News

Recent Posts

${alt}

From student to senator

On a journey that began as one of the only women in her commerce class, Joan Cowling has always paved her own way forward

${alt}

Awards and Accolades - September and October 2022

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of our Alberta School of Business faculty, students, staff and alumni in September and October 2022.

this is an image of Alberta School of Business Academic All Canadian recipients

Busy ER departments leading to added healthcare costs and workloads

Emergency room doctors in Edmonton and across the country are sounding the alarm about the dire state of ER wait times and services. Now, a new study out of the University of Alberta is showing overburdened emergency rooms are also leading to hidden costs and workloads.

this is an image of Alberta School of Business Academic All Canadian recipients

Thunder Bay's biggest Halloween party is back. Organizers hope it brings some magic downtown

Halloween has become big business across Canada, overtaking Easter as the second-biggest spending holiday in Canada after Christmas, according to Heather Thomson, executive director at the University of Alberta's Alberta School of Business Centre for Cities and Communities.

this is an image of Alberta School of Business Academic All Canadian recipients

Tricks, trips and trends: Halloween is becoming a big-spending holiday

In fact, the spooky season has now overtaken Easter as the second-biggest spending holiday in Canada after Christmas, according to Heather Thomson, executive director at the University of Alberta's Alberta School of Business Centre for Cities and Communities.

this is an image of Alberta School of Business Academic All Canadian recipients

'A vicious cycle': Study shows overburdened hospital ER affects wider health-care system

In June, the Alberta Medical Association said that a high volume of patients and depleted staff have led to "disastrous overcrowding" of emergency rooms in the province.

this is an image of Alberta School of Business Academic All Canadian recipients

How does overcrowding in the ER affect a hospital's health care system

U of A professor Mohamad Soltani studies the impacts of an overcrowded ER on our health care system

this is an image of Alberta School of Business Academic All Canadian recipients

Capacity. Capital. Connection: Building better opportunities for women entrepreneurs

A conversation with Marcela Mandeville, CEO of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Marcela Mandeville is sitting in a chair talking to someone who is out of the frame.

'A much richer answer': Students collaborate on plans to revitalize Downtown Edmonton

Marcela Mandeville is sitting in a chair talking to someone who is out of the frame.

Profanity can sell but don't put that s--t on everything: University of Alberta research

Marcela Mandeville is sitting in a chair talking to someone who is out of the frame.

Awards and Accolades - July and August 2022

The start of a new academic year feels like the perfect time to revive the monthly Alberta School of Business Awards and Accolades where we celebrate the achievements of business faculty, staff, students and alumni. This edition highlights the achievements of July and August.

Marcela Mandeville is sitting in a chair talking to someone who is out of the frame.

Introducing new tenure-track faculty

The Alberta School of Business is excited to welcome new tenure-track faculty!

this is an image of the Alberta School of Business building during the summer months.

Opinion: Invest in oilsands cleanup while energy is booming (Edmonton Journal)

this is an image of the Alberta School of Business building during the summer months.

The Digital Economy Program

Thirteen municipalities in the metro region are working with the students from the University of Alberta to bring business support services to their community. Heather Thompson from Alberta School of Business joined Global News Morning to speak about the digital economy program.

this is an image of the Alberta School of Business building during the summer months.

Creating a space for all

Madeleine Durocher’s post-secondary experiences showed her the importance of living authentically and serving with purpose

this is an image of the Alberta School of Business building during the summer months.

Keeping the momentum going

Professor Mark Huson prepares to step into his new role as academic director for CDL-Rockies.

this is an image of the Alberta School of Business building during the summer months.

