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The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2017 edition)

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series draws from Economic Development Quarterly, Regional Studies, the Journal More...

GenY at home: Debt, precarious work, and high housing costs

A new report by Nancy Worth, a geographer at the University of Waterloo, found that about 47% of millennials in the Greater Toronto Area live More...

The Higher ED Blog: The return on investment of community gardens

Food. We all need it. But getting it to our tables is getting more complicated all the time. Carolyn Steel claims food is “one of More...

The Higher ED Blog: Celebrating industry-leading women from University of Waterloo’s professional development and Masters programs at this year’s EDAC conference

This week’s article is one of pride.   University of Waterloo’s Economic Development Program is proud of each and every one of its participants over the More...

We Are All In This Together: Economic Development Crowdfunding

The saying “it takes a village to raise a child” can also apply for businesses and economic development projects. The rise of online donation and More...

The Higher ED Blog: Perth County Pilots Youth Engagement Strategy

On August 15th, the University of Waterloo’s Community, Health, Environment, Communications (CHEC) Initiative is holding a presentation exploring the transformative potential of community-based participatory action More...

The Higher ED Blog: Public Art and the Importance of Public Consultation

Have you ever walked by a piece of public art – often worth hundreds of thousands of dollars – without even noticing it? Probably. According More...

The Higher ED Blog: Encouraging Employer-Supported Volunteering in your Community’s Businesses

This article is the third in our Volunteers: The Extra-Economic Developers series, which explores the beneficial ways that economic development and volunteerism can intersect. This More...

The Higher ED Blog: 5 Ways Volunteers Make your Job Easier

This article is the first in our Volunteers: The Extra-Economic Developers series, which explores the beneficial ways that economic development and volunteerism can intersect. This More...

The Higher ED Blog: Hitting the Road with Community Futures Oxford

Last Monday, University of Waterloo students in the Masters of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) program, accompanied by Professors Heather Hall and Tara Vinodrai, were More...

Is 2186 the year for equal pay?

Today, findings show that women are outperforming men in postsecondary in North America, and are more likely to graduate from college and university. According to More...

Canada needs universal income now!

Having a paycheck that is guaranteed no matter what sounds nice, right? It may be time to move to Finland. Finland has started a “radical More...