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

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...

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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...

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Introduction to Knowledge Transfer

April English

Posted: February 16, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, Training

Knowledge Transfer (KT) is a process that helps facilitate moving research (what we know) into action (what we do). It involves processes and strategies that ensure knowledge is understandable, accessible, and can benefit a range of audiences. This involves dissemination (sharing research evidence) and can sometimes involve implementation (application of research evidence). One important skill...

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


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


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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