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President's Award

 

Year  Award Recipient(s)
2015

Caroline White 

2015 President's Award Caroline WhiteCaroline White joined JIBC in 2005, bringing with her an extensive and impressive
background in community service and social justice. In addition to her role as Program Director for the Centre for Counselling and Community Safety, she has been involved as committee chair for Program Council, as a member of both the Research & Ethics Committee and the Psychological Health & Safety Standard Work Group. She has significantly contributed towards the attainment of JIBC’s vision for “safer communities and a more just society.”

Caroline and her team work closely with the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Innovation to provide innovative solutions that support greater online access for students while maintaining an experiential, student-focused experience. She works across JIBC to support colleagues to integrate appropriate curriculum into their programming in the areas of violence, mental health and complex trauma.

Caroline has worked hard to ensure inclusivity at JIBC in the development of policy, curriculum, pedagogy and service delivery. She works collaboratively to address social and health inequities and promotes social justice in general.

2014

Steve McCartneySteve McCartney Presidents Award Recipient 2014

Steve McCartney first came to JIBC as a police recruit instructor in 2008. During his 28 years as a police officer, Steve held various positions with the Vancouver Police Department however, he displayed particular strength in his ability to conduct complex investigations into serious crimes.

He retired from the VPD in 2012 and became the Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program shortly thereafter.

Steve has become the face of the LESD program, participating in many outreach programs at numerous high schools, conferences and seminars. He is the liaison person for the highly successful exchange program between Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland and JIBC. As a member of the Canadian Association of Police educators, he acts as the bridge between operational police training and educational programs that lead to careers in law enforcement.

2013

Jodie Marshall 2013 President's Award Recipient Jodie Marshall                                                                              

Jodie is the Program Manager, Medical Responder Programs in the Health Sciences Division. He has and continues to work tirelessly to ensure the success of our students. He exemplifies JIBC's commitment to and value of learning. In addition to expanding the delivery of the EMR course at our JIBC campuses and with our partner institutions around the province, Jodie has also been integral to a number of successful proposals for funding for the delivery of the FEMR and EMR courses in aboriginal communities.

2012

Tannis MorganTannis Morgan

In 2012, Tannis’ vision of a central area, focused on technology, education and teaching and learning was realized with the formation of a Technology-Enabled Learning and Teaching (TELT) Centre. This centre contributes daily to JIBC’s vision by being a support to faculty, staff in developing and improving teaching and learning. In particular, the formation of TELT directly supports key goals of the JIBC Strategic Plan, leading through innovation as it relates directly to the expansion of experiential learning through online and other technology-facilitated processes.

2011

Mary Smethurst
Mary is the Receptionist at that JIBC Information Desk/Main Reception on the New Westminster campus, she is the face of JIBC for many students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus.

 

Al Lund
Al had a long career with the RCMP before founding JIBC’s Driver Education Centre (DEC) in 1988. Al has also been a driving force in developing JIBC’s Traffic Safety & Injury Prevention Centre, which launched in April 2012. 

2010 Deborah RichardsDeborah Richards

Deborah has committed herself to providing students with quality CMA accredited programs.  She also leads the School of Health Science initiatives of expanded degree path programs, the development of the proposed JIBC Bachelor of Science Degree and the School of Health Science Centre for Graduate Studies.

  Raed Jweihan

In his role as cultural liaison officer for JIBC, Raed consistently works to support our vision of being a world leader in justice and public safety education and research.  He employs his cultural, language and religious background to promote JIBC programs in the Gulf Region. JIBC's success in international programs is based in large part on Raed’s skills, his credibility, and his efforts.

2009 April Haddad

April HaddadApril recently received acknowledgement of her twenty five years of employment at the JIBC.  This is a significant achievement and a testament to her unwavering loyalty to the Institute's Mission and her determination to contribute to that mission by building the best possible library service. April is also known for taking on projects or exploring ideas that contribute to the JIBC at large, and there have been many examples of this in April’s years of service. 

2008 Laurie McAvoy

Laurie has been with the JIBC since 1998 having worked initially in the Paramedic Academy and more recently in the Community and Social Justice Division. She emulates the JIBC values of Learning, Service, and Integrity. She is a life-long learner who provides outstanding service to students and her colleagues and is highly ethical in her approach to business.

2007 Don Walden

Don has been employed at the JIBC on and off for over 15 years; full time since 2003.  Don is a dedicated, professional and committed employee who always leads by example and has a positive influence on others. He has been one of the driving forces behind employee wellness, and has participated in fund raising activities such as Cops for Cancer and the United Way. 

