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October 1, 2015

Former fire chief elected chair of JIBC Board of Governors

Four new members also appointed to the JIBC Board of Governors

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce the election of James (Jim) McGregor as the new Chair of JIBC’s Board of Governors.

Jim McGregorMr. McGregor is a former Fire Chief of the Langley City Fire-Rescue Service who served in the fire service for 36 years. He has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2011 and served as Vice Chair since 2012.

An Honorary Member of the Fire Chiefs Association of British Columbia, he is active in his community. Mr. McGregor is a Coordinator of the Langley Christmas Bureau; Vice President of the Douglas Park School Society; and a Board Member for the Langley Senior Resources Society. Previously, he was a Coordinator for the Terry Fox Run and an Event Coordinator for Cops for Cancer.

Four new members have also been appointed to JIBC’s Board of Governors:

Juggy SihotaJuggy Sihota is a telecom executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience having led several emerging technology businesses and operations across TELUS, spanning service development and operations, as well as strategy and marketing. Currently, as Vice President of Customer Experience Strategy and Operations at TELUS Health, she leads the national Customer Experience Operations team of 300 team members.

She holds an MBA from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and has completed Executive Development programs at Harvard and INSEAD. Juggy currently serves on the Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Council, as well as the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Board. She received a "Forty Under 40 Award" in 2012 for her business achievements, inspirational leadership and community contributions, and was also one of seven women in Canada to be awarded the 2013 Leadership Excellence Trailblazer Award by Canadian Women in Communications and Technology (WCT).


Claire WangClaire Wang is the Manager of Finance with Vancouver Economic Commission, an agency of the City of Vancouver that works to strengthen the City's economic future. Reporting to the CEO, Ms. Wang oversees all financial, accounting and corporate planning activities, risk management, HR, IT, and funding from private and public sources.

Previously, Ms. Wang worked for School District No. 45 for over a decade and was responsible for managing $9 million annual revenues and more than 600 foreign students. Ms. Wang recently retired from her 2 year term as Chair of Finance, Audit and Investment Committee and Treasurer with SFU Childcare Society. She helped the non-profit organization achieve substantial improvement in financial reporting, budgeting, internal controls and strategic planning.

Ms. Wang holds a Certified General Accountants designation, as well as a Master of Business Administration Degree from Queen’s University and Bachelor of Business Administration degree (major in Accounting) from Simon Fraser University.


Tina Dion

Tina Dion is a lawyer in private practice with a focus on civil litigation, regulatory matters, Aboriginal law and administrative law.  Since being called to the bar in February, 1999, her legal work has included being the Managing Lawyer of a boutique law firm; serving 6 years as In-house counsel, and Director of Legal Services for the Tsawwassen First Nation; and, 7 years working with the civil litigation group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

Active in her community, Ms. Dion has been a volunteer Judge for the First Year Student Moots, as well as serving as a long-time adjunct Professor at UBC Faculty of Law.  She is the Vice-Chair of the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum with the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch. 

Ms. Dion holds a BA from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Laws from UBC and Doctor of Judicial Science degree from the University of Arizona.


Robert QuartermainEarlier this year, Robert Quartermain was also appointed to the Board of Governors. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pretivm, a gold projects company.  He has over 38 years of experience in the mining industry. 

In the past, Mr. Quartermain was the President of Silver Standard Resource Incorporated from 1985 - 2010. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of New Brunswick.  Mr. Quartermain also holds a Master of Science (Mineral Exploration) from Queens University and a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of New Brunswick.

These new Governors succeed Rowland (Roy) Johnson, and Kim Logan (Director, Government Relations, TELUS) who completed their terms as Governors earlier this year.

“It’s been a pleasure working alongside our retiring Governors and I’d like to thank them for their years of dedication and service to the Board,” said Mr. McGregor. “They made meaningful and significant contributions to JIBC and the future of public safety education, particularly with their involvement in the creation of JIBC’s new 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.”

“It’s also a pleasure to welcome our new members to the Board of Governors,” he added. “The depth and breadth of their professional experience, leadership and commitment will benefit the Institute toward the achievement of its strategic objectives towards meeting the needs of JIBC’s students, clients and stakeholders.”

About Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator developing 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 October 15, 2015