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

ActionNB student spotlight: Meet the students developing IDEA action plans for the public sector

Olivia Hamilton, Diego Molina, Bea Rivera and Alex Tran

Posted: March 11, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Spotlights , Pathways to Professions , Evidence-based Policy

In summer 2023, NB-IRDT welcomed ActionNB – a student research stream led by Future GNB – to its Pathways to Professions experiential learning program. Under the supervision of the Government of New Brunswick’s (GNB) Finance and Treasury Board, the ActionNB team focused on identifying Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) best practices and developing them into action plans for people leaders within GNB. To gain a better understanding of the current IDEA...

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IDEA.NB Student Spotlight: Meet the Students Promoting More Inclusive Workplaces in NB

Rikkie Guillemette, Jessica Copeland, Kiruthika Krishnasamy, Ruthie Stanley-Blackwell

Posted: February 2, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Pathways to Professions , Evidence-based Policy , Student Spotlights

IDEA.NB is an innovative Future GNB research stream within Pathways to Professions that is focused on fostering Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) within the Government of New Brunswick (GNB). In summer 2023, the IDEA.NB team’s goal was to help address the unique challenges faced by DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity) groups in GNB and provide a roadmap for cultivating a more inclusive and thriving workplace environment. By analyzing data from the 2022 GNB...

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CCA Appoints Expert Panel on Health Data Sharing in Canada


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 system and saved countless lives. Recently, responding to a request from the Public Health Agency of...

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Busier obstetricians means fewer patient complications

Mara Mallory

Posted: February 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Population Research , Health , Evidence-based Policy

Women undergoing C-sections with lower volume providers or specialists other than obstetricians are at much higher risk of complications   Caesarean sections (C-sections) account for approximately 4.9% of all inpatient surgeries in New Brunswick and rates have been rising throughout Canada.  NB-IRDT researchers looked at all hospital admissions for C-sections in New Brunswick between April 2004 and March...

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Immigrants as permanent residents

Mara Mallory

Posted: November 7, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Evidence-based Policy , Economics , Population Research , Labour Markets

It’s easy to track how many immigrants are accepted into a province as permanent residents through immigration programs. It is much harder to keep track of what happens after they arrive. Many New Brunswickers are counting on immigration to help alleviate the economic and social challenges we face as a result of NB’s demographic challenges. For New Brunswick to fully benefit from immigration, we need to dig deeper to understand the immigrant experience once they arrive in our...

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Projected New Brunswick population in 2036

Mara Mallory

Posted: November 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Evidence-based Policy , Population Research

  Note: The publications in this post are from 2017 and 2018, before the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and the associated migration of residents to New Brunswick. For updated information on provincial numbers, refer to the most current information available from Statistics Canada.    In 2017, we published one of the first in-depth examinations of how New Brunswick’s population is expected to change over the coming decades, both in terms of geographic distribution and...

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