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Pathways to Professions: Then and Now

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 4, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Labour Markets , Population Research



April showers bring May flowers, and the launch of Pathways to Professions – 2021 is our second annual experiential learning program providing UNB students with hands-on workplace experience and training in research methods and job readiness. From May 17 until August 13, we will be virtually hosting a new cohort of undergraduate and graduate students as they complete our curriculum of research and professionalism workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities, while working on...

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1 Year of Data Literacy

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: April 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Population Research , Datasets



Data Literacy Training Partnership with GNB: One Year Later At NB-IRDT, we believe data is the way of the future. One year ago, we put this belief into practice by partnering with the Government of New Brunswick to develop a data literacy training program for public servants. In April 2020, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council awarded NB-IRDT and GNB a four-year $200,000 Partnership Development Grant. Since then, we’ve been working hard on five initiatives to promote...

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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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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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Student Spotlight: Immigrant Mobility in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT

Posted: November 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Population Research , Labour Markets



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. In New Brunswick, immigration has been identified as a key solution to the province’s...

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New Brunswick Labour Force Participation

NB-IRDT

Posted: November 2, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Economics , Population Research , Youth



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. The size of a region’s labour force is typically affected by the makeup of the...

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Immigrant retention in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT

Posted: October 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Population Research



It is no secret that New Brunswick has been facing the problem of an aging, shrinking population for some time now. However, this is a problem with a solution, and the Government of New Brunswick has identified immigration as a key strategy. Through investment in programs like the Provincial Nominee Program, New Brunswick has attracted a growing number of immigrants – but for immigration to effectively boost the population, focus must be placed on immigrant retention. In a 2019 report,...

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Public Engagement Seats on Research Committees

NB-IRDT

Posted: September 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Population Research



NB-IRDT recognizes that public engagement has a tremendous role to play in research and can lead to significant benefits for everyone involved. Some benefits include: Fresh insights into research Better research questions Greater research impact Improved research quality Increased accountability and transparency of research Increased responsiveness of research to societal needs Opportunity to build trust between researchers and citizens Increased research visibility Developing new...

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New Brunswick Farm Population

NB-IRDT

Posted: August 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: 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. The topic of farming in New Brunswick has been growing in importance, and for good reason. 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 , 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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Are you a New Brunswick English-speaking male over 19 years experienced in or trying to lose weight?

NB-IRDT

Posted: July 14, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Population Research , Health



The purpose of this study is to determine if text message support assists men who are seeking to lose weight. Previously conducted in the United Kingdom, a research team is now looking to conduct the same study in Canada. One component of the study is a survey. Before launching the survey, however, the research team would like to recruit English-speaking men with experience in trying to lose weight to review the proposed survey questions. As the survey questions were previously used in the...

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Busier obstetricians means fewer patient complications

Mara Mallory

Posted: February 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Population Research , Health , Evidence-based Policy



Women undergoing C-sections with lower volume providers or specialists other than obstetricians are at much higher risk of complications   Caesarean sections (C-sections) account for approximately 4.9% of all inpatient surgeries in New Brunswick and rates have been rising throughout Canada.  NB-IRDT researchers looked at all hospital admissions for C-sections in New Brunswick between April 2004 and March...

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Data Access Support Hub launched

Mara Mallory

Posted: February 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Datasets , Partners , Population Research



The Health Data Research Network (HDRN) has launched the Data Access Support Hub (DASH), a one-stop shop for requesting access to data from multiple provincial, territorial and pan-Canadian sources. This initiative is made possible through the through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), which is a collection of funding partnerships between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), provinces and territories, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and...

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Study shows NB library use increasing

Mara Mallory

Posted: January 8, 2020 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: Population Research , Economics



New Brunswickers still love the province’s traditional libraries despite rapid technological and social change over the past decade, according to research from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training at the University of New Brunswick. NB-IRDT researchers looked at numbers of active library cards and how many items (both physical and electronic) were checked out from 2010 to 2018. Despite increasing availability of free electronic reading material, inexpensive...

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Immigrants as permanent residents

Mara Mallory

Posted: November 7, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Evidence-based Policy , Economics , Population Research , Labour Markets



It’s easy to track how many immigrants are accepted into a province as permanent residents through immigration programs. It is much harder to keep track of what happens after they arrive. Many New Brunswickers are counting on immigration to help alleviate the economic and social challenges we face as a result of NB’s demographic challenges. For New Brunswick to fully benefit from immigration, we need to dig deeper to understand the immigrant experience once they arrive in our...

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Projected New Brunswick population in 2036

Mara Mallory

Posted: November 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Evidence-based Policy , Population Research



In 2017, we published one of the first in-depth examinations of how New Brunswick’s population is expected to change over the coming decades, both in terms of geographic distribution and numbers. Principal researcher Dr. Paul Peters, now at Carleton University, was a researcher with the New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research and Training at the University of New Brunswick when he and the NB-IRDT team developed a scenario-based forecasting model to try to predict what New...

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