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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...

The Higher ED Blog: How to Thrive as a Shrinking City

Depopulation, de-industrialization, and decline are words an economic developer never wants to see describe their community.  When they do, questions are always asked, fingers pointed, More...

The Higher ED Blog: 4 Ways Economic Developers Are the Key to Solving Global Issues

Climate change. Gender equality. Food security. War. Labour unrest. Healthcare access. It seems like the world is only getting worse. When you turn on the More...

The Higher ED Blog: Public Art and the Importance of Public Consultation

Have you ever walked by a piece of public art – often worth hundreds of thousands of dollars – without even noticing it? Probably. According 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...

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...