News release: VCC and JIBC pledge greater collaboration

Posted on May 19, 2015

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Vancouver Community College (VCC) and Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aims to enhance educational opportunities for students in the Lower Mainland.

Under the MOU, VCC and JIBC pledge to work together to improve student access to education and enhance learner pathways. Both institutions will explore areas of mutual interest that will potentially lead to joint delivery of courses or programs, credential laddering, and joint credentials.

Based on the strengths of both institutions, specific areas of focus are planned to include programming for Aboriginal learners, and pathways for more diverse credential offerings for students who are upgrading or developing their English language skills. Inter-professional education activities will also be planned to further develop skills and abilities for effective team work.

Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO said, “We are pleased to build on and strengthen our relationship with Vancouver Community College. This MOU signals our commitment to work together to further increase access to education that leads to meaningful careers in the province.”

"This is an exciting new alliance. The MOU is the beginning of an important partnership where students will benefit from greater access and will receive the strengths of both institutions. We look forward to collaborating with the Justice Institute of BC,” says Dr. Peter Nunoda, VCC President.


About Vancouver Community College

Vancouver Community College celebrates 50 years of inspiring students to reach their career and educational goals, offering post-secondary training in 125 programs including bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeships.  With three campuses located on Broadway, Downtown and on Annacis Island, students can choose from hands-on instruction in culinary arts, business, design, health sciences, hospitality, transportation trades and performing arts.


About Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator. Our specialized programs lead to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates in Law Enforcement, Investigations, Emergency Management, Firefighting, Paramedicine, Sheriffs, Corrections, Counselling, Leadership, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and Driver Training. JIBC also provides customized contract training to domestic and international governments, agencies and organizations. Our approach to education emphasizes applied learning and realistic simulations, delivered by instructors who are experienced practitioners. Our students’ work makes communities safer, and helps people in need, throughout B.C., across Canada and around the world.



Karen Wilson
Acting Director, Marketing and Communications
Vancouver Community College

Richard Chu


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