Research in JIBC Schools & CRIS

JIBC has over thirty years of history of leadership, innovation, and collaboration with industry and public partners in the fields of justice and public safety. The Centre for Research, Innovation & Scholarship (CRIS) works with JIBC's Schools and Divisions to supplement and further develop their capacity for applied research. JIBC Schools and Divisions work within their disciplines to develop solutions to practical problems in applied settings.

The following are examples of applied research projects that provide insight, and potentially shift justice and public safety practice and education.  Costs of projects include the total of all cash and in-kind contributions where available. Dates of projects are based on calendar years. See also Research Centres and  JIBC Research Reports.  List of Schools & Departments and also The Vault, an open access learning and research repository for the JIBC.

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Project TitleFunderTotal Amount 

Post-Disaster and Safety Assessment of the Built Environment (Damage Safety Assessment) 
* 2017-19

Canadian Safety and Security Program (BC Housing)$485,222

A Canadian Inventory of Community Service Projects for High School Graduation
* 2016-17
Inventory Report

Public Safety Canada$22,944

Community Emergency Communication Interoperability with ePACT Product Validation through Praxis Exercise  Development & Facilitation
* 2014-15 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council $38,031

Characteristics of the Grey Fleet in British Columbia
* 2014 

WorkSafeBC Road Safety at Work$41,337

Evaluation of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
* 2010 

WorkSafe BC$10,000

The Effectiveness of Current Fire Fighter Rapid Intervention Teams
* 2008-09

WorkSafe BC

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 Fire & Safety Research



Project TitleFunderTotal Amount 

The Practice of Community Care Facilities Licensing in British Columbia
* 2015-17 

BC Ministry of Health$172,768

Redevelop the National Occupational Competency Profile
* 2014-15

Paramedic Association of Canada$47,050

A single Interprofessional Simulation Activity: Exploring the effect on student engagement relative to the Interprofessional Practice Education Framework
* 2014-15


Restoring the Honouring Circle:  Taking a Stand Against Youth Sexual Exploitation. An Information, Prevention, and Capacity Building Manual for Rural Communities in British Columbia.
* 2007-11

Assistant Deputy Minister's Committee on Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation; Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (Victim Services Division)

Balancing Conflicting Interests: A Counsellor's Guide to The Legal Process - 3rd Edition
* 2011

 Law Foundation of BC $15,000

Prehospital clinical performance global rating scale, Primary Care Paramedic scale validation study
* 2010 

In cooperation with the Society for Prehospital Educators of Canada 

From Diagnosis to Discernment: Fostering the Development of Clinical Judgment in Recruit Paramedics in High Fidelity Simulation Environments
* 2009 

PhD Dissertation$105,000



Empowerment for Immigrant and Refugee Women who are Victims of Violence in Their Intimate Relationships
* 2007-08

Vancouver Foundation $15,000

Sexual Exploitation Toolkit:  One-stop resource for information on the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth, with a focus on BC (online resource)
* 2008

Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General & Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Canada $21,000

Violence in the Lives of Sexually Exploited Youth and Adult Sex Workers in BC
* 2006 

BC Assistant Deputy Minister's Committee on Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation 



Project TitleFunderTotal Amount  

Identification of Potential Risk Factors for Injury to Police Officers using New Technologies
* 2008-09 

WorkSafe BC$15,138     

A Collaborative Approach to Ensuring the Health and Safety of Persons with Disabilities when Interacting with Law Enforcement Officers.
* 2008-09

Disabilities Health Research Network

Spectral Analysis of Canadian Currency
* 2008

RCMP "E" Division Commercial Crime Section $67,120

Development of a GIS Model for Predicting Marijuana Cultivation in Southern BC
* 2007

Public Safety Canada & Canadian Police Research Centre $90,250
Municipal Police Board Governance in BC
* 2003
Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General, Province of BC 
The Physical Abilities Required for General Duty Work in British Columbia's Municipal Police Forces: Re-Validating the Police Officers' Physical Abilities Test
* 2000
BC Ministry of Justice 
Police Training at the JIBC Police Academy: Supervisory Training Needs Assessment of Front Line Supervisors
* 1996
Training Officers Advisory Committee 
Klemtu Public Safety Officer Evaluation
* 1995
Solicitor General of Canada & The Ministry of Justice of BC 