Embracing the unique and unusual

How upcoming assistant professor Katie Lafreniere is challenging perceptions in the business community.

image of Katie Lefreniere taken outside surrounded by greenery. Katie is wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

Tackling what needs to be done isn’t optional for dynamic business grad

image of Katie Lefreniere taken outside surrounded by greenery. Katie is wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

Business schools aim to 'build something massive' in Alberta

The ventures that have participated in the CDL-Rockies programming have created $1.7 billion in equity value in just five years. Of that, $535 million was created by Alberta-based companies

image of Katie Lefreniere taken outside surrounded by greenery. Katie is wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

why being 'Instagrammable' is the key to getting ahead in business

Heather Thomson, the executive director of the University of Alberta's Centre for CIties and Communities, speaks to Global Edmonton.

image of Katie Lefreniere taken outside surrounded by greenery. Katie is wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

U of A business student named 2022 HSBC Women’s Entrepreneurial Leader

Gardner was recognized for her success and inspiration of the community through entrepreneurial leadership.

image of Katie Lefreniere taken outside surrounded by greenery. Katie is wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

Shipping container prices fall but the global supply chain crisis persists

Global events, including the current lockdowns in China and the war in Ukraine, are partly responsible for the cut in prices, said Edy Wong, a supply chain professor at the University of Alberta who studies shipping rates.

image of Katie Lefreniere taken outside surrounded by greenery. Katie is wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

Management Makeovers in Edmonton

“Some aspects of the management coaching process may include ensuring the intent behind requesting a coach is pure, and that management is prepared to be honest, open, vulnerable and transparent throughout the process,” says Nadine Badry.

image of Katie Lefreniere taken outside surrounded by greenery. Katie is wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

Why Cursing in Online Reviews Can Actually Be a Good Thing

Using swear words in an online review can tell readers something about you and something about the product you’re reviewing.

image of Katie Lefreniere taken outside surrounded by greenery. Katie is wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

Building Blatchford: Assessing progress on Edmonton's ambitious sustainable community

Finding a critical mass of early-adopters to take on the perceived risk associated with new green building technology — especially in Alberta — may be one reason the Blatchford project has lagged behind initial targets, says real estate expert David Dale-Johnson at the University of Alberta.

image of Katie Lefreniere taken outside surrounded by greenery. Katie is wearing a black long sleeve shirt.

Rooted in success

A conversation with Tina Naqvi-Rota, CEO of family-owned Cameron Development Corporation

And image of Tina Naqvi-Rota sitting at a table with her arms crossed and resting on the glass. She is wearing a blue sweater and is smiling.

UCSD Study: GOP counties saw baby boom after Trump's election

The study found that the difference in the first two years of the Trump presidency amounted to between 1% and 2% of the national birth rate. | Runjing Lu

And image of Tina Naqvi-Rota sitting at a table with her arms crossed and resting on the glass. She is wearing a blue sweater and is smiling.

Aurora Cannabis to close Aurora Sky facility in Edmonton

“The market, when it first began, we didn’t know how it would look five years down the road, or even three years down the road,” said Kyle Murray, dean of the Alberta School of Business.

And image of Tina Naqvi-Rota sitting at a table with her arms crossed and resting on the glass. She is wearing a blue sweater and is smiling.

Calgary-based group expanding to Edmonton to help female startup founders get funding

A January 2021 paper by Sahil Raina, assistant professor of finance at the University of Alberta’s School of Business, found that, compared to startups led by men, women-led startups were 63 per cent less likely to successfully exit VC financing through an acquisition or initial public offering when the venture capital firm’s general partners were all male.

And image of Tina Naqvi-Rota sitting at a table with her arms crossed and resting on the glass. She is wearing a blue sweater and is smiling.

Unleashing a higher standard

How Realty Unleashed is stewarding positive change in the real estate industry

And image of Tina Naqvi-Rota sitting at a table with her arms crossed and resting on the glass. She is wearing a blue sweater and is smiling.

Awards and Accolades - March 2022

Celebrating the achievements of Business faculty, staff, students and alumni.

a group image of Alberta School of Business students who are the winners of the CPA Business Challenge case competition

What impacts could a minimum wage hike have in Alberta?

Heather Thomson is the executive director of the Alberta School of Business and said although the rising cost of employees’ pay can have an impact on businesses’ bottom lines, more money in the economy means more people are able to use that business.

a group image of Alberta School of Business students who are the winners of the CPA Business Challenge case competition

Rethinking may be better than resigning when your job shifts under your feet

Adapting to imposed new tasks isn’t easy but can lead to personal and professional growth if employees are supported through the process, new research shows.

a group image of Alberta School of Business students who are the winners of the CPA Business Challenge case competition

From book to business

How an MBA graduate of the Alberta School of Business is transforming communities.

an image of Doug Griffith. Doug is wearing an open blue blazer with a light pink button down shirt. He is smiling and looking off to the right. He is standing outside in front of a brick building. The background is blurred.

