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

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...

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

NB-IRDT

Posted: November 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

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: November 16, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

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: November 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

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: 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...

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

NB-IRDT

Posted: October 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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: October 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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: 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...

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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...

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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...

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

NB-IRDT

Posted: August 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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

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: 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...

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SAS Software Licences Available to UNB Students, Staff and Faculty

NB-IRDT

Posted: July 17, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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: July 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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: 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...

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End of life literature review for pandemic response

NB-IRDT

Posted: June 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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: June 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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: June 2, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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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NB-IRDT Research Featured in Food Security Webinar

NB-IRDT

Posted: June 2, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Economics, Health



Food insecurity touches at least one in every six households in New Brunswick. It takes many forms: anxiety about running out of food, missing meals, and not being able to afford food. NB-IRDT platform research featured prominently in “What the Food?” a Food for All NB webinar on May 20. The first in a series on New Brunswick’s food sector, the talk was titled...

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COVID-19 projected outcomes to April 24

NB-IRDT

Posted: April 21, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Health


This rapid response report provides updated projections estimating the trajectory COVID-19 could follow in New Brunswick (NB) if the province has outcomes similar to those of countries and provinces that have to date contained infections relatively successfully. Studying the experiences of the different locations further along in the infection outbreak helps inform how the disease could...

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COVID-19 rapid response report on healthcare resources

NB-IRDT

Posted: April 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Health



Does having dedicated resources – spaces and services – for COVID-19 effectively control the spread, decrease the severity, and mitigate the cost of the disease in terms of costs to health care, societal disruption, health outcomes and lives lost? The NB-IRDT Team examined evidence for the separation of healthcare resources during pandemic medical management to prevent overlap and...

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NB-IRDT COVID-19 projections show good news for NB

NB-IRDT

Posted: April 8, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Health, Economics



UNB’s New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training’s 10-day COVID-19 outcome model shows New Brunswick is currently tracking towards a best-case scenario outcome, according to data as of April 7. NB-IRDT researchers, led by Dr. Ted McDonald, developed their prediction models by looking at outcome data as of March 31, 2020 from other countries with a range of COVID-19...

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CANUE webinar highlights new environmental data

NB-IRDT

Posted: April 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Datasets


La version française suit On March 27, 2020, the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) hosted a webinar about the connections between CANUE and three provincial data centres, including the New Brunswick Institute of Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT). Dr. Ted McDonald, NB-IRDT Director, joined colleagues from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and...

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The cost of workplace cancers

NBIRDT Staff

Posted: March 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Economics, Health



Many jobs in New Brunswick involve regular exposure to carcinogens. While it is difficult—and in many cases impossible—to prove a case of cancer was caused by exposure to workplace carcinogens, some occupations are highly correlated with certain types of cancer. But until fairly recently, few occupational cancer cases qualified for Workers Compensation coverage. Firefighters have...

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Apply here for a summer job

Mara Mallory

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

Category: Team News, Media, Partners



The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training at UNB has joined forces with the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research and FutureReadyNB to host the very first Pathways to Professions. Pathways to Professions is a 13-week (May 18 - Aug. 14, 2020) paid summer program for undergraduate students at UNB interested in research, communi- cations, and more. Successful applicants will...

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Evidence-informed policy is not that easy

Herb Emery

Posted: February 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Government, Social Policy



Is public input displacing science? Next month, the Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship, an “all party” committee of the Legislative Assembly, will hold public hearings “seeking input on the use of pesticides, herbicides, including glyphosate, in the province”. The committee will make non-binding recommendations “to inform lawmakers...

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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...

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NB-IRDT is hiring a program evaluator

Mara Mallory

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

Category: Team News



Are you interested in doing fascinating work that makes a real difference in New Brunswick?  We're hiring a program evaluator to work with our Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer Unit (MEKTU). MEKTU is the result of a partnership between NB-IRDT and the New Brunswick Aging Secretariat. The unit coordinates the active program evaluation of funded projects under the Healthy Seniors...

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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...

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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...

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