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The Higher ED Blog: Economic development in the Age of Uncertainty

Brexit. #StopCETA. Trump Terminating NAFTA. A quick look at the past year’s headlines reveals the high levels of angst and uncertainty swirling around Canada’s position More...

The Higher ED Blog: Building a new tool to educate people on what economic developers actually do

Being in economic development, it can be a challenge when your employer doesn’t understand the role that economic developers play, or what value they bring More...

The Higher ED Blog: Understanding the world of planning

This week’s blog post is a companion to a recent seminar held in Waterloo, Ontario on October 20th by the Economic Development Program of the More...

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: There’s more than one ‘I’ in innovation

Yes, we know how to spell it. We even know how to put it in a sentence (Sample sentence: Innovation is a crucial element of 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...

The Higher ED Blog: Tough Talk from an Industry Veteran on Talent Attraction and Retention

Is it possible not to notice that thousands or tens of thousands of people have moved to your region? Apparently so. Over my 22 years 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: 4 Board Games an Economic Developer Will Love

Rainy summer days or weekend nights at the cottage call for some quality indoor time with friends and family. If you’re anything like me, that More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (summer 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...