JIBC Welcomes Visit from Minister of Justice
Honourable Suzanne Anton meets students and experiences public safety education at JIBC
Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Board and President welcomed the Minister of Justice to the New Westminster Campus this morning, for a tour that included discussion with students as well as applied learning demonstrations.
Board Vice Chair Kim Logan and President Dr. Michel Tarko hosted the Honourable Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, for a discussion of current activity at JIBC and future goals, as well as a tour of the campus.
The Minister met with Law Enforcement Studies Diploma students and participated in hands-on training exercises led by Primary Care Paramedic students. She viewed facilities used to train British Columbia’s municipal police recruits. And she saw a demonstration of Praxis, the state-of-the-art simulation technology that JIBC uses to produce immersive, interactive scenario-based training exercises.
“For more than 30 years, Justice Institute of British Columbia has been educating students in the fields of justice and public safety, and its well-deserved reputation for excellence is known both across Canada and internationally,” said Minister Anton. “The professionals who graduate from the institute go on to make and enormous contribution to the safety, security and health of British Columbia’s communities.”
“We share the Province’s vision for strong communities where families feel protected and safe,” said JIBC Board Vice Chair Kim Logan. “The Minister expressed strong support for our mission of innovative, high quality post-secondary education for police, sheriffs, corrections officers, probation officers and other professionals who help make communities safe and healthy.”
"It was a pleasure to welcome Minister Anton to our main campus today, to discuss JIBC’s future, meet some of our dynamic students, and to experience our learning environment,” said JIBC President Dr. Michel Tarko. “She saw how our emphasis on applied learning, informed by theory and research, prepares public and community safety professionals to fulfill vital roles.”
Last updated April 10, 2014