NEW WESTMINSTER – The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, is among individuals and organizations to be recognized for outstanding contributions to justice, public safety, and community leadership at the 11th Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) Foundation Awards for Justice and Public Safety Gala.
The Awards Gala will take place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on December 3, 2012. Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships, bursaries and awards; fund research opportunities; and purchase equipment and other learning tools for JIBC, Canada’s leading public safety educator.
2012 Award recipients to be honoured at the Gala include:
• Dr. Joseph H. Cohen Award
o The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
• Anthony P. Pantages, QC Medal
o The Honourable Robert J. Bauman, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of British Columbia
• JIBC Foundation Community Leadership Award
o Lorne Segal
• JIBC Foundation Heroes & Rescue Award
o Shayne Bucholz and John Semple, Primary Care Paramedics
o Cyril Ozeroff, BC Corrections and Volunteer Firefighter
In addition to the award presentations, the JIBC Foundation will also honour the exceptional leadership and service of retiring JIBC president Jack McGee.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jibc.ca/gala.
Early Bird ticket pricing is available until October 15, 2012.
The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator – a dynamic post-secondary institution recognized nationally and internationally for innovative education and research in the areas of justice and public safety. The JIBC offers a range of applied and academic programs (certificates, diplomas, and degrees) that span the spectrum of safety – from prevention to response and recovery.