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#PRESSforPROGRESS JIBC: International Women's Day

JIBC New Westminster Campus
March 8, 2018 8:00 am

To inspire and embolden people in the fields of public safety and social justice to bring the female perspective into their work in meaningful and innovative ways. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, clients and the community.


8 am Registration and continental breakfast 

Forum from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

This event will provide a forum for the JIBC community to continue the dialogue around women in public safety and social justice from strategies to support gender parity to celebrating accomplished women in the field. The lineup for the day will include:

  • Welcome and live polls
  • Fast-paced mini-presentations
  • Panel Discussion with accomplished women in public safety and social justice including Karen Fry, Fire Chief/Director Of Public Safety at City of Nanaimo
  • Presentation and Discussion: BC Senator Mobina Jaffer, Q.C. who served as Canada’s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan and chaired the Canadian Committee on Women, Peace and Security.
  • Closing and “take action”

We have many exciting and fun door prizes to give away! We want to offer a special thank you to our generous sponsors for the fabulous door prizes that have been donated including; one night's stay at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, two tickets to Bard on the Beach, a free round of golf for four at Westwood Plateau Golf, various restaurant gift certifcates including Pure Bread and Joe Fortes, and spa facials at Skoah Yaletown and Breathe Spa, just to name a few. 

Cost is $35/person.  A limited number of free seats will be offered to JIBC students, faculty and staffTo register for a free seat email IWD@jibc.ca with your name and JIBC student number by February 19, 2018.

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Mobina Jaffer


Senator Jaffer served as Canada’s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan from 2002 to 2006. From 2002 to 2005, she chaired the Canadian Committee on Women, Peace, and Security. Senator Jaffer is often invited to speak at international conferences on security issues and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which “urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts” and “calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict.” As a grandmother, women’s rights and children’s rights are central to Senator Jaffer’s advocacy.




Karen fry


 Karen Fry, Fire Chief/Director Of Public Safety at City of  Nanaimo





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