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

NB-IRDT Expands Service Offering Through MEKTU


Posted: January 25, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Seniors, Health

It’s one thing to implement a program – it’s a whole other matter to determine if the program works and how it can be improved. This is where MEKTU comes in. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer Unit (MEKTU) is the new program evaluation unit in NB-IRDT, currently supporting healthy aging in Canada through program evaluation of the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project. A...

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Student Spotlight: Postsecondary Enrolments and Graduate Outcomes


Posted: January 14, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Education, Population Research

From 2018 to 2027, New Brunswick is projected to have 120,000 job openings across the province, leading to concerns over an impending labour market shortage alongside increasing youth outmigration. Education, however, may offer a solution. Education serves as a vehicle for social and economic progress. Practices such as targeting postsecondary enrolments could help address the impending labour...

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Student Spotlight: Tourism Expansion in New Brunswick


Posted: January 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Pathways to Professions, Economics

Tourism has a direct impact on the development of the New Brunswick economy, contributing toward employment and income creation. The Government of New Brunswick’s tourism growth strategy states that NB should aim to increase GDP generated through tourism by 57% -- reaching $2 billion by 2025. Are we on track to meet this goal? This summer, Pathways to Professions student Aya Benotmane...

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