Success Stories

April 27, 2012

Policing and puppets

Gary Green connects with law enforcement studies students through storytelling and ventriloquism

JIBC students who enter Gary Green’s classroom for the first time might be surprised when they meet some extra participants. Green, a retired Victoria Police officer and a respected and popular instructor in JIBC’s Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) program, is known for his puppets.

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Tags: Gary Green, Law Enforcement Studies Diploma, LESD

March 7, 2012

Four Students One World

JIBC Fire & Safety graduates have experience of a lifetime in El Salvador

On January 7, 2012, after months of research and preparation, four JIBC Fire & Safety Division graduates – along with Firefighters Without Borders Canada – went to El Salvador to begin a challenging three-week deployment.

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Tags: Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Program, Fire & Safety Division, fire fighter, Firefighters Without Borders Canada, Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, One World Scholarship

January 20, 2012

"Our turn to be the future"

Convocation celebrates JIBC graduates & honorary degree recipients

Sub-zero temperatures did not deter JIBC graduates from assembling at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre January 18 for the 2012 Winter Convocation celebrating the completion of their studies.

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December 2, 2011

Courage and leadership

JIBC Foundation Gala honours award recipients and raises approximately $160,000

The 10th JIBC Foundation Awards for Justice and Public Safety and fundraiser on November 30 was a resounding success, raising approximately $160,000 for the Foundation.

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Tags: JIBC Foundation Gala, JIBC Gala, Justice and Public Safety Division

November 17, 2011

Integrity, honour, and commitment

34 deputy sheriffs graduate from JIBC

34 deputy sheriffs graduate from JIBC in a ceremony attended by BC government representatives and a JIBC Vice President

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Tags: graduation, Sheriff

September 26, 2011

Journey of education and experience

Top Law Enforcement Studies Diploma grad working in surveillance

LESD program graduate reflects on his time in the program and how it prepared him for his new career.

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Tags: Justice and Public Safety Division, Law Enforcement Studies Diploma, LESD, police academy

June 30, 2011

Student success

Donors help make education possible for JIBC students

Individuals and organizations that have donated funds to support student success were honoured at the JIBC Donor Recognition Event, held at the Bill Reid Gallery.

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Tags: donor recognition, JIBC Foundation, One World Scholarship

May 26, 2011

Graduation day

272 students graduate at JIBC Convocation

Graduating students were honoured at the JIBC Spring 2011 Convocation on May 19 and honorary degrees were presented to The Honourable Dr. Bill Bennett, Dr. Sergio Cocchia and Dr. Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia.

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Tags: alumni, bachelor degree, convocation

April 20, 2011

Compassion in crisis

The Linda Stewart story: Building trust on patrol and in the classroom

Linda Stewart had an extraordinary 34-year career as a patrol officer and crisis specialist with the Vancouver Police Department. Now she’s inspiring a new generation of police officers as an instructor in JIBC’s Police Academy.

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Tags: crisis, international, police academy, recruit training

March 7, 2011

Remarkable journey

JIBC fire & safety graduates make a difference in El Salvador

Thanks to One World Scholarships, four recent graduates of JIBC’s Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment program travelled to El Salvador, where they trained and made close connections with local fire fighters.

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Tags: fire, Fire & Safety Division

Last updated January 9, 2019