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Robots won’t be stealing our jobs, yet

  For years we have been doing everything within our power to advance technology, with the hope of making human lives easier– but have we 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...

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: 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 University a Waste of Money?

Anxieties surrounding youth unemployment are not new concerns. For years, people have been discussing whether attending university or college is even necessary anymore to lock More...

Virtual Reality in the Workplace

What kinds of jobs does virtual reality introduce? Virtual reality was once an idea associated with the far future; it is now a technology that is 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...

Generation Z – What to expect

By 2020, people born after 1995 will account for one-third of the United States population. Many of these people are preparing to enter the workforce. They are 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 to prepare for robots entering the workforce

Imagine with me for a moment. You are a taxi cab driver who earns minimum wage, trying to pay off car and mortgage payments, while More...

The Secret to Combating Youth Unemployment

Youth unemployment has been a long-time concern for various countries, Canada included. According to Trading Economics, Canadian youth unemployment has never exceeded 20.7%, but once 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...