  Murray Day

Among the many accomplishments in his career, Murray led the creation of the Emergency Social Services Academy in conjunction with the Ministry of Human Resources. Furthermore, Murray was instrumental in the creation of the critical incident simulation center.

2006 Lori Bodin (Munro)

Lori has been employed at the JIBC since 1997, and at the time she received the President's Award she was working as the Online Course Planner/Webpage Designer in the Corrections and Community Justice Division. Among other accomplishments, Lori has been one of the driving forces behind “staff wellness” and the Wellness Committee, and  has tackled the many complex tasks to move the new JIBC website from concept to reality.

2005 Pam White
2004 Marcela Hernandez
2003 John Trimble
2002 Karla Gronsdahl
2001 Susan Huffman
2000 Paula Connolly, Robyn Towle (Kowan)
1999 Anthony Williams, Marg Huber

 


Distinguished Alumnus

Year Award Recipient(s)
2015No award was given for 2015.
2014No award was given for 2014.
2013

Chris Rattenbury2013 Alumnus Award Chief Chris Rattenbury

Chris Rattenbury has made significant contributions to police training in British Columbia. He has routinely assisted the Police Academy with simulations and other training days as he has progressed through his career. He is currently a member of the Police Academy Chiefs' Committee, a governance committee that oversees the operations of the Police Academy on behalf of Police Services and British Columbia's Chiefs of Police.

2012 No award was given for 2012.
2011

Tom Stamatakis
Tom graduated from JIBC recruit class 44 before joining the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). He is President of both the Vancouver Police Union and the BC Police Association.


Bob RichBob Rich
Bob graduated from JIBC recruit class 17 before joining the VPD, where he attained the rank of Deputy Chief Constable. He is Chief Constable of the Abbotsford Police Department

2010 Dr. Kim RossmoDr. Kim Rossmo

Dr. Rossmo is a Canadian criminologist specializing in geographic profiling.  He joined the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) as a civilian employee in 1978 and became a sworn officer in 1980 after graduating in recruit class 15 from JIBC Police Academy.  In 1987 he received a Master’s degree in criminology, and in 1995 he became the first police officer in Canada to obtain a Doctorate in Criminology.

After leaving VPD, Dr. Rossmo led the Police Foundation in Washington DC for three years.  He then moved to Texas State University where he currently holds the Endowed Chair in Criminology, and is head of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation.

  Doug Smith

Doug Smith receiving his awardDoug Smith has been involved in a variety of emergency services during his career, including volunteer fire fighter, paramedic, instructor for JIBC School of Health Sciences, volunteer ski patrol and a member of Search and Rescue. Doug’s professional passion is the epitome of JIBC’s mission statement.

Ultimately, Doug’s education, training and experience led him to his current role as lead instructor for the Emergency and Public Safety Department in Abu Dhabi.  In this role, he is helping to establish the United Arab Emirates’ Urban Search and Rescue as one of the world's pre-eminent rescue teams.

2009 Gord Schreiner

Gord Schreiner has served the town of Comox for over 30 years as a member of the Comox Fire Rescue. He holds a diploma in Fire Service Leadership from JIBC as well as Chief Fire Officer designation from the Canadian Associate of Fire Chiefs. Gord has served his community in other ways, including director with the credit Union, manager of a division for Comox Valley minor hockey, and a coach in the minor hockey program. 

  Les Fisher

Les is a Graduate of the Paramedic Academy’s EMA I, EMA II, and EMA III-ALS programs and he has completed a variety of additional JIBC courses. Armed with these JIBC credentials, together with a master’s degree from Royal Roads University, Les has excelled in his chosen profession. 

2008 Brian Hutchinson 

Firefighters Without Borders logoBrian is a fire fighter with the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services. He is involved with many activities, including Chair of the BC & Yukon Fire Fighter Advisory Board for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Brian is being recognized for his contribution to the global community through his efforts to increase the ability of several Central American fire service organizations to better serve their communities. His leadership in organizing the Engines for the El Salvador Project which delivered three fire trucks, equipment and training to El Salvador, and his subsequent continuation of these efforts to further aid other Central American nations, Paraguay and the Congo have all benefited Vancouver and Canada, as the recipient nations recognize that Canadians are truly contributors to the global village.

2007 Tony Burke

Tony is a graduate of the JIBC Fire Academy. At the time he received his Distinguished Alumnus Award he was a full time fire fighter with the Coquitlam Fire Department, and he also volunteered as Executive Director of the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. Tony is a strong advocate of the JIBC fire academy, and strongly believes and promotes more education in community leadership, as he believes this is an important part of what JIBC graduates do in their professional lives. 

