting end to this series of exhibitions.§</p> <p>A shared desire to raise awareness of that reality is what led Jonathan Beggs, a <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/law-enforcement-studies-diploma">JIBC Law Enforcement Studies Diploma</a> student, to facilitate bringing the photo exhibit to the JIBC campus.</p> <p>He had met Hoare through some volunteer work and saw the connection to those working in policing and other public safety fields.</p> <p>※The fact that these stories are from all over the world, I think there*s a misconception that this is happening only overseas but it*s happening here in Canada and in fact here in the Lower Mainland,§ said Beggs. &nbsp;</p> <p>Hoare noted that the project is only half complete. He is currently seeking additional subjects who have been victims of human trafficking in North America and Europe. He can provide anonymity, even in his photography, and asks that those interested in participating contact him at <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#116;&#111;&#110;&#121;&#46;&#104;&#111;&#97;&#114;&#101;&#64;&#103;&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#46;&#99;&#111;&#109;">&#116;&#111;&#110;&#121;&#46;&#104;&#111;&#97;&#114;&#101;&#64;&#103;&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#46;&#99;&#111;&#109;</a>.</p> <p>Despite the harrowing and often horrific experiences of his past subjects, Hoare stressed that the portraits and stories also reflect their strength and resiliency.</p> <p>In the case of Ruth, she wanted her story told, with her full name and her face fully exposed in the photo.</p> <p>※She just talked about this as part of her life,§ Hoare said. ※Although it was unbearably difficult, she survived it and she*s so much stronger because of it. You could just feel the fierce determination in her voice, in her actions. It humbled me. I*m not sure I would even begin to have the strength that she had.§</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Bangladesh human trafficking Law Enforcement Studies Diploma Mexico Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Sierra Leone Tony Hoare Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:00:03 +0000 wchow 61509 at/ce8 JIBC welcomes Canada*s Transport Minister Marc Garneau https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-welcomes-canada%E2%80%99s-transport-minister-marc-garneau <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 7, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/student_services/160907_MinisterGarneauVisit_RC_6-400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Richard White, coordinator of JIBC's Fire &amp; Safety Division, describes the first responder training being demonstrated to Transport Minister Marc Garneau, along with JIBC Fire &amp; Safety Director Peter Grootendorst and JIBC President Michel Tarko, at JIBC's Maple Ridge campus Wednesday.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) welcomed the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, to its Maple Ridge campus today where the expertise and unique capabilities of the Fire &amp; Safety Division were showcased.</p> <p>The campus tour was led by Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO, Colleen Vaughan, Interim Vice-President Academic, and Peter Grootendorst, Director of JIBC*s Fire &amp; Safety Division.</p> <p>Minister Garneau observed a number of training scenarios unfold, including one that utilized the full-sized mock-up of a train derailment used by firefighters to practise their skills in suppressing fires caused by hazardous and flammable materials and securing the safety of an accident site. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/student_services/2016_09SEPT7_MRC_TrainSim_RC_5_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">JIBC student firefighters participate in training exercises simulating the derailment of rail cars transporting dangerous goods at JIBC's Maple Ridge campus.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>The train derailment prop, and others at the Maple Ridge campus, were used earlier this year for Exercise Vulcan, a multi-agency training exercise led by Transport Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada. This exercise was designed to improve the response to incidents involving trains carrying flammable liquids such as crude oil. Participants included first responders from the Lower Mainland and Thompson-Okanagan regions of British Columbia, as well as rail operators, industry responders, and remedial experts. It was one of a number of ongoing initiatives funded by the Government of Canada in response to the Lac-M谷gantic rail disaster.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">※Today, I had the opportunity to learn firsthand how the Justice Institute of British Columbia Maple Ridge campus is taking a leadership role on emergency response training,§ said Minister Garneau. ※A safe and secure rail transportation system is my top priority as Transport Minister and making sure that first responders and key enforcement personnel are trained to handle incidents is a top priority for the Government of Canada.§</p> <p>The use of realistic simulations and scenario exercises in JIBC*s courses and programs is at the heart of the Institute*s training and education of public safety personnel. It has worked with the railway industry to develop emergency response training programs. JIBC also uses the award-winning PRAXIS simulation technology, which enables it to provide web-based, immersive and interactive scenario training anywhere in the world.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/student_services/160907_MinisterGarneauVisit_RC_8b_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="251" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Peter Grootendorst, Director of JIBC's Fire &amp; Safety Division, explains to Transport Minister Marc Garneau how JIBC prepares firefighters and first responders for work in the field using realistic simulations and scenarios.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><br /></em></p> <p>※We look forward to supporting Minister Garneau*s mandate priorities related to railway safety and the transportation of dangerous goods by rail,§ said President Tarko. ※We are also pleased to be part of the solution by exploring opportunities with Transport Canada to provide training in the areas of fire and safety, emergency management, Incident Command System, and transportation of LNG, as well as the use of our PRAXIS technology and expertise to deliver emergency exercises and simulations in rural and remote communities. Ministry officials have indicated this is an action-oriented government and we are ready to assist.§</p> <p>JIBC has a history of working with Transport Canada, including more than 30 years delivering Transport Canada-approved Marine Fire &amp; Safety courses. JIBC is a leader in hazardous materials response training and is the primary provider of this training to Transport Canada*s <strong>Canadian Transport Emergency Centre</strong> (CANUTEC) personnel and its Remedial Measures Specialists.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/student_services/IMG_8576_v3sm-GROUP1_400x250sm.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>From left: JIBC President Michel Tarko, Transport Minister Marc Garneau,&nbsp;JIBC Interim Vice-President Academic&nbsp;Colleen Vaughan, JIBC Board of Governors Chair Jim McGregor, JIBC Fire &amp; Safety Director Peter Grootendorst, Michael Keenan, Deputy Minister, Transport Canada,&nbsp;Marc Grignon, Regional Director, Surface, Transport Canada, and Nicole Girard, Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Transport Canada.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mr. Grootendorst and JIBC Coordinator/Instructor Brent Cowx also served on Transport Canada*s Emergency Response Task Force, which was formed following the Lac-M谷gantic train derailment incident. They both provided assistance, along with other JIBC experts, in developing an online training program and first responder competency guidelines for responding to railway incidents involving flammable liquids.</p> <p>Mr. Grootendorst has proposed to Transport Canada that the next step in the process would be development of a standardized national training program for first responders to such incidents. Currently, many first responders and industry personnel are being sent to the U.S. for such training.</p> <p>※We*re very privileged and pleased to have the opportunity to showcase our facilities in Maple Ridge,§ said Mr. Grootendorst. ※We have been working with Transport Canada and supporting them with the Emergency Response Task Force. We*re pleased to continue to support them in any way we can.§</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;"><br />About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> emergency management Emergency Response Task Force Exercise Vulcan Fire & Safety Division Incident Command System Maple Ridge campus Marine Fire & Safety Praxis railway safety Transport Canada transportation of dangerous goods Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:45:43 +0000 wchow 61506 at/ce8 Chinese students in new JIBC program gain a global perspective in policing https://www.google.com//ce8/news/chinese-students-new-jibc-program-gain-global-perspective-policing <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 16, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_07July29_ILES_GRAD2_group-for-web.jpg" alt="The latest graduation class of JIBC's International Law Enforcement Studies program. Participants were students and instructors hailing from Henan Police College, Jiangsu Police Institute and Nanjing Forest Police College in China." title="2016_07July29_ILES_GRAD2_group-for-web.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="text-align: left;">Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is leading the way in providing future Chinese law enforcement officers with an international perspective about policing.</span></p> <p>More than 50 police recruits and instructors from three Chinese policing colleges are the latest group to complete the new four-month International Law Enforcement Studies (ILES) program at the New Westminster Campus.</p> <p>Participants received an in-depth education in the latest policing practices and techniques with subjects ranging from criminal investigations, community policing, leadership and ethics, to law enforcement communications, international police co-operation and counter-terrorism.</p> <p>The delegation also gained hands-on training and learned from officers of specialized units from several local municipal police departments while visiting a number of training centres and police stations in the Lower Mainland.</p> <p>Wang Qinzheng, an ILES student who spoke at the recent graduation ceremony on behalf of the group from the Jiangsu Police Institute, valued the education and training they received from all the instructors in the program.</p> <p><em>※We won*t forget the sincere teaching about how to be an excellent leader,§ </em>he said<em>. ※You provided us with such a wonderful opportunity to study here and expand our horizons towards the world.§</em></p> <p>Han Jingying, one of 14 members of the delegation hailing from Henan Police College, said, <em>※After four months of study, the importance of the relationship with the public is deeply rooted in my mind. I know that we must be 100 per cent kind and patient to the public, and build a golden bridge with them, because it is our duty, our privilege, to solve problems.§</em></p> <p>Zhuang Jingyun, a student from the Nanjing Forest Police College, said, <em>※I would like to express our gratitude for everyone*s guidance and friendship. If my life is a puzzle spread out on the table, the four months here [in Canada], will be the most colour pieces.§</em></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/ILES-Grad-2-collage_400x250.jpg" title="ILES-Grad-2-collage_400x250.jpg" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>At the graduation ceremony, JIBC Acting President Peter Kingston said, <em>※We appreciate the strong relationship we have developed with the Henan Police College, the Jiangsu Police Institute and the Nanjing Forest Police College. We are committed to supporting the advancement of public safety education in China, and look forward to a strong relationship for many years to come.§</em></p> <p>Kingston noted, <em><em>※As with many of our other programs, this one was comprised of a valuable combination of knowledge-based learning and interactive, hands-on training.§</em></em></p> <p>The International Law Enforcement Studies program is just the latest offering from JIBC, which has built a name for itself in international public safety education and training. In 2015, more than 400 students from nine different public safety institutions completed short-term training at JIBC. After years of providing two-week educational programs to police cadets from law enforcement colleges in China, JIBC created the new ILES program in response to interest in longer-term training programs. Interest in the program has continued to grow since the first group began its studies in March. Additional cohorts of ILES students are already booked over the next few years.</p> <p>Acting Chief Constable Warren Lemcke of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) congratulated the most recent graduates and appreciated the opportunity for the VPD to support the innovative ILES program.</p> <p><em>※It*s so important that we are policing this world in a global fashion, that we*re all working together, we*re learning from each other. Because criminals are doing the same thing,§</em> Lemcke said.</p> <p>Retired VPD detective Scott Driemel, one of the instructors in the ILES program, was impressed with each student*s eagerness to learn and absorb what they were taught, a feeling shared by all the instructors in the program.</p> <p><em>※You were willing to learn, because you wanted to achieve something. I think that*s a testament to your integrity,§</em> Driemel said at the graduation ceremony. <em>※You are now a proud member of the policing family, and I hope you are picking up the feeling that although you are from China, and we*re here in British Columbia, Canada, we are part of the same team. We are in this together. You arrived as students, but you are now leaving as our friends. It has been an honour and a privilege to be part of your lives and your education.§</em></p> <h2><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong><strong style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Henan Police College ILES international International Law Enforcement Studies Jiangsu Police Institute Nanjing Forest Police College Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:13:14 +0000 wchow 61502 at/ce8 JIBC Foundation announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-foundation-announces-2016-2017-board-directors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 4, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_08AUG4_JIBCFdirectors-400x250.jpg" alt="2016-2017 Foundation Directors" width="400" height="250" /><br /><em>Tracy Campell, Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation, and Associate Director, Office of Development (second from right) with 2016-2017&nbsp;JIBC Foundation Board of Directors: Dave Mitchell, Claire Wang, Blair Fryer, Gurpal Siekham, Brian Hutchinson, Rick Page, Bernard Magnan, Daniel Whittle, and Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President &amp; CEO (missing Jennifer Cudlipp).</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">At its recent Annual General Meeting, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) celebrated a successful year with over &nbsp;$1 million disbursed in support of justice and public safety education at JIBC. The JIBC Foundation also announced its 2016-2017 Board of Directors, welcoming three new directors, one of whom had previously served on the board.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/JenniferCudlipp-100x120.jpg" alt="Jennifer Cudlipp" width="100" height="120" style="float: left; margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" />Jennifer Cudlipp is a new JIBC Foundation Director and is Director of Talent Acquisition and Organizational Effectiveness at Lifelabs. A senior leader with more than 10 years of experience in the laboratory sector, she has participated in system collaboration and laboratory reform. As former CFO of BC Biomedical, she was responsible for Finance, Accounting and Risk Management. She led the successful sale of BC Biomedical to Lifelabs in 2013. Jennifer joined Lifelabs through the acquisition and led the integration of the finance function in BC then moving into the Office of Strategy Management as the Director of Strategy 每 Western Canada.&nbsp; Most recently, she joined the team leading talent acquisition and organizational effectiveness. Jennifer is a CPA, CGA with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She currently also serves on the Rain City Housing Board of Directors.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/GurpalSiekham-100x120.jpg" alt="Gurpal Siekham" width="100" height="120" style="float: left; margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" />Gurpal Siekham is a Branch Manager at Westminster Savings Credit Union and Manager of the Member Service Centre. Gurpal joins The JIBC Foundation as a new Director and Treasurer. Since he joined the credit union in 2001, he has held a number of roles including Personal Account Manager and Manager, Financial Services. Gurpal obtained his CPA, CMA designation in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from SFU. In addition to his role on The JIBC Foundation board, he currently serves as a Director and Treasurer of the Uptown Business Association of New Westminster.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/DaveMitchell-100x120.jpg" alt="David Mitchell" width="100" height="120" style="float: left; margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" />Dave Mitchell is President of Dave Mitchell &amp; Associates Ltd., which provides consulting services to fire, police and emergency medical services departments, as well as 9-1-1 systems in Canada. A former JIBC Foundation Director, he was a firefighter who served for 32 years at Vancouver Fire &amp; Rescue Services, he retired as the Division Chief in charge of communications. He was a member of the founding senior management team of E-Comm Emergency Communications for BC serving as Director of Operations and was involved in the implementation of the first integrated 9-1-1 call centre in Canada. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and an Executive Management Development diploma from SFU. He is a past Chair of the VGH-UBC Hospital Foundation, a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), the Fire Chiefs Association of BC, and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.</p> <p>Directors re-elected to The JIBC Foundation board include Bernard Magnan, Chair; Rick Page, Vice-Chair; Brian Hutchinson, Secretary; Blair Fryer; Claire Wang; Daniel Whittle; and Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President &amp; CEO.</p> <p>&nbsp;※It*s wonderful to welcome Jennifer, Gurpal and Dave to The JIBC Foundation Board,§ said Board Chair Bernard Magnan, ※Together, their experience, expertise, and sincere commitment to making a difference, along with all our returning directors, will contribute greatly to our purpose of supporting JIBC*s mission of developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its applied education, training and research.§</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19:32:25 +0000 rchu 61489 at/ce8 JIBC honours fallen police officers in Baton Rouge https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-fallen-police-officers-baton-rouge <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 18, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all its campuses to honour the ultimate sacrifice of the police officers killed and injured in the line of duty yesterday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.</p> <p>Two police officers and a sheriff*s deputy died, and three other officers were injured, when an armed gunman targeted police officers on Sunday morning.</p> <p>Peter Kingston, Acting President of JIBC said, ※My thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy, especially the friends, families and colleagues of those who were injured and killed yesterday. On behalf of JIBC, our deepest condolences to them.§</p> </div> </div> </div> flags half-mast Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:20:07 +0000 rchu 61483 at/ce8 Chinese students complete first semester-long international program at JIBC https://www.google.com//ce8/news/chinese-students-complete-first-semester-long-international-program-jibc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 13, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_06JUNE27_PPSUC4M-grad-RC1-400x250.jpg" alt="PPSUC ILES Graduation June 2016" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) recently celebrated the graduation of the first group of Chinese students that completed a new four-month international program.</p> <p>Between March and June 2016, a group of 25 police recruits and two professors from the People's Public Security University of China (PPSUC) completed the new International Law Enforcement Studies (ILES) program at the New Westminster Campus. Each of the participants in the group gained an in-depth education in a range of law enforcement subjects such as ethics, leadership, law enforcement communications, community policing, criminal investigations, international police cooperation and counter-terrorism.</p> <p>The international delegation also received hands-on training and learned from Canadian law enforcement experience from officers of specialized units from a number of municipal police departments while visiting various Lower Mainland training centres and police stations.</p> <p>※Our experience at JIBC will be a good memory that will benefit us for a lifetime,§ said Zhong Shi, a PPSUC student who spoke at the class graduation in New Westminster. ※It was our great honour to learn from so many outstanding teachers and police officers.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_07JULY_PPSUC_GradCollage-400x250.jpg" alt="PPSUC ILES 2016 Graduation Collage" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>In attendance at the graduation was Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President &amp; CEO; Li Jianhe, Vice-President of PPSUC; Chief Constable Adam Palmer of the Vancouver Police; Chief Constable David Jones of the New Westminster Police; and representatives from the Chinese consulate, JIBC faculty, and JIBC*s Office of International Affairs.</p> <p>※To each of the students, I hope you will fondly remember your four-month experience in British Columbia,§ said President Tarko at the graduation ceremony. ※From your time here at the New Westminster Campus, and on visits to various police facilities across the Lower Mainland, I*m confident that you will have gained new insights and experiences about the Canadian justice system that you will be able to apply as you progress in your education and career back home.§</p> <p>At the ceremony, Mr Li, Vice-President of PPSUC, expressed his appreciation to everyone at JIBC involved in the successful completion of the program by PPSUC*s students. ※I owe a special note of thanks to all the teaching and training instructors involved in this joint program, for your attention and devotion to the program and to our students. Our students have the opportunity to broaden their horizon and lead a new culture in law enforcement philosophies. I believe your efforts will inspire them to new ways of thinking and new methods of learning, and will also significantly influence their future education and career development.§</p> <p>JIBC has continued to build on its reputation for providing best-of-class international public safety education and training. In recent years, police cadets from various law enforcement colleges in China completed two-week educational programs available at the New Westminster Campus. In 2015, more than 400 students from nine different public safety institutions completed such short-term training. Interest in more longer term educational opportunities for students led to the development of the four-month International Law Enforcement Studies (ILES) program.</p> <p>Interest in ILES has continued to grow since the first group of PPSUC students began the program in March. Two other cohorts of students from other Chinese police colleges are currently nearing completion of their semester-long program, and upcoming cohorts in the ILES program have already been scheduled for the next few years.</p> <p>※We*re very honoured that senior officials from law enforcement and public safety colleges and agencies across China have entrusted JIBC with their future leaders,§ said Ken Davies, Manager of International Programs in JIBC*s Office of International Affairs. ※By providing a comprehensive overview of the Canadian justice system, we are contributing to the evolution of justice and public safety in China. We greatly appreciate the support and the growing level of trust we*ve gained over the years with our partners in China and Canada who are helping to make this possible."&nbsp;</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> ILES international International Law Enforcement Studies People's Public Security University of China PPSUC Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:41:32 +0000 rchu 61482 at/ce8 JIBC honours fallen police officers in Dallas https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-fallen-police-officers-dallas <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 8, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all its campuses to honour the ultimate sacrifice of the police officers killed and injured in the line of duty yesterday in Dallas, Texas.</p> <p>Four officers of the Dallas Police Department and one officer of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Department died, while seven other officers were injured, when armed gunman targeted police officers during a peaceful march on July 7, 2016.</p> <p>Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO said, ※On behalf of everyone at JIBC, I want to express my deepest sympathies and send our condolences to the friends, families and colleagues of the police officers killed and injured in Dallas, Texas.§</p> </div> </div> </div> flags half-mast Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:31:24 +0000 rchu 61481 at/ce8 JIBC provides training for Aboriginal firefighters from across B.C. https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-provides-training-aboriginal-firefighters-across-bc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 7, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/IMG_6595_v2-400x250.jpg" alt="FNESS training at the Maple Ridge Campus 2016" width="400" height="253" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Fire &amp; Safety Division at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) recently had the privilege to support one of the largest training sessions for volunteer Aboriginal firefighters offered through the First Nations* Emergency Services Society of British Columbia (FNESS).</p> <p>In early June, more than 65 firefighters from 15 First Nation communities located across the province participated in two days of intense, hands-on training at the JIBC Maple Ridge Campus. Participants, who had a wide range of experience levels, were provided accredited training they needed to meet the standards under B.C.*s Structural Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook released in 2015.</p> <p>※JIBC instructors were very impressed by the student*s enthusiasm and eagerness to learn,§ said Peter Grootendorst, JIBC Director of the Fire &amp; Safety Division. ※The two days were a great success and we look forward to future opportunities to support FNESS in the delivery of firefighter training to First Nations communities across the province.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/IMG_4870_v2-400x250.jpg" alt="FNESS training at the Maple Ridge Campus 2016" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Over two days, participants were evaluated on 10 different skill sets and scenarios including hose evolutions, ladders, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) procedures, scene illumination, extinguisher use, vehicle fires, Class A fires, power tool operations and fire fighter survival skills.</p> <p>※The opportunity for participating volunteer firefighters to receive hands-on training from the Fire &amp; Safety Division was&nbsp;beneficial and supports our aim to strengthen partnerships with agencies such as JIBC,§ said Brent Langlois, FNESS Executive Director. ※They gained some invaluable skills and experience and will return to their communities with the accredited training from the Justice Institute of British Columbia that will help them better serve their community.§</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fire & Safety Division firefighters First Nations First Nations' Emergency Services Society of BC FNESS FSD Maple Ridge campus Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:05:05 +0000 rchu 61480 at/ce8 Team JIBC exceeds fundraising goal https://www.google.com//ce8/news/team-jibc-exceeds-fundraising-goal <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 28, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_06JUNE26_ScotiabankJIBC2_400x250.jpg" alt="2016 Team JIBC at Scotiabank Half-Marathon &amp; Charity Challenge" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Thanks to the support of Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) students, staff, faculty and friends, more than $12,000 has been raised by members of Team JIBC running in the 18<sup>th</sup> annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K Charity Challenge on June 26, 2016.</p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) was one of 80 charities registered for the event, and it was eager to make every step count to fundraise for important priorities like scholarships, bursaries and new equipment that supports student success at JIBC.</p> <p>The charity challenge was a collaborative effort shared by a variety of community stakeholders who care about JIBC students and helped Team JIBC surpass its fundraising goal of $10,000.</p> <p><strong>※</strong>A big thank you to all the runners, walkers, family, friends and loved ones who supported Team JIBC in their determination to help students,§ <strong>notes </strong>Bernie Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation.<strong> </strong>※It was a great day for JIBC and an even better one for JIBC students.§<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon &amp; 5K Charity Challenge has raised more than $4.8 million dollars for over 120 local charities since its inception. All funds raised goes directly to each charity.</p> <p>Although event day is over, there is still time to help Team JIBC*s fundraising efforts. Online fundraising closes at 5:00pm on Monday, July 25th, 2016. For more information about the Charity Challenge, contact the JIBC Development Office at 604-528-5877 or, go to <a href="/ce8/support-jibc/events" target="_blank"><strong>JIBC.ca/</strong></a><a href="/ce8/support-jibc/events" target="_blank"><strong>charitychallenge</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> <p><strong><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_06JUNE26_ScotiabankJIBC1_400x250.jpg" alt="2016 Team JIBC at Scotiabank Half-Marathon &amp; Charity Challenge 2" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><br /></strong></p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:25:22 +0000 rchu 61475 at/ce8 TELUS brings learning to life with generous donation https://www.google.com//ce8/news/telus-brings-learning-life-generous-donation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 21, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_06JUNE21_TELUSVICTORIA400x250.jpg" alt="June 2016 - TELUS Victoria Community Board grant for paramedic training equipment at the Victoria Campus" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Kathy Harms, Director, Health Sciences Division and Christopher Duffin, Development Officer, with&nbsp;Jill Howard, TELUS Victoria Community Board Member, and Kathy Baan, Senior Manager, Community Investment, Vancouver Island and JIBC paramedic students at the Victoria Campus</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Paramedic students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will have greater opportunities to help youth and seniors in Victoria thanks to the generous support of TELUS.</p> <p>JIBC has received an $8,500 grant from the TELUS Victoria Community Board to help purchase much needed training simulation equipment, such as resuscitation dolls and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). With this funding, JIBC paramedic students on Vancouver Island will have an enhanced ability to develop their skills in class, and also contribute to the community*s health, safety and wellbeing by teaching essential lifesaving skills through a number of student-led community health workshops for youth and seniors. Participants in these workshops will have the opportunity to assess and manage basic life-threatening medical emergencies, and learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an AED.</p> <p><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_06JUNE21_TELUSVICTORIA2-400x250.jpg" alt="PCP students in community education session at the Victoria Campus" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>※Today, paramedics can be found in settings beyond the traditional ambulance environment, and increasingly, they are asked to provide public health education in the community,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※Financial support from community partners like TELUS ensure students have access to the very best training possible to prepare them for the evolving approaches to patient care. The greatest impact of this gift will be felt by the broader community and their ability to assess and manage basic life-threatening medical emergencies.§</p> <p>JIBC*s Paramedic Academy trains 1,000 <a href="/ce8/emr">Emergency Medical Responders</a> and approximately 200 <a href="/ce8/pcp">Primary Care Paramedic</a> (PCP) students each year throughout the province. As leaders in justice and public safety, JIBC students are regularly supporting community initiatives, events and fundraisers as ambassadors and first responder attendants. Recent examples include football tournaments, community health demonstrations for seniors and youth, charity golf tournaments, donor appreciation events, and charity marathons.</p> <p>Jill Howard, TELUS Victoria Community Board Member, and Kathy Baan, Senior Manager, Community Investment, Vancouver Island, were on hand at the Victoria Campus on June 15, 2016 to see firsthand how their gift is making a difference. Alongside 13 retirees, both were treated to an exclusive learning session with PCP students and the opportunity to practice lifesaving skills.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_06JUNE21_TELUSVICTORIA2-Joan-400x250.jpg" alt="Telus Victoria Community Board Grant Community Engagement" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Joan Wall (right), participating in a community session practicing lifesaving skills delivered by JIBC Primary Care Paramedic students at the Victoria Campus.</em></p> <p>※We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in this session led by JIBC paramedic students,§ said session participant Joan Wall. ※Many of us are grandparents to young grandchildren and were glad to learn or refresh our skills should an emergency arise. It was a great experience, very informative and who knew that learning could be so much fun!&nbsp; We are certainly feeling much more confident in our ability to help others in our community as a result of this wonderful experience.§</p> <p>In staying true to the company*s philosophy ※give where we live§, TELUS, team members and retirees have contributed more than $135 million and 3.76 million volunteer hours to charitable and community organizations throughout British Columbia since 2000. TELUS has 15 local community boards dedicated to supporting local projects. The three Community Boards in B.C. have donated more than $12.9 million in support of nearly 1,500 local charitable projects since inception, in partnership with regional TELUS Community Action Teams.</p> <p>※At TELUS, we believe every act of giving inspires another,§ said Kathy Baan. ※As a team, we believe that in order to do well in business, we must do 'good' in the communities where we live, work and serve. We are confident this funding will make a difference to lives in Victoria.