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

Retention and Labour Market Outcomes of Registered Apprentices in New Brunswick


Posted: November 1, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Media, Economics

Apprenticeships are a long-standing and valuable part of the training and education system in New Brunswick). Over the last decade, interests in apprenticeship programs have risen, driven chiefly by concerns over current and future shortages of tradespersons. Efforts to encourage young Canadians, especially those not university-bound, to become skilled tradespersons have increased in hopes of...

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UNB Students Take Hands-On Approach to Research and Policy in New Brunswick

Bethany Jones

Posted: October 28, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Population Research, Economics, Education, Health, Training

The end of 2021 is in sight, and as countries around the world begin to emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns, there is a universal air of uncertainty about the future. In New Brunswick, however, this uncertainty predated the pandemic. For the past few years, the province of New Brunswick has been struggling to address the problems of an aging population, the out-migration of its youth, a shrinking...

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Initiatives for Elders of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nations

Micheline Plante, France Chassé

Posted: October 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events

The research This study is part of a pan Canadian movement to find viable solutions for supporting aging in place. The Aboriginal population over the age of 65 has nearly doubled since 2006. Chronic diseases are more prevalent and recovery more difficult for Aboriginals compared to non-Aboriginals. Living in rural areas, limited access to family doctors and specialists, as well as social...

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Student Spotlight: Meet the VitalSignsNB Team


Posted: October 12, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Media, Training, Health

NB-IRDT’s recent VitalSignsNB project on vaccination delivery in New Brunswick has sparked a great deal of public interest – leading to radio interviews, newspaper articles, and conference proceedings on the results. VitalSignsNB is an important project at NB-IRDT, not only because of its timely and relevant focus but also because it allowed us to partner with the upcoming...

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VitalSignsNB: The Results Are In


Posted: October 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Media, Health

Vaccines have been dominating news outlets this year, with COVID-19 vaccination rates a topic of great interest and even greater concern. In New Brunswick, COVID vaccines are provided free of charge at pharmacies, joining the yearly flu shot as the only other vaccine pharmacists can provide to New Brunswickers at no personal cost to the recipients. Pharmacist-administered COVID vaccines are...

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New NB-IRDT Project: Profiling the Francophone Population in Greater Saint John


Posted: October 6, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Population Research

Every New Brunswickers has the right to receive healthcare in the official language of their choice. However, for Francophones living in majority Anglophone areas, practical challenges can make it difficult to access services in French. Communication barriers in healthcare are a serious issue that can negatively impact access to...

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