Donors support student success through gifts to JIBC Library
Donors to The JIBC Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign in December helped raise more than $20,000 to fund vital digital resources for the library at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). 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.
“The funds from this campaign will provide much-needed digital resources for the library, helping students have better access to the information they need to be successful,” said April Haddad, JIBC’s Director, Library Services. “On behalf of our students, we extend our special thanks to everyone who contributed.”
The JIBC Library offers resources and assistance to students, faculty and staff, wherever they are located. Recognizing this essential role, the Peter & Joanne Brown Foundation generously donated $50,000 for the library. A portion of the gift went to the Giving Tuesday campaign, helping reach the $20,000 goal, while the remainder will fund additional priority needs supporting student success.
“We are thrilled the campaign resonated with donors,” said Tracy Campbell, Director of the JIBC Office of Development and Executive Director of The JIBC Foundation. “The library is at the heart of JIBC and our commitment to preparing students to contribute to safer communities and a more just society.”
ABOUT THE JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FOUNDATION
For almost 30 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.