The latest from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training

NB-IRDT Launches Pathways to Policies Undergraduate Course


Posted: September 29, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Pathways to Professions, Training, Education

We are happy to announce that the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training has partnered with the Department of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick to launch a new undergraduate course starting in January 2023: Pathways to Policies. POLS 3216: Pathways to Policies is a third-year undergraduate course at UNB that explores the process of using data to inform policy...

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Introduction to Statistics 102: Drawing Conclusions

Sandra Magalhaes

Posted: September 21, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events

Statistics provides a set of tools that can be used to develop insights and answer practical questions using data. How we draw conclusions from data was the focus of the second workshop in our Intro to Statistics series led by Dr. Sandra Magalhaes. This two-day course focused on developing an understanding of the statistical tools used to answer practical questions and provides an overview of...

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NB-IRDT Completes Evaluation of Cost-Effectiveness of Breath-Based Lung Cancer Screenings


Posted: September 15, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Partners, Health

Lung cancer is a dangerous, costly disease to treat. In Canada alone, nearly 30,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and around 21,000 people die from the disease annually. The cost of treating lung cancer in Canada reaches approximately $2 billion a year, with each case costing around $70,000. Needless to say, this disease is taking a heavy toll on the Canadians who are...

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