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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: 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: 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...

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...