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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...

Free drug coverage makes Canadian debut

I’ve always scratched my head at this– Canadians are offered free medical care without being offered free prescription drugs to go with it. It doesn’t More...

Job Loss and Residential Mobility

“The recent economic downturn [2008-2009] magnified a routine occurrence in the Canadian labour market: job loss resulting from an employer downsizing, moving, or going out More...

The Higher ED Blog: Community Futures Program built on passionate volunteers

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

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...