§</p> <p>※We are very grateful for this special grant,§ said Bernie Magnan, Chair of The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. ※For our next generation of paramedics to provide the very best care for patients, JIBC students need the very best tools. That*s where donors make the difference. We sincerely thank TELUS for its generous contribution to student success.§</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Emergency Medical Responder EMR JIBC Foundation PCP Primary Care Paramedic TELUS TELUS Victoria Community Board Vancouver Island Victoria Campus Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:43:32 +0000 rchu 61472 at/ce8 2016 Spring Convocation celebrates graduation of future justice and public safety leaders https://www.google.com//ce8/news/2016-spring-convocation-celebrates-graduation-future-justice-and-public-safety-leaders <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 9, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_06JUNE_CONVOCATION2_BLES1_400x250.jpg" alt="BLES Cohort 1 - 2016 Spring Convocation" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Students in the first cohort of the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies were among the graduates recognized at the 2016 JIBC Spring Convocation on June 9, 2016 at the New Westminster Campus.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) celebrated the academic accomplishments of its graduates at the Spring Convocation held on June 9, 2016 at the New Westminster Campus.</p> <p>Nearly 300 graduates from 27 different academic programs across JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments">three Schools</a> were recognized, including students in the first cohort of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/bles">Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies</a> program, many of whom are <a href="http://jibcisready.jibc.ca/jibc-law-enforcement-degree-a-vital-stepping-stone-for-a-meaningful-career/">progressing into their chosen professional fields</a> in justice and public safety.</p> <p>※Each of you graduating today is part of a growing community of professionals working together to help build safer communities and a more just society,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※As everyday heroes, you are integral to creating a virtuous circle where business and industry can thrive because of the work you do. I want to encourage you to serve in your respective roles with conviction, knowing that what you do makes a difference, to the individuals you will help and the communities you will support.§&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_06JUNE_CONVOCATION3_Cathy_400x250.jpg" alt="Cathy Knapp - 2016 Spring Convocation student speaker" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Cathy Knapp, the student speaker at the 2016 JIBC Spring Convocation shares the personal and professional significance of graduating from JIBC.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the students graduating was Cathy Knapp, who completed JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-conflict-resolution/programs/certificate-conflict-resolution-specialization-mediationthird-party-intervention">Conflict Resolution: Mediation/Third Party Intervention Certificate</a> and was the student speaker at Convocation.</p> <p>In her remarks, Cathy noted a few of the reasons why graduating at JIBC was an important accomplishment in her life. In addition to serving as an academic milestone, completing her certificate program as a mature student was a way for her to serve as a role model to her daughter by illustrating the value that comes with completing a post-secondary education.</p> <p>The applied nature of her JIBC education also serves as a strong foundation as she embarks on a new career after retiring as a human resource manager for a major airline.</p> <p>※The applied learning model of instruction at JIBC included many roleplaying assignments and exercises that went a long way in helping us practice our new skills and get more and more comfortable in applying our acquired knowledge and skills,§ she said in her speech. ※Attaining my certificate here has increased my confidence by giving me the credentials to go along with my practical experience, and equip me with the skills to put my new knowledge to work.§</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> convocation Thu, 09 Jun 2016 22:46:54 +0000 rchu 61470 at/ce8 Student support shifts into high gear with donation https://www.google.com//ce8/news/student-support-shifts-high-gear-donation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 7, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/1_IMG_4622_v2sm-400x250.jpg" alt="Andrew Saxton with JIBC students in the new JIBC training ambulance supported by Mr. Saxton's donation" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Andrew Saxton, LLD (third from left) and his wife Sophie (second from left) with JIBC paramedic students in the back of the JIBC training ambulance he supported.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Lights flashing, sirens blaring, bystanders watching. In the midst of this chaos, paramedics calmly survey the situation, stabilize the patient, and load them into the ambulance for transport to hospital. This is just one of the scenes played out regularly in training scenarios at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) Paramedic Academy.</p> <p>Thanks to the generous support of Vancouver business leader, philanthropist and JIBC honorary degree recipient Andrew Saxton, LLD, JIBC students in the <a href="/ce8/emr">Emergency Medical Responder</a> (EMR), <a href="/ce8/pcp">Primary Care Paramedic</a> (PCP), and <a href="/ce8/acp">Advanced Care Paramedic</a> (ACP) programs will be spending more time learning and mastering life-saving medical skills in the safe, controlled environment of a modern training ambulance.</p> <p>※As any paramedic will tell you, it can be challenging to deliver care to patients in a moving ambulance, and it takes additional knowledge and skill to safely transition patients in and out of the back of the ambulance,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※Our students gain the experience to deal with both situations in our programs, and the generous support from Andrew will expand our ability to provide this essential training for new paramedics and those advancing in their careers across the province.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/1_IMG_4588_v2-400x250.jpg" alt="New ambulance unveiled with members of the JIBC Foundation board, JIBC students, and Mr. Saxton" width="400" height="250" /><br /><em>Andrew Saxton, LLD (ninth from left) and his wife Sophie with JIBC paramedic students, faculty and staff, Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO (second from right); Barb Kidd, Dean of the School of Health, Community and Social Justice (third from left), Kathy Harms, Director of the Health Sciences Division (sixth from left), Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, JIBC Foundation and Associate Director, Office of Development (third from right); and members of The JIBC Foundation board Daniel Whittle (fourth from left) and Rick Page (first on the right).</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The newer, more-equipped model, made possible by Andrew*s contribution, expands the fleet and extends the useful life of JIBC*s training vehicles, which are deployed around the province in support of training in communities served by JIBC. As the JIBC Paramedic Academy trains over 1,000 EMR students, and approximately 200 in paramedicine annually, equipment can experience frequent use.</p> <p>Andrew and his wife, Sophie, were on hand at the New Westminster Campus on June 7, 2016 to welcome the new addition and get a taste of what it*s like to be a paramedic in training. The Saxton*s had the opportunity to get a rare glimpse of training from the back of the ambulance in a ride along with PCP students with sirens on and lights flashing.</p> <p>The JIBC applied learning model strives for authenticity. Every piece of equipment in the JIBC ambulance, right down to supplies like bandages, are in the same place as you would find them in a regular BC ambulance. What sets this training ambulance apart is the special audio-visual equipment embedded in the ambulance to capture important training moments for review and playback later.</p> <p>For Andrew, philanthropy is deeply rooted in his character. From his early start in Canada as an orphan from Hungary in 1947, he has established a number of significant enterprises that have all created major employment opportunities, served on the boards of several prominent businesses, and made considerable contributions to health, education and charitable organizations in Canada.</p> <p>※Canada has given me every opportunity to succeed and to contribute to society and the community,§ said Andrew. ※It is a great honour to be able to give back and support the Justice Institute of British Columbia, which is educating honourable professionals addressing important needs in our society.§</p> <p>※Andrew*s generous gift took some time and effort to coordinate, so we thank him for his patience and cooperation,§ said Bernard Magnan, chair of The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. ※It was definitely worth the wait, and we are proud that his contribution will have such a positive impact on students who share his passion for giving back.§ &nbsp;</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> ambulance Andrew Saxton JIBC Foundation Paramedic Academy Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:49:36 +0000 rchu 61468 at/ce8 JIBC welcomes federal Public Safety Minister to the New Westminster Campus https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-welcomes-federal-public-safety-minister-new-westminster-campus <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 27, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_05MAY24_MinisterGoodaleVisit-400x250.jpg" alt="Jim McGregor, Ralph Goodale, Michel Tarko, Colleen Vaughan, Barb Kidd" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>The Honourable Ralph Goodale, federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (second from left) is welcomed by Jim McGregor, Chair, JIBC Board of Governors; Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO; Colleen Vaughan, interim Vice-President, Academic; and Barb Kidd, Dean, School of Health, Community and Social Justice on May 24, 2016</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) welcomed the Honourable Ralph Goodale, federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and provided a wide-ranging demonstration of the innovative technology, education and training provided by the institute.</p> <p>During his visit to the New Westminster Campus on May 24, 2016, Minister Goodale was welcomed by Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President &amp; CEO; Colleen Vaughan, Interim Vice-President, Academic; and Jim McGregor, Chair, JIBC Board of Governors; Barb Kidd, Dean of the School of Health, Community &amp; Social Justice.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_05MAY24_MinisterGoodaleVisit2-400x250.jpg" alt="Bob Walker with Ralph Goodale and Michel Tarko" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Bob Walker, JIBC Simulation Specialist (left), introduces PRAXIS to Minister Goodale in the Dr. Donald B. Rix Public Safety Simulation Building with Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO</em></p> <p>In the Dr. Donald B. Rix Public Safety Simulation Building, the Minister received a demonstration of JIBC*s award-winning <a href="/ce8/praxis">PRAXIS training simulation system</a>. A web-based technology, PRAXIS is used in JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/news/cutting-edge-jibc-simulation-technology-used-whitehorse">emergency management</a> and <a href="http://jibcisready.jibc.ca/taking-applied-leadership-training-to-the-next-level-jibc-capstone-course-gives-students-a-real-time-opportunity-to-apply-their-skills/">leadership</a> courses, and in customized critical incident training across Canada for government agencies, <a href="https://bccampus.ca/2013/02/14/the-jibc-brings-learning-to-life/">financial institutions</a>, property management firms and <a href="/ce8/news/praxis-makes-perfect">companies in the resource sector</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_05MAY24_MinisterGoodaleVisit4-400x250.jpg" alt="Ralph Goodale with Tannis Morgan and the CTLI team" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Minister Goodale was introduced to the many innovative education technologies being applied in various public safety education and training programs offered by JIBC that's available to students and public safety professionals in B.C. and across Canada</em></p> <p>Minister Goodale also toured JIBC*s <a href="https://ctli.jibc.ca/">Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation</a> (CTLI) and received an overview of the innovative applications of educational technology that have supported the public safety education and training provided by the Institute. Students on campus and online have benefited from the award-winning work of CTLI, as have employees of various public, private and non-profit organizations who receive JIBC training on a contract basis.</p> <p><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_05MAY24_MinisterGoodaleVisit3-400x250.jpg" alt="Minister Goodale observing Paramedic Academy training" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Minister observed some of the applied and experiential training provided by the <a href="/ce8/paramedic">JIBC Paramedic Academy</a>, which has supported paramedic training across B.C., for the Department of National Defence, and internationally in <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-builds-new-ties-public-safety-agencies-asia">Hong Kong</a> and <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-contributes-creation-national-roadmap-paramedic-training-singapore">Singapore</a>.</p> <p>※Justice Institute of British Columbia has long been a strong partner in providing the education and research needs for a great many federal public safety agencies and departments,§ said the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. ※It was wonderful to have the opportunity to visit and see, firsthand, some of the innovative ways the institute has helped build capacity in communities across the country.§</p> <p>※It was a pleasure to welcome Minister Goodale and give him a small glimpse of the exceptional work being done by our staff and faculty that*s helping public safety professionals keep their communities safe across Canada and internationally,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※We*re very proud of our long history of meeting the public safety education, training and applied research needs of organizations at all levels of government and in the private and non-profit sectors. We look forward to new opportunities to help support the public safety and emergency preparedness needs of government.§</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Centre for Teaching Learning and Innovation CTLI Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Paramedic Academy Praxis Ralph Goodale Fri, 27 May 2016 16:14:44 +0000 rchu 61464 at/ce8 JIBC officially opens its Aboriginal Gathering Place in New Westminster https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-officially-opens-its-aboriginal-gathering-place-new-westminster <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 26, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/IMG_5885_v2-400x250b.jpg" alt="Aboriginal Gathering Place Opening Witnesses with President Tarko" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO; at the grand opening of the JIBC Aboriginal Gathering Place with blanketed ceremony witnesses Vicki Morrison, JIBC staff member; TJ McCallum, JIBC student in the Justice &amp; Public Safety Career Preparatory Program for Aboriginal Learners; the Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education; and Robert Quartermain, member of JIBC's Board of Governors</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With a traditional Aboriginal ceremony, witnessing and the sharing of food, Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) celebrated the opening of its new Aboriginal Gathering Place at the New Westminster Campus on May 26, 2016.</p> <p>The opening of the new facility brought together: JIBC students, staff and faculty; representatives from local First Nations; members of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/about-jibc/office-indigenization/aboriginal-education-advisory-council">Aboriginal Education Advisory Council</a>; <a href="/ce8/about-jibc/office-indigenization/elders-residence-program">JIBC Elders-in-Residence</a>; the Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education; and representatives from local government and JIBC partners and stakeholders from across Canada.</p> <p>The new facility was <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-breaks-ground-new-aboriginal-gathering-place">funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education</a> and is dedicated to teaching, learning and exchange in support of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/pdf/16-152_Indigenization_Report-01Feb.pdf">Indigenization Plan</a>.&nbsp; This space will support JIBC*s Aboriginal students and will serve as a venue where all students, staff, faculty and the wider community can deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Aboriginal history and culture.&nbsp;</p> <p>※JIBC has a unique mandate as a public post-secondary institution dedicated to providing justice and public safety education and training across the province,§ said the Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education. ※The new Aboriginal Gathering Place will play a valuable role in supporting Aboriginal students as they pursue meaningful careers in the community.§</p> <p>Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President &amp; CEO who is of M谷tis descent said, ※As a student at UBC many years ago, it was comforting and beneficial to have the First Nations Longhouse on campus where Aboriginal students could support each other and participate in Aboriginal traditions on campus. Having personally experienced the incredible value from these kinds of spaces, it gives me great pleasure to be here today to participate in the formally open our own Aboriginal Gathering Place. I*m confident that services provided in this space will help our students connect and support each other as they pursue their education towards rewarding careers in public and community safety throughout the province.§</p> <p>Phillip Gladue, a JIBC Elder-in-Residence of M谷tis descent said, ※It*s very important that we have a space like this at JIBC, a beautiful place where everyone can gather and learn from each other and have meaningful dialogue. My hope is that it will be a safe space where we can build trust to build our future together.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/IMG_5901_v2-400x250.jpg" alt="AEAC &amp; Elders in Residence at Aboriginal Gathering Place opening" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>JIBC Elders-in-Residence, members of JIBC's Aboriginal Education Advisory Council, and JIBC staff and faculty were on hand to celebrate the opening of the Aboriginal Gathering Place</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the years, fruitful dialogues with First Nations communities across B.C. have been instrumental in the creation of JIBC*s Indigenization Plan, which outlines how JIBC aims to realize its commitment to fostering respect and understanding of Aboriginal cultures, traditions, languages and protocols in the work and learning environment at the Institute.</p> <p>While this is the last Aboriginal Gathering Place to be constructed at a public post-secondary in British Columbia, it is the first to be constructed in B.C. after the historic release of the recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). JIBC*s Aboriginal Gathering Place will serve as a centre for contributing to safer and more just communities across Canada through implementing the TRC*s calls to action.</p> <p>In anticipation of the completion of the Aboriginal Gathering Place, various programs and initiatives have been launched in relation to JIBC*s Indigenization activities. For example, an Aboriginal Medicine Garden has been planted beside the Aboriginal Gathering Place to grow medicinal plants. A project developed in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), the garden will be used for a series of workshops for JIBC and FNHA staff.</p> <p>While the Aboriginal Gathering Place will be available for meetings and classes for all JIBC educational divisions and centres, a number of Aboriginal programs will be utilizing the dedicated space, including the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-counselling-community-safety/programs/aboriginal-focusing-oriented-therapy-complex-trauma-certificate">Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy &amp; Complex Trauma Certificate program</a>, the Justice and Public Safety Career Preparatory Certificate Program for Aboriginal learners, and the Aboriginal Justice Workers course. Future Aboriginal Education Advisory Council meetings will be held in the gathering place, and students, staff and faculty will have many opportunities to meet with JIBC*s Elders-in-Residence in the adjoining Elder*s Lounge.</p> <p>※We continue to reach out to local First Nations communities to gain their input about how they would like to use and be represented in the Aboriginal Gathering Place, which is a physical manifestation of our commitment to serving Aboriginal students and communities,§ said Dr. Jeffrey Schiffer, JIBC*s Program Director in the Office of Indigenization who is of M谷tis descent. ※There will be many opportunities for everyone on campus to learn and engage, and we*re excited about what we are working on to foster greater appreciation of Aboriginal culture and history in the spirit of truth and reconciliation.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><object class="video-filter video-flickr_slideshows vf-justiceinstitute vf-72157668840165796" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="flashvars" value="&amp;offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157668840165796%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157668840165796%2F&amp;set_id=72157668840165796&amp;jump_to=" /> </object> </span></p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Aboriginal Gathering Place Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson Office of Indigenization Thu, 26 May 2016 18:52:35 +0000 rchu 61463 at/ce8 Cone Zone season has arrived https://www.google.com//ce8/news/cone-zone-season-has-arrived <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 16, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/01.CZ_Firefighters_Twitter400x200.jpg" alt="ConeZone 2016" width="400" height="200" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Drivers in communities throughout the Lower Mainland will experience an increase in road maintenance and construction ※Cone Zones§ this summer. With repair work on the Pattullo and Burrard bridges, and the Bridgeport overpass, drivers will also have to be aware of, and pay attention to more roadside workers.</p> <p>Today, Vancouver Police (VPD) is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC by increasing traffic offence enforcement to launch ※Cone Zone 2016§.</p> <p>Between 2006 and 2015, 14 roadside workers were killed in B.C. and another 226 injured and missed time from work as a result of being hit by motor vehicles while working in a Cone Zone. Landscapers, municipal workers, police, fire, paramedics, telecommunication workers, tow-truck drivers, as well as road construction and maintenance workers all use the ※Cone Zone§ to protect their workplaces.</p> <p>To help prevent collisions, injuries and frustration, drivers should be on the lookout day and night for roadside workers, work zone signage and traffic control devices such as orange cones. To keep themselves and workers safe, drivers need to eliminate any driving distractions, observe the posted speed limit while in the Cone Zone, and follow the directions provided by roadside workers.</p> <p>Planning an alternate route when possible will also help drivers reduce their stress when getting around this summer.&nbsp; Before heading out, drivers should always check local traffic reports, municipal websites or DriveBC for road and highway closures and for information concerning construction and road maintenance activities.</p> <p>In 2015, B.C.*s <em>Motor Vehicle Act Regulation</em> was amended to include maintenance workers, utility workers, land surveyors, animal control workers and garbage collectors under the ※Slow Down, Move Over§ legislation, which protects the operators of emergency and enforcement vehicles and tow trucks. Drivers should be prepared to reduce speed when driving near a vehicle with flashing amber, red or blue lights. If the posted speed limit is <em>greater</em> than 80 km/h, drivers must slow to 70km/h. If the posted speed is <em>less </em>than 80 km/h, drivers must slow to 40 km/h. In both situations, drivers should be prepared move over and increase the space between their vehicle and the work zone, if it*s safe to do so.</p> <p>※Cone Zones§ are there to protect roadside workers and drivers. The <a href="http://www.conezonebc.com/">ConeZoneBC.com</a> website has tips to help drivers navigate work zones and reduce travel delays caused by roadside work.&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Quotes</strong></h2> <p><strong>WorkSafeBC Industry and Labour Services Manager, Mark Ordeman 每</strong></p> <p>※The focus of this campaign has always been to save lives and reduce injuries suffered by those individuals that work at the side of the road caused by speeding or distracted drivers. Put yourself in the place of a roadside worker. You would want drivers to slow down if your workspace was in a Cone Zone.§</p> <p><strong>Vancouver Police Department Traffic Section, Acting Insp. Ken Eng</strong></p> <p>※Vancouver Police officers will be supporting the Cone Zone Campaign on May 16th and throughout the summer construction period. Construction zones pose a real risk of danger for both workers and road users. Everyone needs to slow down, be patient, pay extra attention, observe the posted signs and follow the directions of traffic control personnel in order to get to their destination safely.§</p> <p><strong>Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, Shirley Bond -</strong></p> <p>※The Government of B.C. is committed to workplace safety and we believe even one life lost or one serious injury is too many. With our booming construction industry, it*s important to remember that for some workers, the workplace includes being on or beside the road. Respect the cone zones and remember those workers are someone*s father, mother, son or daughter 每 so please slow down. We all want everyone who leaves for work in the morning to get home safely at the end of the day.§</p> <p><strong>Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Todd Stone 每</strong></p> <p>"In order to help boost safety for roadside workers, we updated the Slow Down, Move Over regulation in 2015 to include and help protect all roadside workers, reducing the risk of them being struck by passing vehicles. We want to remind everyone to be aware of roadside workers during the busy summer construction season, and to drive cautiously and appropriately when passing through a cone zone."</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About the Work Zone Safety Alliance</span></p> <p>The Cone Zone campaign is a joint provincial initiative supported by organizations committed to improving the safety of roadside workers. They are Ambulance Paramedics of BC, Automotive Retailers Association, BCAA, BC Construction Safety Alliance, BC Flagging Association, BC Landscape and Nursery Association, BC Municipal Safety Association, BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, City of Prince George, City of Surrey, IBEW258, Insurance Corporation of BC, Justice Institute of British Columbia, LiUNA Local 1611, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, RCMP, SafetyDriven, SNC-Lavalin Graham Joint Venture (Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project),Telus, Lower Mainland Police and WorkSafeBC.</p> <h2><strong>About WorkSafeBC</strong></h2> <p>WorkSafeBC is an independent provincial statutory agency governed by a board of directors that serves about 2.3 million workers and more than 225,000 employers. WorkSafeBC was born from the historic compromise between B.C.*s workers and employers in 1917 where workers gave up the right to sue their employers and fellow workers for injuries on the job in return for a no-fault insurance program fully paid for by employers. WorkSafeBC is committed to safe and healthy workplaces and to providing return-to-work rehabilitation and legislated compensation benefits.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-right-bottom"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="220" height="183" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/cz2016-220-new.jpg?1463428084" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="220" height="287" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/02_CZ_2016_Firefighters_v2-220.jpg?1463428233" /> </div> </div> </div> Cone Zone Road Safety At Work Work Zone Safety Alliance Mon, 16 May 2016 19:39:52 +0000 rchu 61458 at/ce8 BC Applied Research and Innovation Network wins national award https://www.google.com//ce8/news/bc-applied-research-and-innovation-network-wins-national-award <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 2, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_05MAY_BCAIRNaward-400x250sm.jpg" alt="2016 CARA Award for BCAIRN with Dr. Greg Anderson, BCAIRN Chair" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Dr. Greg Anderson (centre), Dean of JIBC's Office of Applied Research &amp; Graduate Studies, and Chair of the BC Applied Research and Innovation Network (BCAIRN) accepts the Director's Award for Inter-Institutional Collaboration from the Canadian Association of Research Administrators with BCAIRN executive members&nbsp;Margaret Heldman, Dean, Faculty of Science, Langara College (left); and Dr. Neil Coburn, Vice-President Education and Students, Selkirk College.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) has awarded the BC Applied Research and Innovation Network (BCARIN) the<em> Director*s Award for Inter-Institutional Collaboration</em> at it*s 2016 annual conference in Vancouver. This award is presented to the BCARIN for demonstrated leadership and creativity in working collaboratively and effectively to achieve a shared goal in the development of templates and policies, and by addressing barriers to success at an individual, institutional or provincial level.</p> <p>BCARIN is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary organisation of BC colleges, institutes and teaching universities. It is dedicated to establishing and developing a culture of and capacity for applied research and social innovation to support the ongoing educational, economic and social develop of our learners and communities.</p> <p>Dr. Greg Anderson (BCARIN Chair) accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Joining him were Margaret Heldman (BCARIN Past Chair) and Neil Coburn (BCARIN VP Liaison).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em style="text-align: center;"><br /></em></p> </div> </div> </div> applied research Centre for Applied Research Dr. Greg Anderson Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies Mon, 02 May 2016 21:32:43 +0000 rchu 61452 at/ce8 New student award helps JIBC students financially breathe a little easier https://www.google.com//ce8/news/new-student-award-helps-jibc-students-financially-breathe-little-easier <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 20, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="https:/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_08APR_BCLUNG-400x250.jpg" alt="JIBC first responders photo" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Thanks to the generosity of the BC Lung Association, a new scholarship has been established to help students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) obtain the education they need to contribute to the health and safety of their communities.</p> <p>The <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/bc-lung-association-healthy-lungs-first-responder-scholarship">BC Lung Association Healthy Lungs First Responder Scholarship</a> provides tuition support for students in JIBC*s law enforcement, firefighting and paramedic programs. Applicants interested in being considered for the award contribute to broadening awareness of the importance of lung health by completing an essay on how first responders can better understand and deal with lung health issues they might encounter in their work.</p> <p>※First responders play a vital role in helping people in the community, often in some of the worst moments they could face, be it a vehicle crash, a fire, health emergency, or natural disaster,§ said Colleen Vaughan, Dean of the School of Public Safety. ※An important part of the training we provide at JIBC emphasizes the importance of taking necessary steps to ensure their safety when on a call. This new student award will also serve as an additional reminder of the importance of taking care of their own health to best serve their community.§</p> <p>※The BC Lung Association has a longstanding partnership with first responders,§ notes Scott McDonald, CEO of the BC Lung Association. ※As ambassadors and yearly supporters of our Annual Stair Climb for Clean Air event, first responders are some of the most recognizable runners, both competing and volunteering at the event.&nbsp; This scholarship is simply one way we can show our appreciation for their incredible service to our community, in addition to helping raise awareness of the importance of healthy lungs for first responders and the impact lung health will have on their careers.§</p> <p>※We appreciate the support of the BC Lung Association in creating this new scholarship that will certainly help JIBC students succeed in making a difference in their communities,§ notes Bernie Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※Giving to JIBC has a lasting and positive impact on the education of our future justice and public safety leaders. While JIBC donors establish student awards and bursaries for various reasons, very often, the long-term impact of an award for students is immeasurable.§</p> <p>Applications are currently being accepted for the award. The deadline for the first BC Lung Association Health Lungs First Responder Scholarship is June 30, 2016.</p> <p>For more information about the BC Lung Association Healthy Lungs First Responder Scholarship or creating an award, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">contact The JIBC Foundation</a>. Be the one 每 giving to student success.</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> BC Lung Association BC Lung Association Healthy Lungs First Responder Scholarship JIBC Foundation Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:38:53 +0000 rchu 61449 at/ce8 Student and faculty research on display at JIBC Applied Research Day https://www.google.com//ce8/news/student-and-faculty-research-display-jibc-applied-research-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 8, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="https:/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_04APR8_AppliedResearchDay2-400x250.jpg" alt="2016 Applied Research Day " width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>More than 30 different research projects conducted by JIBC undergraduate students, faculty and staff were highlighted at this year*s Applied Research Day at the Justice Institute of British Columbia*s New Westminster Campus yesterday.</p> <p>The focus of this year*s event was to recognize the significant scholarly undergraduate research conducted by students in JIBC*s various degree programs. As part of the applied nature of JIBC*s degrees, students are required to complete a capstone research project on a relevant issue or topic that is of interest to the student. This year*s event showcased student research originating from JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/bles/">Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies</a>, <a href="/ce8/besm">Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies</a>, and the Bachelor of Public Safety Administration programs.</p> <p>※Applied Research Day was a great opportunity to recognize our undergraduate students whose research is aimed at making real-world contributions to public safety,§ said Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of the Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies. ※Through their academic work, they explored a broad range of important questions and issues in public safety. The fact that some of the student work has sparked additional research by public safety organizations in B.C. illustrates the impact JIBC capstone projects are having in the field.