Invitation to Students
We want to invite you to participate in a project that involves a partnership between researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), staff at the New Brunswick Departments of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour, and Education and Early Childhood Development as well as administrators from UNB, St. Thomas University, Mount Allison and Université de Moncton. We will deliver labour market information through seminars to 300 graduating high school students who represent the Anglophone, Francophone and Aboriginal population in New Brunswick. The seminars will take place during school hours. Following the seminar we will ask you to complete a short survey providing some information about yourself, your future plans and your impressions of the information you received. There will be 10 high schools selected, half will receive both interventions of labour market seminars as well as the universal application form for New Brunswick universities, this will be the experimental group. The second half will be the control group and only receive the labour marker seminar.
We will track both groups’ post-secondary decisions via your New Brunswick Education Number to see whether or not you enrolled in one of the universities in the province, your field of study, and year of completion.
Your participation in this research project is completely voluntary and even if you initially decide to participate, you can withdraw at any time. All information collected from you will be securely stored in password protected laptops, locked file cabinets and in a secure lab at the University of New Brunswick’s Institute for Research, Data and Training. All researchers involved in the project will abide by rules of confidentiality and will not release information related to this research project that could personally identify you to individuals or organizations not participating in this research. The results of the project will be disseminated via government reports, policy briefs, public presentations, peer reviewed academic publications, and graduate theses. We also plan to use social media to communicate our findings back to those who participated.