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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...

Putting dreams on hold for student loans

It is common knowledge that accumulating debt from student loans is at an all-time high in North America. Education has not always been this expensive. More...

The Higher ED Blog: Succession Planning in 5 Easy Steps for Canada’s Farming Industry

Succession planning is a hot topic in rural economic development, and a growing concern for its communities. Canada’s farming sector in particular will face unique More...

The Higher ED Blog: Place branding and place marketing in Ontario’s upper-tier municipalities

It is not strange for anyone to hear that today’s competition among places to attract resources (talent, businesses, visitors) is continuously rising due to globalization More...

Why are apprenticeships so important?

Why are apprenticeships becoming such a beneficial option for employers, students, and the economy? There are a few reasons. Due to a shortage of workers in trades, More...

How Fab Labs are changing consumer culture

What are Fab Labs? Fabrication labs, also known as fab labs, utilize flexible technology and equipment to make the design, creation, and distribution process of More...

The Higher ED Blog: The art of seducing creative talent

Talent attraction has become a common objective of cities around the globe. The presence of artists, as well as arts and culture offerings in a More...

The Higher ED Blog: Is the ‘Trump Bump’ a blip or a tsumani of talent on the move?

That’s President Donald Trump now, and he’s wasting no time. On January 20th, the controversial businessman and reality star was inaugurated as the 45th President More...

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

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 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...

Defeating poverty one cent at a time

The Numbers Ever since the United Nations set a goal to end extreme global poverty by 2030, the world has been improving bit by bit. More...