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NB-IRDT Launches Pathways to Policies Undergraduate Course

NB-IRDT Staff

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 making. Students who enroll will explore data-informed decision making while working in teams to...

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If We Build It, Will They Come?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Health , , Seniors , Youth , Education



In popular culture, one phrase is often used to manifest success: “If you build it, they will come.”While this idea exudes positivity and the power of hard work, we have to question its accuracy in terms of population research.In a province like New Brunswick, which is heavily invested in population growth and recruitment, does building new public facilities and increasing public services actually prompt people to come and stay? And, adversely, does closing public facilities or...

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What Do New Brunswickers Do After They Leave High School?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Media , Labour Markets , Education , Population Research , Youth



What Do New Brunswickers Do After They Leave High School? An education is said to be one of the most valuable assets a person can achieve, and pursuing post-secondary education is one of many ways young students can invest in their futures. However, we ask, are some young people more likely to transition to higher education than others? Are certain New Brunswickers more likely to enrol in post-secondary education after graduating from high school? And could differences in post-secondary...

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We’re Back for Another Year: Pathways to Professions Launches Its Third Season

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 1, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Media , Pathways to Professions , Youth , Team News , Training , Education



We’re Back for Another Year: Pathways to Professions Launches Its Third Season The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training has officially launched its third Pathways to Professions experiential learning program, and we are so excited to introduce this year’s new research streams and to announce our partnership with the Government of New Brunswick for this summer’s offerings. But First, What is Pathways to Professions? Pathways to Professions – or P2P,...

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You’re Never Too Young to Get Involved in Policy Development

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 28, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Youth , Training , Media , Education



You’re never too young to get involved in policy development! The high schoolers who took part in ExperienceGNB this past March Break proved just that. From March 7-11, the Government of New Brunswick joined forces with NB-IRDT to offer Pathways to Professions: ExperienceGNB, a policy boot camp for high school students in the Fredericton area. Over the course of the week, a group of keen and brilliant NB students from École Sainte-Anne, Fredericton High, and Leo Hayes gave up...

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Labour Market Training Programs in NB: Do Participants Stay?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 28, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Training , Education



The Government of New Brunswick invests heavily in educating and retaining its population, especially skilled members of the labour force. To accomplish this, training programs have been designed and implemented to help individuals prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment in NB. These include programs such as Career Decision Making Strategies Skills Enhancement Strategies Workplace Essential Skills Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) and Co-op And more… In a recently...

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NB-IRDT Joins Saint John’s Early Childhood Hub Project

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: January 6, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Education , Media , Youth



Breaking the cycle of poverty is not an easy task. Ending generational poverty requires large-scale commitments to improve education, health, employment, and more. Part of this commitment involves the installment of Early Childhood Hubs in two low-income neighborhoods, in Saint John, New Brunswick.  The two Early Childhood Hubs serve families with children under age 5, collaborating with service providers to provide high-quality learning environments and prepare young children...

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UNB Students Take Hands-On Approach to Research and Policy in New Brunswick

Bethany Jones

Posted: October 28, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Population Research , Economics , Education , Health , Training



The end of 2021 is in sight, and as countries around the world begin to emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns, there is a universal air of uncertainty about the future. In New Brunswick, however, this uncertainty predated the pandemic. For the past few years, the province of New Brunswick has been struggling to address the problems of an aging population, the out-migration of its youth, a shrinking labour force, and the impact these issues have on an already overly burdened health care system....

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Digging Deeper into Graduate Retention: International and Domestic Students

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: September 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Education



The retention of post-secondary graduates is of great importance to New Brunswick, as keeping qualified graduates in the province has the potential to boost the labour market, produce higher returns on investment in post-secondary education, and combat the shrinking and aging of the NB population. The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training has been exploring graduate retention for the past three years, producing reports on retention rates and labour market outcomes. In a...

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Are Post-Secondary Graduates Staying in NB?

NB-IRDT

Posted: March 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Education , Population Research



College and university graduates are among the most mobile Canadians, and when they relocate, they take their human capital (and potential earnings) with them. New Brunswick invests substantially in educating post-secondary students, but when qualified graduates leave the province, much of that investment is lost. Understanding what kinds of graduates are leaving or staying can help inform targeted policies that encourage graduates to stay and contribute to the local economy, and estimating...

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Introduction to Regression Workshop

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Education , Health


Regression is a powerful statistical tool that is used to understand or to make predictions about the world around us. Understanding what regression is and when and how it is used is the focus of this introductory workshop. The workshop includes a comprehensive introduction to regression methods and its utility. Equipped with this knowledge, participants will feel more confident in their ability to engage in discussions on the use of regression analyses and in interpreting results from...

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Student Spotlight: Postsecondary Enrolments and Graduate Outcomes

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: January 14, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Education , Population Research



From May to August 2020, NB-IRDT hosted the very first Pathways to Professions: an experiential learning program that provided six UNB students with hands-on workplace experience and training in research methods and job readiness. Each month, our Student Spotlight series will highlight some of the students’ research findings on the population demographics and economic progress of New Brunswick. From 2018 to 2027, New Brunswick is projected to have 120,000 job openings across the...

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What our Pathways to Professions staff and students were up to over the summer

NB-IRDT

Posted: October 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Education , Pathways to Professions



Check out the 2020 Program in Review to learn more about the program, the students, the research, and ways you can get involved. Meet the Editor: The 2020 Program in Review was compiled and edited by this year’s Student Communications Coordinator, Noubahar Hasnain. Noubahar is a fourth-year Business Administration student at UNB, originally from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. She has aspirations to use her Honours in Finance and Minors in Economics and International Business to pursue a...

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Pathways to Professions program comes to a close

NB-IRDT

Posted: August 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Population Research , Pathways to Professions , Education



At NB-IRDT, we research priority issues in New Brunswick, like outmigration. We also dedicate resources to being part of the solution. This summer marked the inaugural run of our experiential student research program – Pathways to Professions. Through this and other such programs we are investing in the future workforce and future research capacity in New Brunswick. In recent years, New Brunswick has seen many graduates and young workers move to other provinces for career...

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NB-IRDT gets experiential learning program off the ground and at a distance

NB-IRDT

Posted: June 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Pathways to Professions , Education



NB-IRDT's experiential learning program, Pathways to Professions, has proceeded full speed ahead, despite the challenges of operating during a global pandemic. The program was developed-- and then adapted to be delivered remotely-- by staff at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) in partnership with the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research (AIPR), FutureReadyNB, Planet Hatch, and the Director of Experiential Education at UNB. Students are working remotely...

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