  Chief Constable Jim Chu

At the time he received the distinguished Alumnus Award, Chief Constable Jim Chu had already dedicated 28 years service in providing quality police services to the citizens of Vancouver.  He graduated from JIBC, Class 13, and was chosen as Chief Constable in 2007. In addition to his police service, Chief Constable Chu has served on numerous boards, including the JIBC Board of Governors, is employed as a part-time faculty member with Douglas College’s Department of Criminology, is the author of Law Enforcement Information Technology as well as has published articles in many journals.

  Tim Jones

Tim’s career began with the BC Ambulance service in 1982 where he worked as a paramedic, and was later promoted to Unit Chief. In addition to his commitment to the BC Ambulance Service, Tim works as a volunteer with the North Shore Search and Rescue Team. Tim began his relationship with North Shore Search and Rescue in 1987, and now serves as an elected Team Leader.

  Susan Davis

Susan graduated from the JIBC’s Centre for Conflict Resolution and Center for Leadership with two certificates: one in Negotiations and one in Mediation/Third Party Intervention. 

2006 David Kai Chiu Pang, MCpl Jean de la Bourdonnaye
2005 Eddy Workhoven
2004 Mike Neeland
2003 Kelly Murphy
2002 Mike Neeland

Friend/Associate of JIBC

Year Award Recipient(s)
2015

No award was given for 2015.

2014

BC Electronic Library NetworkBCELN 2014 Friend of JIBC Award Recipient

The BC Electronic Library Network has worked with JIBC’s Library for about 25 years to provide JIBC’s students with access to resources and services. This is truly a stellar consortium with a long positive history. BCELN negotiates consortium purchases of electronic resources at discounted costs, enabling JIBC to garner substantial saving on licensing costs and to continue to subscribe to products that we otherwise would not be able to afford. Because of the BCELN, JIBC can provide our students with the resources they need to achieve academic success, and employees with key resources in support of high quality programming.

2013

Maria Yonadin2013 Friend of JIBC Award Recipient Maria Yonadin

Maria is employed by Corporate Caterers and has been supervising the kitchen staff at our New Westminster campus for approximately 15 years. She has and continues to play an important role in ensuring that our students, staff and visitors have access to nutritional and delicious food each day. Through her positive interactions with staff, students, and visitors to the New Westminster campus, she has truly become one of the “faces of JIBC.”  

2012

Michael Fogel Michael Fogel

Michael has been a lawyer and a judge in California, and since his move to BC in 1985, has been concentrating on mediating and facilitating adult education in the field of negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution. His association with JIBC’s Centre for Conflict Resolution spans three decades. He was a founding faculty member of the Centre for Conflict Resolution.   

2011

Larry Pearce 
Larry has had a long career in the emergency management field, which included working 14 years with Emergency Preparedness Canada and being a founding member of the Emergency Preparedness for Industry & Commerce Council (EPICC).


Dave Ferguson
Dave is Executive Director, Mitigation, with Emergency Management BC. Dave has been responsible for BC’s support of more than 13,000 members of the province’s emergency response volunteer groups. 


Mike Novakowski 
Mike graduated from JIBC recruit class 42 and taught in JIBC’s Police Academy. He now serves as Sergeant, Recruiting Section, Abbotsford Police Department.

Norma Jean McLaren

Norma-Jean partnered in 2007 with JIBC to develop and produce a training film for police recruits about the relationship of police and first nations people.  This film, called “The Spirit Has No Colour” saw its first screening at the JIBC in March 2010.  Since then it has been seen by many different groups, and at every screening the reputation of the Justice Institute of British Columbia is enhanced.

Norma-Jean's film is now a vital part of our Police Recruit training program.  But it is more than simply a training film, as it has been endorsed by First Nations leaders, the police community, and human rights groups.

 2010 Dr. Alec Ritchie

Dr. Ritchie has been part of the instructional staff for the Centre for Professional Health Education for over 16 years.  He has served as a Medical director for our Resuscitation Programs and as a liaison for the Heart and Stroke Foundation Resuscitation Committee. In everything he does, Dr Ritchie conveys energy and optimism and the level of attention he gives us is unsurpassed.  He is a valued member of the Centre for Professional Health Education and his efforts are greatly appreciated.

  Ken PrudenKen Pruden

Respected Metis Elder and past member of the JIBC Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee, Ken Pruden has consistently provided leadership, sage advice, inclusive style and a wise voice. 

Ken is passionate about contributing to the success of Aboriginal Learners and communities.  He understands the importance of integrating Aboriginal knowledge into courses in a wide variety of disciplines and he supports JIBC events by bringing cultural relevance to the forefront for all participants, student staff and faculty. 

