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Langara Increases Collaboration with Justice Institute of British Columbia

Langara Increases Collaboration with Justice Institute of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC - Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and Langara College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore additional educational opportunities for students at both institutions.
 
Under the MOU, JIBC and Langara will explore opportunities to facilitate the transfer of students between institutions and actively explore new pathways for students to complete their credentials. One opportunity currently under discussion is a pathway from Langara’s two-year diploma program in Criminal Justice into JIBC’s new Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies program. Both institutions will aim to complement and support each other’s programs, and develop new programs that could be delivered collaboratively.
 
The agreement was signed at JIBC’s New Westminster campus between Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO, and Dr. Lane Trotter, Langara College President and CEO, accompanied by Dr. Laureen Styles, JIBC Vice-President, Academic, and Dr. Brad O’Hara, Langara’s Vice-President, Academic and Provost.
 
“We have had a longstanding relationship with Langara where select JIBC courses are offered at its Vancouver campuses,” said Dr. Tarko. “The MOU significantly extends this relationship and aims to create more flexible options for our students to realize their educational and professional goals through collaborative activity between the two institutions.”
 
“We’re excited to enhance our partnership with the Justice Institute of British Columbia,” adds Dr. Trotter. “This new understanding will serve students from both institutions and pave the way for increased collaboration with JIBC.”

About Langara
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara's expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path.
 
About Justice Institute of British Columbia
Justice Institute of British Columbia is Canada’s leading public safety educator. Our specialized programs lead to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, and graduate certificates in Policing, 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. Close to 30,000 students study at JIBC annually. Their work makes communities safer and helps people in need throughout B.C., across Canada, and around the world.

Media Contact:
Chris Smith
Communications Officer
Langara College
604.323.5176

chrissmith@langara.bc.ca


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