Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator – a dynamic public post-secondary institution.
Established in 1978 with a provincial mandate under the College & Institute Act, JIBC now delivers leading edge public safety and justice education and training in BC, Canada and internationally. Every year, approximately 28,000 students from over 20 countries take our programs and courses.
Who We Are
A world leader in justice and public safety education.
Innovative education and training for those who make communities safe.
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Programs & Courses
JIBC offers a wide range of academic and professional programs and courses that lead to graduate certificates, bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Programs and courses are offered in three schools:
- School of Public Safety & Security
fire fighting, emergency management, and driver training
- School of Health, Community & Social Justice
paramedicine and continuing medical education, conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation, counselling, leadership, and Aboriginal programs
- School of Criminal Justice & Security
policing, sheriffs, security, investigation, enforcement, corrections, probation
JIBC as a whole and our three schools maintain internationally recognized accreditations.
JIBC also works with clients – in BC, Canada and internationally – on a contractual basis to develop and deliver customized solutions that meet their employees’ educational needs.
Programs and courses are primarily offered at seven campuses: the main New Westminster campus, and six other campuses in BC. JIBC also delivers programs and courses throughout BC, in more than 166 communities. Courses are delivered face-to-face and online.
Educational partnerships with more than 30 post-secondary institutions across BC, Canada and beyond broaden the reach of the Institute’s programs.
The JIBC Library maintains a large collection of justice and public safety books, journals, video, and audio, and provides access to extensive online resources. Librarians are available to provide research assistance.
The Office of Graduate Studies & Academic Services sets standards for and oversees the development of academic programs, and coordinates the delivery of liberal arts courses and eLearning.
The Office of Applied Research builds JIBC’s research capacity through a range of initiatives and projects.
The JIBC Foundation supports JIBC by raising funds for scholarships and bursaries, research initiatives, and the purchase of equipment and other learning tools.
Last updated December 11, 2014