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

If We Build It, Will They Come?


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?


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


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


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


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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Introducing ExperienceGNB: A Policy Bootcamp for High School Students


Posted: December 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Partners , Media , Training , Youth

Calling all high school students in the Fredericton area! The Government of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training have partnered to host a one-week policy bootcamp for high school students, taking place this March Break. This experiential learning opportunity, called ExperienceGNB, offers students a chance to use research to solve relevant problems facing them and their peers, and to see how government works in their province. From March 7-11, 2022,...

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New Brunswick Labour Force Participation


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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