Outreach and Communications
NB-IRDT recognizes the importance of communicating the information that comes from our research. We host conferences and workshops to allow researchers the opportunity to present their results to other researchers, government officials and the public.
Judy Wagner, clerk of the Executive Council Office with the Government of New Brunswick, and Dr. Eddy Campbell, president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick, signed a memorandum of understanding on February 27, 2018, that enhances the partnership between government and the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training at UNB.
The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training, a centre officially launched by Premier Brian Gallant in 2015, conducts research to support evidence-based policy development and evaluation and provides researchers access to administrative and program data from the provincial government in a secure facility at UNB’s Fredericton campus.
The MOU commits the government and university to working towards the long-term sustainability of the institute, the ongoing transfer of administrative data from across government operations, and the development of annual research and training plans in collaboration with government partners.
Campbell says the agreement is a clear endorsement of the work of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training and its emerging value to the province and its citizens. This is work that is relevant and important to our province.
NB-IRDT in the News
- CBC News, Oct 12, 2017, "Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower your risk of death: study"
- CBC News, Oct 11, 2017, "Living near greenspaces linked to longer lives, study finds"
- The Telegraph Journal, Oct 10, 2017, "Those trees could be keeping the doctor away: UNB study"
- The Daily Gleaner, Oct 10, 2017, "Trees are good for your health: study"
- The Daily Gleaner, June 23, 2017, "Junk food bans reducing students' weight: study"
- Global News, June 22, 2017, "UNB researcher finds junk food bans are having a positive effect on students"
- Canadian Press, March 28, 2017, "An Act Respecting Research"
- KHJ, March 29, 2017, "N.B. to allow greater storage of data for health care research"
- UNB 2016 Annual Report featuring Dan Lawson Crouse "Exploring the links between our health and where we live"
- Press release from NBHRF and AstraZeneca, December 9, 2016, "$400,000 to develop the NB COPD Health Information Platform (NB-CHIP)"
- The Telegraph Journal, August 19, 2016, "UNB study finds younger caregivers experience depression, distress"
- NB+, February 24, 2016, "NB Institute for Research Data and Training – a key player in NB’s Open Data continuum"
- The Telegraph Journal, December 7, 2015, "True Growth - Fronting data revolution in province"
- The Chronicle Herald, June 12, 2015, "Patient-oriented research a key to better service"
- The Telegraph Journal, May 6, 2015, "New research institute will address province's policy, health questions"
Below are reports from the results of research done at NB-IRDT:
- "Associations between provider and hospital volumes and postoperative mortality following total hip arthroplasty in New Brunswick: results from a provincial-level cohort study", Dan Crouse, Philip Leonard, Jonathan Boudreau, Ted McDonald
- "Putting Geographic Variation in Surgical Procedures on the Map: Geographic variation in coronary artery bypass and hil and knee replacement surgeries in the Maritime provinces", Adrian Levy, Ted McDonald, Juergen Krause, Philip Leonard, David Stock
- "Push or Pull into Self Employment? Evidence from Longitudinal Canadian Tax Data. A Working Paper", Philip Leonard, Herb Emery, Ted McDonald
- "Temporary Residents in New Brunswick and Their Transition to Permanent Residency", Herb Emery, Ted McDonald, Andrew Balcom
- "Apprenticeship Programs in the Atlantic Provinces: Program Characteristics, Apprentice Mobility and Earnings", Herb Emery, Ted McDonald, Andrew Balcom
- "The Economic Impacts of Migrating from New Brunswick to Alberta/Saskatchewan and Return to New Brunswick", Herb Emery, Ted McDonald, Rene Morisette
- "New Brunswick Population Snapshot", Paul A. Peters
- "Small area population forecasts for New Brunswick", Paul A, Peters
- "Do School Junk Food Bans Improve Student Health? Evidence from Canada", Philip S.J. Leonard
- "Cancer and the healthy immigrant effect: a statistical analysis of cancer diagnosis using a linked Census-cancer registry administrative database", Ted McDonald, Michael Farnworth, Zikuan Liu
- "Participation and retention in the breast cancer screening program in New Brunswick", Ted McDonald, Yunli Wang, Zikuan Liu
- "Here and Now: Demographic Challenges to Canadian Public Policies", Donna Safatli, Michael Haan
- "Economic Establishment of Immigrants in New Brunswick", Michael Haan, Wen Ci, Emma Flynn and Catherine Holtmann
- "People, Skills, Jobs: What's Around the Corner for New Brunswick?", Michael Haan, Jacob Travis and Catherine Holtmann