§</p> <p>Among the student research projects presented was one by Haida Siegmann, Captain of the Fire Prevention Office for the City of North Vancouver and a graduate of the Bachelor of Public Safety Administration. A long-time North Shore resident, her project evaluated the options available for neighboring communities to achieve economies of scale to increase cost-efficiency in the delivery of municipal services.</p> <p>※The topic of my research paper was driven by my desire to identify a need, not only in the Fire Service, but also in my community, and to have a project that was broad enough to be useful outside of the Fire Service,§ she said. ※Amalgamation is a topic that is often discussed among residents#The question I wanted to answer was whether economies of scale could be achieved through such efforts as amalgamation or inter-municipal cooperation.§</p> <p>The results of her study, which were first presented at Colleges and Institutes Canada*s 2016 Applied Research Symposium held in Winnipeg in March with funding from The JIBC Foundation, identified a number of considerations municipal decision-makers must take into account when trying to increase cost-efficiency without impacting the effectiveness of service delivery.</p> <h3>Faculty and staff research making a difference</h3> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_05MAY14_ADRP_GRAPHIC_400x250sm.jpg" alt="ADRP Graphic" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>In addition to the scholarly work by JIBC*s students, Applied Research Day highlighted the many research-based initiatives being conducted across the Institute.</p> <p>For example, JIBC, Camosun College and Selkirk College worked together on a research project funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education that explored ways to improve support for students with disabilities in the trades and technical programs.</p> <p>With funding from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, JIBC has been involved in developing and launching the <a href="https://adrp.jibc.ca/">Aboriginal Disaster Resilience Planning project,</a> which aims to help Aboriginal communities across Canada increase their resiliency when faced with emergencies and disasters.</p> <p>Funding from Defense Research and Development Canada and support from Emergency Management BC, has also led to JIBC spearheading the creation of a Critical Infrastructure Assessment Process for Local Governments to help communities examine the resilience of locally-owned critical infrastructure.</p> <p>※JIBC*s Centre for Applied Research has a growing track record of helping public, private and non-profit organizations answer real-world questions to help them become more efficient and effective,§ said Dr. Anderson. ※And as Applied Research Day illustrates, our students benefit personally, professionally and academically through the applied research work they do. When aligned with the needs of key public safety stakeholders, it*s clear that working together can make a difference.§</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Applied Research Day Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies Bachelor of Public Safety Administration Centre for Applied Research JIBC Foundation student research Fri, 08 Apr 2016 21:47:11 +0000 rchu 61445 at/ce8 JIBC students helped due to successful General Student Bursary Campaign https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-students-helped-due-successful-general-student-bursary-campaign <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 6, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https:/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_06JUNE4_GeneralBursaryCampaign_400x250sm.jpg" alt="2015-2016 General Bursary Campaign launch photo" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em><span>Christopher Duffin, JIBC Development Officer; Tracy Campbell, JIBC Associate Director, Office of Development, and Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation; Louise Perry, G&amp;F Financial Group New Westminster Branch Manager; Blair Fryer, Director, The JIBC Foundation; and Raymond Tam, JIBC General Bursary Recipient at the launch of the General Bursary Campaign in June 2015</span></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Students who might otherwise have to delay or forgo their dream of a career in public safety were able to gain the education they need thanks to donor support for the General Student Bursary Campaign.</p> <p>Led by The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation), the 2015-2016 General Student Bursary Campaign marked a significant milestone, raising $25,000 through contributions from JIBC staff, faculty, local businesses, friends and supporters.</p> <p>With this shared commitment and vision to help students succeed, the campaign enabled 15 students to receive a General Student Bursary.</p> <p>Scott Ostertag, JIBC Financial Aid Advisor, said, ※Working with students directly, I see, firsthand, how bursaries have a profound impact on the lives of JIBC students, especially those who face significant financial pressures to complete their post-secondary education. Because of the support from our donors in the campaign, students are in a better position to focus on their studies and leverage the incredible opportunities a JIBC learning experience has to offer.§</p> <p>Students like Ashley Davidson in the&nbsp;<span>Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program.</span></p> <p>※When I received the email stating that I had been awarded a bursary, I actually stopped in my tracks, had a huge smile on my face and tears in my eyes,§ notes Ashley. ※You have no idea how much this means to me and how much it has motivated me even more to pursue my dreams. This bursary will really help me with not having to worry about the cost of tuition for my next semester.§</p> <p>Phoenix Gordon, a bursary recipient and student in JIBC*s Fire Fighter Technologies Certificate Program, added, ※Losing out on, or even postponing my dream of joining the Fire Service would have been devastating. I don*t have words to express what this means to me. Your help has kept me above water.§</p> <p>JIBC staff and faculty who supported the campaign had the opportunity to double the impact of their gift through matching funds from The JIBC Foundation.</p> <p>Highlighting why giving back means so much to him, JIBC staff member Luc Lang shares, ※I grew up in a small village in northern New Brunswick in the 60*s where, out of necessity, my mom and dad first instilled in our family of nine a sense of support for each other and our community at large. At times, we contributed to making our community a better place, at times we benefited from the goodwill of others in our time of need. Fast forward a few decades and that sense of community still has strong roots in my everyday life. Providing financial support to those in need, specifically JIBC students, is part of a legacy of giving entrenched in me at a young age.§</p> <p>※The impact of this campaign on students* lives remains at the core of our fundraising efforts, notes Bernie Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※It also highlights an established culture of giving at the institute, uniting the JIBC community together for one purpose: to help students. In fact, more than half of the individual donors to The JIBC Foundation in 2015 were JIBC staff 每 many of whom contributed for the first time.§</p> <p class="Default">The campaign is also seeing a collaborative effort shared by a variety of community stakeholders who care about JIBC students, notably business leaders in New Westminster. <a href="https://www.gffg.com/" target="_blank">G&amp;F Financial Group</a>, the first corporate donor to kick off the campaign with a donation of $500, was so inspired by the stories of student success, they made an additional donation of $1,000 to wrap up the campaign and help it reach new heights.</p> <p class="Default">※Giving is very important for us at G&amp;F Financial Group,§ notes Louise Perry, New Westminster branch manager. ※As G&amp;F Financial Group celebrates its 75th anniversary, we're proud to partner with JIBC and help students at a critical point in their learning. Together with our members and employees our goal is to enrich the lives of those in our communities&nbsp; We see JIBC as a perfect fit with our giving philosophy and we*re delighted to offer our support.§</p> <p>Although an important milestone has been reached, the work to support student success continues. Of the 180 students who applied for a JIBC General Bursary last year, which provides tuition support for those demonstrating financial need, only 38 students received one. Simply put, student need exceeds the funding available. The JIBC Foundation hopes they can count on the continued support of donors for another record breaking year. Help The JIBC Foundation, help JIBC students.</p> <p>To donate to the JIBC General Bursary Campaign, visit the <a href="/ce8/donate">JIBC Foundation Online Donation webpage</a>. Be the one 每 giving to student success.</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> General Student Bursary Campaign JIBC Foundation Tue, 05 Apr 2016 23:08:11 +0000 rchu 61441 at/ce8 JIBC honours the life and service of West Shore RCMP officer https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-life-and-service-west-shore-rcmp-officer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 5, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all JIBC campuses to honour West Shore RCMP Constable Sarah Beckett who died in the line of duty today.</p> <p>Early this morning, Constable Beckett*s police cruiser was struck by another vehicle at an intersection in Langford, B.C. on Vancouver Island, and she did not survive the accident. An 11-year member of the RCMP, she leaves behind her husband and two young children.</p> <p>※Our deepest condolences go out to Constable Beckett*s family, friends, and colleagues during this very difficult time,§ said Dr. Laureen Styles, Vice-President, Academic. ※Her dedication and service to her community are recognized, and will be remembered.§&nbsp;</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> flags half-mast Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:03:37 +0000 rchu 61440 at/ce8 Pacific Traffic Education Centre rebrands to JIBC Driver Education Centre https://www.google.com//ce8/news/pacific-traffic-education-centre-rebrands-jibc-driver-education-centre <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 31, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="https:/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_04APR1_DEC_Collage3B-400x250.jpg" alt="Driver Education Centre Rebrand Collage" title="JIBC Pacific Traffic Education Centre rebrands to JIBC Driver Education Centre" width="800" height="500" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Pacific Traffic Education Centre at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is rebranding as the Driver Education Centre effective April 1, 2016.</p> <p>The new name is meant to accurately reflect and emphasize the Centre*s focus of providing programs that are designed to enhance the skills and experience drivers need to stay safe on the roads in various conditions.</p> <p>※Driver education has always been the focus of the programming available through the Centre since it was founded in 1998,§ said Colleen Vaughan, Dean of the School of Public Safety at JIBC. ※The name change to Driver Education Centre is meant to strengthen our commitment to deliver effective driver training programs whether drivers complete their training in class, on our dedicated track at the <a href="/ce8/campuses/pitt-meadows-driver-education-centre">Pitt Meadows Campus</a>, or on the road.§</p> <p>In addition to providing <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/driver-education-centre/emergency-vehicle-operation">emergency vehicle operations for first responders</a>, JIBC*s Driver Education Centre provides <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/driver-education-centre/fleet-driver-training">driver training courses on a contract basis to companies and various public and private organizations</a>. Specific courses focus on topics such as collision avoidance, winter driving, total control driving, and occupational four-wheel drive operation.</p> <p>The Driver Education Centre also administers the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/pacific-traffic-education-centre/taxihost-pro">TaxiHost Pro Program</a>, a required certification program for anyone wanting to drive a taxi in Metro Vancouver, Abbotsford and Chilliwack. It also offers the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/driver-education-centre/graduated-licensing-program-instructor-course">Graduated Licensing Program Instructor Course</a> that provides the required designation for instructors who want to deliver ICBC-approved driver education courses.</p> <p>In addition, the Driver Education Centre, which is a <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety/driver-education-centre/road-safety-work">member of the Work Zone Safety Alliance</a>, provides professional assessments for drivers, which are an excellence resource for fleet managers, companies and organizations who want to ensure their on-road employees are driving safely.</p> <p><a href="/ce8/dec">Visit the Driver Education Centre webpage</a> for more information about courses and programs available, or contact centre staff at <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#100;&#101;&#99;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#100;&#101;&#99;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a>.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> DEC Driver Education Centre Pacific Traffic Education Centre PTEC rebranding Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:55:37 +0000 rchu 61439 at/ce8 Give student success a running start https://www.google.com//ce8/news/give-student-success-running-start <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 23, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016ScotiabankTeamJIBCcollage1-400x225.jpg" alt="2016 Scotiabank Half Marathon Team JIBC Collage" width="400" height="226" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) is participating in one of British Columbia*s largest charitable events: the Scotiabank Half-Marathon &amp; 5K Charity Challenge. The popular event is taking place Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Vancouver.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year marks the 18th year of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon &amp; 5K Charity Challenge, which has raised more than $4.8 million dollars for over 120 local charities. As a participating charity in 2016, The JIBC Foundation is excited about making every step count! That*s why it will be fundraising for important priorities like scholarships, bursaries and new equipment that supports student success at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canada*s leading public safety educator.</p> <p>Team JIBC is on its way to representing a good cross-section of the Institute. Participants include staff, students, volunteers and friends of JIBC. Each participant will be seeking support to help Team JIBC reach its fundraising goal of $10,000.</p> <p>"Donors give JIBC students a running start as they pursue an education towards careers that contribute to safer communities throughout B.C. and across Canada,§ said Bernie Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※The JIBC Foundation is proud of our role to inspire giving for important needs that enhance education, student learning, training and applied research at JIBC. Donations make a significant difference in helping to alleviate the financial stresses for more than 300 JIBC students each year. We thank all our event participants and their supporters for their commitment and generosity in giving to student success.§</p> <p>Ben McKiernan, a&nbsp;<span>JIBC Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) graduate who is continuing his education in the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies,</span>&nbsp;was able to complete his program with donor support and is giving back by participating on Team JIBC this year.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016ScotiabankTeamJIBC-BEN1-400x225.jpg" alt="LESD graduate Ben McKiernan with Gary Segal at Convocation 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>LESD graduate Ben McKiernan, a recipient of the <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/gary-and-nanci-segal-award">Gary and Nanci Segal Award</a>, was congratulated by the award's donor, Gary Segal, at the <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-spring-convocation-celebrates-graduation-community-heroes" target="_self">June 2015 Spring Convocation</a></em></p> <p>※As an award recipient, I*ve experienced how donations contribute to student success. As part of the JIBC learning experience, giving back is part of the community DNA, and is engrained in our hearts and minds as students. I'm proud to be participating in the run this year, and with the help of donors, bring students* dreams that much closer within reach. The money we raise means that JIBC students can continue to receive a world-class education in justice and public safety.§</p> <p>Michelle Bowyer, an instructor with JIBC*s Community and Court Services Division, has offered her support by joining Team JIBC for the third time. ※This is a fabulous fundraising event and a great opportunity to spend time with other JIBC staff, students and friends, all for a great cause. Through our donations, we can help students at a critical time in their development. I*m ready to &Be the One* and hit the ground running in support of Team JIBC.§</p> <p>The JIBC Foundation hopes they can count on your support through participation or by donating to Team JIBC. For more information about the Charity Challenge, contact JIBC Development Officer, Christopher Duffin, at 604-528-5877 or <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#99;&#100;&#117;&#102;&#102;&#105;&#110;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#99;&#100;&#117;&#102;&#102;&#105;&#110;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a>.</p> <p>You can also show your support by visiting Team JIBC's&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=683065&amp;langPref=en-CA&amp;Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.canadarunningseries.com%2fsvhm%2fsvhmCHARITY.htm">Charity Challenge</a>&nbsp;webpage to donate to the team!</p> <p>Be the One! Help us, help JIBC students.</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>Since 1993, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a> (The JIBC Foundation) has worked on behalf of JIBC to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools that impact student success. The Foundation is the recipient and steward of charitable donations and builds meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Scotiabank Half-Marathon Team JIBC Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:26:38 +0000 rchu 61433 at/ce8 JIBC welcomes support for post-secondary institutions in federal budget https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-welcomes-support-post-secondary-institutions-federal-budget <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 23, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) congratulates the Federal Minister of Finance on his first Budget and welcomes the government*s clear recognition of the vital role that post-secondary institutions will play in revitalizing Canada*s economy.&nbsp;</p> <p>JIBC is especially pleased to see the government respond to colleges and institutes call for additional infrastructure funding with the new Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Funds, which commits $2 billion over the next three years. Coupled with the $9 billion Building Canada Fund, this will help drive a much needed renewal in college and institute infrastructure, 60% of which currently exceeds its 40-year life cycle.</p> <p>JIBC also welcomes the increased levels of support for the research granting agencies including confirmation of the Budget 2015 commitments of $5 million for the College and Community Innovation Program and $7 million for SSHRC partnership grants in 2016-17.&nbsp; Given the impressive results that modest investments in applied research have yielded to date and the dramatic growth in college and institute capacity, JIBC welcomes the government*s commitment to redesign and redefine how it supports innovation and growth.&nbsp;</p> <p>※There are many elements in the federal budget that can help support post-secondary institutions across Canada, and JIBC*s unique mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through our applied education, training and research,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※In addition to more funding for post-secondary infrastructure and applied research, I*m pleased to see increased student financial assistance, and initiatives for adult-learners and Indigenous students, items that will help increase access to the education and training we provide.§</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia&nbsp;</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Colleges and Institutes Canada federal budget Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:43:02 +0000 rchu 61434 at/ce8 JIBC PRAXIS technology demonstrated to BC Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-praxis-technology-demonstrated-bc-minister-state-emergency-preparedness-1 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 22, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_03MAR22_PRAXIS_MinisterYamamoto1-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Minister Yamamoto visits JIBC March 21, 2016" title="Minister Yamamoto visits JIBC March 21, 2016" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">The Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, (third from left) meets with Jim McGregor, Chair of the JIBC Board of Governors; Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President &amp; CEO; Colleen Vaughan, Dean of the School of Public Safety; Darren Blackburn, Emergency Management Division Manager; and Bob Walker, JIBC Simulation Specialist on March 21, 2016</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) welcomed the Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, B.C. Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, to the New Westminster Campus and provided a demonstration of PRAXIS, JIBC*s award-winning web-based simulation training technology.</p> <p>During her visit on March 21, 2016, Minister Yamamoto was met by Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC, Jim McGregor, Chair of the JIBC Board of Governors, Colleen Vaughan, Dean of the School of Public Safety, Bob Walker, JIBC Simulation Specialist, and Darren Blackburn, Emergency Management Division Manager.</p> <p>The Minister received an overview of the education and training provided through JIBC*s Emergency Management Division, and received a demonstration of PRAXIS, a training simulation system that is used in JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/news/cutting-edge-jibc-simulation-technology-used-whitehorse">emergency management</a> and <a href="http://jibcisready.jibc.ca/taking-applied-leadership-training-to-the-next-level-jibc-capstone-course-gives-students-a-real-time-opportunity-to-apply-their-skills/">leadership</a> courses, and in customized critical incident training across Canada for <a href="/ce8/news/averting-financial-disaster">financial institutions</a>, property management firms, and companies in the <a href="/ce8/news/praxis-makes-perfect">resource sector</a>.</p> <p>※JIBC offers an impressive range of education and training that helps keep communities safe across B.C.,§ said Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto. ※Today*s visit was an excellent opportunity to learn about PRAXIS and other valuable tools and resources available through JIBC that can help support the delivery of emergency management training across the province.§</p> <p>Dr. Michel Tarko said, ※It was a pleasure to welcome Minister Yamamoto to JIBC and share how we can support emergency management training across B.C., especially for coastal communities and rural and remote communities at risk.§</p> <p>Bob Walker, JIBC Simulation Specialist, said, ※As a web-based system, PRAXIS provides a cost-efficient and effective means of providing training simulations that involve the realistic portrayal of a critical incident like an emergency or crisis situation. As the Minister observed, PRAXIS has proven itself invaluable as a tool to help users gain important insights and understanding as they experience the outcomes and consequences of their decisions in a safe learning environment.§&nbsp;</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia&nbsp;</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Donald B. Rix Public Safety Simulation Building emergency preparedness Praxis simulation training simulation technology Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:53:23 +0000 rchu 61432 at/ce8 Chilliwack Foundation donation funds vital simulation equipment for paramedic students https://www.google.com//ce8/news/chilliwack-foundation-donation-funds-vital-simulation-equipment-paramedic-students <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 10, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_03MAR9_ChilliwackFoundation_400x250sm.jpg" alt="Chilliwack Foundation donation 2016" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Michelle Finlay, Primary Care Paramedic Program Manager; Christopher Duffin, JIBC Development Officer;&nbsp;Todd Harvey,&nbsp;Chair of the Chilliwack Foundation Board;&nbsp;Ferne Heaps, Chilliwack Foundation Board Member; and Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC's Health Sciences Division at the JIBC Chilliwack Campus March 9, 2016</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Paramedic students at the Chilliwack Campus of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will benefit from a generous $5,600 donation from the Chilliwack Foundation.</p> <p>The grant from the community foundation will be used to purchase new training simulation equipment, including two new adult intubation heads, a portable vital sign machine and an IV training arm. The portable vital sign monitor is the first unit of its kind purchased for paramedic education in the Health Sciences Division. Paramedic students training at the JIBC Chilliwack Campus will be able to practice using this equipment during simulation training prior to using during their practice education placement shifts. &nbsp;</p> <p>※We*re grateful to the Chilliwack Foundation for their generous support,§ notes Kathy Harms, Director of the Health Sciences Division. ※Simulations are an essential part of JIBC*s experiential learning model. The new training equipment funded by this donation will enhance public safety training in the Fraser Valley, create meaningful hands-on learning opportunities, and will position our students for success.§</p> <p><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_03MAR9_ChilliwackFoundation2_400x250sm.jpg" alt="Chilliwack Foundation Board Members with PCP students" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Over the years, JIBC has continued to deepen its roots in Chilliwack since opening a campus in the city in 2003 to specifically serve the Fraser Valley region. The Chilliwack Campus, which is located within Canada Education Park, houses a fully equipped learning lab and on-site training ambulances.</p> <p>The Chilliwack Foundation has a proud history of community support that spans over 20 years, remaining a pillar of community service and leadership in the Chilliwack area since it was established in 1985. The Foundation raises funds for important causes, community needs, and initiatives that benefit service and charitable organizations in Chilliwack.</p> <p>※Our essence as a foundation is supporting and developing the growing needs of our community,§ said Todd Harvey,&nbsp;Chair of the Chilliwack Foundation Board, who toured the Chilliwack Campus March 9<sup>th</sup> with fellow board member Ferne Heaps, and participated in a demonstration of the new equipment by Primary Care Paramedic students. ※We are proud to be part of the long tradition of community foundations which support local communities across Canada. As an advocate for education and health, we strongly believe in supporting our next generation of first responders and the opportunity to partner with the Justice Institute of British Columbia is a perfect fit for us.§</p> <p>※Donors make all the difference at JIBC,§ said Bernie Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※Their financial support plays a fundamental role in supporting the Institute*s mission of developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through exceptional education, training and applied research. This gift extends far beyond the walls of JIBC, going into the communities where our students live, work and serve.§</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>Since 1993, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a> (The JIBC Foundation) has worked on behalf of JIBC to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools that impact student success. The Foundation is the recipient and steward of charitable donations and builds meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Chilliwack Foundation JIBC Chilliwack Campus JIBC Foundation Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:36:14 +0000 rchu 61426 at/ce8 New program addresses growing challenges facing public safety leaders https://www.google.com//ce8/news/new-program-addresses-growing-challenges-facing-public-safety-leaders <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 2, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_03MARCH_GCPSL_NR_400x250sm.jpg" alt="Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><em>NOTE:&nbsp; This program is currently on hold and is no longer accepting applications.</em></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has launched a new program for experienced public safety professionals who want to become more effective and resilient leaders in their field.</p> <p>The new, fully online Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership (GCPSL) will give public safety professionals from around the world the valuable opportunity to analyze, evaluate and develop strategies to address the personal and organizational impact of critical issues and trends in public safety leadership.</p> <p>※Public safety leaders must respond to increasing demands with limited resources, and also take into account global trends and issues,§ said Barb Kidd, Dean of JIBC*s School of Health, Community and Social Justice. ※Our new Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership has been designed to provide existing and aspiring public safety leaders with the skills, attitudes and insights to meet the complex organizational and interdisciplinary challenges they face.§&nbsp;</p> <p>This part-time, program can be completed in 16 months, allowing public safety professionals to serve their community and complete their professional development goals at the same time.&nbsp;</p> <p>Beyond simply learning theory, the program incorporates and builds upon a students* own professional experience in the field. Together with experienced instructors and other public safety professionals in their class, students will explore complex issues from various perspectives, and learn from each other*s unique, hands-on, real-life experiences.</p> <p>The program is open to professionals in Canada, the U.S., and around the world serving in various public safety agencies, including those in law enforcement, the fire service, paramedicine, allied health, corrections, sheriffs, court services, emergency management, social work and counselling.</p> <p>For more information about the program, visit the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-leadership/programs/new-graduate-certificate-public-safety-leadership">Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership</a> webpage.</p> <p><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/community_social_justice/images/cl/GCPSLInfographic_web_600.jpg" alt="GCPSL Graphic" width="594" height="450" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;">&nbsp;</span></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> GCPSL Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership Graduate Studies Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:42:11 +0000 rchu 61417 at/ce8 New simulator puts paramedic students in the driver's seat https://www.google.com//ce8/news/new-simulator-puts-paramedic-students-drivers-seat <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 24, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_02FEB_ParaDriverSim400x250.jpg" alt="New Driving Simuilator Donation to Paramedic Academy by MONCAR Simulators" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>JIBC Primary Care Paramedic students testing the new driving simulator with Anna Filipovic, Acting JIBC Paramedic Academy Regional Training Coordinator, Metro Delivery, and Tracy Campbell, Executive Director of The JIBC Foundation and Associate Director of JIBC's Office of Development.</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">A generous in-kind donation will give students in the Paramedic Academy at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) the opportunity to safely practice important driving skills at the New Westminster Campus.</p> <p>The new driving simulator generously provided by Alberto Montoto of MONCAR Simulators Ltd. incorporates one of the most advanced simulation systems available to provide a fully immersive, authentic driving experience. Drivers see the full field of view while in the simulator, which has three 20-inch high-definition monitors that provide the same viewing area as a vehicle*s windshield. Included in the simulator is a Canadian version of the street ready driving program comprised of various scenarios drivers can experience on the road.</p> <p>※JIBC Paramedic Academy students have the opportunity to work in a variety of communities and environments, and gaining essential driving skills to handle all sorts of road conditions is an important part of their education,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※We*re so appreciative of this donation, which will enhance the educational experience for our students at the New Westminster Campus.§</p> <p>※I am very proud to support B.C.*s most prominent provider of paramedic training with this donation of the simulator,§ said Alberto Montoto, CEO of MONCAR Simulators Ltd. ※Knowing that it*s going to have such a positive impact on the invaluable work of future paramedics is a great reward.§</p> <p>※Support from donors like Alberto is so important to helping JIBC students gain the skills and experience they need to help keep our communities safe,§ said Bernie Magnan, Chair of The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. ※It*s not an understatement to say that with his support, emergency responders and paramedics trained at JIBC will be even better prepared to support their communities.§</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</span></p> <p>For more than 20 years, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Alberto Montoto Driving Simulator JIBC Foundation MONCAR Simulators Ltd. New Westminster campus Paramedic Academy Primary Care Paramedic Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:43:59 +0000 rchu 61404 at/ce8 Help employers reduce the number of work-related road crashes https://www.google.com//ce8/news/help-employers-reduce-number-work-related-road-crashes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 22, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/ce8/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_RSAW-week-400.jpg" alt="RSAW Week 2016 Graphic" width="400" height="138" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>This year, the second annual&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://roadsafetyatwork.ca/road-safety-at-work-week/overview/" target="_blank"><em>Road Safety at Work Week</em></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;is focusing on "Employer Responsibility" to help employers in BC better understand their responsibilities to employees who drive for work. &nbsp;</p> <p>Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in BC. Twenty-four workers a year on average are killed and another 1,300 are injured due to motor vehicle crashes while driving for work. (Source:&nbsp;WorkSafeBC, 2010 to 2014).