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The Higher ED Blog: 6 Signs That You Need To Rethink Your Social Media Strategy

Intelegia’s Isabelle Poirier will be leading three sessions at our Social Media for Economic Developers seminar, coming up on May 26 and 27. It will be More...

Community and Social Development

How families protect the financial health of cities

The growing financial insecurities of families around the globe have been fast becoming a chronic issue for many communities. As the cost of living continues More...

International Development

The Higher ED Blog: Why our obsession with impact in international development delivers the worst results

It is the eternal question: Is money earmarked to eradicate poverty making a difference?  Two decades ago the public, disillusioned over a lack of tangible More...

Business Support

Move over Mars, Venus means business

With all this talk about technology disruption and its affect on virtually every industry and job, another type of disruption has been flying under the More...

Workforce Development

Job growth for new college grads

Marilyn Geewax from NPR looks at the sudden surge in hiring new college grads, despite slower job growth in April. Read full story

Cultural Development

The Higher ED Blog: Newcomers are helping rural communities more than you think

Canada, as we know it today, was built on natural resources. From the early days of fish and beavers to today’s oil and gems, natural More...

Green Economy

World Bank report on rising water scarcity a wake-up call for North America

Life is dependent on water – and so is our economy. Every sector of the industry needs water. The agricultural sector needs water to grow More...

Technology and Innovation

Economic value of transit could be in the millions, billions

Predictions of a car-free future could come to fruition sooner than later, as many cities are scaling back their automobile dependency. Take Paris for example, More...

Policy and Research

How families protect the financial health of cities

The growing financial insecurities of families around the globe have been fast becoming a chronic issue for many communities. As the cost of living continues More...