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March 22, 2016

JIBC PRAXIS technology demonstrated to BC Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness

The Honourable Naomi Yamamoto visits the New Westminster Campus to explore how JIBC can support training related to emergency preparedness and response

Minister Yamamoto visits JIBC March 21, 2016The Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, (third from left) meets with Jim McGregor, Chair of the JIBC Board of Governors; Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President & CEO; Colleen Vaughan, Dean of the School of Public Safety; Darren Blackburn, Emergency Management Division Manager; and Bob Walker, JIBC Simulation Specialist on March 21, 2016

 

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) welcomed the Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, B.C. Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, to the New Westminster Campus and provided a demonstration of PRAXIS, JIBC’s award-winning web-based simulation training technology.

During her visit on March 21, 2016, Minister Yamamoto was met by Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC, Jim McGregor, Chair of the JIBC Board of Governors, Colleen Vaughan, Dean of the School of Public Safety, Bob Walker, JIBC Simulation Specialist, and Darren Blackburn, Emergency Management Division Manager.

The Minister received an overview of the education and training provided through JIBC’s Emergency Management Division, and received a demonstration of PRAXIS, a training simulation system that is used in JIBC’s emergency management and leadership courses, and in customized critical incident training across Canada for financial institutions, property management firms, and companies in the resource sector.

“JIBC offers an impressive range of education and training that helps keep communities safe across B.C.,” said Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto. “Today’s visit was an excellent opportunity to learn about PRAXIS and other valuable tools and resources available through JIBC that can help support the delivery of emergency management training across the province.”

Dr. Michel Tarko said, “It was a pleasure to welcome Minister Yamamoto to JIBC and share how we can support emergency management training across B.C., especially for coastal communities and rural and remote communities at risk.”

Bob Walker, JIBC Simulation Specialist, said, “As a web-based system, PRAXIS provides a cost-efficient and effective means of providing training simulations that involve the realistic portrayal of a critical incident like an emergency or crisis situation. As the Minister observed, PRAXIS has proven itself invaluable as a tool to help users gain important insights and understanding as they experience the outcomes and consequences of their decisions in a safe learning environment.” 

About Justice Institute of British Columbia 

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.

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Last updated November 1, 2016