&nbsp;</p> <p>In&nbsp;<span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, requirements pertaining to workplace road safety are contained in provincial and federal Acts and Regulations. They identify the legal obligations of owners, employers, supervisors and drivers applicable to work-related driving.</p> <p>It is important that employers understand their role in workplace road safety - they have the same duty to ensure the safety of employees when they are behind the wheel as when they are in the office, on the shop floor or on a construction site.</p> <p>Employers are also responsible for employee safety whether the employee drives a company vehicle or their personal vehicle for work purposes.</p> <p>To help, Road Safety at Work has developed an online course,&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://roadsafetyatwork.ca/road-safety-at-work-week/online-course/" target="_blank">Know Your Responsibilities</a>, to provide employers with practical knowledge of relevant statutes, how they can satisfy requirements, and where they can access resources to help build and implement necessary measures and actions.</p> <p>There are also quizzes to test your knowledge, guides for running tailgate meetings and information sheets to distribute to employees available at&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://roadsafetyatwork.ca/" target="_blank">roadsafetyatwork.ca</a>.</p> <p><em>Road Safety at Work Week</em>&nbsp;is an annual event that provides an opportunity for BC workplaces to increase awareness about work-related road safety. Employers are encouraged to take this opportunity to commit to implementing safe driving-for-work policies and procedures for their workplace or improving existing ones.</p> <p>Follow @RoadSafeAtWork and use #RSAWWeek to join the conversation on social media.</p> <p><em>Road Safety at Work Week</em>&nbsp;is an initiative of&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://worksafebc.com/" target="_blank">WorkSafeBC</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="/ce8">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>, and a steering committee of road safety and occupational health and safety professionals from around BC representing various industries.</p> <h2><strong>Quotes</strong></h2> <p><strong>Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour,&nbsp;<span class="xn-person">Shirley Bond</span>&nbsp;-</strong></p> <p>Being in the workplace means being on the road for some British Columbians, so it is very important that employers in our province are aware of their responsibilities to their employees. I encourage employers to check out the many safety resources available to help them ensure that every worker gets home to their families safely at the end of the work day.</p> <p><strong>WorkSafeBC Industry and Labour Services Manager,&nbsp;<span class="xn-person">Mark Ordeman</span>&nbsp;-</strong></p> <p>We hope that employers, managers and supervisors will take advantage of the road safety resources available to them to improve their driving-for-work safety policies. Being proactive about road safety is smart business and it saves lives.</p> <h2><strong>Road Safety at Work Week Steering Committee Members</strong></h2> <p>The Road Safety at Work Week Steering Committee is a group of individuals representing employers and associations from across<span class="xn-location">British Columbia</span>. Members provide ideas and feedback to guide the development of Road Safety at Work Week campaigns.</p> <h2><strong>About WorkSafeBC</strong></h2> <p>WorkSafeBC is an independent provincial statutory agency governed by a board of directors that serves about 2.2 million workers and more than 215,000 employers. WorkSafeBC was born from the historic compromise between BC's workers and employers in 1917 where workers gave up the right to sue their employers and fellow workers for injuries on the job in return for a no-fault insurance program fully paid for by employers. WorkSafeBC is committed to safe and healthy workplaces and to providing return-to-work rehabilitation and legislated compensation benefits.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-right-bottom"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="220" height="288" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/RSAWweek2016_Poster85x11_Clr-200.jpg?1456161452" /> </div> </div> </div> Road Safety At Work Road Safety At Work Week RSAW WorkSafeBC Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:02:50 +0000 rchu 61402 at/ce8 2016 Winter Convocation celebrates the accomplishments of JIBC graduates https://www.google.com//ce8/news/2016-winter-convocation-celebrates-accomplishments-jibc-graduates <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 18, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_012FEB18_ConvocationProcession1400x250.jpg" alt="JIBC graduates at the Winter Convocation 2016" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) celebrated the achievements of more than 500 graduates and its honorary degree recipient, Gary Bass, at the Winter 2016 Convocation held at the New Westminster Campus February 18, 2016.</p> <p>※Convocation is an important milestone and a valuable opportunity for all of us to come together and recognize the dedication, effort and commitment you have shown to complete your studies at the Justice Institute of British Columbia,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO, in his address to graduates. ※Each of you graduating today is part of a vital, growing community who have gained the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to contribute to safer communities and a more just society.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_012FEB18_ConvocationHaida400x250.jpg" alt="2016 Winter Convocation Student Speaker Haida Siegmann, BPSA graduate" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Among the students recognized was Haida Siegmann, Captain of the Fire Prevention Office for the City of North Vancouver and a graduate of the Bachelor of Public Safety Administration who gave the student address at Convocation. In her remarks, she valued the unique education provided at JIBC that included many opportunities to study with students working in various disciplines from around the world.</p> <p>※JIBC graduates are a diverse group of students representing the School of Public Safety, the School of Health, Community and Social Justice, and the School of Criminal Justice and Security,§ she noted. ※This meshing of backgrounds and life experiences makes for some interesting courses, conversations and ultimately an educational opportunity that is unique and culturally stimulating as the communities that many of us live and work in. This aspect of a diverse education, for me, is my top takeaway from my &school days* over the last four years.§</p> <h3>Retired RCMP leader recognized with a JIBC honorary degree</h3> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_012FEB18_ConvocationGaryBass400x250.jpg" alt="Dr. Gary Bass JIBC Honorary Degree Recipient" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-recognize-service-law-enforcement-leader-honorary-degree">life-long dedication to justice and public safety by Gary Bass</a>, a 39-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), was also recognized at the Winter Convocation. Mr. Bass was conferred an honorary degree in recognition for his service, leadership in policing, and the many initiatives he led to reduce crime and champion real change in the criminal justice system.</p> <p>In his remarks to the graduates, Dr. Bass said, ※You are starting out on a great adventure. I can tell you from my experience that you can achieve anything you want to achieve and have the will to achieve. All you have to do is build on the reason you have chosen your profession and serve your communities in a way that meets the vision of JIBC: &to contribute to safer communities and a more just society.* Always have that in the back of your minds.§</p> <p>He added: ※Never forget that you are a crucial part of the criminal justice and community safety team that could not function without your involvement.§</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<strong style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> convocation Gary Bass honorary degree Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:04:12 +0000 rchu 61400 at/ce8 JIBC law enforcement students gain an international perspective while on exchange https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-law-enforcement-students-gain-international-perspective-while-exchange <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 18, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/WaterfordExchangeCollage5-400x225.jpg" alt="JIBC Waterford Institute of Technology LESD Student Exchange Collage" width="400" height="226" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Awesome. Exciting. Unforgettable. A voyage like no other. These are just some of the ways students in JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/lesd">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma</a> (LESD) program have described their experience spending a semester in Ireland.</p> <p>Since 2013, LESD students have had the opportunity to receive up to $4,000 in scholarships to participate in an international academic exchange at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland.</p> <p>In 2016, eligible LESD students can apply for two scholarships:</p> <ul> <li>The LESD International Exchange Scholarship, supported by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society and administered by the Victoria Foundation, and The JIBC Foundation;<u></u></li> <li>The <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/jim-and-vicki-chu-legacy-award">Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award</a>, supported by the Peter &amp; Joanne Brown Foundation.<u></u></li> </ul> <p>The application deadline for both awards is March 15.</p> <p>Connie Marginson and Jaymi Kuniss are the <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-students-gain-global-perspective-law-enforcement">most recent LESD students to spend their fall semester at Waterford</a>. Like previous LESD students, they blogged about their experience on the <a href="https://jibcstudentexchangewaterford.wordpress.com/">dedicated webpage about the program</a>. For both of them, their time overseas was a special chance to meet people from around the world, and gain new insights about criminal justice and law enforcement.</p> <p>※Looking back on the past months, I*ve enjoyed so much about this trip that I could talk endlessly about my time here,§ said Connie. ※I*ve learned so much about Irish history, culture and its people; it*s an experience that I*ll never forget.§</p> <p>※This has been an amazing opportunity and has taught me a lot,§ said Jaymi Kuniss. ※My advice for anyone who chooses to take part in the exchange program is to take advantage of everything Ireland has to offer, but provide yourself with balance. Adjusting to the curriculum was a bit of an obstacle, because the grading system is different, but if you pre-plan your trips and make sure you dedicate time to all of your assignments, you*ll be &grand,* as the Irish say!§</p> <p>Their experience echoes the feelings expressed by previous Waterford exchange students.</p> <p>※Meeting so many people and experiencing the culture of what Ireland has to offer, really pushed me to learn more about the world,§ said James Hopping, who went to Waterford in late 2013. ※It was not just the Irish people who helped make my experience so everlasting, it was also the international students. Meeting with them, hearing them talk about their own country, and in turn asking questions about Canada, was truly a unique experience.§</p> <p>LESD graduate Diana Hon said, ※I could write for days about the different things I have learned from this adventure, such as self-discoveries, building friendships, and expanding my independence, just to name a few.&nbsp; This opportunity allowed me to finish the LESD program with a ※bang§ and I cannot express enough gratitude for the people that have made this possible.§</p> <p>Christian Dungey, one of the first LESD students to participate in the exchange said, ※If I was presented with this opportunity again in the future, I would take it without any hesitation. Four and half months seem like a long time but it flew by so quickly and I had so much fun. It is something that I will take with me for the rest of my life.§</p> <p>The application deadline for the LESD International Exchange Scholarship and the <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/jim-and-vicki-chu-legacy-award">Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award</a> is March 15. For more information about the awards, visit JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships">Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships webpage</a>.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award Law Enforcement Studies Diploma LESD LESD International Exchange Scholarship student exchange Waterford Institute of Technology Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:07:39 +0000 rchu 61401 at/ce8 JIBC firefighting grads eager to teach and gain experience in Belize https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-firefighting-grads-eager-teach-and-gain-experience-belize <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 15, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_02FEB_OneWorldBelize-400x250.jpg" alt="2016 One World Scholars to Belize" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">JIBC firefighting graduates Sean Campbell, Jacob Woronuik, David Mathieson, Cody DiSalvo and Arseni Oursov are the 2016 One World Scholars supporting firefighting training in Belize</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><br /></em></p> <p>Five recent firefighting graduates from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) are supporting firefighting training in Belize.</p> <p>Graduates of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/fftc">Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate</a> (FFTC) program left Vancouver February 13, 2016 for a three-week deployment to support Lower Mainland firefighters from <a href="http://www.frita.ca/">Fire Rescue International Training Association</a> (FRITA) as they provide basic training for firefighters in Belize.</p> <p>For several years, JIBC has partnered with FRITA to provide firefighting graduates the opportunity to support emergency services personnel training in developing countries. The deployment is part of a special course called Fire Protection in the Global Community and is made possible through funding from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/international" target="_external">Irving K. Barber One World International Scholarship</a>&nbsp;administered by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca/" target="_external">Victoria Foundation</a>, and with additional financial support from JIBC.</p> <p>This year*s team includes graduates from the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Ontario. Each of them are eager to gain invaluable experience and also support firefighting training in a developing country.</p> <p>※Through this experience, I look forward to gaining an understanding of the difficulties emergency responders face in Belize and how they manage them,§ said Jacob Woronuik. ※I*m excited to share my experience and learn from this amazing opportunity we*ve been selected to participate in.§</p> <p>※I*m excited to have the opportunity to travel to Belize to learn about their culture and way of life, and learn about their firefighting program,§ said Arseni Oursov, 24, from Chilliwack. ※I*m going to take in as much information as possible.§</p> <p>※The opportunity to travel to Belize and work with firefighters from another country who share the same passion and love for the job will be a great experience,§ said 21-year old Sean Campbell.</p> <p>※I*m looking forward to working with and learning from the other recruits, and learn about their culture and customs,§ said David Mathieson, 27, an FFTC graduate from Victoria. ※I hope to take what I learn there and apply that knowledge as a firefighter back in Canada.§</p> <p>"I believe this trip will not only strengthen my motivation to become a firefighter, but will give me an amazing experience that will help me throughout my career and my life," said Cody DiSalvo from FFTC Class 3.</p> <p>The One World scholarship recipients will be documenting their experience online next month. To follow their activities during their deployment,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/theoneworldscholarship" target="_blank">visit the One World Scholarship &amp; Fire Protection in the Global Community Facebook page</a>.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Belize FFTC Fire & Safety Division Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate Fire Protection in the Global Community Fire Rescue International Training Association FRITA FSD JIBC Foundation One World Scholarship Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:33:03 +0000 rchu 61395 at/ce8 JIBC welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Schiffer to the Office of Indigenization https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-welcomes-dr-jeffrey-schiffer-office-indigenization <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 11, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_DrJeffreySchifferJIBC400x250.jpg" alt="Dr. Jeffrey Schiffer, Program Director, Office of Indigenization" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Schiffer as the new Program Director of the Office of Indigenization.&nbsp;</p> <p>※Dr. Schiffer brings broad experience in supporting Aboriginal communities through his applied work with individuals, groups and communities,§ said Dr. Laureen Styles, Vice President Academic. ※We*re delighted to have him join us as we move forward our strategic goal of supporting the education and training needs of Aboriginal learners.§&nbsp;</p> <p>Through JIBC*s Indigenization Plan, the Institute has continued to strengthen its commitment to understanding the historical, social and economic conditions of Indigenous populations, and foster respect and understanding of the cultures, traditions, languages and protocols of Indigenous people. <a href="/ce8/about-jibc/office-indigenization">Various initiatives and activities have been launched</a> over the years to realize the Plan*s overarching objectives, which include ensuring culturally appropriate education and services are available for Aboriginal learners.&nbsp;</p> <p>※It*s an honour to join JIBC and have the opportunity to support the advancement of the Institute*s Indigenization Plan,§ said Dr. Schiffer. ※I*m particularly excited about the completion of JIBC*s new Aboriginal Gathering Place, which will serve as a welcoming space for teaching, learning, exchange and innovation.§ &nbsp;</p> <p>Prior to joining JIBC, Dr. Schiffer served as a Special Projects Officer at the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society. He was responsible for the award-winning Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness Program, which he co-founded and supervised. &nbsp;</p> <p>His previous experience includes work with the Tsawwassen First Nation, various roles at The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution.&nbsp;</p> <p>He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Focus Foundation and The Federation of BC Youth in Care Network, and is also an instructor in the Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy &amp; Complex Trauma Certificate Program, which is offered through JIBC*s School of Health, Community and Social Justice.</p> <p>Of M谷tis ancestry, Dr. Schiffer was born and raised on Coast Salish territory in Vancouver. He holds a bachelor*s degree in Anthropology from UBC and a Master of Arts and PhD in Anthropology and Education from Columbia University.&nbsp;</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Aboriginal learners Aboriginal student services Dr. Jeffrey Schiffer indigenization Office of Indigenization Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:42:09 +0000 rchu 61391 at/ce8 JIBC to recognize service of law enforcement leader with honorary degree https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-recognize-service-law-enforcement-leader-honorary-degree <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 10, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2016_02FEBGaryBass400x250.jpg" alt="Gary Bass 2016 Winter Convocation Honorary Degree Recipient" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will present a Doctor of Laws degree, <em>honoris causa</em>, to Gary Bass, a 39-year veteran in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), in recognition for his community service and contributions to justice and public safety in Canada.</p> <p>※It*s with great respect and appreciation that we recognize with an honorary degree Mr. Bass* steadfast commitment to safer communities and a more just society,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. ※He served as an exemplary leader in policing, having led initiatives that reduced crime and also championed real change in the criminal justice system. And since retiring from policing, he has continued to lead a paradigm shift in what law enforcement can do to protect our communities. His dedication to public service is an inspiration to many future leaders educated at JIBC.§</p> <p>Originally from New Brunswick, Mr. Bass served with the RCMP in various communities across Canada. He spent much of his career involved in investigations solving major crimes, homicide, terrorism and organized crime. He was an expert court witness on topics including drug trafficking, organized crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs and major case management.</p> <p>He retired in May 2011 as the RCMP*s Deputy Commissioner for Canada West, responsible for RCMP operations in the three northern territories, the Prairie Provinces and British Columbia. Prior to that, he was the Commanding Officer for ※E§ Division RCMP (BC) and Deputy Commissioner for Pacific Region, BC and the Yukon.</p> <p>He has been recognized throughout his career receiving two Commissioner*s Commendations, one from the U.S. Under Secretary to the Navy; two Commanding Officer*s Commendations; the RCMP Long Service Medal; Queen*s Jubilee Medal; Officer of the Order of Merit for Police Forces; and two awards from the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia: Outstanding Service and Meritorious Service.</p> <p>Mr. Bass continues to serve his community as a member of the Board of Governors of Commissionaires BC; a board member of VisionQuest Recovery Society; a board member for the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and a member of the Board of Governors for E-Comm 9-1-1, Emergency Communications for British Columbia.</p> <p>He also served on the Premier of British Columbia*s Blue Ribbon Panel for Crime Reduction, which made recommendations to the Premier last year on changes to the criminal justice system in B.C.</p> <p>The 2016 Winter Convocation ceremony will recognize more than 500 graduates who have completed certificates, diplomas and degrees at JIBC, with more than 600 graduands, family and friends in attendance at the New Westminster Campus.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<strong style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px;">&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> convocation Gary Bass honorary degree RCMP Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:18:42 +0000 rchu 61390 at/ce8 JIBC alumni have an opportunity to provide important feedback https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-alumni-have-opportunity-provide-important-feedback <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 12, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Recent Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) graduates have the opportunity to provide important feedback about the quality of their education.</p> <p>As part of the BC Student Outcomes Research Forum, about 900 JIBC graduates who completed a diploma or certificate program in 2014/15 (excluding short certificate students), will be asked to complete a survey by phone or email. The annual questionnaire includes a core set of questions based on four major themes:</p> <ul> <li>Student employment outcomes;</li> <li>Student satisfaction;</li> <li>Ratings of programs;</li> <li>Further education.</li> </ul> <p>※These survey results are very important for JIBC to help us gauge the relevance and effectiveness of our programs for our students and are an integral part of our reporting to the Ministry of Advanced Education,§ said Dr. Laureen Styles, JIBC*s Vice-President, Academic. ※We hope JIBC graduates will take the time to provide their important feedback.§</p> <p>Students will be contacted by phone or email by Advanis Inc., which has the contract to conduct the survey on behalf of BC Stats, and residential phones will display the caller as ※BC Stats.§&nbsp; Information about Advanis is available at <a href="http://www.advanis.net/" target="_external">www.advanis.net</a>&nbsp;and students with questions can contact Advanis directly at 1.866.820.5163 and quote reference code ※3294.§&nbsp; The survey period will extend until the end of June 2016.</p> <p>For information about the survey, please visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://outcomes.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/" target="_external">Student Outcomes Survey website</a>.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> BC Student Outcomes Survey Institutional Research Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:52:25 +0000 rchu 61380 at/ce8 JIBC showcases its latest applications of educational technology https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-showcases-its-latest-applications-educational-technology-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 17, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_DemoFestCollage400x200sm.jpg" alt="2015 JIBC DemoFest Collage" width="400" height="200" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Educational technology has an important role in improving and expanding access to the education and training provided by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).</p> <p>A dozen examples illustrating how JIBC has incorporated new technology and teaching tools were on display at the <a href="https://teltjibc.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/demofest-guide-2015-cs5.pdf">third annual JIBC DemoFest</a> organized by JIBC*s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) earlier this month.</p> <p>※Each year, we continue to find new ways to use technology to create effective, interactive, student-centred courses,§ said Dr. Tannis Morgan, Associate Dean of CTLI. ※We are very fortunate to have staff and faculty across JIBC who have a strong desire to be innovative and explore new ways of providing the important education and training they provide.§</p> <p>In addition to expanding use of multimedia and video-conferencing in JIBC courses, instructors have used a variety of authoring tools to allow students and clients from across B.C. and around the world to access needed public safety education and training.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/RSAW_WDSC_NR_400x250Thumbnail.jpg" alt="Winter Driving Safety Course" width="444" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>For example, the award-winning <a href="http://roadsafetyatwork.jibc.ca/courses/winter-driving-safety/">Winter Driving Safety Course</a> developed and managed by JIBC for Road Safety at Work with WorkSafeBC uses WordPress and other tools to provide the practical skills and knowledge for employers, supervisors and managers to integrate winter driving safety into an organization*s overall road safety program.</p> <p>WordPress also serves as the backbone for the <a href="https://adrp.jibc.ca/">Aboriginal Disaster Resiliency Planning Guide</a>, which was created to support community-level disaster resilience planning in Aboriginal communities across Canada.</p> <p>A variety of tools such as Storyline and Blackboard have been applied in an number of customized courses for students and clients, such as</p> <ul> <li>JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-conflict-resolution/courses/workplace-bullying">new online Workplace Bullying course</a>; </li> <li>A course for Emergency Management BC that provides Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) training for provincial government employees; and </li> <li>A course for child protection workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development.</li> </ul> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014_10OCT_JIBCopentextbooks1-400x250v2sm.jpg" alt="JIBC Open Textbooks" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>JIBC has also supported increased access to post-secondary education with two instructors publishing open textbooks available through <a href="http://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/">B.C.*s Open Textbook initiative</a>. Earlier this year, Steve McCartney, Coordinator, of the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma Program, published <a href="http://open.bccampus.ca/2015/03/24/ethics-in-law-enforcement/">the first Criminology open textbook in the BC Open Textbook Collection</a>. And in August, JIBC instructor Tara Horkoff published the <a href="http://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?uuid=8d415c45-41da-4c9d-8c9d-ab66bbdd359c&amp;contributor=&amp;keyword=&amp;subject=">first Canadian edition of Writing for Success</a>, which has since been used by instructors in other post-secondary institutions in B.C.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/Agora_Tablet-400x250sm.jpg" alt="(Flickr photo by Alan Levine under a Creative Commons license)" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>(<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/albums/72157655602645718" target="_blank">Flickr photo by Alan Levine</a>&nbsp;under a Creative Commons license)</em></p> <p>JIBC*s reputation for innovation has continued to grow, leading to various projects with other post-secondary institutions. For example, in July, <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-supports-student-centred-mobile-learning-universidad-de-guadalajara">CTLI started delivery of a customized professional development program for more than 300 instructors in Mexico</a>. The program at the Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG) was a six-month program to help the university*s professors integrate new student-centred mobile-learning strategies into their courses.</p> <p>※For an institution of our size, there is a remarkable amount of innovative work being done to increase accessibility and effectiveness of the specialized education we provide on campus and online,§ said Dr. Morgan. ※The interest by our instructors and the support from donors, clients and stakeholders is what makes all this possible and is greatly appreciated.§</p> <p>For more information about the educational technology showcased at the event, <a href="http://bit.ly/JI-CTLIblog">visit the CTLI blog</a>.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> applied learning Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation CTLI DemoFest Thu, 17 Dec 2015 18:59:38 +0000 rchu 61362 at/ce8 JIBC to honour former Premier Bill Bennett https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honour-former-premier-bill-bennett <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 8, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all its campuses to honour the life of former Premier Bill Bennett who <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bill-bennett-died-1.3351863">passed away December 3 at the age of 83</a>.</p> <p>During his tenure as the 27<sup>th</sup> Premier of B.C. from 1976 to 1986, his government brought the 1986 World Exposition (Expo 86) to Vancouver, and launched the construction of the Coquihalla Highway, Skytrain, the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, the Alex Fraser Bridge, and the development of Whister Resort to name just a few.</p> <p>Premier Bennett also played a key role in the establishment of JIBC, signing the order-in-council in April 1978 that designated JIBC as a unique public post-secondary educational institution focused on providing education and training for public safety professionals.</p> <p>A <a href="http://www.orderofbc.gov.bc.ca/members/obc-2007/2007-bill-bennett/">2007 recipient of the Order of BC</a>, Premier Bennett also received an <a href="/ce8/student-services/convocation/honorary-degree-recipients/past-honorary-degree-recipients">honorary degree from JIBC in 201</a>1 in recognition for<span>&nbsp;his commitment to public service</span>.</p> <p>Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO, said, ※On behalf of JIBC, I want to express my sincere condolences to Premier Bennett*s family and friends on his passing.§</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span><strong style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> half-mast Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19:48:47 +0000 rchu 61346 at/ce8 New winter driving safety course available for employers and supervisors https://www.google.com//ce8/news/new-winter-driving-safety-course-available-employers-and-supervisors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 7, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/RSAW_WDSC_NR_400x250Thumbnail.jpg" alt="2015 Winter Driving Safety Course Graphic" width="444" height="250" /></p> <p>Just in time for winter, anyone who supervises, manages or employs people who drive during the winter for work can now complete a free, <a href="http://roadsafetyatwork.jibc.ca/courses/winter-driving-safety/" target="_blank">online micro-learning module about winter driving safety</a>.</p> <p>It is the first in a series of online learning modules that will be developed by JIBC*s award winning online education team in conjunction with <a href="https://roadsafetyatwork.ca/">Road Safety At Work</a>, an initiative managed by JIBC and funded by WorkSafeBC, to help employers improve the safety of workers who drive for work or who work at the roadside.</p> <p>The module has already won two awards for excellence in interactive media production from <a href="https://www.horizoninteractiveawards.com/">Horizon Interactive Awards.</a></p> <p><strong>Advancing both public and road safety</strong></p> <p>※Our goal is to help employers reduce the number of work-related crashes, injuries and deaths in BC,§ says Joanna Wyatt, managing director of Road Safety At Work. ※Given that online courses are a cost-effective way to deliver accurate and relevant road safety information to BC employers and JIBC*s expertise in online course development, the partnership is a perfect fit.§</p> <p>Over the next three years, JIBC will produce 10 more 30-to-60 minute online micro-learning modules on various occupational road safety topics. Each will cover one of the essentials of a road safety program, explain how to develop and implement key processes, or, like the winter driving safety course, address a specific road safety issue.</p> <p class="06BodyCalibri11">※The online micro-learning courses will provide practical and engaging training to introduce learners to the tools and resources available on<a href="https://roadsafetyatwork.ca/"> roadsafetyatwork.ca </a>or <a href="http://www.shiftintowinter.ca/">shiftintowinter.ca</a>, show them how to apply the information and use the tools, and encourage them to revisit the site over and over afterwards,§ says Wyatt.</p> <p class="06BodyCalibri11"><strong>Why winter driving safety first</strong></p> <p>※We chose to focus on winter driving safety first because winter is the deadliest time of year [1]on BC roads,§ says Wyatt. ※Roads can be icy, and driving snow, pounding rain and dense fog can limit visibility.</p> <p>Too many drivers aren*t prepared, don*t recognize the risks or simply don*t slow down and adjust their driving to match road conditions.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lOzD4xY-UxY?rel=0&amp;autoplay=0" width="670" height="402" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Next up is&nbsp;<em>Know your responsibilities to employees who drive for work</em>. Watch for it in February 2016.&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr size="1" /> <div> <p>[1] ICBC reports that the number of crashes in which someone is killed or injured from driving too fast for conditions doubles from 114 in October to 222 in December. Similarly, WorkSafeBC counts more lost-time claims for workers injured in motor vehicle crashes from October to February than during the rest of the year.