President and CEO
Justice Institute of British Columbia
Michel Tarko was appointed by the JIBC Board of Governors as President and CEO in October 2012 for a five-year term and was reappointed to a second five-year term in July 2017. Prior to that, he served as JIBC Vice President, Academic since September 2009 and as Associate Dean and Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Douglas College from 2005-2009. Prior to these roles in academic leadership, he served as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences at Douglas from 1988-2005.
In his role as VP, Academic at JIBC, he led the approval of the Diploma in Health Sciences (Emergency Medical Services); the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies degree, and graduate certificates in: (1) Complex Trauma & Sexual Abuse; (2) Dynamics of Conflict; and (3) Intelligence Analysis & Tactical Crime Analysis.
As President and CEO, Michel has led the development of the new JIBC 2015-2020 Strategic Plan with the JIBC Board of Governors, and partnership development between JIBC and other public post-secondary educational institutions in B.C., across Canada and internationally, creating pathways for student and faculty exchanges, and applied research initiatives in the context of public and community safety. He is also continuing 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.