Why the world won’t sanction Russian oil

A post-pandemic world clamouring for raw energy and the domestic politics of inflation mean Russian oil is here to stay — for now.

an image of Doug Griffith. Doug is wearing an open blue blazer with a light pink button down shirt. He is smiling and looking off to the right. He is standing outside in front of a brick building. The background is blurred.

Advancing change in the cannabis industry

Keenan Pascal is the founder and CEO of Token Naturals, a local company creating greater access in the cannabis industry.

Keenan Pascal is standing with his arms in his back pockets looking at the camera. He is wearing a blue cardigan over a blue tee shirt.

How to Manage a Cooperative Business

Cooperatives can be a sustainable business model. But managing them effectively requires a special approach.

Keenan Pascal is standing with his arms in his back pockets looking at the camera. He is wearing a blue cardigan over a blue tee shirt.

Awards and Accolades - January 2022

Celebrating the achievements of Business faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Keenan Pascal is standing with his arms in his back pockets looking at the camera. He is wearing a blue cardigan over a blue tee shirt.

Owning the category of taste

Local discovery and innovation at the forefront for Jennifer Tkachuk-Tremblay, founder and CEO of Somm.

Keenan Pascal is standing with his arms in his back pockets looking at the camera. He is wearing a blue cardigan over a blue tee shirt.

A message from Dean Kyle Murray

Dean Kyle Murray reflects on another memorable year in the Alberta School of Business.

Keenan Pascal is standing with his arms in his back pockets looking at the camera. He is wearing a blue cardigan over a blue tee shirt.

A year in review: 2021

As 2021 comes to a close and we approach 2022, we take a look back at some of the top stories of the past year.

collage of the year in review images

Edmonton area toy store hammered with anti-mask ‘review bombing’ (CityNews)

The Village Toy Box is facing what’s commonly called ‘review bombing’ on Google after closing their store Saturday in order to stop an anti-vaccine/mask toy drive.

collage of the year in review images

The best business schools in Canada 2021 (University Magazine)

The Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta is one of the world's leading educational and research institutions in business.

collage of the year in review images

Awards and Accolades - November 2021

Celebrating the achievements of Business faculty, staff, students and alumni.

collage of the year in review images

Awards and Accolades - November 2021

Celebrating the achievements of Business faculty, staff, students and alumni.

image from left to right of Ebun Akomolafe,  Jasmine Luong, Anna Song and Daniel Herrera

Breathe Outdoors reaches out to broader, nature-loving customer base in rebranding move (Edmonton Journal)

A decades-old business in Edmonton wants its new name to reflect the experience of fresh air and mental clarity in the outdoors, regardless of enthusiasts’ background or activity.

image from left to right of Ebun Akomolafe,  Jasmine Luong, Anna Song and Daniel Herrera

Small Edmonton natural food stores expect short-term supply gaps this week due to B.C. flooding (Edmonton Journal)

Two Edmonton natural food stores expect some products will temporarily run out this week as distributors find ways to move their goods around B.C.’s flooded transportation routes.

image from left to right of Ebun Akomolafe,  Jasmine Luong, Anna Song and Daniel Herrera

Business schools launch ‘overdue’ efforts to Indigenize curricula

With an imperative for the corporate sector to work with First Peoples globally, MBAs are finally revamping programs.

image from left to right of Ebun Akomolafe,  Jasmine Luong, Anna Song and Daniel Herrera

In the Minds of Mavericks (New Trail)

These aren't your average inspirational quotes

image from left to right of Ebun Akomolafe,  Jasmine Luong, Anna Song and Daniel Herrera

Influential U of A experts rank among world’s most cited

Leading researchers in business, genetics, artificial intelligence, food science and physical activity make the latest global list of the most highly cited in their fields.