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A lawsuit wants to change the way you pay your Realtors. What to know

David Dale-Johnson, executive professor of real estate at the Alberta School of Business with the University of Alberta, said in Canada, there are “unwritten rules” around how rates of commission are decided.

Recognizing new Canada Research Chairs

Three faculty members from our college have been announced as new or renewed chairs

A local economy: MNP Impact Series

Last fall, first-year business students had the opportunity to work together to come up with recommendations for improving the local economy as part of the MNP Impact Series.

How the Alberta School of Business is encouraging students to think outside the classroom

Associate Dean of Education Leo Wong sits down with Nancy Carlson to talk about the school's experiential learning programs.

Not just Toronto: Are these cities seeing ‘unsustainable’ rent spikes, too?

David Dale-Johnson, executive professor of real estate at the Alberta School of Business, said the movement of people from other provinces of Canada to Alberta means the housing crisis is being spread out through the country, instead of easing.

Innovator Spotlight: Jennifer Jennings

Are women CEOs more risk-averse than men? Not necessarily, study shows

Differences in decision-making have more to do with levels of scrutiny than inherent characteristics.

How business students are working toward the future

Nancy Carlson sits down with Paige Boyer, the president of the University of Alberta Business Students' Association, to talk about how students are working on real-world issues like artificial intelligence and climate change.

Saskatchewan Roughriders apologize after ad using 'girl math' sparks backlash from some fans

Katie Lafreniere (Business) discusses backlash against a Saskatchewan Roughriders ad that uses 'girl math'

'It's the ultimate revenge': Sask. animal shelter launches 'Neuter Your Ex' fundraiser

Katie Lafreniere (Business) says shock advertising causes a surprise that enables people to want to spend more time paying attention to ads.

U of A expert research shows how weather affects consumer habits

Kyle Murray (Alberta School of Business) says his research looked into different types of weather — rain or snow, hot and cold — but found what mattered was sunlight. Murray says as you get more sunlight on a particular day or week, people's negative emotions start to decrease, and they start to spend more money.

U of A professor discusses power-sharing proposals between provinces

Joseph Doucet (Business) says that while these proposals have been on the table for years, they create a lot of concern.

These 10 places have the fastest rising rents in Alberta

There are several factors driving up demand — and prices — in rental markets throughout Alberta, as well as supply-side hurdles that have a big impact on rural communities, said David Dale-Johnson, Stan Melton Chair in Real Estate at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta.

U of A expert shares insight as prices in Alberta grow at fastest pace in 40 years:

David Dale-Johnson (Alberta School of Business) says multiple factors are driving up rent, but especially migration and interest rates. Dale-Johnson says the rental market situation has forced everyone to look for alternatives that they can afford such as having roommates, living at home with their parents, or living in a motorhome.

Service bots turn off customers even when they work as well as humans, study shows

Speed and efficiency may not be enough to sway perceptions that companies are automating only for their own good.

Gun-related incidents prompt lockdowns at Edmonton malls

Heather Thomson, executive director at the centre for cities and communities at the University of Alberta, says public security incidents can scare people away from malls.

Life isn't fair. University shouldn't be a luxury. These are lessons I learned in rural Kenya

I vividly remember taking an entrepreneurship course in my fourth year at the Alberta School of Business where I interacted with classmates and saw how passionate they were about doing the right thing — whether in health care or sustainable fashion. It was inspiring — and it opened up my eyes to the fact that nothing is impossible when approached with determination.

U of A expert shares retail trends this holiday season

Heather Thomson (Alberta School of Business) says automation in physical stores are a trend she is seeing. Thomson says on one hand, stores are removing their self-checkouts so they can have a more seamless experience with their customers. She also says, on the other hand, some stores are moving to full automation, removing any in-person interaction with customers. Global (video)

Edmonton, Calgary are clean technology cities to watch in North America, report says

Devereaux Jennings has done work in clean tech and teaches classes looking at the sector at the U of A's School of Business.

'It's time for a change': Royal Bison craft fair prepares to close for good

Heather Thomson, of the Alberta School of Business, said these types of markets give businesses an opportunity that online retail can't – a chance to meet with customers and get feedback in person.

Inflation compounds small business stress in 'make-or-break' holiday shopping season

Heather Thomson, executive director of the Centre for Cities and Communities at the Alberta School of Business, said the stakes are high.

Recognizing this year’s Insight Grant recipients

Congratulations to 15 recipients from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Women in business | CBC Radio Active

New research out of the U of A disputes the notion that says women entrepreneurs aren't as confident as their male counterparts. Business professor, Jennifer Jennings, has researched gender and entrepreneurship for 25 years.

Study finds drop in Canadian entrepreneurs, decline slower in Prairies

Ishan Arora, an entrepreneur from Edmonton, said Alberta has a “solid ecosystem” for entrepreneurs.

Business students step up to make an impact on Edmonton’s economy

Innovative case competition draws on ideas and talents of more than 1,000 students to tackle challenges of local revitalization.