</p> <div class="news-left-content clearfix"> <h2><span>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a><span>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;</span><a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a><span>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/" target="_external">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a><span>&nbsp;contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Road Safety At Work RSAW Shift into Winter Winter Driving Safety Course WorkSafeBC Fri, 04 Dec 2015 23:02:44 +0000 rchu 61344 at/ce8 JIBC honours National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-national-day-remembrance-and-action-violence-against-women <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 4, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/6DEC_ENG_400x250.jpg" alt="2015 National Day of Remembrance and Action o Violence Against Women" width="400" height="200" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Over the weekend, JIBC flags will be flying at half-mast in memory of the 14 young women who were singled out because of their gender and murdered on December 6, 1989 at l'谷cole Polytechnique de Montr谷al.</p> <p>Nearly all of these young women were engineering students and were at various stages of their studies and careers:</p> <ul> <li>Genevi豕ve Bergeron, 21, second-year engineering student;</li> <li>H谷l豕ne Colgan, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Nathalie Croteau, 23, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Barbara Daigneault, 22, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Anne-Marie Edward, 21, chemical engineering student;</li> <li>Maud Haviernick, 29, second-year metallurgical engineering student;</li> <li>Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, 31, first-year nursing student who arrived in Montreal from Poland with her husband in 1987;</li> <li>Maryse Lagani豕re, 25, budget clerk in the finance department of 谷cole Polytechnique;</li> <li>Maryse Leclair, fourth-year metallurgy student;</li> <li>Anne-Marie Lemay, 22, fourth-year mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Sonia Pelletier, 28, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Mich豕le Richard, 21, second-year metallurgical engineering student;</li> <li>Annie St-Arneault, graduating mechanical engineering student;</li> <li>Annie Turcotte, 20, first-year metallurgical engineering student.</li> </ul> <p>In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.</p> <p>JIBC is committed to providing first responders, counsellors, social workers and other frontline justice and public safety professionals, with the knowledge and skills needed to help eliminate violence against women and provide support to victims through its educational programs and applied research.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></p> <h2><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;">; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</span></h2> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-right-bottom"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="200" height="259" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/6dec-enVERT200.jpg?1449267181" /> </div> </div> </div> 谷cole Polytechnique flags half-mast National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Fri, 04 Dec 2015 22:12:23 +0000 rchu 61343 at/ce8 Leadership program developed in partnership with JIBC and BC Housing wins gold for training excellence https://www.google.com//ce8/news/leadership-program-developed-partnership-jibc-and-bc-housing-wins-gold-training-excellence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 2, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_12DEC2_CLIP-AWARD_v2crop-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Centre for Leadership Team CLIP Award 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Deanna Heggie, Program Planner and Jennifer Jasper, Program Manager in the Centre for Leadership with Barb Kidd, Dean of the School of Health, Community and Social Justice, and Kent Highnam, Program Director in the School of Health, Community and Social Justice with the Gold Award from the Institute for Performance and Learning.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A leadership program for BC Housing developed in partnership with the Justice Institute of British Columbia has won a Gold Award from the <a href="http://performanceandlearning.ca/">Institute for Performance and Learning</a> (IPL).</p> <p>The Competencies in Leadership 每 an Integrated Program (CLIP) received the <a href="https://performanceandlearning.ca/awards/">Gold Canadian Award for Training Excellence</a> at the IPL*s annual conference held in Toronto from November 18-20, 2015.</p> <p>The program was developed and implemented through JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/leadership">Centre for Leadership</a> and provides an experiential, technology-enhanced leadership development program for leaders within BC Housing.</p> <p>CLIP received high marks from the awards committee, which evaluated the program*s originality, its value of to the organization, the learner experience, and application of IPL*s Competencies for Training and Development Professionals?.</p> <p>Using a blended learning approach, CLIP employs:</p> <ul> <li>A Blackboard-based eLearning portal to engage learners and develop foundational knowledge; </li> <li><a href="/ce8/programs-courses/simulations-jibc">Workshops immersing leaders in training scenarios using JIBC*s PRAXIS training simulation technology</a>; </li> <li>BC Housing*s award-winning PRISM coaching program; and </li> <li>Workplace triads that propel learners to apply the skills they gain in the real world.</li> </ul> <p>Barb Kidd, JIBC*s Dean of the School of Health, Community and Social Justice, and Kent Highnam, Program Director for the Centres for Leadership and Conflict Resolution, were on hand at the IPL awards night to receive the award.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/CLIP_Award-400x250.jpg" alt="CLIP Gold Award 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>※It*s an honour that CLIP is recognized for the innovative and effective leadership training it has provided to so many leaders in BC Housing,§ said Kidd. ※This award reflects the efforts of the exceptional team of instructors and staff in the Centre for Leadership that have been critical to the program*s success.§</p> <p>※Senior executives from BC Housing are very pleased with the impact of CLIP, which has been instrumental in expanding the capabilities of its leaders, and spurring innovation and collaboration within the organization,§ said Highnam. ※We are very proud of CLIP, which is a meaningful example of the customized leadership education we can provide for both public and private organizations.§</p> <p><a href="/ce8/leadership">Visit the Centre for Leadership*s webpage</a> for more information about JIBC*s applied leadership courses, programs, and to learn about the kind of customized contract training it provides.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/146658468" width="670" height="377" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> BC Housing Centre for Leadership CLIP Competencies in Leadership - an Integrated Program Gold Canadian Award for Training Excellence The Institute for Performance and Learning Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:48:06 +0000 rchu 61340 at/ce8 Donors recognized for giving to student success at JIBC Foundation event https://www.google.com//ce8/news/donors-recognized-giving-student-success-jibc-foundation-event <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV26_DonorEvent1-400x250.jpg" alt="JIBC Foundation Donor Appreciation Event 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko; Bernard Magnan, Board Chair of The JIBC Foundation; JIBC Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate student Taylor McLoughlin; Law Enforcement Studies Diploma graduate Shauntelle Nichols; Qayqayt First Nation Chief Rhonda Larrabee; JIBC donors John and Beverley Carl; and Tim Manning, RBC Regional Vice President, Commercial Financial Services at The JIBC Foundation 2015 Donor Appreciation Event.</em><em><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;(Photo by&nbsp;Ken Kajiwara Photography)</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">A program building first responder capacity in Aboriginal communities; new technologies and equipment being used by JIBC law enforcement and paramedic students; awards and bursaries helping students realize their goals of a career in public safety.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">These are just a few examples how donors have contributed to building safer communities and a more just society, which were showcased at this year*s donor appreciation event hosted by The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation).</p> <p>Bernie Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation, said at the event, ※For me, personally, it is very rewarding to experience the effect of our work and see how it impacts others. Tonight is our opportunity to say thank you to all of you: our donors, supporters, advocates and ambassadors. You have made a significant impact on the lives of our students in so many ways.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV26_DonorEvent2RBC-400x250sm.jpg" alt="RBC Cheque Presentation at 2015 Donor Appreciation Event" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><span style="text-align: center;">Tim Manning,&nbsp;</span><em style="text-align: center;">RBC Regional Vice President, Commercial Financial Services (second from the left) presents a $40,000 cheque to The JIBC Foundation. &nbsp;At the presentation was Bernard Magnan (far left), Jodie Marshall (third from left); Kathy Harms, Director, Health Sciences Division (fourth from left); Tracy Campbell, and Dr. Michel Tarko.&nbsp;<span>&nbsp;(Photo by&nbsp;</span><span>Ken Kajiwara Photography)</span></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Tim Manning, RBC*s Regional Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, was in attendance and presented a $40,000 cheque to The JIBC Foundation <a href="/ce8/news/aboriginal-first-responder-numbers-growing-bc">to support JIBC*s Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Responder (FEMR) program for a third consecutive year</a>. Supported by RBC since the pilot, the FEMR program was designed to provide a cost-effective and efficient way to increase the standard of care and first responder capabilities in rural and remote Aboriginal communities in B.C.</p> <p>※We are very proud to support this vital project by providing tools and resources for tomorrow*s heroes,§ he said. ※These students are truly making a difference in their communities, and actually saving lives. For us, that*s why giving matters.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV26_DonorEvent3Shauntelle-400x250sm.jpg" alt="JIBC Grad Shauntelle Nichols at the Donor Appreciation Event" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Shauntelle Nichols, a graduate of JIBC's Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program, shared her experience at the Donor Appreciation Event.<span>&nbsp;(Photo by&nbsp;</span><span>Ken Kajiwara Photography)</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Each year, hundreds of students receive financial support from awards and bursaries established by donors. Among the students expressing their appreciation to JIBC*s donors was Shauntelle Nichols, a graduate of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/lesd">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma</a>, who has benefited from student bursaries, including the <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/minerva-foundation-award-aboriginal-women">Minerva Foundation Award for Aboriginal Women</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">※To attend JIBC, I quit my job and I moved my two-year-old daughter and myself away from every support I knew. I sold everything and had little,§ she said. ※But I knew what I wanted; I wanted to work hard and give my all. I had no idea how, financially, I was going to make it through the law enforcement diploma, but I knew I had to follow my dream. The financial help and support from donors allowed me to focus on my studies and perform to the best of my abilities. It would be impossible for me to be where I am today without donors believing in me. Thank you again to donors for the support and opportunity to keep hope alive.§</p> <p>While JIBC donors establish student awards and bursaries for various reasons, very often, the long-term impact of an award for students can be immeasurable. At the event, Beverley Carl, shared her experience meeting with Matt Brown, the first recipient of the Beverley and John Carl Award, which was <a href="/ce8/news/gift-heart">established as the couple*s way to show appreciation to the paramedics that saved her life a few years ago</a>.</p> <p>※Matt said to me, which made it all worthwhile, &By receiving your award, you*ve validated what I want to do.*&nbsp; We set the criteria for the award, and he met the criteria, but now he also feels he*s made the right choice. That*s the kind of thing we are hoping to reinforce. That means so much to me, to see the value of the award is more than just financial.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV26_DonorEvent3HelpAHeroTree-400x250sm.jpg" alt="JIBC Help-a-Hero Campaign Tree at the Donor Appreciation Event" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>&nbsp;(Photo by&nbsp;Ken Kajiwara Photography)</em></p> <p>At the event, The JIBC Foundation also launched its holiday Help-A-Hero Campaign. Donations made to the campaign will directly impact the lives of JIBC students through JIBC*s student bursary program. Donors who contribute to the campaign will be recognized with an ornament that includes their name, which will be displayed on The JIBC Foundation holiday tree at the New Westminster Campus.</p> <p>To donate, <a href="/ce8/donate">visit tỷ số bóng đá hôm nay www.kingdomconcrete.net/donate</a>. Thank you for being the one giving to student success.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WTyzu9twVN0?rel=0&amp;autoplay=0" width="670" height="402" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><object class="video-filter video-flickr_slideshows vf-justiceinstitute vf-72157659567691563" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="flashvars" value="&amp;offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157659567691563%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157659567691563%2F&amp;set_id=72157659567691563&amp;jump_to=" /> </object> </p> <p>We gratefully acknowledge and give thanks to the sponsors of the 2015 Donor Appreciation Event: Corporate Classics Caterers, Gordon Food Service, Inn at the Quay, Safeway (Royal Square Mall, New Westminster), Starbucks.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</span></p> <p>Since 1993,&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has worked on behalf of JIBC to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools that impact student success. The Foundation is the recipient and steward of charitable donations and builds meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> Donor Appreciation Event JIBC Foundation RBC Tim Manning Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:38:18 +0000 rchu 61339 at/ce8 JIBC breaks ground on new Aboriginal Gathering Place https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-breaks-ground-new-aboriginal-gathering-place <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 17, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV16_AboriginalGatheringPlaceBlessing400x250sm.jpg" alt="JIBC Aboriginal Gathering Place Blessing (October 2015)" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko; Laureen Styles, JIBC Vice-President, Academic; Chief&nbsp;Rhonda Larrabee of the&nbsp;Qayqayt First Nation; Squamish Elder Audrey Rivers; Bridget Malcom,&nbsp;Aboriginal Student Advisor; Tina Dion, JIBC Governor; M谷tis Elder Phillip Gladue, and Peter Kingston, JIBC Vice-President, Finance and Administration were in attendance of an Aboriginal ground blessing ceremony for JIBC's new Aboriginal Gathering Place.</em><span><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <div><span class="fieldData"><br /></span></div> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) broke ground today on a new dedicated gathering place where students, staff and faculty can appreciate and honour Aboriginal traditions.</p> <p>The 821-square-foot space has been designed to enhance support services for JIBC*s Aboriginal students and also serve as a venue where non-Aboriginal students, staff and faculty can deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Aboriginal history and culture.</p> <p>With $600,000 in funding from the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, the Aboriginal Gathering Place at the New Westminster Campus is scheduled to open in March 2016.</p> <p>※Gathering places provide a welcoming environment for Aboriginal students§ said Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson. ※Our investment in gathering places throughout the province, including the Justice Institute of British Columbia, allows Aboriginal students to celebrate their heritage in an environment that will support their post-secondary studies.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV16_AboriginalGatheringPlaceBlessing3-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Aboriginal Gathering Place Ground Blessing October 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Tina Dion, member of JIBC's Board of Governors, and Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC, participate in an Aboriginal ground blessing on the site of the Aboriginal Gathering Place at the New Westminster Campus scheduled to open in March 2016.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On October 19 at the site of the new Aboriginal Gathering Place, an Aboriginal ground blessing was conducted, led by JIBC Elder-in-Residence Audrey Rivers from the Squamish First Nation, JIBC Elder-in-Residence Phillip Gladue (M谷tis), JIBC Governor Tina Dion, and Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC.</p> <p>At the blessing, President Tarko, who is of M谷tis descent, noted the importance and value of having a dedicated space for Aboriginal students where they can feel supported, and can participate in their Aboriginal traditions on campus.</p> <p>※While I was studying at UBC, it was comforting to have a place like the First Nations Longhouse on campus. I am very happy we will soon be able to provide a similar venue where First Nations, M谷tis and Inuit students, staff and faculty can gather and support one another, and share our traditions and customs with non-Aboriginal students,§ he said. ※I*m confident that this additional support for our Aboriginal students will help them excel in their courses and programs at JIBC.§</p> <p>At the blessing, JIBC Governor Tina Dion emphasized the importance of having a space on campus where Aboriginal students can feel welcomed and at home.</p> <p>※This gathering place will be key support for Aboriginal students who come to JIBC,§ she said. ※To have a space where they can meet Elders and fellow Aboriginal students will go a long way to helping them succeed in their studies, build rewarding careers in public and community safety, and ultimately support their community.§</p> <p>Dr. Richard Vedan, Associate Professor Emeritus in UBC*s School of Social Work and a member of JIBC*s Aboriginal Education Advisory Council noted, ※The Gathering Place will show to potential program applicants and recruits that there is a place for them at JIBC and it will serve as a visual representation of JIBC's commitment to serving Aboriginal students and their communities.§</p> <p>Government has funded $15 million since 2008 toward the creation of 31 Aboriginal Gathering Places at public post-secondary institutions that reflect Aboriginal culture. Gathering places are designed to provide a welcoming environment for the growing number of Aboriginal students on campuses all over B.C.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></p> <h2><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;">; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</span></h2> </div> </div> </div> Aboriginal Gathering Place Aboriginal student services Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:33:59 +0000 rchu 61329 at/ce8 JIBC contributes to the creation of a national roadmap for paramedic training in Singapore https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-contributes-creation-national-roadmap-paramedic-training-singapore <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 16, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV16_Singapore400x250sm.jpg" alt="October 2015 Signing of MOU in Singapore" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>In mid-October, the Singapore government announced the launch of the National Paramedic Training and Education Roadmap, which provides multiple opportunities for paramedics to pursue professional upgrading and deepen their industry-relevant skills and knowledge.</p> <p>Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC, and Barb Kidd, Dean of JIBC*s School of Health, Community and Social Justice, were on hand to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the collaboration between paramedic employers in Singapore and educational institutions helping students advance their skills.</p> <p>Organizations involved in the new initiative include the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the Institute of Technical Education, Nanyang Polytechnic University, SIM University and JIBC.</p> <p>※We value the strong relationship we*ve developed in Singapore since JIBC helped launch the paramedic training program for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in 1996,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC. ※Over the years, our relationship has strengthened and resulted in the co-development in 2012 of the Diploma in Health Sciences (Emergency Medical Services) for SAF members. Working with our educational partners in Singapore, we are proud to be involved in the expansion of paramedic education in Singapore with the launch of the new roadmap.§</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV16_SingaporeRoadmap-400x250.jpg" alt="Singapore Paramedic Roadmap" width="400" height="283" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Under the new roadmap, paramedics with basic Emergency Medical Technician certification will be able to upgrade their qualifications up to an Advanced Diploma in Paramedicine from Nanyang University or a Bachelor*s Degree with a minor in paramedicine from SIM University. As part of the requirements of the degree program, students will take a number of online JIBC courses in paramedicine and public safety.</p> <p>The SAF's Chief of the Medical Corps COL (Dr.) Tang Kong Choong affirmed the value of the roadmap to the SAF. He said, ※Paramedics are our first responders in providing emergency medical and health care, and play a crucial role in the SAF's operations. They are also teachers and mentors for our medics who provide frontline medical support for the SAF. Their professional development is a key priority for the SAF. We are delighted to be able to establish a long-term, professional programme which strengthens the competencies of our paramedics to better equip them with the medical knowledge and practical skills to support the SAF's wide range of operations.§</p> <p>On the close partnership between the SAF and the SCDF, the SCDF's Chief Medical Officer COL (Dr) Ng Yih Yng said, ※The SCDF welcomes the launch of this roadmap with the SAF as it will enhance the paramedic profession in Singapore and promote lifelong learning. This educational roadmap creates a flexible career track that provides many entry points for our SCDF paramedics to master life-saving skills in fulfilling their passion to help others.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MknJpYJuqHY?rel=0&amp;autoplay=0" width="670" height="402" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;"><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;">; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</span></h2> </div> </div> </div> international Office of International Affairs Paramedic Academy paramedic training School of Health Community and Social Justice Singapore Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:41:45 +0000 rchu 61326 at/ce8 The JIBC Foundation recognizes the generosity and support of donors on National Philanthropy Day https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-foundation-recognizes-generosity-and-support-donors-national-philanthropy-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 12, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_WendyLisogar-Cocchia-Golf400x250sm.jpg" alt="Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia with paramedic students at the 2015 Women's Media Golf Classic" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Making a difference: JIBC honorary degree recipient Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia with&nbsp;JIBC Paramedic Academy students volunteering at the 2015&nbsp;Annual Women's Media Golf Classic in support of&nbsp;The Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation</em></p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) is pleased to recognize National Philanthropy Day<sup>?</sup> and the positive role philanthropy plays in our world. The JIBC Foundation salutes all the individuals, corporations and organizations that voluntarily give of their time, talent and treasure to nourish, develop, and enhance causes that benefit society.</p> <p>National Philanthropy Day<sup>?</sup> is a grassroots movement to increase public interest and awareness of the importance of philanthropy. It is the day thousands of people in communities across North America recognize the countless ways philanthropy positively affects our world. In 2012, the Minister of Canadian Heritage declared November 15th National Philanthropy Day<sup>?</sup>, making Canada the first country in the world to officially recognize it. Since then, National Philanthropy Day<sup>?</sup> has grown as a day to celebrate the selfless actions and generous contributions of donors, volunteers, foundations, corporations, and other community leaders engaged in making a difference.</p> <p>For over 20 years, The JIBC Foundation has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. For example, with the support of donors, <a href="/ce8/news/aboriginal-first-responder-numbers-growing-bc">Aboriginal students from rural and remote communities are receiving vital pre-hospital emergency medical training</a>, and JIBC paramedic students can <a href="/ce8/news/prospera-credit-union-funds-vital-training-equipment-jibc-paramedic-students">use to the latest infant patient training simulation equipment</a>. And <a href="/ce8/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships">numerous scholarships, awards and bursaries</a> provide financial support for JIBC students realizing their dream of a career keeping communities safe.</p> <p>※It is amazing to directly experience the effect of our work, and to see how it impacts others 〞 those who are recipients of gifts, and those who make a difference through their generosity of spirit,§ says Bernie Magnan, chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※As we pause to celebrate philanthropy on this particular day, we urge everyone to embrace philanthropy and be philanthropic in your own way. On behalf of The JIBC Foundation, thank you for your part in making JIBC a stronger and generous community.§</p> <p>Giving is part of the DNA of respected B.C. business leaders and long-time JIBC supporters Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and husband Sergio Cocchia, who were recognized in 2011 with an honorary degree from JIBC.</p> <p>※Philanthropy means giving with a desire to make our communities and our world a better place to live, work, and play,§ says Lisogar-Cocchia. ※We see a need for change and find ways to improve the quality of life for others. For us, philanthropy creates hope, passion and inspires others to take action and bring about change to causes close to their hearts.§</p> <p>The JIBC Foundation benefits enormously from the generosity and meaningful gestures of community partners, donors, and staff that support JIBC students and JIBC*s mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through exceptional applied education, training, and research. On November 15, please take a moment to think about the difference you are currently making in the communities you live and serve.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information on The JIBC Foundation, or if you would like to make a gift that supports student success, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">contact The JIBC Foundation</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</span></p> <p>Since 1993,&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has worked on behalf of JIBC to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools that impact student success. The Foundation is the recipient and manager of charitable donations and builds meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation National Philanthropy Day Sergio Cocchia Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:26:15 +0000 rchu 61319 at/ce8 The JIBC Foundation announces BC Hydro Community Safety Award recipients https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-foundation-announces-bc-hydro-community-safety-award-recipients-1 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 10, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV10_BCHydroAwardEMD_400x250sm.jpg" alt="BC Hydro Award funds emergency management training provided by JIBC" width="450" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) is pleased to announce the latest recipients of the BC Hydro Community Safety Award. These awards are made possible through the generosity and safety minded efforts of BC Hydro to our make communities safer.&nbsp;</p> <p>The awareness, interest and need of the award continues to grow amongst communities in the province, as reflected by the increased number of applications received. Eight communities are the recent recipients of the award, which will be used to fund specialized emergency management training for public safety leaders provided by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). The latest communities to receive the award worth up to $2,000 are:</p> <ul> <li>District of North Saanich</li> <li>T'it'q'et Administration</li> <li>District of Elkford</li> <li>Tsawout First Nation</li> <li>Haisla First Nation</li> <li>District of Kent</li> <li>K'車moks First Nation</li> <li>Okanagan Indian Band</li> </ul> <p>The BC Hydro Community Safety Award supports employees and volunteers of local authorities and First Nations communities in BC and enables them to complete emergency management courses and applied training offered by JIBC. These courses can be taken at a JIBC campus, online, or hosted in their own community.</p> <p>※Our team in the Emergency Management Division at JIBC is pleased to be part of the BC Hydro Community Safety Award program,§ said Pete Learoyd, Program Director. ※This is a great opportunity for communities to gain a good foundation of the essential skills and knowledge they need to build an effective emergency management program. Through such training initiatives, local authorities and First Nations can build resiliency to be better prepared to respond and recover from a disaster.§&nbsp;</p> <p>※BC Hydro*s support and dedication to public safety ensures that communities across B.C. have access to vital emergency management training,§ says Rick Page, Vice Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※This award empowers communities in their response toward safely responding, controlling and mitigating an emergency incident.§</p> <p>Speaking on behalf of the T'it'q'et Administration, a recent recipient of the community award, Emergency Program Coordinator, Shawn Scotchman, shares what the award meant for his community.</p> <p>※As a First Nations community, we are challenged to find and secure funds for Emergency Management training. BC Hydro*s Community Safety Award provides our members and staff with a direct partnership with JIBC and the necessary training needed in Emergency Management. T*it*q*et would like to acknowledge and thank BC Hydro for their commitment to safety and security in our province.§&nbsp;</p> <p>The next application deadlines for the award are May 31, 2016 and September 30, 2016. For more information, please <a href="/ce8/community">visit the BC Hydro Community Safety Award webpage</a>.</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>Since 1993,&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has worked on behalf of JIBC to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools that impact student success. The Foundation is the recipient and manager of charitable donations and builds meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> BC Hydro Community Safety Award JIBC Foundation Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:13:59 +0000 rchu 61317 at/ce8 JIBC and Camosun College to offer law enforcement degree on Vancouver Island https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-and-camosun-college-offer-law-enforcement-degree-vancouver-island <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 9, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV4_BLES-Camosun2-400x250sm.jpg" alt="JIBC Police Academy Recruit Grad/BLES Photo" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Students on Vancouver Island looking to make a difference in a justice and public safety career can now complete an applied law enforcement degree in Victoria.</p> <p>Beginning in September 2016, graduates of <a href="http://camosun.ca/learn/programs/criminal-justice/">Camosun*s Criminal Justice Diploma</a> and JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/lesd">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma</a> will have the opportunity to complete JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/bles">Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies</a> (BLES) at Camosun*s Lansdowne Campus in Victoria.</p> <p>This new educational opportunity is one of the latest collaborations between Camosun and JIBC based on a <a href="/ce8/sites/default/files/governance/MOUs/Camosun_MOU_January_19_2015.pdf">Memorandum of Understanding signed between both institutions</a> earlier this year.</p> <p><a href="/ce8/bles">Applications are currently being accepted through JIBC</a> for classes starting in September 2016. Students have the option to complete the program at Camosun, at JIBC*s New Westminster Campus, or at Okanagan College*s Penticton Campus. Diploma graduates from other institutions in a relevant field such as criminology or criminal justice are also able to apply.</p> <p>※We are very excited to expand regional access to the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies program and offer it on Vancouver Island in partnership with Camosun College,§ said Mike Trump, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice and Security at JIBC. ※We are confident that the applied education taught in the program by experienced instructors and seasoned professionals in law enforcement and public safety will provide the skills and experience needed by the next generation of public safety professionals.§</p> <p>※This degree program is an excellent opportunity for young people to gain the skills they need to be sought-after candidates in the highly competitive recruitment process for many public safety careers,§ said Shaun Machesney, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies Program. ※In addition to gaining an applied education in various leadership, management and business skills, students will learn about essential law enforcement subjects such as techniques on how to conduct investigations and collect forensic evidence, intelligence analysis, restorative justice, young offenders, crisis intervention and much, much more.§</p> <p>※At Camosun, this partnership agreement provides more opportunities for our students to deepen their knowledge with enhanced qualifications in order to serve our local community and elsewhere,§ said Dominic Bergeron, Dean of the School of Arts and Science. ※This is a logical next step for graduates of our diploma program in Criminal Justice. The pathway to the BLES degree program has been in development for some time and we are so pleased to see it launched in the next academic year.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/RobynWalden400x250sm.jpg" alt="Robyn Walden, BLES student" width="400" height="267" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>For Robyn Walden (pictured), one of the students in the BLES program in New Westminster, the insight she*s gained from the program has broadened her perspective about serving the community.