 2009 Chilliwack General Hospital

The Chilliwack General Hospital has shown a commitment to providing a safe educational learning environment and has maintained consistent support for our Primary Care Paramedic, Department of National Defense students during their Clinical practicums. During these practicum shifts, our students are exposed to real life medical situations, which allow our students to gain experiences that a classroom alone can't teach.

  Emergency Social Services Association - Bernadette Woit

ESSA has been connected with the JIBC directly and indirectly for the life of the ESS training program in our Emergency Management Division, for almost 20 years. ESSA’s continued support of the JIBC has resulted in the delivery of 50 ESS courses from May to December 2009.  By helping to make this training available, communities throughout BC were better prepared to respond to disasters such as the forest fires during the summer of 2009. 

  Laney Bryenton

Laney’s name and reputation are recognized around the province.  She is known as a woman of compassion, great integrity, tenacity, and wisdom.  Honouring Laney as a Friend and Associate of JIBC acknowledges the timely work of the community living movement as well as the one of the movement’s inspired and dedicated leaders.

  Rena Greene, Skowkale First Nation

Rena works as a respected resident elder with the Department of Justice in Sto-lo territory and has been involved as an elder with the students in the Aboriginal Leadership Certificate at the JIBC. She conducted a ground blessing ceremony for the JIBC campus in Chilliwack. Rena and her colleague reported that they had felt the spirits of the soldiers who had been former  occupants of the site and who suffered the turmoil of preparing to go to and returning from war. As the ground blessing ceremony proceeded they could feel the spirits relieved of the anguish and stress they had endured and the area welcoming of the new occupants of the building, JIBC students.

Elder Rena also arranged for a naming ceremony. The name given to the campus  is “Iwestux Temxshxweli”, which translates as “Teachers’ Sacred Place.” In Sto-lo tradition inanimate objects cannot carry such names, they are always awarded to people.  As a result, the name was awarded to President Jack McGee on June 6, 2006.

2008 Fran Grunberg, Dr. Iain MacPhail, Tom Lewis
2007 Dr. Howard Aldous, Heather Kirkham, Lyle Mueller
2006 Worksafe BC - Certification Services
2005 Dr. Gary Carlson, Jackie Schach
2004 Royal Columbian Hospital, Ken Davies
2003 Allen McLeod, Bruce Hardy, Dave Rivett, Dr. Charles Sun, Keith Boswell
2002 Frank & Marilean Chow, Fred Pachal
2001 Conflict Resolution Program - Senior Instructors

Instructional Excellence Award

Year Award Recipient(s)
2015

Georganne Oldham 

2015 Instructional Excellence Georganne OldhamGeorganne Oldham has been a faculty member at JIBC’s Centre for Leadership for over 10 years. She is an accomplished group facilitator bringing more than 20 years of organization and leadership development coaching and consulting experience to the classroom. She is particularly skilled in helping groups and individuals grapple with the complex issues that come with organizational change, and in assessing the needs of organizations that come to JIBC for leadership development training. She has played an integral part in redesigning the Centre’s curriculum.

Georganne’s calm, competent manner, and deep commitment to the teaching and learning process, leaves students and clients wanting more. She challenges students in a safe and supportive environment to move beyond acquiring “tools for their toolbox” and into a space of embracing personal change. 

2014

Bill KimBill Kim Instructional Excellence Award Recipient 2014

Sargent Bill Kim is JIBC’s Use of Force, Physical Training and Drill Instructor and is a recognized expert in Korean Martial Arts instruction. Bill uses what he continually learns and experiences to enable others to learn and practice the art of self-defense and the science of physical fitness. 

 During his 27-year career, Bill has trained over 1,000 law enforcement officers from municipal and federal policing agencies, Courts and correctional facilities as well as civilians in self-defense and use of force. His supportive and positive training has influenced the careers of many law-enforcement personnel. 

 

 Jackie KloosterboerJackie Kloosterboer 2014 Instructional Excellence Award Recipient

Jackie Kloosterboer is an Emergency Planner with the City of Vancouver and as a sessional instructor with JIBC, she teaches our Emergency Social Services courses for the Emergency Management Division.

Jackie travels throughout Canada teaching a variety of ESS courses helping communities to be better prepared to assist those impacted by earthquakes or disasters. Her students appreciate her ability to help them apply the knowledge they acquire through her classes to real-life situations.

 

Deb RobertsDeb Roberts 2014 Instructional Excellence Award Recipient

As a sessional instructor for the Health Sciences Division, Deb Roberts teaches several programs within the Paramedic Academy and Centre for Professional Health Education, some of which include the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Primary Care Paramedic (PCP), Search & Rescue (SAR) Medical Technician QL5A and PCP Refresher Programs.

