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One of four B.C. colleges and institutes on 2022 list

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been recognized as one of the top colleges and institutes in Canada for research.

JIBC was ranked fourth in B.C. and 48th nationally in the annual Top Research Colleges list produced by Research Infosource Inc.

In fiscal 2022, JIBC conducted approximately $1.35 million in research with a focus on applied research in the areas of public safety and security. This was a 73.2 per cent increase from the previous year, the seventh-highest level of growth among ranked institutions.

”JIBC is pleased to return to the Top 50 Research Colleges list,” said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. “This recognition highlights our unique role as a post-secondary institution which supports applied research aimed at improving outcomes for those working across the multiple disciplines in the justice and public safety sector for which we train.”

An example of a project funded during the reporting period was a $50,000 research infrastructure grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for improvements to JIBC’s Praxis system. Praxis is an online, interactive simulation-training environment that delivers experiential learning through scenario- and problem-based exercises.

Praxis is a key tool supporting a JIBC applied research project that is exploring the challenges and innovations resulting from Canadian paramedics’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JIBC was among four post-secondary institutions from British Columbia on the list, including B.C. Institute of Technology, Selkirk College and Camosun College.

To view the full list visit Top 50 Research Colleges 2022.


Want to make a difference every day? The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) provides the education and training to let people to do just that, being there to support others when their health, safety or property is at stake.

JIBC is a public, post-secondary institution focused on justice and public safety professionals at all stages of their careers in fields including law enforcement, firefighting, paramedicine, security and emergency management. Complementing these programs, the Institute provides instruction in related areas such as conflict resolution, mediation, leadership and counselling, offers graduate studies in cybersecuritybusiness intelligence, and tactical criminal analysis, and conducts applied research in the justice and public safety fields.