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NB-IRDT Completes Evaluation of Cost-Effectiveness of Breath-Based Lung Cancer Screenings

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: September 15, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Partners, Health



Lung cancer is a dangerous, costly disease to treat. In Canada alone, nearly 30,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and around 21,000 people die from the disease annually. The cost of treating lung cancer in Canada reaches approximately $2 billion a year, with each case costing around $70,000. Needless to say, this disease is taking a heavy toll on the Canadians who are...

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2022 Pathways to Professions Program in Review

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: August 29, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Pathways to Professions



It seems like just yesterday that NB-IRDT was hosting its very first Pathways to Professions experiential learning program – or P2P, as we like to call it. Now, three years later, we are saying goodbye to yet another cohort of students after a wonderful summer of research and training. The newly released 2022 Program in Review offers an in-depth look into this summer’s...

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Where Are They Now? Students from Summers Past (Part 2)

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: July 13, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Training, Pathways to Professions



When NB-IRDT launched its Pathways to Professions (P2P) experiential learning program back in 2020, Madeleine Gorman-Asal was one of six undergraduates to join us for a summer of research and training. At the time, she was working towards a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Statistics and Biology, with plans to graduate in 2021. Now, two years later, we follow up with her to find out what...

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Where Are They Now? Students from Summers Past (Part 1)

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: July 5, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Training, Pathways to Professions



When NB-IRDT launched its Pathways to Professions (P2P) experiential learning program back in 2020, Jessica Mann was among the first to sign up for a summer of research and training. At the time, she was an undergraduate at the University of New Brunswick looking to gain some hands-on experience and help pave the way for her future in the workplace. Now, two years later, we follow up with her...

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CCA Appoints Expert Panel on Health Data Sharing in Canada

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 30, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Datasets, Media, Population Research, Evidence-based Policy, Partners



“Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.” - Peter Senge The sharing of health data has positively impacted the Canadian health care...

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If We Build It, Will They Come?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Health, Social Policy, Seniors, Youth, Education



In popular culture, one phrase is often used to manifest success: “If you build it, they will come.”While this idea exudes positivity and the power of hard work, we have to question its accuracy in terms of population research.In a province like New Brunswick, which is heavily invested in population growth and recruitment, does building new public facilities and increasing public...

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What Do New Brunswickers Do After They Leave High School?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Media, Labour Markets, Education, Population Research, Youth



What Do New Brunswickers Do After They Leave High School? An education is said to be one of the most valuable assets a person can achieve, and pursuing post-secondary education is one of many ways young students can invest in their futures. However, we ask, are some young people more likely to transition to higher education than others? Are certain New Brunswickers more likely to enrol in...

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We’re Back for Another Year: Pathways to Professions Launches Its Third Season

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 1, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Media, Pathways to Professions, Youth, Team News, Training, Education



We’re Back for Another Year: Pathways to Professions Launches Its Third Season The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training has officially launched its third Pathways to Professions experiential learning program, and we are so excited to introduce this year’s new research streams and to announce our partnership with the Government of New Brunswick for this...

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NB-IRDT Wins Grant to Undertake New Study on Workplace Mental Health

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: April 7, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Team News, Media, Health



It is our great pleasure to announce that NB-IRDT has been awarded one of two New Brunswick Mental Health Impact grants for the 2021-2022 year. Awarded by Mental Health Research Canada in partnership with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, these grants are intended to support research addressing the mental health needs of New Brunswick communities. To meet this mandate, NB-IRDT is...

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New NB-IRDT Student Research Stream Receives Support from Mitacs and NBHRF

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: April 6, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Training, Team News, Media



Student training initiatives like Pathways to Professions (P2P) provide valuable inroads for students looking to stay and work in New Brunswick, and these programs couldn’t exist without the generous support of our partners and funding agencies across Canada. NB-IRDT is proud to be the recipient of a 2022 Mitacs Accelerate grant, which is providing funding from both Mitacs and the New...

