Justice Institute of British Columbia
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Tuition: $3,500.00  Students: 30,000
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC      V3L 5T4

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is a leading public safety educator recognized for its innovative education in public safety and justice. It was established in 1978 under the College and Institute Act for Justice and Public Safety education by Dr. Patrick McGeer. Today, it is currently composed of eleven Academic and supporting administrative departments, with a range of applied and academic programs that encompasses all the areas of safety – from prevention to emergency response and rehabilitation. Its student numbers are over 32,000 every year, with more than 6,000 students in its online programs. The Institute's mission is ... ... continued below

About Justice Institute of British Columbia

... to provide “Innovative education and training for those who make communities safe.”

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

JIBC has six campuses: New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Victoria, Okanagan, Chilliwack, and Vancouver. New Westminster is the main campus, which covers around 170,000 square feet. It includes the media centre, indoor firearms range, fitness rooms, locker rooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, 200-seat theatre, library, classroom block, and office block. The campus features a central garden and a large atrium that connects the library, cafeteria, classrooms, and offices. Wireless internet is also available in the courtyard, library, theatre, cafeteria, and atrium. Maple Ridge Campus is designed for hands-on fire fighting practice and training delivered by the Fire and Safety Division. It has a one-of-a-kind simulation training props that include a three-storey concrete burn building that is regularly used for firefighters to practice what they have learned in real-life situations. Victoria Campus serves its Vancouver Island learners and clients, and its classrooms are available for rental. Okanagan Campus is located in the former L'anse-au-sable elementary school in Central Kelowna and serves as a regional training centre for the Okanagan. Chilliwack Campus is the home of the satellite training facility of the Paramedic Academy and is the regional training centre for the Fraser Valley. Vancouver Campus belongs to the “Great Northern Way Campus,” a collaboration of different post-secondary institutions. Several of its facilities include a 48-seat conference room, two 24-seat classrooms, and a 36-seat classroom. It also has free wireless internet access available for students.

Student Services and Student Life

The Institute gives the students the following services: Convocation, Library, Store, Campuses, Academic Advising, Student Handbook, Accommodation, Aboriginal Services, Financial Assistance (Community Safety Scholarships, Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rosalie Segal Awards, EMA Education Fund, JIBC Bursaries, Links to Other Funding Sources, Paramedicine Education Awards, and StudentAid BC.), StudentAid BC, Disability Services, and Contact Student Services.

Academic Programs

Notable Accomplishments

JIBC is ISO certified, which recognizes the school’s commitment to a learner-centered, quality-driven improvement towards education. In 2006, it was recognized for its efforts to carry out the strategic educational technology plans by the B.C.’s Educational Technology Users Group. In 2005, it received a BC Export Award, a Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award (2005) and a first place at the 2005 Rejviz Rally, an international integrated rescue medical competition that is annually held in the Jesenik Mountains, Czech Republic. Some of the participants of the said event were: Canada, the US, Israel, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Japan, Poland, and the Netherlands.

New Westminster Information

New Westminster is a tiny city located on the Burrard Peninsula, on the north bank of the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. New Westminster is renowned throughout the region for the quality, creativity and innovation of its recreational programs, parks and garden displays and emerging cultural and heritage attractions.

Adjacent to major Highway systems, convenient to the Alex Fraser, Patullo and Port Mann bridges, and directly on the SkyTrain line, New Westminster is truly the centre of the Lower Mainland. No matter your age, or interests, this delightful city has something for every visitor. We invite you to visit BC's "Royal City" and take in all our hospitality has to offer.

In addition to 48 community parks, New Westminster offers inviting walking trails, exciting leisure activities and state-of-the-art recreation facilities. Take a nature walk through Hume Park, or a peaceful stroll through the gardens and tranquil ponds of Friendship Gardens. Glenbrook Ravine Park, on the old BC Penitentiary site, offers 12 acres of natural ravine setting with trails leading to a small meadow. Read on for more information about New Westminster's local outdoor attractions.


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