Deb demonstrates superior instructional abilities and personal qualities to our students and stakeholders through expanding the learning environment by accessing local ambulance stations, the rescue squad hall and multiple fire halls. She routinely sets up study groups for the various HSD learners and makes herself available to students if they are struggling or need extra practice.

 
2013

Sherri Calder2013 Instructor of the Year Sherri Calder

Sherri has been teaching conflict resolution courses at JIBC for a number of years. For the past 5 years, she has taught conflict resolution in the Law Enforcement Diploma program. Sherri is always adapting, changing and refreshing the curriculum. She adds experiential scenarios that reflect reality. She relies on sound theory but utilizes the scenarios to teach and reinforce the theory.  

2012

Tom LewisTom Lewis

Tom has been involved with curriculum development and teaching for over 30 years. Tom joined JIBC’s Emergency Management Division in 2006. He teaches a broad range of “Emergency-Preparedness and Response” courses for a diverse group of the Emergency Management Division’s clients in various levels of government, the post-secondary sector, health care, and oil & gas. Tom is an exceptional teacher who is not only an expert in the field of emergency management, but he is considered to be EMD’s "go-to" instructor for its contract clients.

2011

Marie Jose Dhaese 
Marie Jose developed and teaches the Expressive Play Therapy Certificate program in JIBC’s Centre for Counselling & Community Safety. As a therapist, clinical consultant, and educator, Marie Jose is a leader in the field of expressive therapies, abuse, loss, and trauma. 


Steve Miller 
Steve had a 30-year career with the VPD before becoming Instructor, Firearms Training, with JIBC’s Police Academy. (Read a feature story about Steve’s work as an instructor in JIBC’s indoor shooting range.) 

2010 Gary GreenGary Green

Gary has been a contract instructor with the Law Enforcement Studies program since 2008.  He has taught courses in Law Enforcement Communication, Law Enforcement in a Diverse Society, Business Communication and Aboriginal Justice

The classes Gary teaches are always well attended and entertaining.  He engages students in numerous role playing exercises with his talents as a ventriloquist and relates examples of conflict resolution skills and dealing with diversity issues with his unique approach to teaching.  The students are entertained, enthralled and positively influenced with his humour and the message contained within it.

  Roshan DaneshRoshan Danesh

In his role as an instructor at JIBC, Roshan wrote and delivered an online course “Theoretical Foundations of Dispute Resolution” that has proven to be very popular due to his passionate innovative and skilled approach to online instruction.  Roshan’s courses have been so successful and the feedback was so positive that we asked him to develop and deliver a new course “facilitating Online Learning", the goal of which was to help classroom instructors move into the online realm from a pedagogical perspective.

2009 Garry Lewenden

Garry is a retired Acute Care Paramedic practitioner with 35 years experience in a variety of regions in British Columbia.  His experience includes working as a flight paramedic and a unit Chief.  He has been an instructor at JIBC for 6 years. 

One of the sponsor's submissions for the instructor of the year nomination said: “his expertise, humour, and delivery style not only made us a great team, but was invaluable to the students and their growth, and mine as an instructor as well”.

  Joe Solanto

Joe Solanto has been associated with JIBC as an instructor for over 15 years.  During that time his reputation as both an expert in his field and as an instructor has grown. 

A recent JIBC student commented:  “Joe Solanto is an incredible instructor.  He knows his topic, makes it interesting and leaves us wanting more.”

2008 Sandra Craig

Sandra takes the opportunity to ensure that the learning environment is as real life and as stimulating as practically possible. When Sandra instructs, all students listen intently. She begins most lessons by captivating the class and then continues to keep all learners attentive and participative through the combination of visual and case study examples.

  Linda Alexander

Linda has demonstrated tremendous versatility in both face-to-face and online teaching. She was one of the early pioneers at the JIBC who started developing and teaching online courses. She has earned a reputation for her ability to produce and present learning materials to students that facilitates deeper understanding.

2007 Dan Cameron

Dan has many credentials and is a role model for not only his students, but also his peers. He is one of BC’s original ALS Paramedics.  As an instructor Dan employs a variety of teaching methods and tools and posses excellent facilitation skills that make his classroom full of activity, discussion, and debate.

  Perry Deol

Perry has been with the JIBC since 2001.  In receiving this award he was recognized for his excellent instructional abilities that are not only noted by his peers, but also by his students.  Perry uses a variety of educational delivery techniques to engage learners, such as online training, use of modules, role play and face to face training, so that they will connect the content to their daily work. Perry makes learning relevant, practical and fun.