</p> <p>※The education I*ve received so far has already helped me in my life on so many levels. In particular, I find that continuing my education towards the degree program has expanded my horizons about how much I can accomplish,§ she said. ※I have met and connected with students and instructors that have similar interests, and through the program, I have expanded and refined my skills that will help me serve my community.§</p> <p>※This is an incredible opportunity for me to take my education to the next level,§ said Eden Johner, a current Camosun College Criminal Justice program student. ※The doors that the BLES degree will open are limitless. I*m excited to discover the career opportunities available to me when I graduate.§</p> <p>For more information, or to apply for the program, <a href="/ce8/bles">visit the BLES program website</a> or send an email to <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#98;&#108;&#101;&#115;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#98;&#108;&#101;&#115;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a>.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia<strong>&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> <h2><strong style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">About Camosun College</strong></h2> <p class="lead">From accountants to law enforcement officers, nurses to welders and engineering technologists, Camosun College helps transform lives to build a better future. Located in beautiful Victoria, BC, Camosun*s Lansdowne and Interurban campuses serve 18,000 learners a year including 1,100 Aboriginal students and 1,500 International students from 60 different countries.&nbsp; Camosun offers over 150 innovative certificate, diploma and applied bachelor degree programs in the areas of arts and sciences, business, health and human services, trades, technologies, sport education, Aboriginal education and adult upgrading.&nbsp; Camosun*s impact extends well beyond its highly skilled, job-ready graduates. The college is a key economic driver in the region providing contract training opportunities for local business; applied research, innovation and prototyping services for industry; and well-trained co-op students for employers. With 1,000 employees and a budget of $115 million, Camosun is one of Victoria*s top employers generating close to $1 billion in economic benefits in the province every year.</p> </div> </div> </div> Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies BC Interior BLES Camosun College New Westminster Okanagan College Penticton Vancouver Island Victoria Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:41:30 +0000 rchu 61315 at/ce8 Cadets from four Chinese delegations complete their international education at JIBC https://www.google.com//ce8/news/cadets-four-chinese-delegations-complete-their-international-education-jibc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 6, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV6_PPSUC-class2sm.jpg" alt="People's Public Security University of China Class 2 (November 2015)" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Cadets from the People's Public Security University of China are among the latest to complete their customized international public safety education at JIBC</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the past several weeks, Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) welcomed 135 law enforcement cadets from four Chinese public safety educational institutions. Each delegation completed a customized program to meet their specific educational needs.</p> <p>For example, the latest class of recruits from Jiangsu Justice Police Advanced Vocational School completed a comprehensive overview of the Canadian corrections system this week. Over the last 10 days, the 31-member delegation received insights into the latest practices in a wide range of relevant subjects including offender management and supervision, correctional security and emergency response, adult custody programs and services, institute staffing and management, and community corrections.</p> <p>A second delegation from the People*s Public Security University of China (PPSUC) also completed their international education this week. This group follows the <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-provides-international-training-recruits-peoples-public-security-university-china">first group of cadets who completed their training earlier this year</a>. The latest 40-member delegation received insights in a number of law enforcement subjects including crisis negotiations, leadership and decision making, crime scene investigations, criminal case investigations, community policing, economic crime and incident command systems.</p> <p>In mid-October, a 37-member delegation from Nanjing Forest Police College gained insights into a number of law enforcement subjects ranging from community policing and economic crime to crime scene investigation, international police cooperation and incident command systems.</p> <p>The first group of students from Hainan Vocational College of Political Science and Law also completed their international training in mid-October. The education of the 27-member delegation included overviews of the Canadian justice system, court process, and corrections system; leadership and strategic planning; community policing, economic crimes, and criminal investigations and intelligence.</p> <p>※It has been rewarding to hear from the Chinese cadets and their instructors how meaningful and relevant they have found the education they*ve received from our experienced instructors at JIBC,§ said Ken Davies, Manager of International Programs in JIBC*s Office of International Affairs. ※It has been a privilege to provide an international education to more than 400 students from nine different public safety institutions in China this year. We greatly appreciate the support and the growing level of trust we*ve gained over the years with our partners in China to make this possible, and we look forward to welcoming more students in the new year.§</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></p> <h2><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;">; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</span></h2> </div> </div> </div> Hainan Vocational College of Political Science and Law international Jiangsu Justice Police Advanced Vocational School Nanjing Forest Police College Office of International Affairs People*s Public Security University of China PPSUC Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:01:48 +0000 rchu 61314 at/ce8 New student award established to honour paramedic Thomas St. Laurent https://www.google.com//ce8/news/new-student-award-established-honour-paramedic-thomas-st-laurent <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 5, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_11NOV5_ThomasStLaurentAward400x250sm.jpg" alt="Thomas St Laurent" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>A new memorial award has been established to honour the life and work of paramedic Thomas St. Laurent.</p> <p>Tom served in the British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) and British Columbia Emergency Health Services for over 30 years, serving in many communities across the province. He rose to the level of Superintendent and Duty Operations Manager before his recent passing.</p> <p>Tom was a consummate professional, taking great pride in his work and contribution as a paramedic. His reputation of empathy, engagement and support for those around him, particularly those working on the front lines in our communities, is an impression many of his colleagues will certainly remember.</p> <p>Tom also had commitment to learning, which led him to the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) for specialized training as a Primary Care Paramedic. His career with the BCAS would begin in 1983, where his primary role was to respond to calls, often by boat or aircraft, in remote areas of the province.</p> <p>The Thomas St. Laurent Memorial Award recognizes and honours Tom*s legacy, and serves as a lasting tribute by all who knew Tom or worked alongside him.</p> <p>Paul Richards, Director for Patient Care Delivery at BCEHS said, ※Tom always put the needs and concerns of paramedics first, and was dedicated to ensuring excellence and professionalism in patient care throughout his career. It is fitting and an excellent legacy for Tom that this award goes to students enhancing their skill and expertise in paramedicine.§</p> <p>This annual $1,000 award will provide tuition support for students in the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/diploma-health-sciences-ems">Diploma in Health Sciences</a>, <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/primary-care-paramedic">Primary Care Paramedic</a> program or <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/advanced-care-paramedic">Advanced Care Paramedic</a> program.</p> <p>Bernie Magnan, Chair of The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation, said, ※We are very grateful to receive this special donation that honours the legacy of such a remarkable leader and that also moves our students closer to attaining their dream of a career in paramedicine.§</p> <p>※Paramedics play a vital role in the health and safety of everyone in the community,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of the Health Sciences Division. ※Our students look to leaders, like Thomas, who exemplify character, authenticity, and leadership, qualities that make a difference in our profession and the communities we serve.§</p> <p>In addition to being enrolled as a student in good academic standing in one of the above mentioned programs, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to their fellow students through encouragement and service, following in Tom*s footsteps.</p> <p>Award applications must be received by the March 15, 2016 deadline.</p> <p>To donate to the Thomas St. Laurent Memorial Award, or for more information about creating a memorial gift, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">contact The JIBC Foundation</a>.</p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>Since 1993,&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a>&nbsp;(The JIBC Foundation) has worked on behalf of JIBC to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools that impact student success. The Foundation is the recipient and steward of charitable donations and builds meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> financial aid JIBC Foundation student award Thomas St. Laurent Memorial Award Thu, 05 Nov 2015 19:13:58 +0000 rchu 61312 at/ce8 JIBC honours the life of a local first responder https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-life-local-first-responder <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 30, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all its campuses to honor the dedication and service of Captain Flynn Lamont, a respected professional firefighter and search and rescue volunteer who passed away the morning of October 29 after a courageous battle with cancer.</p> <p>A long-time member of Vancouver Fire &amp; Rescue Services and Coquitlam Search and Rescue, Flynn was instrumental in the development of the Vancouver Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) Team, and was on the team that was deployed to New Orleans to help communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.</p> <p>He was also a long-time faculty member in JIBC*s Fire &amp; Safety Division, and was a highly skilled and well-regarded instructor who taught Technical Rescue and also in JIBC*s Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Program (the precursor to the Fire Fighter Technologies Certificate).</p> <p>※On behalf of everyone at JIBC, we send our deepest condolences to Captain Lamont*s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC. ※His legacy of dedicated service to helping those in need, as well as training firefighters from across Canada will not be forgotten.§</p> <p>Details on the service for Captain Lamont will be distributed by Vancouver Fire &amp; Rescue Services.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> flags half-mast Thu, 29 Oct 2015 23:07:45 +0000 rchu 61310 at/ce8 JIBC ranked among the top Canadian colleges and institutes for applied research https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-ranked-among-top-canadian-colleges-and-institutes-applied-research <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 23, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/Praxislaptop-400x250.jpg" alt="Praxis on laptop image" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been recognized as one of Canada*s top post-secondary institutions for research.</p> <p>JIBC ranked 28<sup>th</sup> nationally and 2<sup>nd</sup> in BC on this year*s list of Canada*s Top 50 Research Colleges compiled by <a href="http://www.researchinfosource.com/">Research Infosource Inc.</a></p> <p>In fiscal 2014, JIBC attracted nearly $1.8 million in research income that funded a wide-range of applied research in the areas of public safety and security. Aligned with the Institute*s mandate and strategic goals, these projects were either provincial or national in scope.</p> <p>※Given our unique focus and mandate as a public post-secondary institution, JIBC is well-positioned to provide applied research that helps enhance public safety in communities in B.C. and across Canada,§ said Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of JIBC*s Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies. ※Our focus on collaboration and building effective partnerships has been one of the keys to our success in delivering leading-edge research that*s providing new insights, innovation and best practices in public safety.§</p> <p>Projects funded in the reporting period included the <a href="/ce8/news/new-online-resource-launched-strengthen-disaster-resiliency-aboriginal-communities">Aboriginal Disaster Resiliency Project (ADRP)</a>, which received funding from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. The aim of the project was to create a culturally relevant online resource to help Aboriginal communities across Canada anticipate and minimize the damage caused by disasters. The initial stage of the project was completed last spring with the launch of the <a href="https://adrp.jibc.ca/">ADRP online resource</a> in May 2015.</p> <p>With funding from Western Economic Diversification and industry partners, JIBC also launched a project to <a href="/ce8/news/government-canada-supports-innovative-safety-training-technology-developed-jibc">develop a platform for business and industry to deliver training simulation exercises online</a>. The project aims to expand use of JIBC*s Praxis technology, which is currently used by JIBC students in various courses to provide an immersive, interactive, first-person perspective of unfolding events and scenarios to help students apply the theories and lessons they*ve learned in class.</p> <p>JIBC*s Centre for Applied Research also launched the Critical Infrastructure Assessment Project last year. Employing the expertise in JIBC*s Emergency Management Division, JIBC began work with Emergency Management BC and the Canadian Safety and Security Program to develop a process and tool to help local authorities address the impact of potential hazards on their critical assets as part of their emergency management planning process.</p> <p>JIBC was one of four BC colleges and institutes on the Top 50 Research Colleges list this year. BCIT, Camosun College, and the College of New Caledonia were the other B.C. post-secondary institutions on this year*s list that was released October 22. Visit the Research Infosource website for <a href="http://www.researchinfosource.com/pdf/Top%2050%20Research%20Colleges%20List%202015.pdf">the full list</a>.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> ADRP applied research OARGS Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies RDRP SIMTEC Top 50 Colleges for Research Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20:37:55 +0000 rchu 61296 at/ce8 Prospera Credit Union funds vital training equipment for JIBC paramedic students https://www.google.com//ce8/news/prospera-credit-union-funds-vital-training-equipment-jibc-paramedic-students <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 21, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_OCT16_ProsperaVisit400x250.jpg" alt="Prospera Credit Union Donation (2015)" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Donation from Prospera Credit Union supports the purchase of advanced birthing training simulators. On hand at the demonstration of the simulators at the New Westminster Campus was Jodie Marshall, JIBC Manager of Medical Responder Programs; Dr. Laureen Styles, JIBC Vice-President, Academic; Shawn Good, President &amp; CEO, Prospera Credit Union; and Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation and Associate Director, JIBC Office of Development.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A $15,000 donation from Prospera Credit Union will provide the Health Sciences Division at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) with 15 new, advanced birthing and newborn training simulators.</p> <p>This generous support from one of B.C.*s largest credit unions will provide more opportunity for JIBC paramedic students and existing paramedics to practice their emergency obstetrical training.</p> <p>These highly realistic simulators provide an important opportunity for paramedic students to experience a number of normal and complex birthing scenarios they may encounter in the field. With the simulator, students can apply various airway, blood pressure, and CPR procedures and respond to real-life circumstances in a safe learning environment.</p> <p>The generous support from Prospera also funded the acquisition of new learning resources and training tools to help students acquire essential skills for neonatal resuscitation and childbirth.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_OCT16_ProsperaVisit-2-400x250.jpg" alt="Prospera Credit Union President Visit NWC (2015)" width="400" height="250" /><br /><em>Shawn Good, President &amp; CEO of Prospera Credit Union, speaks with Emergency Medical Responder students Frank Brotonel and Larissa Wakatsuki during a training simulation using the new birthing and newborn training simulators.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>※As first responders, paramedics play an important role in ensuring the wellbeing of people in communities all across British Columbia,§ said Shawn Good, President &amp; CEO of Prospera Credit Union. ※Simulation-based training has proven highly effective in providing paramedic students with the practical experience needed to learn to care for patients in realistic settings and we*re happy to support JIBC with the purchase of this much-needed technology.§</p> <p>※It may be surprising to know that many babies in B.C. are delivered outside of a hospital with the assistance of a BC Ambulance paramedic, especially in more rural and remote communities in the province,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※Ensuring paramedics are ready for this situation is why obstetrical training is a core component of JIBC*s paramedic programs.§</p> <p>※We greatly appreciate the generous support from Prospera Credit Union,§ said Bernard Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※Through their financial contribution, they are helping to provide vital pieces of infant simulation equipment to support the education and training of paramedic students, and new and existing paramedics in B.C.§</p> <p style="text-align: left;">On October 16, Shawn Good visited JIBC*s New Westminster Campus for a tour and demonstration of the simulators by students in the emergency medical responder program.</p> <p>※We recognize the importance of highly trained medical personnel to ensure the health and well-being of people across the province is protected and we want to thank the Justice Institute of British Columbia for giving us this opportunity to invest in the well-being of British Columbians,§ said Good.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><object class="video-filter video-flickr_slideshows vf-justiceinstitute vf-72157660010561566" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="flashvars" value="&amp;offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157660010561566%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157660010561566%2F&amp;set_id=72157660010561566&amp;jump_to=" /> </object> </p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">About Prospera Credit Union</strong></p> <p>Building on more than 70 years of history in British Columbia, Prospera Credit Union is proud to be a member owned co-operative with operations from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a full service financial institution that prides itself on building relationships, they serve members through sixteen branches and business centres; online and mobile banking; and a member contact centre. Membership in The Exchange network gives Prospera members fee-free access to more than 3,300 ATMs across Canada. Making life better for everyone is important to Prospera, which has an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make local communities stronger. To learn more, check out Prospera*s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/ProsperaCreditUnion">YouTube</a> channel and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/ProsperaCreditUnion">Facebook</a> page or visit the credit union*s newsroom online at <a href="https://www.prospera.ca/AboutUs/ProsperaNews/PressReleases/">prospera.ca</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About The JIBC Foundation</span></p> <p>Since 1993, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The JIBC Foundation</a> has supported the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) by raising funds for student scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools for learning. By inspiring giving through various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation ensures that JIBC continues to maintain its worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation as Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> CPR Emergency Medical Responder Health Sciences Division JIBC Foundation neonatal simulator Paramedic Academy Primary Care Paramedic Prospera Credit Union Tue, 20 Oct 2015 23:12:54 +0000 rchu 61293 at/ce8 JIBC staff, faculty and community give for student success https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-staff-faculty-and-community-give-student-success <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 9, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_10OCT7_BursaryCampaignCheque400x250sm.jpg" alt="General Student Bursary Campaign Cheque 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em style="text-align: center;">Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC; Blair Fryer, JIBC Foundation Board Member; Scott Ostertag, JIBC Financial Aid Advisor; Raymond Tam, General Student Bursary recipient; Christopher Duffin, JIBC Development Officer; and Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation and Associate Director, JIBC Office of Development, at the cheque presentation for the General Student Bursary Campaign</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>In June, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-launches-fundraising-campaign-grow-student-bursaries">launched a campaign to raise funds for JIBC*s General Student Bursary</a>, which helps students in financial need pursue their dream of a career in justice and public safety.</p> <p>The JIBC Foundation invited JIBC staff, faculty and corporate partners to support the campaign, and the JIBC community responded.</p> <p>At the New Westminster Campus, Blair Fryer, Manager of Communications and Economic Development for the City of New Westminster and a board member of The JIBC Foundation, announced that $20,250 was raised for the General Student Bursary, which included matching funds from the JIBC Foundation for all donations by JIBC staff and faculty.</p> <p>※The JIBC Foundation is committed to this campaign and is eager to support our future justice and public safety leaders through the General Student Bursary,§ said Fryer. ※We are proud to recognize the financial contributions of JIBC staff and faculty who generously participated in the campaign through our matching challenge.§</p> <p>Scott Ostertag, JIBC Financial Aid Advisor said, ※Working with students firsthand, I know that the funds raised will go a long way to help narrow the gap and alleviate the financial pressures many of our students face on a daily basis.§</p> <p>For bursary recipients like Raymond Tam, the additional financial support has allowed him to continue his education.</p> <p>※The bursary I received had a huge impact. It was essential to me in pursuing my dream of becoming a police officer,§ he said.</p> <p>The success of this campaign was rooted in the contributions of JIBC staff, faculty and corporate partners including Manulife, G&amp;F Financial Group, Telus, Starbucks, Safeway and Tim Hortons, who believe in JIBC*s mission and have a desire to help students directly.</p> <p>※Thank you to everyone who supported and contributed to the success of this year*s General Bursary fundraising campaign,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC. ※Your support makes a lasting and positive impact on our students in financial need who are eager to make a difference in the community.§</p> <p>Although the official matching challenge of the campaign is wrapping up, fundraising will continue to support the campaign throughout the year. To donate, please visit <a href="/ce8/donate">jibc.ca/donate</a><u>.</u></p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>Since 1993, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a> (The JIBC Foundation) has worked on behalf of JIBC to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools that impact student success. The Foundation is the recipient and manager of charitable donations and builds meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation JIBC General Student Bursary Campaign student bursary Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:02:07 +0000 rchu 61273 at/ce8 Aboriginal first responder numbers growing in B.C. https://www.google.com//ce8/news/aboriginal-first-responder-numbers-growing-bc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 6, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015FEMR_Vancouver400x250sm.jpg" alt="Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Responder Vancouver Aboriginal Cohort 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The health and safety of families living in rural and remote Aboriginal communities across B.C. will benefit from enhanced levels of pre-hospital medical care when 36 more Aboriginal students complete their emergency medical responder training next spring.</p> <p>The students are the latest to enrol in a customized course which provides participants with the knowledge, skills and resources to deliver entry-level, pre-hospital, emergency health care, through the Justice Institute of British Columbia*s (JIBC) Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Responder (FEMR) Project.&nbsp; By the spring of 2016, the project will have trained 118 Aboriginal first responders, with the support 每 for the third consecutive year 每 of a $40,000 grant from RBC. &nbsp;</p> <p>※We are very grateful to RBC for its support,§ said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC*s Health Sciences Division. ※Over the first two years of this project, RBC*s generous gift has touched 82 Aboriginal students. &nbsp;This is truly making a difference and contributing further to healthier, safer communities.§</p> <p>Bernard Magnan, Chair of The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation said, ※This valuable training project is leaving a lasting, positive impact on the education of future public safety leaders across the province and we greatly appreciate RBC*s support.§</p> <p>The FEMR project was developed out of a needs analysis conducted with numerous stakeholders and Aboriginal community leaders. It is designed to provide a cost-effective and efficient way to increase the standard of care and first responder capabilities in rural and remote Aboriginal communities in B.C. &nbsp;&nbsp;As part of the project, valuable resources like the Heart &amp; Stroke Foundation*s CPR Anytime Kit are provided in the community to ensure a legacy of education and emergency response.</p> <p>The training itself incorporates community-oriented and culturally relevant information, including information about some of the common medical conditions found in rural and Aboriginal communities. It also discusses how to be mindful of traditional needs and expectations and the importance of understanding and respecting the unique cultural norms in any given community.</p> <p>To date, many FEMR graduates have continued their education to further enhance their first responder capabilities in the community. Last year alone, 31 FEMR graduates went on to complete their Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) training and start the process to become licensed practitioners. Three of these EMR graduates started their Primary Care Paramedic education in September in Port Alberni.</p> <p>※It is a tribute to the value of this project and the dedication of its students that so many graduates are taking their training to the next level, to provide much-needed first responder services in Aboriginal communities across B.C.,§ added Tim Manning, Regional Vice-President, RBC Commercial Banking, B.C.&nbsp; ※We are proud to support this vital project.§</p> <p>Participants are very positive about their training experiences. A FEMR graduate of the program in Port Alberni said, ※This course has given me confidence. I can*t wait to use my new skills in my community.§ Another graduate who completed the program in Merritt commented, ※It was great that we could take this course in our community. The instructors were committed to help us.§&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><object class="video-filter video-flickr_slideshows vf-justiceinstitute vf-72157659102840059" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="flashvars" value="&amp;offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157659102840059%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157659102840059%2F&amp;set_id=72157659102840059&amp;jump_to=" /> </object> </p> <h2>About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</h2> <p>Since 1993, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a> has worked on behalf of JIBC to raise funds for student scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools for learning. By inspiring giving through various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation helps maintain the JIBC*s reputation for excellence and innovation as Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-right-bottom"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="220" height="283" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/16-098_Foundation_Poster_RBC-15Sep-Final220.jpg?1444087655" /> </div> </div> </div> FEMR Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Responder JIBC Foundation RBC Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:15:37 +0000 rchu 61266 at/ce8 Former fire chief elected chair of JIBC Board of Governors https://www.google.com//ce8/news/former-fire-chief-elected-chair-jibc-board-governors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce the election of James (Jim) McGregor as the new Chair of JIBC*s Board of Governors.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/governance/board_governors/images/jim-mcgregor.jpg" alt="Jim McGregor" width="100" height="120" style="float: left; margin: 0px 3px;" />Mr. McGregor is a former Fire Chief of the Langley City Fire-Rescue Service who served in the fire service for 36 years. He has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2011 and served as Vice Chair since 2012.</p> <p>An Honorary Member of the Fire Chiefs Association of British Columbia, he is active in his community. Mr. McGregor is a Coordinator of the Langley Christmas Bureau; Vice President of the Douglas Park School Society; and a Board Member for the Langley Senior Resources Society. Previously, he was a Coordinator for the Terry Fox Run and an Event Coordinator for Cops for Cancer.</p> <p>Four new members have also been appointed to JIBC*s Board of Governors:</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/governance/board_governors/images/Juggy-Sihota-Chahil.jpg" alt="Juggy Sihota" width="100" height="120" style="float: left; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />Juggy Sihota is a telecom executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience having led several emerging technology businesses and operations across TELUS, spanning service development and operations, as well as strategy and marketing. Currently, as Vice President of Customer Experience Strategy and Operations at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.telushealth.co/">TELUS Health</a>, she leads the national Customer Experience Operations team of 300 team members.</p> <p>She holds an MBA from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and has completed Executive Development programs at Harvard and INSEAD. Juggy currently serves on the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.boardoftrade.com/programs/women-s-leadership-circle">Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Council</a>, as well as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vghfoundation.ca/">VGH &amp; UBC Hospital Foundation Board</a>. She received a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.biv.com/article/2012/12/juggy-sihota-chahil/">"Forty Under 40 Award" in 2012</a>&nbsp;for her business achievements, inspirational leadership and community contributions, and was also one of seven women in Canada to be awarded the 2013 Leadership Excellence Trailblazer Award by Canadian Women in Communications and Technology (WCT).</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/governance/board_governors/images/Claire-Wang.jpg" alt="Claire Wang" width="100" height="120" style="float: left; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />Claire Wang is the Manager of Finance with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vancouvereconomic.com/">Vancouver Economic Commission</a>, an agency of the City of Vancouver that works to strengthen the City's economic future. Reporting to the CEO, Ms. Wang oversees all financial, accounting and corporate planning activities, risk management, HR, IT, and funding from private and public sources.</p> <p>Previously, Ms. Wang worked for School District No. 45 for over a decade and was responsible for managing $9 million annual revenues and more than 600 foreign students. Ms. Wang recently retired from her 2 year term as Chair of Finance, Audit and Investment Committee and Treasurer with SFU Childcare Society. She helped the non-profit organization achieve substantial improvement in financial reporting, budgeting, internal controls and strategic planning.</p> <p>Ms. Wang holds a Certified General Accountants designation, as well as a Master of Business Administration Degree from Queen*s University and Bachelor of Business Administration degree (major in Accounting) from Simon Fraser University.</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/governance/board_governors/images/tina_dion.jpg" alt="Tina Dion" width="100" height="120" style="float: left; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" /></p> <p>Tina Dion is a lawyer in private practice with a focus on civil litigation, regulatory matters, Aboriginal law and administrative law.&nbsp; Since being called to the bar in February, 1999, her legal work has included being the Managing Lawyer of a boutique law firm; serving 6 years as In-house counsel, and Director of Legal Services for the Tsawwassen First Nation; and, 7 years working with the civil litigation group at Blake, Cassels &amp; Graydon LLP.</p> <p>Active in her community, Ms. Dion has been a volunteer Judge for the First Year Student Moots, as well as serving as a long-time adjunct Professor at UBC Faculty of Law.&nbsp; She is the Vice-Chair of the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum with the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ms. Dion holds a BA from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Laws from UBC and Doctor of Judicial Science degree from the University of Arizona.</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/governance/board_governors/images/Robert-Quartermain.jpg" alt="Robert Quartermain" width="100" height="120" style="float: left; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />Earlier this year, Robert Quartermain was also appointed to the Board of Governors. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pretivm.com/">Pretivm</a>, a gold projects company.&nbsp; He has over 38 years of experience in the mining industry.