JIBC forges ties with China
The Justice Institute of B.C. is joining forces with the Beijing Emergency Medical Centre (BEMC).
Last week at the JIBC’s New West campus, the two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a strategic alliance at the JIBC’s New West campus.
The memorandum agrees for the two to cooperate on pre-hospital emergency services education with such things as courses in advanced paramedic training, development of paramedic instructor education, and seminars on research into emergency care. They will also promote exchanges between the Chinese and Canadian emergency care systems focusing on large-scale disaster and transportation of critical care patients.
“This agreement will enhance practice in pre-hospital emergency medical care and emergency management between Canada and China, and advance JIBC’s work in the area of international education and applied research,” said Michel Tarko, JIBC vice-president academic.
BEMC director Li Wei, who signed the deal along with retiring JIBC president Jack McGee, said the organization is looking forward to learning about the JIBC’s paramedic programs and emergency management curriculum.