2006 Captain Rita Paine, Shelagh Friesen
2005 Sally Pollock
2004 Dale Hoffman, Trish Elliot
2003 Patrick Shaw
2002 Ben Maartman, Chris Thomson
2001 Heather Lyle, Leeanne Howard
2000 Bill McLellan
1999 Colleen Vaughan
1998 Rob Chong

Program of Excellence

Year

Award Recipient(s)

 

2015

Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies

2015 Program of Excellence BESMSThe Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies (BESMS) is a unique, facilitated online program which provides students with the theory and methodologies of safety, security, and emergency management as they apply to business and community environments.

This program receives no FTE funding from AVED or from any other source as it operates entirely on a cost recovery basis. Steady growth in student enrollments has occurred every year since its implementation 6 years ago, with students indicating that the course topics and the accessible delivery model attracted them to the program.

BESMS has been a silent gem of the JIBC, slowly gathering students and steam, to become a solid bachelor degree program that JIBC can truly be proud of. This program embodies all that JIBC strives for with its education and training activities - relevant, meaningful and engaging programming that supports public safety and aligns with our students' career aspirations. 

2014

Aboriginal Focusing - Oriented Therapy & Complex Trauma Certificate2014 Program Of Excellence AFOT

The AFOT program is unique in that while there are very few complex trauma training programs in general, there are even fewer Indigenous ones. The AFOT program begins and ends with an Indigenous lens. It firmly centres Aboriginal sovereignty, knowledges and understandings of trauma and healing practices.

AFOT is built on an immersive/competency-based spiral model. The program emphasizes both knowledge and application through classroom instruction, clinical practice and clinical supervision/observation.

2013

Intelligence Analysis & Tactical Criminal Analysis2013 Program of Excellence Recipient Intelligence Analysis

This is the only on-line graduate program in the area of Intelligence Analysis in Canada. To date, there have been 20 graduates of the program and there are currently 42 active students. The Canadian Military Intelligence Association has recognized the value of our programs and they consider JIBC’s graduate certificates in Intelligence to be worthy of noting at their conference which is scheduled in October 2014.

 

Competencies in Leadership - an Integrated Program (CLIP)2013 Program of Excellence Recipient CLIP

CLIP is an experiential, technology-enhanced leadership development program created by BC Housing in partnership with JIBC. This is a cohort program comprising 16 half-day modules delivered over two years. CLIP learners have reported significant personal, team and organizational growth that includes better alignment with personal and organizational values and ethics to lead with greater accountability, integrity and respect.

 

Emergency Management Exercise Design Certificate2013 Program of Excellence Recipient EMED Certificate

This certificate program provides learners with a comprehensive method for developing emergency simulations utilizing a series of systematic and audible project management processes. Since the launch of the online introductory course in February 2011, over 370 students have enrolled. In the 18 months since the full online launch of the certificate, nearly 30 students have graduated the program. 

2012

School of Health Sciences, Advanced Care Paramedic Program

The Advanced Care Paramedic Program underwent significant changes in the past two years as it was transformed from a model largely based on independent study, to a blended learning model incorporating all of JIBC’s learning competencies. The first cohort of the revised program graduated in spring of 2012, and the program has more students enrolled, and more new applicants than ever.

2011

Awards of Excellence 2012The Alberta Victim Services E-Learning Program provides online training for victim services advocates. The program, which is the first of its kind in Canada, is a successful collaboration between JIBC’s School of Community & Social Justice and Alberta’s Solicitor General and Public Security Ministry.

 

The Associate Certificate in Conflict Coaching is a new program in JIBC’s Centre for Conflict Resolution that provides practical, effective methods for reducing conflict and creating strategies for sustainable resolutions.

2010

Emergency Medical ResponderEMR team

The Emergency Medical responder program is an exemplary example of how innovative and creative education is meeting the needs of employers, while at the same time improving the pre-hospital care that patients receive.

The EMR program is often a student’s first exposure to the health care profession and given the student demographic, there is an expectation from the students that their training will embrace technology, social networking, and have immediate relevance for employment.  Recent curriculum design changes and the incorporation of a variety of educational technologies the EMR program addresses these student demands very well.

 

Law Enforcement Studies Diploma

Sometimes the best way to assess the quality of a program is through the comments of others.  To use the words of one student to summarize why the Law Enforcement Studies Program is receiving an award of excellence: “Walking in to the JIBC you are immediately surrounded by people who want to make a difference. 