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You’re Never Too Young to Get Involved in Policy Development

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 28, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Youth, Training, Media, Education



You’re never too young to get involved in policy development! The high schoolers who took part in ExperienceGNB this past March Break proved just that. From March 7-11, the Government of New Brunswick joined forces with NB-IRDT to offer Pathways to Professions: ExperienceGNB, a policy boot camp for high school students in the Fredericton area. Over the course of the week, a group of keen...

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How Vulnerable are New Brunswickers and Their Health to Climate Change?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 2, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Health, Media



Climate change impacts our weather systems, our food supply, our natural resources, and more – but how could it impact the health of our communities? And how can plans to adapt to climate change modify these impacts? In partnership with the Climate Change Innovation Bureau of Health Canada and the Government of New Brunswick, researchers at NB-IRDT are contributing to the...

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Labour Market Training Programs in NB: Do Participants Stay?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 28, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Training, Education



The Government of New Brunswick invests heavily in educating and retaining its population, especially skilled members of the labour force. To accomplish this, training programs have been designed and implemented to help individuals prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment in NB. These include programs such as Career Decision Making Strategies Skills Enhancement Strategies Workplace...

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Student Spotlight: Meet the ExperienceNB Team

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 17, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Media, Training



In the 2010 film Inception, audiences were introduced to the concept of a dream within a dream. In 2021, NB-IRDT’s Pathways to Professions (P2P) program introduced something similar: the concept of experiential learning evaluation within an experiential learning program. The result was ExperienceNB: one of five P2P research streams in 2021. Experiential learning – a theory of...

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Lumbar Spine Imaging in New Brunswick: The ‘Back Story’

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Media, Health



Back pain can be a fairly prevalent, debilitating, and painful problem – especially as we get older! But how often does it warrant an x-ray, or other type of imaging? In 2014, Choosing Wisely Canada was launched to help reduce unnecessary tests and treatments in  many areas of healthcare. When it comes to lower back pain, Choosing Wisely only recommends imaging if “red...

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Manufacturing Employment in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 2, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Media, Labour Markets, Population Research, Economics



There is a narrative in New Brunswick that our province is falling further and further behind the rest of Canada in terms of economic and population growth, and “catching up” is a nearly impossible task to accomplish. Fortunately, this narrative is not entirely true. To promote progress and prosperity in the province, it is important to not only examine our weaknesses but also to...

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NB-IRDT Partners with Under One Sky to study the impact of the Aboriginal Head Start Program

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: January 26, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Population Research, Media



Under One Sky is a registered non-profit organization and one of over 100 Friendship Centres in Canada. Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Under One Sky is a vibrant and caring community hub that aims to empower a healthy and proud Indigenous community through the programs and services it offers. The Under One Sky Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) program is the focus of the centre’s new...

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NB-IRDT’s 2021 Training Report is Now Available

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: January 10, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Training, Media, Team News



2021 was a busy year at NB-IRDT, especially for our training team! Read our 2021 Training Report for a highlight of last year’s initiatives – including our data literacy training for public servants, experiential learning for students, and continuing education for professionals. We look forward to spearheading even bigger and better things in 2022 and can’t wait to see what...

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Student Spotlight: Meet the ConnectNB Team

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: January 7, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Pathways to Professions, Media



ConnectNB is a student research stream in the Pathways to Professions experiential learning program at NB-IRDT – and a part of NB-IRDT’s Data Connect project. Through Data Connect (funded by a 3-year SSHRC Partnership Development Grant with the Government of New Brunswick), NB-IRDT is working towards creating an inventory of policy-relevant project ideas connecting students across...

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NB-IRDT Joins Saint John’s Early Childhood Hub Project

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: January 6, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Education, Media, Youth



Breaking the cycle of poverty is not an easy task. Ending generational poverty requires large-scale commitments to improve education, health, employment, and more. Part of this commitment involves the installment of Early Childhood Hubs in two low-income neighborhoods, in Saint John, New Brunswick.  The two Early Childhood Hubs serve families with children under age 5,...

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