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

Digging Deeper into Graduate Retention: International and Domestic Students

NB-IRDT Staff

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

Category: Education



The retention of post-secondary graduates is of great importance to New Brunswick, as keeping qualified graduates in the province has the potential to boost the labour market, produce higher returns on investment in post-secondary education, and combat the shrinking and aging of the NB population. The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training has been exploring graduate retention...

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Opportunity for Citizen Partners to join NB-IRDT’s Data Research Committee

NB-IRDT Staff

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

Category: Partners, Media



The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) is committed to research that benefits New Brunswickers. To accomplish this, we are always looking for ways to incorporate NB citizens in our research process.   At the moment, we are seeking two NB residents to join our Data Research Committee (DRC) Working Group as Citizen Partners. What is the NB-IRDT Data Research...

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Who Are New Brunswick’s Low-Skilled Workers?  

NB-IRDT Staff

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

Category: Labour Markets, Datasets, Economics



What does it mean to be low-skilled in New Brunswick? And which New Brunswickers are most likely to have low levels of skills in the workplace?   NB-IRDT researchers explore these questions in a recent report, in which they construct profiles of low-skilled workers in the province. By focusing on groups with low levels of education, jobs with low...

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A Better ‘Shot’ for Health Care in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: August 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Health



Over the past few years, New Brunswick’s health care system has been struggling to improve service delivery, given the shortage of primary care providers and increasing need for health care services among the province’s aging population. With the additional strain COVID-19 has placed on the system, the need to free up resources is more urgent than ever. In 2009, changes in...

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Update: Survey Results on Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: August 11, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Health



Background Pollara Strategic Insights and Mental Health Research Canada are conducting a series of 13 nationwide surveys to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of Canadians. At NB-IRDT, we are focusing on how New Brunswickers responded. Previously, NB-IRDT reported on the results of Survey 2 (conducted in August 2020). We present here the results from Survey 6 (conducted in...

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Pathways to Professions: Then and Now

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 4, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Labour Markets, Population Research



April showers bring May flowers, and the launch of Pathways to Professions – 2021 is our second annual experiential learning program providing UNB students with hands-on workplace experience and training in research methods and job readiness. From May 17 until August 13, we will be virtually hosting a new cohort of undergraduate and graduate students as they complete our curriculum of...

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Mental Health

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: May 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Health



What impact is COVID-19 having on your mental health? New Brunswickers were asked this very question in a 2020 survey carried out by Mental Health Research Canada and Pollara Strategic Insights. At NB-IRDT, epidemiologist Dr. Sandra Magalhaes and her research team analyzed New Brunswickers’ survey responses. In a recently released report, they identify the impacts of social, economic,...

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Student Spotlight: Income Evolution in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: May 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

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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Giving New Brunswick Our Best Shot

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: April 12, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Health



At one time, only physicians were allowed to administer vaccinations. In 2009, however, the province of New Brunswick passed legislation allowing pharmacists to do the same. As COVID-19 vaccines are now available, the ability to receive a vaccination from a local pharmacist is becoming more and more important to New Brunswickers. Could pharmacist-administered vaccines boost healthcare in...

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Concepts in Epidemiology

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: April 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Health


When diseases like SARS-CoV-2 emerge, epidemiology is key to understanding and controlling the spread of infection. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, “epidemiology” has become a common term in the public realm, appearing in news articles and interviews worldwide. But what exactly is epidemiology? And what does this field of study entail? Epidemiology is the study of how...

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1 Year of Data Literacy

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: April 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Population Research, Datasets



Data Literacy Training Partnership with GNB: One Year Later At NB-IRDT, we believe data is the way of the future. One year ago, we put this belief into practice by partnering with the Government of New Brunswick to develop a data literacy training program for public servants. In April 2020, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council awarded NB-IRDT and GNB a four-year $200,000...

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Labour Force Survey Enhanced with COVID-19 Questions

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: April 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Labour Markets


Wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent disease containment measures have affected the Canadian and New Brunswick labour market? So has Statistics Canada. In April 2020, a series of survey enhancements were included in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to fully measure the shock to the Canadian labour market resulting from COVID-19 and subsequent economic shutdowns. Over the past year,...

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Data Privacy: Linking to Administrative Data, is Consent Necessary?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 30, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Datasets


Many of us are becoming increasingly familiar with provincial legislation allowances for the disclosure, access, and personal information for research purposes; but are we as familiar with the consent requirements? Consent requirements must be compliant to ensure timely access and appropriate use of administrative data to inform research. This session will provide an overview of why and when...

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Student Spotlight: Non-Government Employment in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 25, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: 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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Shared Research Space Success in Saint John

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 19, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Datasets


In March 2020, the Saint John Research Data Centre officially opened its doors. While we had to close them again two weeks later in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this anniversary can still provide an opportunity for some reflection. With the RDC’s opening, this marked an event virtually unique in Canada: a Statistics Canada facility operating in the same location as a provincial data...

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Are Post-Secondary Graduates Staying in NB?

NB-IRDT

Posted: March 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Education, Population Research



College and university graduates are among the most mobile Canadians, and when they relocate, they take their human capital (and potential earnings) with them. New Brunswick invests substantially in educating post-secondary students, but when qualified graduates leave the province, much of that investment is lost. Understanding what kinds of graduates are leaving or staying can help inform...

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Canadian Perspective Survey Series Data

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Datasets


Launched in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS) is a new initiative using survey approaches never before deployed by Statistic Canada. It is comprised of a pool of individuals who complete several short online surveys over the course of a single year. The current focus of the CPSS is the COVID-19 pandemic, with 6 series completed to...

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Measuring COPD in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Health, Seniors



Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is among the most common chronic diseases in New Brunswick, impacting a person’s ability to breathe and, as a result, their participation in daily social, work, and school activities. COPD has been estimated to affect 24,800-57,000 New Brunswickers over age 35 – and while this large range of numbers indicates just how widespread the...

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HDRN - CLSA Partnership Making Data Available for Research

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 17, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Datasets


Through a partnership between the Health Data Research Network (HDRN) and the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) 20 years of data on more than 50,000 aging Canadians will soon be available for research at research data centres throughout Canada. The goal of CLSA is to find ways to help people live long and live well by gaining understanding in the different factors that impact health....

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Student Spotlight: Real GDP Growth in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 12, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Labour Markets, 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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Introduction to Regression Workshop

NB-IRDT Staff

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

Category: Chronic Disease, Education, Health


Regression is a powerful statistical tool that is used to understand or to make predictions about the world around us. Understanding what regression is and when and how it is used is the focus of this introductory workshop. The workshop includes a comprehensive introduction to regression methods and its utility. Equipped with this knowledge, participants will feel more confident in their...

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NB-IRDT Expands Service Offering Through MEKTU

NB-IRDT Staff

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

NB-IRDT Staff

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

Category: Education, 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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Student Spotlight: Tourism Expansion in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT

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

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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2021 Pathways to Professions Program in Review

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: May 31, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Team News, Media



As Summer 2021 comes to a close, so too does the 2021 Pathways to Professions. This year, NB-IRDT is proud to have hosted 20 students from the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University – all of whom completed NB-relevant research projects and participated in our full curriculum of research and professionalism workshops. 2021 students, we wish you all the best as you return to...

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