Project Title FunderTotal Amount 

Examining Proposed and Existing Presumtive Legislation in the Context of Mental Health and Public Safety Personnel
* 2018 -19

The Law Foundation of British Columbia


Assaults and Violent Acts Against Police Officers in British Columbia (The cause and effect of assaults against Canadian police officers: A self-reported study)
* 2016-18

Public Safety Canada 


Supporting Students with Disabilities in Trades/ Technical Programs
* 2014-18

Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED)



Increased training capacity by commercializing Praxis simulation software.
* 2014-17
Western Economic Diversification Program, Enbridge Inc., Kinder Morgan Canada, JIBC Foundation$981,900

Aboriginal Disaster Resilience Planning (ADRP) 
* 2014-18

See also Resilient Communities

Centre for Security Science, (Public Health Agency of Canada), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada$1,168,446
Open Education Resource Drivers and Inhibitors at JIBC
* 2014 
 Internal Internal

National Risk-Based Land Use Strategic Planning Workshop
* 2014-15

Centre for Security Science (Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)$44,315

Development of the Critical Infrastructure Assessment Tool
* 2014-15

Centre for Security Science (Emergency Management British Columbia)$198,337

Self-Contaminated and Psycho-Social Considerations in CBRNE and Hazardous Materials Events Workshop
* 2013-14

Centre for Security Science (Emergency Management British Columbia)$121,695

Resilient Communities Workshop
* 2013-14

Centre for Security Science (Emergency Management British Columbia)$166,602

Resilient Communities Working Group
* 2011-12

Public Safety Canada$47,500

Simulation Training and Exercise Collaboratory (SIMTEC) Enhancing CBRNE Psychosocial Capacity and Capability Management
* 2011-15
See also Centre for Resilient Communities

Centre for Security Science (Public Health Agency of Canada)$3,620,557

Rural Disaster Resilience Project (RDRP) Building Resilience and Rural  Health System Capability for Pre-Disaster Planning and Preparedness)
* 2009-13
See also Centre for Resilient Communities

Centre for Security Science (Public Health Agency of Canada)$3,620,557

Economic Aspects of the Development and Prevention of Criminality Among Children and Youth. A Sequel to the Kids-N-Crime Report
See also JIBC Research Reports-CRIS
* 2009-10 

Vancouver Board of Trade$49,000

Centre for the Prevention & Reduction of Violence
* 2010 - current
See also CPRV

R. Howard Webster Foundation, BC Institute Against Family Violence, etc. $421,274

Building Resiliency  Among Paramedic Students
*  2012-13

Canadian Mental Health Association$2,500

Resiliency Among Paramedic Students
* 2012-13

Health Action Network$6,300

Student Use of Technology
* 2012 



These examples of student-led research are those that obtained ethical approval through the Research Ethics Board. 


Project SchoolCredential
What police recruits identify as strategies to deal with their triggers/biases to deliver fair and impartial policing
* 2018
SCJSBachelor of Law Enforcement Studies
What do police recruits learn from acting in scenarios?
* 2018
SCJSBachelor of Law Enforcement Studies

State of Volunteerism in the Fire Service 
* 2017

SPSBachelor of Emergency & Security Management Studies
Life Outside the Box: Do comic book drawings reveal themes of grit, self-control, and character?
* 2016
SCJS Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies
Successes and Challenges of Implementing Safe Street Acts
* 2016
SCJS Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies
Changes in Educational Backgrounds of JIBC Police Academy Recruits
* 2016
SCJSBachelor of Law Enforcement Studies
What Past Job Experiences do New Recruits at the BC Police Academy have that affect their Use of Force Training
* 2016
SCJSBachelor of Law Enforcement Studies
Inter Municipal Cooperation in the Fire Services
* 2015
SPSBachelor of Public Safety Administration
Integrating Emergency Management into local Government Corporate Culture
* 2014
SPSBachelor of Emergency & Security Management Studies

Last updated January 12, 2019