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Economic Development

The Higher ED Blog: Economic development ideas and wisdom from Tweeps

Governments have approached social media with trepidation. While most appreciate the concept of social media and have set up at least one account, they have More...

Community and Social Development

New York City’s Lowline to be world’s first underground park

Instead of talking about the marvelous skyscrapers in New York City, they may soon be able to marvel at the Lowline, the world’s first underground 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

The Higher ED Blog: Advice from the trenches on running a business incubator

Small businesses are important to the economy. They account for 98% of all businesses in Canada and employ 70% of the total private labour force. More...

Workforce Development

If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?

“Freelance is kind of a dirty word now; it sounds like what you do in between jobs,” says Ryan Emberley, a 30-year-old society and celebrity More...

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

Canada should adopt an emissions tax to fund green energy research: CD Howe Institute

CALGARY – To avoid wasting clean-technology research and development funding, the Canadian government should adopt a carbon price and encourage other countries to follow suit, More...

Technology and Innovation

How London’s tech sector can withstand Brexit

So this is what Brexit feels like. Last Friday’s news has cast a long shadow over London’s technology sector. The immediate sentiment of a community More...

Policy and Research

How regulation will smother the sharing economy

U.S. president Ronald Reagan famously summed up the logic of government thusly: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if More...