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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 for the past three years, producing reports on retention rates and labour market outcomes. In a...

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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 targeted policies that encourage graduates to stay and contribute to the local economy, and estimating...

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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 ability to engage in discussions on the use of regression analyses and in interpreting results from...

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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 Brunswick. From 2018 to 2027, New Brunswick is projected to have 120,000 job openings across the...

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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 aspirations to use her Honours in Finance and Minors in Economics and International Business to pursue a...

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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 Brunswick has seen many graduates and young workers move to other provinces for career...

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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), FutureReadyNB, Planet Hatch, and the Director of Experiential Education at UNB. Students are working remotely...

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