The defining features of the LESD program are the teachers, the fellow students, the incredible support teams and, above all, a director with a vision for the future.  From the straightforward advice about where we would need to be as individuals to be competitive candidates to the seemingly unending amount of support given to us to succeed, there is little more we could ever hope to ask for in a schooling program.

2009

Police Recruit Training Program

Police recruitsAt a meeting in the fall of 2008 the Vancouver Police Department Training Section asked that the Police Academy train an extraordinary number of recruits to be graduated and ready for the Vancouver Winter Olympics in February of 2010.

They made it happen, but not without a lot of hard work by all of the faculty and staff involved directly in the program, but also through the flexibility and cooperation of other divisions and the hard work of our internal support as we scrambled to find space for larger classes. 

 

Fire Officer I & II

This Program of Excellence award was presented as a result of the work that Charlene Jordan-Jones and her team undertook in redeveloping the Fire Officer I and II diploma programs.

The work completed by Charlene and her team in redeveloping the Fire Officer program embodies the JIBC’s continued commitment to innovation, student centered curriculum, collaboration with stakeholders, and excellence in applied learning.

2008

Primary Paramedic Program

In 2008 the Paramedic Academy implemented significant changes in the delivery of its Primary Care Program in response to feedback from students and other stakeholders. One significant change was the re-design of the program and the creation of a new PCP delivery model to meet the specific needs of a key client.  While the previous delivery models continue to be offered to other students, there have been significant enhancements to the program in all delivery options. These enhancements focus on the provision of a quality educational experience for students.

2007

Incident Command Systems Program

2006

Child Welfare Training Program

2005

Fire and Safety Degree Program

2004

Joint Venture: ACP Program and LIS, an Online Ambulance Practical Evaluation, Library Services for Field Professionals

2003

Investigation and Enforcement Skills Certificate Program, Primary Care Paramedic Program

2002

Adult Probation Officer Distance Training Program, Taxihost Program

2001

Diploma in Fire Service Leadership; Paramedic Training Network

Service Excellence Award

Year Award Recipient(s)  
2015

John Trimble

2015 Service Excellence Award John TrimbleJohn Trimble consistently demonstrates the qualities that the Service Excellence Award recognizes – reliability, dependability and dedication. As a Systems Administrator in Technology Services, he promptly responds to requests for assistance, such as during implementation of new systems, even when away from the office. When he can’t find existing solutions to issues, he creates them himself. As evidence of the significant impact John has had across JIBC, he was the subject of two separate and distinct nominations from different parts of the organization, the first time this has happened since the Awards of Excellence were established.

 

2014

Dennis Yip2014 Service Excellence Award Dennis Yip

Dennis Yip has worked in a number of roles and Divisions at JIBC including Corrections and the Health Sciences Division before coming to the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation three and a half years ago as a Senior Web Specialist. 

He consistently goes above and beyond his role.  While his primary duties are to help develop courses in Blackboard and WordPress, Dennis takes a proactive role in discovering and learning new technologies, and then sharing this knowledge with other Blackboard developers.  

2013

Greg Wright2013 Service Excellence Award Recipient Greg Wright

Greg consistently demonstrates commitment to providing exceptional service. As the Regional Training Coordinator for Rural delivery, Greg has expanded the regional delivery of Health Sciences Division Programs to remote communities throughout British Columbia. Greg literally goes the “extra mile” by traveling throughout the province overseeing EMR and PCP training in rural and remote communities within British Columbia.

2012

Valerie Johnson Valerie Johnson

Valerie is in her twelfth year at the JIBC and throughout that time, she has consistently and enthusiastically demonstrated the values pertaining to what the Service Award epitomizes. Val demonstrates a passion for continuous improvement and is always on the lookout for opportunities to change the way things are done.

2011

Alex Popov 
Alex is our highly-skilled Systems Administrator, Databases in JIBC’s Technology Services department. 


Website Redesign Team Website Redesign team
The team included staff from the Communications & Marketing, Technology Services, and Student Services/Registration divisions. Collaboratively, they completed a major redesign of the JIBC website in February 2011. 

2010 Patti Milne

Patti always displayed the natural spirit to strive for service excellence in all respects.  She understands that quality service is important to the success of the JIBC.  The apparent joy she feels when she knows that she has helped a colleague overcome and obstacle and create a positive outcome is her reward.  This characteristic embodies the JIBC values of high quality, respectfulness and responsive service.

  Print Shop

As much as we all like to plan ahead with print jobs there always seems to be some emergency or rush order.  The Print Shop staff always responds positively and are accommodating of our emergencies and makes them their own, and in so doing they deliver above and beyond service.

