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The Gift of a Pandemic Toolkit to Small Businesses

Like many things in 2020, the holiday season will be far from normal and this will have negative consequences for small businesses, particularly retailers. Here’s how a group of Local Economic Development students hope to help change that by encouraging people to “buy local”.

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Why Resiliency and Sustainability Are Key to Post-Pandemic Recovery

The Chang School’s local economic development experts explain why skilled economic development professionals are in demand to help municipalities and businesses with post-pandemic recovery planning.

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Why Emergency Management Skills Are In Demand More Than Ever

When COVID-19 hit, Kyle Klein quickly pivoted to use his emergency management skills that have changed his career path in ways he couldn’t have imagined.

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Why Remote Learning Benefits Night Owls

In a society that favours early birds, here’s why remote learning during the pandemic is giving night owls a bit of a break. Plus, some tips on getting zzzs during uncertain times.

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Why Urban Agriculture is Fundamental for a More Sustainable Future

Lauren Baker, Instructor and Food System Consultant, explores the food system before, during, and after the pandemic and the wider implications for us all.

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Reflections on Teaching Aging and Tech in COVID-19 Times

Special note: The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education recognizes the impacts on and needs of older adults during this unprecedented time. We would like to thank the frontline workers who are tirelessly and selflessly devoting themselves to residents and families in our long-term care facilities and in our communities.