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

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


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 Brunswick Health Research Foundation to support four UNB students as they undertake a new P2P research...

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


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 and brilliant NB students from École Sainte-Anne, Fredericton High, and Leo Hayes gave up their...

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Labour Market Training Programs in NB: Do Participants Stay?


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 Essential Skills Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) and Co-op And more… In a recently...

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Student Spotlight: Meet the ExperienceNB Team


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 education combining work experience, reflection, and analysis – is a key component of UNB’s...

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NB-IRDT’s 2021 Training Report is Now Available


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 this year has in store. If you have any questions about past, current, or upcoming training...

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Introducing ExperienceGNB: A Policy Bootcamp for High School Students


Posted: December 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Partners , Media , Training , Youth

Calling all high school students in the Fredericton area! The Government of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training have partnered to host a one-week policy bootcamp for high school students, taking place this March Break. This experiential learning opportunity, called ExperienceGNB, offers students a chance to use research to solve relevant problems facing them and their peers, and to see how government works in their province. From March 7-11, 2022,...

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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 labour force, and the impact these issues have on an already overly burdened health care system....

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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 generation of NB researchers. As part of NB-IRDT’s 2021 Pathways to Professions experiential research...

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Funding announced for GNB employee data literacy training


Posted: June 2, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Datasets , Training

The University of New Brunswick's NB-IRDT has been awarded $200,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to develop a training program for Government of New Brunswick policymakers on how to incorporate data into decision-making. NB-IRDT currently has research partnerships with four government departments. The new training program will expand on these existing partnerships to more broadly develop data literacy skills, knowledge and capacity across these and other...

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