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Justice Institute of British Columbia

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator. It is recognized nationally and internationally for continuous improvement and innovative education in the areas of justice and public safety. More than 26,000 students enroll annually in one of JIBC’s campuses in B.C., through online distance education, and at more than 170 other locations in B.C., across Canada and around the world. The institute has 6 campuses located in New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Chilliwack, Victoria and Kelowna. The programs and courses at JIBC emphasize hands-on, experiential learning and are taught by seasoned professionals who share relevant experience. JIBC offers a variety of certification, including graduate certificates, bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates. Students can choose from a range of applied and academic programs that span the spectrum of justice and public safety.

Our research specialization:

  • Emergency Management
  • Aboriginal Disaster Resilience Planning
  • Pre-hospital Care
  • Resilience in First Responders and First Receivers
  • Public Safety Personnel Health & Safety




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Foster Student Success

Eric Holden

As a competitive yachtsman, Eric Holden has overcome the fierceness of Mother Nature to win many races. Recently, as a skipper in the 2013-2014 Clipper Round the World yacht race, he led his international team to victory after sailing through hurricane-force winds in the Southern Ocean and squalls reaching 120 kilometres an hour (65 knots) while traversing the North Pacific. Learn more.

Megan L’Heureux

A mother of two young children who lost her husband unexpectedly last December, Megan L’Heureux decided earlier this year to embark on a new career path in public safety by completing JIBC’s Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) program. Her first semester in the program has proven to be an eye-opening experience. For example, in the Introduction to the Canadian Criminal Justice System course (LAWS-1202), students have an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about some of the situations and challenges public safety professionals deal with. In October, Megan’s class went to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with their instructor, Chris Thomson, to visit the provincial courthouse and InSite, North America’s first legal supervised injection site operated by Vancouver Coastal Health… Learn more.

Tika Okuda

This past summer, Tika Okuda spent five weeks in an African country helping to support a local organization providing community health care and education for local health care workers. A JIBC Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) graduate who is now a second year medical student at UBC, Tika was part of a team that had the opportunity to explore ways to improve hand hygiene in the community, teach community health care workers, and shadow medical professionals in two local hospitals… Learn more.

Support Indigenous Students

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) acknowledges local First Nations territory and protocol, and has committed to a process of indigenization that supports and respects diverse Aboriginal learners. This commitment is reflected in our Indigenization, Academic and Strategic plans. We understand that part of supporting indigenous students involves a process engaging all students, faculty and staff in understanding the historical, social, and economic conditions of indigenous peoples in ways that foster respect for indigenous cultures and traditions. Our commitment to providing strong and culturally restorative supports for indigenous students is evidenced through our Aboriginal Student Services, Office of Indigenization, Elders in Residence, annual Aboriginal events, and current construction of an Aboriginal Gathering Place. Together, we work to welcome diverse Indigenous learners and ensure they are set up for success throughout their journey at JIBC with concrete supports such as career planning, financial aid, and cultural services.

Programs & Services of Interest

Date modified: 2016-10-26