Support the next chapter of student success
Help make a difference by joining The JIBC Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign to fund vital resources for the Library at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).
On Dec. 1, we are asking people to help us raise $20,000 to provide specialized digital resources that support learning and teaching for tomorrow’s justice and public safety heroes.
Falling on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday has grown to become an international day of generosity that inspires people to give back. The JIBC Foundation’s 2020 campaign aims to make a difference for students by enhancing digital resources for the JIBC Library. The demand for these resources continues to grow, and last year more than 30,000 articles and ebooks were downloaded by JIBC students and faculty.
“Digital resources have become increasingly important for student learning and teaching,” said April Haddad, JIBC’s Director, Library Services. “This year, we have seen a further increase in demand as many classes moved online due to the pandemic. By enhancing digital resources such as ebooks, students will have better access to the information they need to be successful.”
Students come to JIBC for specialized education and training to enter a wide range of justice and public safety careers. The JIBC Library directly supports student success with its extensive collection of materials on subjects including conflict resolution, corrections, criminology, emergency management, emergency medicine, fire, Indigenous Peoples, policing, and search and rescue.
Robert Hendry, a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies from Alberta, said the JIBC Library’s digital resources were integral to his graduation last spring. “I think the biggest aspect and the biggest benefit of the electronic resources was during the pandemic when I had to come home. I was able to access everything I needed and finish my final term paper online. So that was very, very instrumental to graduating, being able to access everything.”
“The JIBC Library is very much the heart of JIBC, providing vital resources and assistance to students, faculty and staff, wherever they are located,” said Tracy Campbell, Director of the JIBC Office of Development and Executive Director of The JIBC Foundation. “In recognition of the Library’s vital role, The JIBC Foundation is pleased to match the first $10,000 in donations, helping to double the impact of donor gifts to this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign.”
Every day, JIBC graduates are there for people in their times of need. Their JIBC education and training has helped them respond effectively in critical situations.
There are many ways to contribute to Giving Tuesday 2020 at JIBC and help tomorrow’s heroes. From making a donation to spreading the word on social media, your participation on or before Dec. 1 will help write the next chapter of student success.
For more information and to make a donation, visit the Giving Tuesday campaign at www.jibc.ca/GivingTuesday.
ABOUT THE JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FOUNDATION
For more than 25 years, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning, and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student financial support in the form of awards and bursaries, highly specialized training equipment and technology, and funding for innovative new initiatives. The JIBC Foundation is proud to be building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada’s leading public safety educator.