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NB-IRDT Launches Pathways to Policies Undergraduate Course

Author: NB-IRDT Staff

Posted on Sep 29, 2022

Category: Pathways to Professions , Training , Education

We are happy to announce that the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training has partnered with the Department of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick to launch a new undergraduate course starting in January 2023: Pathways to Policies.

POLS 3216: Pathways to Policies is a third-year undergraduate course at UNB that explores the process of using data to inform policy making. Students who enroll will explore data-informed decision making while working in teams to solve a real-world, New Brunswick-based problem and developing intra-personal and professional skills. Using publicly available data, and with course content that supports their problem-solving process, students will work towards creating their own unique solutions and recommendations for presentation to a group of stakeholders from academia, government, and industry. Classes will be taught by UNB faculty at NB-IRDT, with support from the Department of Political Science.

Pathways to Policies is a for-credit adaptation of NB-IRDT’s popular experiential learning program Pathways to Professions. As such, in addition to gaining training in evidence-informed decision making, students will also develop professional skills to help them transition to the workplace after graduation.

Are you a post-secondary student enrolled at UNB? Register now for POLS 3216 or reach out to NB-IRDT Training for more information.







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