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the past, Mr. Quartermain was the President of Silver Standard Resource Incorporated from 1985 - 2010. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of New Brunswick.&nbsp; Mr. Quartermain also holds a Master of Science (Mineral Exploration) from Queens University and a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of New Brunswick.</p> <hr /> <p>These new Governors succeed Rowland (Roy) Johnson, and Kim Logan (Director, Government Relations, TELUS) who completed their terms as Governors earlier this year.</p> <p>※It*s been a pleasure working alongside our retiring Governors and I*d like to thank them for their years of dedication and service to the Board,§ said Mr. McGregor. ※They made meaningful and significant contributions to JIBC and the future of public safety education, particularly with their involvement in the creation of JIBC*s new 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.§</p> <p>※It*s also a pleasure to welcome our new members to the Board of Governors,§ he added. ※The depth and breadth of their professional experience, leadership and commitment will benefit the Institute toward the achievement of its strategic objectives towards meeting the needs of JIBC*s students, clients and stakeholders.§</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></p> <h2><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;">; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</span></h2> </div> </div> </div> Board of Governors governance Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:28:23 +0000 rchu 61263 at/ce8 JIBC participating in the 2015 Great British Columbia ShakeOut https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-participating-2015-great-british-columbia-shakeout <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 30, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2013-10_Shakeout-story.jpg" alt="Drop Cover and Hold On" width="456" height="154" /></p> <p>At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2015, students, visitors, faculty and staff at all Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) campuses will drop, cover and hold on as part of the Great British Columbia ShakeOut.</p> <p>JIBC will be participating in the annual ShakeOut drill with more than 600,000 people in the province, and millions of others around the world.</p> <p>B.C. is located in a seismically active region where more than a thousand earthquakes occur each year. The threat of a major earthquake in the province grows each year and the Great British Columbia ShakeOut is an opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes. The goal is to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 19px;">What to do during the drill</strong></p> <p>JIBC is encouraging everyone at all JIBC campuses throughout the province to participate in this important exercise. On October 15:</p> <ul> <li>An air horn will sound at all JIBC campuses at 10:15 a.m.</li> <li>Students, visitors, faculty and staff will drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, and hold on to it for 60 seconds as if a major earthquake were happening.</li> <li>An air horn will sound again once the drill is over.</li> </ul> <p>For more information about ShakeOut BC, visit the <a href="http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/">Great British Columbia Shakeout website</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OccRtr64G_A?rel=1&amp;autoplay=0" width="400" height="250" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-right-bottom"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="220" height="825" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/ShakeOut_BC_JoinUs220.jpg?1443628718" /> </div> </div> </div> earthquake drill emergency preparedness ShakeOut Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:58:51 +0000 rchu 61252 at/ce8 JIBC provides international training for recruits from the Railway Police College of China https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-provides-international-training-recruits-railway-police-college-china <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 29, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_09SEPT25_RailwayPoliceCollege-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Railway Police College Class 1 (September 2015)" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) recently welcomed a delegation of recruits from the Railway Police College of China and provided them with a wide-ranging introduction to leading international practices in law enforcement.</p> <p>This was the first international educational exchange from the Railway Police College, which trains law enforcement officers responsible for the safety and security of China*s growing railway network.</p> <p>The 27-member delegation gained insights in a number of law enforcement and emergency management topics. Their education included lectures and discussions about international police cooperation and anti-terrorism; crisis negotiations; leadership and decision-making; incident command systems; community policing; economic crimes; crime scene investigations; railway collision investigations; and computer-based criminal investigations.</p> <p>Their education was provided at the New Westminster Campus by instructors who are active and experienced law enforcement professionals from a number of Lower Mainland law enforcement agencies.</p> <p>※The recruits from the Railway Police College were very pleased with the meaningful experience and applied education they received at JIBC,§ said Ken Davies, Manager of International Programs in JIBC*s Office of International Affairs. ※They valued the opportunity to ask questions and learn from all our experienced instructors. The representatives from the college are looking forward to providing more police recruits with the opportunity to come to JIBC to gain an international perspective in law enforcement.§</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> China international Office of International Affairs Railway Police College Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:54:32 +0000 rchu 61247 at/ce8 JIBC recognizes service excellence of staff and support of partners https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-recognizes-service-excellence-staff-and-support-partners <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 28, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The commitment to excellence and the exceptional contributions of Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) staff, instructors and partners were recognized today at JIBC*s 15<sup>th</sup> annual Awards of Excellence ceremony.</p> <p>Held at the New Westminster Campus, the awards were presented by JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko at a special ceremony, which was webcast to the Institute*s other campuses throughout the province.</p> <p>This year, awards were presented to more than 40 people in seven different categories. Recipients in the following categories were honoured:</p> <h3><strong>President*s Award</strong></h3> <p><em>Steve McCartney, Coordinator, Law Enforcement Studies Diploma Program</em></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014AoE_PresidentsAwardLESD-400x250.jpg" alt="2014 Awards of Excellence President's Award" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Steve McCartney first came to JIBC as a police recruit instructor in 2008. During his 28 years as a police officer, Steve held various positions with the Vancouver Police Department, and displayed a particular strength in conducting complex investigations into serious crimes. When he retired from the VPD in 2012, he became Coordinator of <a href="/ce8/lesd">JIBC*s Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program</a>.</p> <p>Steve is highly respected by his peers and his students and is a valued member of JIBC's Justice and Public Safety Division. Steve*s council is often sought in student matters and his experience in policing and teaching is invaluable. He has <a href="/ce8/news/new-open-textbooks-published-jibc-instructors">recently completed writing an open learning textbook on police ethics</a> that has been accepted by other post-secondary institutions for use in their police foundations academic programming.</p> <p>Steve has become the face of JIBC's successful LESD program, participating in many outreach programs at numerous high schools, conferences and seminars. He is the liaison person for the highly successful <a href="https://jibcstudentexchangewaterford.wordpress.com/">exchange program between Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland and JIBC</a>. As a member of the Canadian Association of Police educators, he acts as the bridge between operational police training and educational programs that lead to careers in law enforcement.</p> <h3><strong>Instructional Excellence Award</strong></h3> <p>Sergeant Bill Kim from <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/police-academy">JIBC*s Police Academy</a>, Deb Roberts from <a href="/ce8/paramedic">JIBC*s Health Sciences Division</a>, and Jackie Kloosterboer from <a href="/ce8/emergency">JIBC*s Emergency Management Division</a> were this year*s recipients of the Instructional Excellence Award (formerly the Instructor of the Year Award).</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014AoE_InstructorPOLA-400x250.jpg" alt="2014 Instructional Excellence Award Recipient" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>During his 27-year career, Sergeant Bill Kim has trained more than 1,000 law enforcement officers serving in municipal and federal policing agencies, the courts and correctional facilities. His supportive and positive training has influenced the careers of many law enforcement personnel. He uses what he continually learns and experiences to enable others to learn and practice the art of self-defence and the science of physical fitness. Steve Schnitzer, Director of JIBC*s Police Academy noted: ※Bill is a learner-centred innovator, a hard worker, an ethical instructor and a great team player. He is an exceptional role model to our police recruits and ensures a high level of discipline in each class.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014AoE_InstructorHSD-400x250.jpg" alt="2014 Instructional Excellence Award Recipient 2" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Deb Roberts teaches in several programs within the <a href="/ce8/paramedic">JIBC Paramedic Academy</a> and the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/centre-professional-health-education">Centre for Professional Health Education</a>, including the <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/emergency-medical-responder">Emergency Medical Responder</a> (EMR), <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/primary-care-paramedic">Primary Care Paramedic</a> (PCP), Search &amp; Rescue (SAR) Medical Technician QL5A, and <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/primary-care-paramedic-pcp-refresher">PCP Refresher</a> programs. Deb demonstrates superior instructional abilities and personal qualities to our students and stakeholders through expanding the learning environment by accessing local ambulance stations, the rescue squad hall and multiple fire halls. She routinely sets up study groups for the various HSD learners and makes herself available to students if they are struggling or need extra practice.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014AoE_InstructorEMD-400x250.jpg" alt="2014 Instructional Excellence Award" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Jackie Kloosterboer is an Emergency Planner with the City of Vancouver and a sessional instructor in JIBC*s Emergency Social Services courses for the Emergency Management Division. Jackie*s students appreciate her ability to help them apply the knowledge they acquire through her classes to real life situations. Jackie plays an important role in the success of JIBC as the ESS training she provides, contributes to public safety education at both the local and national levels. She travels throughout Canada teaching a variety of ESS courses helping communities to be better prepared to assist those impacted by earthquakes or disasters.</p> <h3><strong>Service Excellence Award</strong></h3> <p><em>Dennis Yip, Senior Web Specialist, Centre for Teaching, Learning &amp; Innovation</em></p> <p>Dennis has worked in a number of roles and Divisions at JIBC including Corrections and the Health Sciences Division before coming to the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation three and a half years ago as a Senior Web Specialist.&nbsp; He consistently goes above and beyond his role.&nbsp; While his primary duties are to help develop courses in Blackboard and WordPress, Dennis takes a proactive role in discovering and learning new technologies, and then sharing this knowledge with other Blackboard developers.&nbsp; Dennis is also a very good problem solver and is always looking for the creative solution.</p> <h3><strong>Excellence in Applied Research Award</strong></h3> <p><em>Darren Blackburn, Program Manager, Emergency Management Division</em></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014AoE_AppliedResearch-400x250.jpg" alt="2014 Excellence in Applied Research Award" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Darren Blackburn exemplifies the spirit of scholarship in a college and institute setting. He is an active advocate and participant in JIBC Applied Research, serving as a member and Chair of the Research Ethics Board, a participant in the ongoing SIMTEC program, and lead in the Critical Infrastructure for Local Authorities project. His work directly contributes to JIBC*s vision and mission through participation in applied research activities that increase safety in our communities, inform JIBC programs, and advance practice in the field.</p> <h3><strong>Program of Excellence Awards</strong></h3> <p><em>Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma Certificate</em></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014AoE_ProgramSHCSJ2-400x250.png" alt="2014 Program of Excellence Awards" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>In 2010, Shirley Turcotte (left), a M谷tis knowledge keeper and clinical counsellor, approached the JIBC regarding a community-based program she had developed and offered internationally, called Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma (AFOT).</p> <p><a href="/ce8/afot">The AFOT certificate program</a> is unique in that while there are very few complex trauma training programs in general, there are even fewer Indigenous ones. The AFOT program begins and ends with an Indigenous lens. It firmly centres Aboriginal sovereignty, knowledges and understandings of trauma and healing practices.</p> <p>Although specific to Indigenous trauma, non-Indigenous communities, especially cross-cultural, disenfranchised and marginalized communities, also strongly identify with the program. AFOT is currently offered to African American and Hispanic communities in New York.</p> <p>AFOT is built on an immersive/competency-based spiral model. The program emphasizes both knowledge and application through classroom instruction, clinical practice and clinical supervision/observation.</p> <h3><strong>Friend/Associate of JIBC Award</strong></h3> <p><em>The BC Electronic Library Network</em></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014AoE_FriendBCELN-400x250.jpg" alt="2014 Friend and Associate of JIBC Award" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The BC Electronic Library Network has worked with JIBC*s Library for about 25 years to provide JIBC*s students with access to resources and services. This is truly a stellar consortium with a long and positive history. Through the BCELN, JIBC can provide students with the resources they need to achieve academic success, and employees with key resources in support of high quality programming.</p> <p>Thanks to the BCELN, the JIBC community has easy and cost-effective access to electronic resources including journal and newspaper articles, e-books and streaming videos, providing support for student assignments, course development and applied research.</p> <h3><strong>Service Awards</strong></h3> <p>Each year, JIBC recognizes the longstanding service, dedication and commitment and accomplishments of its staff who have achieved milestones of employment length ranging from five to 35 years.</p> <p>In addition to the 26 employees this year recognized for reaching a five, 10 and 15-year milestone of service, JIBC recognized four people with 20 years of service, two individuals for 25 years of service, and April Haddad, JIBC*s Institute Librarian, for her 35 years of service to JIBC.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014AoE_ServiceAprilHaddad-400x250.jpg" alt="2014 Awards of Excellence 35 Years of Service Award" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>April Haddad, JIBC's Institute Librarian receiving her Service Award for 35 years of service to JIBC</em></p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Awards of Excellence Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:51:02 +0000 rchu 61248 at/ce8 Jim and Vicki Chu receive JIBC Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jim-and-vicki-chu-receive-jibc-foundation-lifetime-achievement-award <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 22, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_09SEPT17_JimAndVickiAward-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award" width="400" height="272" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Former Vancouver Police Department Chief Constable Jim Chu and his wife, Vicki, were recognized September 16, 2015 with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) at the 2015 Vancouver Police Foundation*s Night Patrol Gala.</p> <p>※Jim and Vicki*s commitment to educational excellence has been far reaching,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC and a board member of The JIBC Foundation. ※They have provided exceptional leadership throughout their careers and made outstanding contributions to the justice and public safety community. It*s in recognition of their many accomplishments that we present them with the JIBC Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.§</p> <p>To further recognize and build on their legacy of community service and commitment to education, a new JIBC student award in their name has also been created. Established with the support of the Peter &amp; Joanne Brown Foundation, the Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award will give JIBC law enforcement students the opportunity to participate in international learning exchange experiences.</p> <p>※Jim and Vicki Chu have been inspirational role models to generations of police recruits,§ said Bernard Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※Through the Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award, we hope to build on their example of community service for many years to come.§</p> <p>※My wife and I are very appreciative of receiving this award from JIBC, where we were both provided the grounding we needed to start our policing careers,§ said Jim Chu. ※We hope the establishment of the legacy award will serve to help law enforcement students at JIBC as they start their own policing journey.§</p> <p>During his 36-year career in the VPD, seven and a half years as Chief Constable, Jim Chu contributed significantly to the development of the department and to public safety in Canada and abroad.</p> <p>He was a member of the JIBC Board of Governors from 2004 to 2007, a former president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), former chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Information Management Section, former co-chair of the CACP Informatics Committee, and former board member of the Major Cities Chiefs Association.</p> <p>In 2007, he was recognized by the Governor General with the Order of Merit for Police Forces for service beyond the call of duty, and was the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from JIBC in 2011.</p> <p>To contribute to the Jim and Vicki Chu Legacy Award, visit <a href="/ce8/donate">The JIBC Foundation Online Donation Page</a>, or contact the Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><object class="video-filter video-flickr_slideshows vf-justiceinstitute vf-72157658969853465" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="flashvars" value="&amp;offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157658969853465%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjusticeinstitute%2Fsets%2F72157658969853465%2F&amp;set_id=72157658969853465&amp;jump_to=" /> </object> </p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</strong></p> <p>Since 1993, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation</a> (The JIBC Foundation) has worked on behalf of JIBC to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools that impact student success. The Foundation is the recipient and manager of charitable donations and builds meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> JIBC Foundation Jim Chu Night Patrol Gala Peter & Joanne Brown Foundation Peter Brown Vancouver Police Foundation Vicki Chu VPF Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:31:45 +0000 rchu 61241 at/ce8 JIBC statement regarding positive developments in police investigation https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-statement-regarding-positive-developments-police-investigation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 21, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today, the <a href="http://www.cfseu.bc.ca/wp/arrests-and-charges-in-targeted-attacks-on-jibc-students-and-staff/" target="_blank">Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-BC (CFSEU-BC) and the RCMP announced</a> that two individuals have been arrested and charged in connection to an ongoing investigation related to criminal incidents that occurred in 2011 and 2012 against a number of individuals linked to the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).</p> <p>Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC, has released the following statement:</p> <p>※Over the past four years, we have continued to work closely with the police and are very pleased with today*s positive development in this long investigation.&nbsp;</p> <p>"<span>On behalf of everyone connected to JIBC, I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the officers and investigators involved for their diligent efforts in this integrated effort by several police departments and agencies.<span>&nbsp;</span></span>We are confident that this will lead to a successful outcome that ensures the safety and security of the individuals and families that were affected by the criminal acts that occurred in 2011.</p> <p>※The safety and security of our students, staff and faculty is our priority. We have continued to support those that were directly impacted by the criminal incidents of property damage. And after the incidents, we reviewed our safety protocols and installed new equipment and implemented updated procedures as was deemed required to ensure the safety of all who visit our campuses.§</p> <p>※I would ask that any further questions about this ongoing investigation be directed to the CFSEU-BC.§</p> </div> </div> </div> investigation JIBC Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:48:17 +0000 rchu 61244 at/ce8 Okanagan College and JIBC open degree path in law enforcement https://www.google.com//ce8/news/okanagan-college-and-jibc-open-degree-path-law-enforcement <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 11, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/ce8/"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_09SEP11_OkanaganCollegeBLES-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Signing of Agreement between Okanagan College and JIBC to expand access to the BLES" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></a><em>Steve McCartney (JIBC's Law Enforcement Studies Diploma Coordinator), Dr. Rob Huxtable (Okanagan College Dean of Arts and Foundational), Charlotte Kushner (OC Vice President Students), Jarjot Gill (second-year Criminal and Social Justice student), Dr. Laureen Styles (JIBC's Vice President Academic), Donna Lomas (Regional Dean Okanagan College), Shaun Machesney (JIBC's Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies Coordinator,), and Mike Trump (JIBC Dean of the School of Criminal Justice and Security) at the signing of the agreement to expand regional access to JIBC's Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies program.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Okanagan College and the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) are opening the doors for students to complete JIBC*s Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies degree program at the College*s Penticton campus.</p> <p>Beginning in September of 2016, Okanagan College graduates of the Criminal and Social Justice Diploma (CSJ) will have a privileged opportunity to complete this degree. JIBC guarantees 24 seats to CSJ students who meet the academic standards set out by OC and JIBC. Other seats will be available to all students who meet the admission requirements and who have ambition for a career in law enforcement.</p> <p>The agreement between the two institutions was announced today in Penticton.</p> <p>※Providing the next generation of public safety professionals with the applied skills and experience to excel in their career is the purpose of the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies program,§ said Mike Trump, Dean of JIBC's School of Criminal Justice and Security. ※We value our partnership with Okanagan College to expand regional access to this applied degree program, which is the first of its kind in Western Canada.§</p> <p>※Leadership, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making are just some of the skills students will gain in completing the degree,§ said Shaun Machesney, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies program. ※These skills, and completion of a relevant degree, will provide a competitive edge for graduates pursuing a rewarding career in law enforcement and a wide range of other public safety professions.§</p> <p>※We have been working collaboratively for some time and are excited to announce this partnership today,§ explains Dr. Robert Huxtable, Dean of Arts and Foundational Programs at Okanagan College. ※The opportunities for all of our students, and for the students of the Criminal and Social Justice program in particular, are very significant. The CSJ Diploma was introduced in 2006, and it has been one of the strongest academic programs we have in the South Okanagan. Coming on the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the program*s first intake, this new option for graduates of the diploma program to continue their studies locally will only strengthen our program and enhance connections to the law enforcement and justice communities.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/um2_niV8JCk?rel=0&amp;autoplay=0" width="670" height="402" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Approximately 100 students are registered in the first year of OC*s CSJ program this fall. About 32 graduated the program this past spring. This fall the College has the largest second-year class of approximately 50 students.</p> <p>※We will be letting all our previous graduates know about the opportunity over the coming months,§ notes Donna Lomas, Okanagan College*s Regional Dean for the South Okanagan Similkameen. ※I expect that some of them may be interested in registering and I know having this transition option will probably also help encourage more students to enrol here.§</p> <p>※This option also means that students have an opportunity to complete a degree in their home region. Many students will be able to save on transportation and housing costs.§</p> <p>The news of the programming partnership excites second-year Okanagan College student Randy Forster, who has pursued his diploma in Criminal and Social Justice with an eye to a policing career. ※This has my attention. I wasn*t excited about having to go to Vancouver to finish a degree if I need to. I*m not big on big cities for learning.§</p> <p>The degree will initially be conferred by JIBC but the two institutions have agreed to work toward a co-conferred degree.</p> <p>News of the inter-institutional agreement arrives as construction continues on the 378-cell, $200-million Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver, B.C., about 39 kilometres south of Okanagan College*s Penticton campus. It is expected to open its doors in 2016.</p> <h2>About Okanagan College</h2> <p>Okanagan College is the largest college in B.C.*s interior, educating almost 20,000 people annually at its four campuses and 10 other locations.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies Letter of Agreement Okanagan College School of Criminal Justice and Security Fri, 11 Sep 2015 21:51:48 +0000 rchu 61237 at/ce8 JIBC supports student-centred mobile learning at the Universidad de Guadalajara https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-supports-student-centred-mobile-learning-universidad-de-guadalajara <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 3, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/AgoraGroup-400x250sm.jpg" alt="UdG Agora Group Photo July 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>One of two groups of professors at the Universidad de Guadalajara participating in the professional development program co-developed with JIBC (<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/albums/72157655602645718" target="_blank">Flickr photo by Alan Levine</a> under a Creative Commons license)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Helping university professors in Mexico integrate student-centred mobile learning strategies into their courses is the goal of a customized professional development program delivered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).</p> <p>In July, 315 professors from Mexico*s Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG) began a six-month program co-developed between UdeG and JIBC*s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI).</p> <p>Through the program, professors will learn about leading practices in student-centred learning and have a hands-on opportunity to experiment and creatively use various technologies and applications they feel would be applicable in the courses they teach.</p> <p>JIBC was approached by UdeG to create the program at the recommendation of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tonybates.ca/" target="_blank">Dr. Tony Bates</a>, an international leader in the planning and management of e-learning and distance education.</p> <p>※It*s exciting for us to be developing and implementing this kind of program that really draws on JIBC*s strengths in developing and applying technology to enhance student access to post-secondary education,§ said Tannis Morgan, Associate Dean of JIBC*s CTLI. ※It*s wonderful to partner with the staff in the&nbsp;<a href="http://ciep.cga.udg.mx/" target="_blank">CIEP at the Universidad de Guadalajara</a>, who are committed to innovation at their large public university comprised of 15 campuses and over 100,000 students.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/Agora_Tablet-400x250sm.jpg" alt="UdG Agora Group Session July 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>(<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/albums/72157655602645718" target="_blank">Flickr photo by Alan Levine</a> under a Creative Commons license)</em></p> <p>Participants started the program with a week of face-to-face sessions in July at UdeG*s Center for Arts, Architecture and Design. From mid-August to October, they will be challenged to integrate into their courses some of the strategies and tools they*ve learned with the support of JIBC facilitators. They will also gather student feedback that will be shared with other participants in the program when they meet face-to-face again in December to showcase what they have developed.</p> <p>For the duration of the program, UdeG professors will be participating in various challenges and interacting with other project participants through various media, including the program*s website:&nbsp;<a href="http://udg.theagoraonline.net/" target="_blank">The UDG Agora</a>.</p> <p>While UdeG professors will advance their own skills and knowledge through the program, one of the additional goals of the initiative is to develop open educational resources available for other faculty in other institutions.</p> <p>To follow the developments in the program,&nbsp;<a href="http://udg.theagoraonline.net/" target="_blank">visit the project*s website</a>&nbsp;or follow <a href="https://twitter.com/AgoraUdG" target="_blank">@AgoraUdG </a>on Twitter or use the hashtag&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UdGAgora?src=hash">#UdGAgora</a>.</p> <h2><span>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a>&nbsp;(JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a>contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Agora Centre for Teaching CTLI Learning and Innovation Mexico professional development student-centred mobile learning Tony Bates UdeG UdGAgora Universidad de Guadalajara Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:06:23 +0000 rchu 59064 at/ce8 New open textbooks published by JIBC instructors https://www.google.com//ce8/news/new-open-textbooks-published-jibc-instructors <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 2, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2014_10OCT_JIBCopentextbooks1-400x250v2sm.jpg" alt="JIBC Open Textbooks" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>This fall, hundreds of Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) students will have the latest editions of key course textbooks they need for free.</p> <p>Over the past year, JIBC instructors have published two open textbooks for their students, which are freely available to all B.C. post-secondary students through the <a href="http://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?subject=">BC Open Textbook Collection</a> that is managed by <a href="http://open.bccampus.ca/">BCcampus</a>.</p> <p>In August, JIBC instructor Tara Horkoff published the <a href="http://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?uuid=8d415c45-41da-4c9d-8c9d-ab66bbdd359c&amp;contributor=&amp;keyword=&amp;subject=">first Canadian edition of <em>Writing for Success</em></a>, an updated version of the popular open textbook which has been used in JIBC*s English-1100 Academic Writing course and in English courses at other B.C. post-secondary institutions. The latest edition of the textbook has been adapted for Canadian students and provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking skills, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.</p> <p>Earlier this year, Steve McCartney, JIBC instructor and coordinator of the <a href="/ce8/lesd">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma Program</a>, published the first Criminology open textbook in the BC Open Textbook Collection called <a href="http://open.bccampus.ca/2015/03/24/ethics-in-law-enforcement/"><em>Ethics in Law Enforcement</em></a>. An important resource for students looking to become law enforcement professionals, the textbook examines the moral and ethical issues in law enforcement and the criminal justice system in Canada.</p> <p>Both open textbooks add to the <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-showcases-its-latest-applications-educational-technology">growing collection of open educational resources developed and applied at JIBC</a>. They support the needs of JIBC students and other post-secondary students in B.C. by contributing to the <a href="http://bccampus.ca/open-textbook-project/">B.C. Open Textbook Project</a>, which is funded by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. The goal of the project is to provide openly licensed textbooks in the highest-enrolled academic subject areas in B.C.</p> <p>※Open textbooks are helping our students save hundreds of dollars each year,§ said Dr. Stuart Ruttan, Associate Dean of the Centre for Academic Planning and Graduate Studies. ※For example, since open textbooks were adopted in our English-1100 course, JIBC students are collectively saving more than $38,000 each year. If we include students using open textbooks in our LESD program, and those taking other liberal studies courses such as statistics and psychology, our students are realizing a combined savings of more than $54,000 per year.§</p> <p>※The collaborative effort required to produce a useful open textbook is substantial, so to be able to publish two this year is tremendous, especially for a post-secondary institution of our size,§ said Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of the Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies. ※Given our unique mandate, we are proud to contribute to the BC Open Textbook Collection and provide open resources to the broader post-secondary sector.