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Student Spotlight: Tourism Expansion in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT

Posted: Jan 11, 2021

Category: Economics



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...

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Student Spotlight: Immigrant Mobility in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT

Posted: Nov 27, 2020

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...

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Changes in NB over the last 20 years: Population, industry, and employment

NB-IRDT

Posted: Nov 26, 2020

Category: Labour Markets



Over the past 20 years, New Brunswick’s industries have shifted. More and more New Brunswickers are finding employment in the services-producing sector and fewer working in the goods-producing sector. Change happens, but do these changes affect all regions equally? In a recently released report, researchers at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training examine how...

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Research Data From Across Canada

NB-IRDT

Posted: Nov 16, 2020

Category: Health



NB-IRDT is a member of Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN Canada), a pan-Canadian group of organizations that aims to improve health and well-being by making multi-jurisdictional data more accessible to researchers, institutions and government agencies across Canada for research. HDRN Canada connects individuals and organizations from across the country to share expertise, identify...

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Have you heard about QUEST-SJ?

NB-IRDT

Posted: Nov 3, 2020

Category: Health



QUEST-SJ is a group of dedicated healthcare and research professionals, motivated by a shared passion for improving healthcare in our community through collaboration and discussion. Participants come from a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. Join the conversation and collaborate with other QUEST-SJ members; to receive the meeting log-in information, contact...

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New Brunswick Labour Force Participation

NB-IRDT

Posted: Nov 2, 2020

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...

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

NB-IRDT

Posted: Oct 30, 2020

Category: Education



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...

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Self-Employment Trends in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT

Posted: Oct 7, 2020

Category: Labour Markets



A lot can change in 30 years. Different businesses open and close their doors, and advances in technology and shifts in the labour market change the way we work. At NB-IRDT, we examined self-employment trends in New Brunswick over the past 30 years (1982-2016) to see if/how self-employment has changed – and why. While the proportion of self-employed New Brunswickers has remained fairly...

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Immigrant retention in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT

Posted: Oct 1, 2020

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...

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Public Engagement Seats on Research Committees

NB-IRDT

Posted: Sep 28, 2020

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...

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New Brunswick Farm Population

NB-IRDT

Posted: Aug 28, 2020

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...

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Research at NB-IRDT among 27 Funded NB COVID-19 Projects

NB-IRDT

Posted: Aug 13, 2020

Category: Health



In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers around the world have focused their efforts and expertise on detecting, treating, and responding to the virus and its aftermath. In New Brunswick, research is underway to address the challenges of COVID-19 – not only in relation to its global impact but also regarding specific issues affecting New Brunswick. Recently, 27 New Brunswick...

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Artificial Intelligence for Health Task Force Releases Reports

NB-IRDT

Posted: Aug 12, 2020

Category: Health



In September 2019, CIFAR convened the Artificial Intelligence for Health (AI4H) task force – a group developed to advance the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. AI4H has released it report, Building a Learning Health System for Canadians, with a focus on: improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of health service delivery, providing insights to inform both disease...

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Pathways to Professions program comes to a close

NB-IRDT

Posted: Aug 10, 2020

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...

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SAS Software Licences Available to UNB Students, Staff and Faculty

NB-IRDT

Posted: Jul 17, 2020

Category: Datasets



Looking for software to help with data management and analysis? SAS software is a statistical software suite developed by SAS Institute Inc. for data management and advanced analytics, with applications for topics like multivariate analysis, business intelligence, criminal investigation, and predictive analytics. The SAS software suite can retrieve, alter, manage, mine, and analyze data from a...

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Reports Support Government Response in NB

NB-IRDT and MSSU Staff

Posted: Jul 15, 2020

Category: Health


The arrival and spread of COVID-19 led to rapid changes to all aspects of our society not the least of which our health care system and our economy. For provincial governments tasked with implementing many of these changes, dealing with the considerable uncertainty is challenging. The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) and the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU)...

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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: Jul 14, 2020

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...

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End of life literature review for pandemic response

NB-IRDT

Posted: Jun 10, 2020

Category: Health , Seniors



NB-IRDT research analyst Jeff Gaudet was one of several Moncton-based researchers who produced a rapid-response literature review examining issues, concerns, best practices, and recommendations for end of life care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lead author was Marc-Andre Gaudet, an Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) researcher. The report was produced to support Vitalité Health...

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

NB-IRDT

Posted: Jun 10, 2020

Category: 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),...

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Funding announced for GNB employee data literacy training

NB-IRDT

Posted: Jun 2, 2020

Category: Datasets , Training



The University of New Brunswick's NB-IRDT has been awarded $200,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to develop a training program for Government of New Brunswick policymakers on how to incorporate data into decision-making. NB-IRDT currently has research partnerships with four government departments. The new training program will expand on these existing...

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