2009 Christine Louise Dujmovich

Christine Louise started her JIBC career in 2001.  Since that time she has developed a reputation as someone who truly enjoys her job, and thrives in an environment where she has the opportunity to help other people get their work done.

  Valder BelgraveValder Belgrave

Valder started his career at the JIBC in 2004 as the Institute's Marketing & Communications Manager, External Relations. While there have been many changes since then, the one constant has been the great passion and infectious enthusiasm that he has brought to his work during his time here.

2008 Toni HartToni Hart

Toni joined JIBC in November 2000 and works in Human Resources as the HR Advisor. Toni consistently demonstrates a strong orientation to servicing her clients. Her nominator said: "Toni has earned our trust through her consistent demonstration of honesty, fairness, and respect to everyone she deals with.”

  Trudy Salt

Trudy SaltTrudy joined JIBC in 1995, and is currently the Registration Services Advisor in Registration & Student Services. Her well-earned reputation for exemplary customer service is demonstrated by her willingness to accommodate student requests which are often last minute.  Trudy is always willing to look at difficult special cases to determine what solutions would be best for the student and for the JIBC.

Award of Excellence in Applied Research

 

 Year Award Recipient(s)  
2015

JIBC Student Research Skills Framework project team – Florence Daddey, April Haddad, Greg Metcalf, Tannis Morgan, Sarah Wareing and Nathan Wright – led by Greg Anderson, Stuart Ruttan and Ron Bowles

2015 Excellence in Applied ResearchThe JIBC Student Research Skills Framework was developed to guide and promote the development of research skills of JIBC students. The project team represented all three Schools, the Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies and the Library.

In essence, the framework uses an inquiry-based learning model which makes it possible for students to learn research methods while examining topics or issues that are of interest to them. JIBC instructors are therefore able to identify suitable research activities for their students regardless of their academic level.

Through the team’s efforts, rather than being passive learners, students find themselves in the research "driver's seat," learning the skills to answer questions that directly impact their workplace, their community, and their own lives. 

 
2014

Darren Blackburn2014 Excellence in Applied Research Darren Blackburn

Darren Blackburn is an active advocate and participant in JIBC Applied Research, serving as a member and Chair of the Research Ethics Board, as a participant in the ongoing SIMTEC program and as lead in the Critical Infrastructure for Local Authorities project. His work directly contributes to the JIBC’s vision and mission through participation in applied research activities that increase safety in our communities, inform JIBC programs, and advance practice in the field. Darren has not only been an active participant in several JIBC Applied Research projects but he has played a lead role in both the SIMTEC and Critical Infrastructure projects.

 
2013

Jim Boerma2013 Award for Excellence in Applied Research Recipient Jim Boerma

Jim is employed as a Project Manager in the Office of Applied Research. A significant part of his work involves managing the SIMTEC project. He maintains the SIMTEC social media links and supports a considerable number of “Linked-In” group sites to ensure that the SIMTEC project and JIBC receive prominent recognition. As a result, hundreds of first-time users have accessed JIBC’s SIMTEC web site from around the world.

 
2012

Ron Bowles Ron Bowles

Ron has not only contributed to the research profile, he has been instrumental in helping set the research agenda for the JIBC and the Schools. He is dedicated to creating research infrastructure that embraces the Schools’ visions for research, and helps the Schools embed research into their local operating plans. This pan-institutional role is essential for the development of dialogue about what is being done, and what could be done in each School around research. 

 
2011

Gary ThandiGary Thandi
Gary, a JIBC sessional researcher, is the lead author and researcher of “This is a man’s problem: Strategies for working with South Asian male perpetrators of intimate partner violence”. The study was published by JIBC’s Office of Applied Research, Centre for the Prevention and Reduction of Violence, in November 2011. 

 
 2010 Dr. James Carter
Dr. James CarterDr. Carter’s research has made a significant and immediate impact on Fire & Safety curriculum and the BC Fire Service.  His work on is widely published accepted and is endorsed within the fire service and he has helped to establish a culture of applied research at the JIBC.

In addition to his role as Research Associate Dr. Carter is also a well respected and valued faculty member and a role model for the JIBC.
 
2009 Geoff Burston
Geoff BurstonGeoff is the first JIBC employee to have been seconded to the Office of Applied Research.  He serves on the Applied Research Committee and the Research Ethics Council. He has provided significant leadership with respect to the drafting of 13 research ethics procedures and guidelines including research involving aboriginal peoples.

With all that he has done, Geoff has helped the JIBC make the leap of competency into the realm of applied research.  Without his contribution the JIBC would not be recognized as an institute that respects and upholds nationally recognized standards for ethical and valid research.

Last updated April 4, 2017