§</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-right-bottom"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="220" height="285" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/OTB-BOOK-COVER-Writing-for-Success-1st-Canadian-Editions220.jpg?1441209155" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_right_bottom" width="220" height="285" alt="" src="/ce8/sites/default/files/common/right_images/Ethics-in-Law-Enforcement220.jpg?1441209165" /> </div> </div> </div> BCcampus Centre for Academic Planning and Graduate Studies Centre for Teaching Learning and Innovation OER Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies open educational resources Open textbook Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:56:33 +0000 rchu 59062 at/ce8 JIBC students to gain a global perspective of law enforcement https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-students-gain-global-perspective-law-enforcement <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 24, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_08AUG14_2015Waterford_RC-400x250sm.jpg" alt="2015 Waterford Exchange students" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Dean Barb Kidd (left), Shaun Machesney, Coordinator, Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies, and Steve McCartney (far right), Coordinator, Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD), with&nbsp;Connie Marginson and Jaymi Kuniss, LESD students who will be spending their last semester in Ireland.</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p>This fall, two students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will have a rewarding opportunity to spend their last semester gaining an international perspective on law enforcement and criminal justice.</p> <p><a href="/ce8/lesd">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma</a> (LESD) students Connie Marginson and Jaymi Kuniss will be spending the rest of the year on a student exchange at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Ireland. Both students were recipients of the LESD International Exchange Scholarship supported by <a href="/ce8/foundation">The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation)</a> and the Irving K. Barber One World International Scholarship administered by the Victoria Foundation.</p> <p>Since 2013, JIBC and WIT have partnered to provide student exchange opportunities for law enforcement and criminal justice students studying at both post-secondary institutions. The goal of the exchange is to broaden the intercultural experience for students and provide an opportunity for them to explore the international dimensions of justice and public safety.</p> <p>JIBC has partnered with WIT because of its prominent Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Studies and its robust exchange program.</p> <p>LESD Coordinator Steve McCartney noted that students who have returned from WIT come back with a greater level of independence and self-confidence that not only enhances their academic learning, but contributes to the realization of their career goals.</p> <p>※Given there are different law enforcement career paths available to LESD graduates, this exchange program provides a meaningful opportunity to gain a different perspective and help them choose the path that*s best for them,§ he said. ※It*s rewarding to know that each student that has participated in the exchange program has returned with a stronger desire to make a difference in the community.§</p> <p>※This international exchange allows students to discover a broader perspective and a unique insight into public safety internationally,§ said Bernie Magnan, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※We are delighted to support students in their success and development as these experiences help reinforce their learning.§</p> <p>This year*s exchange students will be documenting their experience on the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jibclesd">LESD Facebook Page</a>. Students interested in applying for the scholarship in 2016 can send an email to <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#108;&#101;&#115;&#100;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#108;&#101;&#115;&#100;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a>.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><br /></em></p> </div> </div> </div> exchange program JIBC Foundation Law Enforcement Studies Diploma LESD Waterford Institute of Technology WIT Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:39:20 +0000 rchu 56918 at/ce8 JIBC research finds psychosocial support for emergency management staff vital for effective earthquake response https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-research-finds-psychosocial-support-emergency-management-staff-vital-effective-earthquake-respo <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 20, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_08AUG20_BlackFault2b-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Team Support Worker" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Helping emergency managers become more psychologically prepared to handle the stress involved in their role after a major earthquake is the purpose of a new training program launched at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).</p> <p>Called Exercise Black Fault, <a href="http://simtec.jibc.ca/node/136">this unique training exercise</a> developed by JIBC*s Simulation Training and Exercise Collaboratory (SIMTEC) Project gives emergency management staff a valuable opportunity to:</p> <ul> <li>Incorporate the role of a Team Support Worker in an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to help staff manage the inevitable stressors that occur;</li> <li>Assess working relationships of staff in an EOC activated after a major earthquake;</li> <li>Analyze their strategic and tactical decision-making processes; and</li> <li>Improve their protocols supporting the psychological health of local EOC staff.</li> </ul> <p>※Being prepared for an earthquake not only involves addressing the physical needs of the community and emergency responders, but also their psychological needs,§ said Dr. Laurie Pearce, JIBC*s Applied Research Chair and SIMTEC Co-Principal. ※This is true especially for decision makers in EOCs who will have to make high-consequence, high-risk decisions in a fast-paced environment with limited resources and incomplete information. Exercise Black Fault was designed to be a valuable tool to help decision makers integrate the psychosocial needs of staff in EOCs as they respond to the needs of their community after a major earthquake.§</p> <p>The exercise was developed based on findings from <a href="http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/1278815/lower-mainland-responders-prepare-for-the-stress-of-the-big-one/">a research simulation held at JIBC*s New Westminster Campus in February 2015</a>. Participants in the simulation included members from four local community-based EOCs, first responders, government officials and members of the media.</p> <p>It builds upon the findings from previous SIMTEC exercises, which found that effective coping strategies and procedures to deal with emotional and psychological stress of responders is vital for effective emergency response.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_08AUG20_BlackFault3-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Team Support Worker in an EOC" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Among the key elements of Exercise Black Fault is the inclusion of a Team Support Worker in an EOC who can provide psychosocial support for EOC members making decisions and providing support in the community after an earthquake. Among the resources developed for Exercise Black Fault is <a href="http://simtec.jibc.ca/sites/default/files/2.5%20SIMTEC%20Team%20Support%20Worker%20Training%20Manual.pdf">a training manual for team support workers</a> to provide support workers with important information about strategies and techniques to effectively help support EOC members.</p> <p>※Working in an EOC can be stressful and exhausting,§ said Hellen Sandvik, Provincial Lead, Disaster Psychosocial Program, within Health Emergency Management BC at the Provincial Health Services Authority. ※Team Support Workers can provide the calm in the storm.§</p> <p>Exercise Black Fault is the last of five SIMTEC exercises studying the psychosocial factors involved in the decisions and actions performed by responders during a disaster. It was initially funded through the former Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI), and continues under the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP), a federal program led by Defence Research and Development Canada*s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), in partnership with Public Safety Canada.</p> <p>※Developing tools and knowledge that look after the physical and mental well-being of Canada*s first responders is an important area of research for the CSSP,§ said Dr. Mark Williamson, Acting Director General, DRDC CSS. ※For the past several years, our partnership with JIBC has yielded invaluable results in the field of psychosocial support for both the victims of disasters and the men and women whose job it is to respond to these disasters and protect the safety and security of Canadians."</p> <p>To access Exercise Black Fault, <a href="http://simtec.jibc.ca/node/136">visit SIMTEC*s Exercise Black Fault webpage</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</span></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> applied research emergency management Exercise Black Fault open educational resources SIMTEC Simulation Training and Exercise Collaboratory Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:47:02 +0000 rchu 56914 at/ce8 JIBC provides international training for recruits from Jiangsu Police Institute https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-provides-international-training-recruits-jiangsu-police-institute <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 13, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_08AUG12_JPIdelegation3.jpg" alt="August 2015 Jiangsu Police Institute delegation" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) recently welcomed its third delegation of recruits and instructors from the Jiangsu Police Institute (JPI) and provided a wide-ranging introduction to Canadian law enforcement best practices and procedures.</p> <p>The delegation included 24 JPI police recruits and three visiting scholars studying at the New Westminster Campus. In addition to visiting local police stations in Vancouver and New Westminster, they learned about various law enforcement subjects including community policing and economic crime; investigations and police cooperation; incident command systems, and anti-terrorism.</p> <p>Their education was provided by active and experienced professionals from various Lower Mainland law enforcement agencies including lectures from leaders of B.C. municipal police departments.</p> <p>※We are pleased to welcome our third delegation of police recruits and instructors from Jiangsu Police Institute,§ said Ken Davies, Manager of International Programs in JIBC*s Office of International Affairs. ※We value the growing trust we have developed with Jiangsu Police Institute and many other police colleges in China to support the transformation of law enforcement education in China.§</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> China international Jiangsu Police Institute Office of International Affairs Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:22:51 +0000 rchu 56905 at/ce8 JIBC Foundation announces BC Hydro Community Safety Award recipients https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-foundation-announces-bc-hydro-community-safety-award-recipients-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 29, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_07July28_BCHydroAward_400x250sm.jpg" alt="BC Hydro Community Safety Award" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) Foundation is pleased to announce the latest recipients of the BC Hydro Community Safety Award. These awards are made possible through the generosity and safety minded efforts of BC Hydro in an effort to make communities safer.</p> <p>Thirteen communities recently received the award, which will be used to fund specialized emergency management training provided by JIBC. The latest communities to receive the award worth up to $2,000 are:</p> <ul> <li>City of Burnaby</li> <li>City of Campbell River</li> <li>City of Colwood</li> <li>Fort Nelson First Nation</li> <li>Regional District of North Okanagan</li> <li>Northern Rockies Regional Municipality</li> <li>City of Pitt Meadows</li> <li>Village of Port Alice</li> <li>City of Port Moody</li> <li>Squamish Nation</li> <li>District of Squamish</li> <li>Squamish Lillooet Regional District</li> <li>Sunshine Coast Regional District</li> </ul> <p>The BC Hydro Community Safety Award supports employees and volunteers of local authorities and First Nations communities in BC and enables them to complete emergency management courses and applied training offered by JIBC. These courses can be taken at a JIBC campus, online, or hosted in their own community.</p> <p>※With the growing number of natural and human-caused emergencies and disasters affecting our province, we are very pleased to have BC Hydro support the training needs of emergency response leaders in BC,§ says Rick Page, Vice Chair of The JIBC Foundation. ※As a longstanding partner, BC Hydro is playing a pivotal role in the development of exceptional public safety leaders and the building of safer communities.§</p> <p>Additional funding, generously provided by BC Hydro, will extend the award through 2016 and will grow the opportunity for more communities to participate.</p> <p>※We integrate safety into everything we do at BC Hydro - keeping safety first in mind, heart and action,§ explains Tennille Wong, Manager, Community Investment. ※Everyone has the right to be safe, and feel safe, which is why BC Hydro is proud to work with Justice Institute of British Columbia to ensure that safety and emergency training remains accessible to first responders, employees and volunteers in our communities.§</p> <p>Speaking on behalf of the Comox Valley Regional District, a recent recipient of the community award, Business Continuity and Emergency Planner, George Doerksen, shares what the award meant for his community. ※During the recent floods we experienced in the Comox Valley, it became plainly evident to us and the local municipalities just how vital Emergency Management training is. The Comox Valley Regional District is committed to continue providing this much needed training to its staff, whenever possible. The generosity of BC Hydro made this training possible.§</p> <p>The next award application deadlines are September 30, 2015 and May 31, 2016. For more information, please <a href="/ce8/community">visit the BC Hydro Community Safety Award webpage</a>.</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">About The JIBC Foundation</strong></p> <p>Since 1993, <a href="/ce8/support-jibc">The JIBC Foundation</a> has supported the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) by raising funds for student scholarships and bursaries, applied research, equipment and other tools for learning. By inspiring giving through various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation ensures that JIBC continues to maintain its worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation as Canada*s leading public safety educator.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> BC Hydro Community Safety Award emergency management JIBC Foundation Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:50:23 +0000 rchu 54885 at/ce8 JIBC provides international training for delegation of Chinese judges https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-provides-international-training-delegation-chinese-judges <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 23, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_0716_JiangsuHighCourtJudges400x250.jpg" alt="Provincial Supreme Court Judges from Jiangsu Higher People's Court Delegation (July 2015)" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) recently welcomed provincial Supreme Court judges from the Jiangsu Higher People*s Court and provided the delegation with a wide-ranging introduction to the latest best practices in the Canadian justice system.</p> <p>The delegation of 20 judges spent 10 days at JIBC and in the Lower Mainland meeting and engaging with judges, justices, lawyers and law enforcement professionals in B.C. They gained insights in a wide range of subjects such as ethics, Canadian justice for children and youth, the Canadian civil and criminal court processes, environmental concerns and compliance, community supervision, and litigation in the Canadian judicial system.</p> <p>They also had the opportunity to visit courthouses and other facilities in Metro Vancouver such as the New Westminster Supreme Court and the community courts in Vancouver.</p> <p>This is the second delegation from the Higher People*s Court of Jiangsu, following the first delegation of judges that completed their education last November.</p> <p>※This latest delegation from China reflects the growing trust and confidence in the education and training we provide,§ said Mike Trump, Dean of JIBC*s School of Criminal Justice and Security and the Office of International Affairs. ※We take seriously our responsibility to share important insights into Canada*s justice system to support the modernization of the justice and law enforcement system in China.§</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <h2><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;">; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</span></h2> </div> </div> </div> international Jiangsu Higher People*s Court Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:09:26 +0000 rchu 54879 at/ce8 JIBC launches new student information system https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-launches-new-student-information-system-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 20, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We sincerely apologize for the challenges and issues students and clients have been experiencing in registering for their courses and accessing their records since we launched our new student information system in July.</p> <p>We deeply regret that we have not been able to fulfill our primary goal of providing the best service to our students, clients and stakeholders as a result of the technical issues that have arisen.</p> <p>Please note that we continue to work diligently to improve our systems and processes as quickly as possible. In the interim, staff in the Registration Office, and in all JIBC Divisions, are intensely focused on doing all they can to support students and clients to address their concerns and meet their needs and requirements. We are keenly aware of the frustration and disappointment this has caused, and we continue to ask for your patience and understanding as we move forward as quickly as possible to resolve all the issues with the new system.</p> <p>For information and answers to common questions about accessing the new student information system, please visit our&nbsp;<a href="/ce8/faq">FAQ webpage</a><span>&nbsp;or&nbsp;</span><a href="/ce8/register">Ways to Register webpage</a>. If your question is not addressed there, please send an email to&nbsp;<a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#115;&#116;&#117;&#100;&#101;&#110;&#116;&#104;&#101;&#108;&#112;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#115;&#116;&#117;&#100;&#101;&#110;&#116;&#104;&#101;&#108;&#112;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a><span>&nbsp;or call 604.525.5422 (toll-free 1.888.865.7764) Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.</span></p> <p>The Registration Office is currently experiencing high volumes of student contact, however, staff are doing their best to serve you. We sincerely thank you for your patience.</p> </div> </div> </div> Colleague Ellucian myJIBC Registrar's Office student information system Student Services Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:42:21 +0000 rchu 56904 at/ce8 New resource available for family doctors helping patients affected by disasters https://www.google.com//ce8/news/new-resource-available-family-doctors-helping-patients-affected-disasters <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 30, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://simtec.jibc.ca/node/128" target="_blank"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/Family_Physician_Guide_2015_v3-400x250s.jpg" alt="BC Family Physicians Guide" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></a></p> <p>Family physicians have <a href="http://simtec.jibc.ca/node/128" target="_blank">a new resource from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)</a> that provides valuable information to improve support for patients affected by a major accident or mass-casualty incident (MCI).</p> <p>The vast majority of people exposed to an MCI like a major accident, community violence, or a natural disaster, will experience moderate-to-severe psychological impairment such as anxiety and depression, according to research by JIBC's <a href="http://simtec.jibc.ca/">Simulation Training Exercise Collaboratory (SIMTEC) Project</a>. Children and youth are likely to exhibit behavioural issues in addition to psychosocial symptoms.</p> <p>Early identification and treatment of symptoms is essential to mitigate the long-term impact of mass-casualty incidents.</p> <p><a href="http://simtec.jibc.ca/node/128" target="_blank">The BC Family Physicians Guide</a> was developed by SIMTEC researchers through funding from Defence Research and Development Canada, with the support from Health Canada. &nbsp;It was created to help family doctors quickly assess and provide treatment options more efficiently for patients suffering the psychological effects of experiencing a mass-casualty incident (MCI).&nbsp;</p> <p>※Through our research and in discussions with our team of experts in the field, it became apparent that there was a need for this kind of essential resource,§ said Dr. Laurie Pearce, JIBC*s Applied Research Chair and SIMTEC Co-Principal Investigator. ※We hope that it will serve as a key tool for family doctors and other health care professionals to understand the unique experiences patients will face in a mass-casualty incident, and provide the important support their patients need.§</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_JUNE30-Family_Physician_Guide_2015_3-400x250sm2.jpg" alt="Doctor supporting patient" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Included <a href="http://simtec.jibc.ca/node/128" target="_blank">in the guide</a> are various assessment tools that have been developed to help identify Acute Stress Disorder or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and a range of treatment options that have been proven effective in supporting patients after an MCI.</p> <p>It also includes additional insights for physicians to support the unique psychosocial needs of elderly patients, Aboriginal patients, and emergency responders and rescue workers.</p> <p>※As one of the first care-providers that people turn to for help, family physicians are well-positioned to help their patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The key, however, is in recognizing the presenting symptoms and then considering PTSD as the diagnosis,§ said Dr. Graham Dodd, an emergency, family and disaster medicine consultant. ※While medication may have a role, the more important management often involves forms of psychotherapy. Therefore knowing and directing patients to appropriate resources in or near the community is perhaps the most invaluable role a family physician can play after having considered or made the diagnosis of PTSD.§</p> <p>This project was initially funded through the former Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI), and continues under the Canadian Safety and Security Program, a federal program led by Defence Research and Development Canada*s Centre for Security Science, in partnership with Public Safety Canada.</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> BC Family Physicians Guide citizens first responders mass-casualty event MCI psychosocial support SIMTEC Simulation Training Exercise Collaboratory Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:42:28 +0000 rchu 53805 at/ce8 JIBC launches new student information system https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-launches-new-student-information-system <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 29, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) now have a more streamlined online registration process and improved access to a host of other services with the launch of the Institute*s new student information system.</p> <p>Over the past year, <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-partners-ellucian-update-its-information-systems">JIBC staff have been busy preparing for the migration to Ellucian*s Colleague?</a> system in order to have a seamless, more flexible information system that meets the needs of JIBC*s diverse range of students, clients and stakeholders. As part of the migration, <a href="/ce8/news/course-codes">JIBC*s course codes have also been changed</a> to meet the requirements of the new system that launched June 29.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_06JUNE29_ColleagueWebAdvisor-400x250sm.jpg" alt="JIBC WebAdvisor Screenshot" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>With the new system, students will have access to a wider selection of Continuing Studies courses that do not require students to register and be accepted into a JIBC program. Students can find the courses they need to further develop their professional skills by browsing JIBC*s extensive <a href="https://catalogue.jibc.ca/">Course Catalogue</a>. They can also search and register for courses online <a href="https://webadvisor.jibc.ca/">using JIBC*s new WebAdvisor service</a>.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_06JUNE29_ColleagueLaunch-400x250v2.jpg" alt="New myJIBC" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Students who have enrolled in a JIBC program, such as the <a href="/ce8/lesd">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma</a>, or <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-health-community-social-justice/paramedic-academy/programs-and-courses/primary-care-paramedic">Primary Care Paramedic</a> program, or any one of JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/programs">certificate, diploma, degree and graduate certificate programs</a>, will also have access to a new personalized <a href="https://myjibc.ca/"><em>myJIBC</em> student portal</a>.</p> <p>Through the <em>myJIBC</em> portal, students will be able to:</p> <ul> <li>Register and pay for their courses online; </li> <li>Check class schedules; update their personal information; </li> <li>View their latest academic records; and</li> <li><a href="/ce8/elearning">Access their online Blackboard courses</a>. </li> </ul> <p>The portal will also be a direct focal point for updates about campus events and JIBC news and announcements.</p> <p>Students who have enrolled in a JIBC course since April 1, 2015 can gain access to the <em>myJIBC</em> portal by obtaining their user ID through <a href="https://webadvisor.jibc.ca/">JIBC*s new WebAdvisor service</a> by clicking on the ※I*m new to WebAdvisor§ link.</p> <h3> <hr />Accessing your online courses</h3> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_07JULY3_ELEARNING-400x250.jpg" alt="eLearning portal changes" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Students currently enrolled in Blackboard courses that began prior to June 30, 2015 can access their course at the <a href="https://elearn.jibc.ca/">JIBC eLearn portal</a>. Students in online courses starting after July 1, 2015 will access their courses through the new <em>myJIBC</em> portal. <a href="/ce8/elearning">Visit JIBC's eLearning webpage for details</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the next year, additional features and options will be made available through <em>myJIBC</em>. For example, in the fall, students will be able to view their progress towards completion of program credentials and apply for graduation. Plans are also in place to link the ApplyBC Service with JIBC for student program applications.</p> <p><span>For more information about student registration options, please&nbsp;</span><a href="/ce8/register">visit the Ways to Register webpage</a><span>.&nbsp;</span>For more information about how login to the WebAdvisor, please visit JIBC*s <a href="/ce8/faq">FAQ webpage</a>. If your question is not answered there, please contact Student Services at <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#114;&#101;&#103;&#105;&#115;&#116;&#101;&#114;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;">&#114;&#101;&#103;&#105;&#115;&#116;&#101;&#114;&#64;&#106;&#105;&#98;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#97;</a> or call 604.528.5590 (toll-free 1.877.528.5591) between 8 a.m. 每 4 p.m.</p> <h2><strong>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their careers</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Colleague Ellucian myJIBC Registrar's Office student information system Student Services Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:41:15 +0000 rchu 53803 at/ce8 JIBC course codes changing on July 1 https://www.google.com//ce8/news/course-codes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 25, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <hr /> <h3>June 25, 2015 Update</h3> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>Online and phone-in registration will be unavailable beginning June 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. PDT&nbsp;</span><span>as part of JIBC's update of our student information system.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>We expect that online registration services will resume on&nbsp;</span><span>June 29, 2015</span><span>&nbsp;at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT.</span></p> <hr /> <p>JIBC is moving to a new student information system,&nbsp;Colleague? by Ellucian, which will provide students with a more integrated user experience.</p> <p>Our change in software necessitates a change in all of our course codes, effective July 1, 2015.</p> <p>Each existing course code will have a new equivalent in the Colleague system. To search for a new course code by either keyword or code, please use the link below.</p> <hr /> <h3 style="text-align: center;"><a href="/ce8/codes">Look up Course Code online<br /></a><a href="/ce8/course-codes" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a></h3> <hr /> <p>We look forward to providing students with improved course information, and thank you for your patience as we transition to the new software.</p> <h2>About Justice Institute of British Columbia</h2> <p><a href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized <a href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education <a href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</p> </div> </div> </div> Colleague ERP course codes Ellucian student information system Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:10:03 +0000 rchu 44951 at/ce8 JIBC Spring Convocation celebrates graduation of "community heroes" https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-spring-convocation-celebrates-graduation-community-heroes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 11, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_06June11_Convocation_Grad1-400x250sm.jpg" alt="2015 Spring Convocation" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) celebrated the achievements of its graduates and its honorary degree recipient at the Spring Convocation held at the New Westminster Campus June 11, 2015.</p> <p>More than 360 graduates were recognized for completing their studies in public safety programs that <a href="/ce8/programs">lead to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a>.</p> <p>※Congratulations to you, your family and your friends for the accomplishments we are celebrating today,§ said Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC. ※Serving in a public safety career is a calling and today you are answering that call. I encourage each of you to serve in your respective roles with conviction, knowing that what you do makes a difference, to the individuals you will help and the communities you will support.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_06June11_Convocation_Student-400x250sm.jpg" alt="Ben McKiernan addresses Spring Convocation 2015" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>Benjamin McKiernan gives the student address at the 2015 Spring Convocation</em></p> <p>Among the students recognized was Benjamin McKiernan, a graduate from the <a href="/ce8/lesd">Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program</a> who gave the student address at Convocation. In his remarks, he noted that JIBC was the third post-secondary institution he had attended, but the first where he had completed his studies. The close community of students, the instructors* dedication to help every student succeed, and the opportunity to be among a broad range of public safety professionals on campus all contributed to giving him the focus and drive to complete his studies.</p> <p>※It is a great feeling to come to school every day and be surrounded by like-minded people who are going to make a huge difference in their communities in their chosen careers,§ he said. ※Each person graduating today has chosen to attend a school and be part of programs that are dedicated to saving and enriching lives, and resolving conflict in the world. I couldn*t be happier to call the people here my peers.§</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/main/news_images/2015_06June11_Convocation_DrSchonfeld-400x250sm.jpg" alt="JIBC honorary degree recipient Dr. Mark Schonfeld addresses students at the 2015 Spring Convocation" width="400" height="250" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /><em>JIBC honorary degree recipient Dr. Mark Schonfeld addresses JIBC graduates at the 2015 Spring Convocation</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;">A life-long dedication to community service was also recognized at the Spring Convocation with the conferral of an honorary degree on Dr. Mark Schonfeld, <a href="/ce8/news/jibc-recognize-medical-leader-educator-and-health-care-advocate-honorary-degree">who served as a medical leader, educator and health care advocate throughout his career</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">In his address to all the graduates, he encouraged everyone to:</p> <ul> <li>Embrace change for change creates great opportunity;</li> <li>Learn from others and one*s own experiences; </li> <li>Act professionally in all areas of one*s work;</li> <li>Be the best in whatever you do; and</li> <li>Take time with your families, friends and supporters.</li> </ul> <p>Calling JIBC graduates ※superheroes,§ Dr. Schonfeld recognized the important work of everyone serving in public and community safety.</p> <p>※Whether you are a first responder, or behind the scenes in the call centres, emergency management, providing leadership in conflict resolution, in the health sciences, or the many other areas that you have been trained in, all your work is of tremendous value to our communities,§ he said. ※You are truly our communities* heroes.§</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 23px;">About Justice Institute of British Columbia</strong></p> <h2><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/">Justice Institute of British Columbia</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> (JIBC) is Canada*s leading public safety educator developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="/ce8/programs-courses/degrees-diplomas-certificates">education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor*s degrees and graduate certificates</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;">; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education </span><a style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="http://www.jibcisready.ca/">provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;"> contributing to safer communities and a more just society.</span></h2> </div> </div> </div> convocation Dr. Mark Schonfeld honorary degree Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:08:15 +0000 rchu 51660 at/ce8 JIBC honours fallen Edmonton police officer https://www.google.com//ce8/news/jibc-honours-fallen-edmonton-police-officer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 9, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd&quo