Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies (WCRES)

Real estate education to meet your career goals

Whether you’re an undergrad, graduate student, aspiring or current real estate professional, Haskayne has a robust set of real estate courses and programs led by our faculty, who are experts in the Alberta real estate industry and beyond.

Bachelor of Commerce

Degree programs

Bachelor of Commerce students can choose Real Estate Studies as their concentration, while MBA students can specialize in Real Estate Studies. You can also opt to take Real Estate courses as electives.

Industry professionals

Industry professionals

Aspiring or current real estate professional? Take your RECA pre-licensing courses at Haskayne or take classes towards your Real Estate Development Leadership Certificate.

There are several scholarships offered to BComm and MBA students enrolled at the Haskayne School of Business.  To learn more about specific scholarships, go to

There are some scholarships specific to Real Estate Studies that are currently offered to students who satisfy the prerequisites.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

Students can engage in real estate industry mentorship initiatives through membership in Real Estate Student Association. Visit

In addition, the BMO Mentorship Program gives students the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals through six one-on-one meetings between September and April. Students are provided with self-assessments and required orientation in advance of program launch so that they are prepared to think about their goals and come to meetings with their mentor well prepared. The program hosts events through the year offered jointly to mentors and mentees as well as events for only mentors or only mentees. A research project runs alongside the program, providing recommendations on best practices in many areas of the program.



The Westman Centre collaborates with Real Estate Student Association ("RESA") to plan and implement events throughout the year. To participate in or volunteer for events we encourage you to purchase a RESA membership.


Case competitions are a valuable means for students to test their academic knowledge and apply it to real world situations and problems. By competing, students showcase their skills, practice innovation and have the opportunity to receive prize money and in-kind support while connecting with leaders in the real estate industry.

Notable industry specific case competitions include:

Westman Centre PropTech Discovery Competition 

This competition, hosted by the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies and co-presented by Brookfield Property Development and Canadian Western Bank, is a great opportunity for students to evaluate the potential of a PropTech solution to address a business opportunity or challenge across the real estate value chain, and to showcase their talent to a panel of senior representatives from the real estate and tech sectors.

The winning team will be rewarded with $10,000.

Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition

The University of Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition (URECC) is designed to attract a collection of the sharpest, most proactive minds in the real estate industry. This Annual Case Competition challenges undergraduate students to redefine the built form environment by undertaking a development plan of a large, iconic site from the current real estate market.

This competition spans a number of disciplines from municipal planning to brokerage and serves as an introduction to the fast paced environment of the commercial real estate industry.

NAIOP Battle of the Prairies Real Estate Challenge

The NAIOP Battle of Prairies is a joint challenge program presented by the Calgary and Edmonton chapters of NAIOP. Students from universities across Western Canada compete while showcasing their talents and creativity through unique development proposals. The competition is part of NAIOP’s commitment to engaging and supporting students interested in the commercial real estate industry.

ULI Hines Student Competition

The ULI Hines Student Competition is an urban design and development challenge for graduate students. The competition engages multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. Teams of five students representing at least three disciplines have two weeks to develop solutions that include drawings, site plans, tables and market-feasible financial data. 

If you are interested in attending any of these case competitions, or others, and would like support from the Westman Centre, please contact us.

Real Estate Student Association (RESA) is for students from all disciplines interested in careers related to the real estate industry. RESA's goal is to provide students with education, mentorship and networking opportunities to enhance their knowledge of the real estate industry and expose them to the many different career paths. The Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies and Haskayne School of Business work in collaboration with RESA to provide guidance and financial support for RESA initiatives.


Real Estate Related Job Postings on CareerLink

All information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.  All information collected or imported from other UofC systems will be used for career-related student services and marketing of related events. 

The posting with a CareerLink Job ID can be found on the Elevate. Sign in with your UofC ID and search the Job ID. For more information on job postings and career events at the Haskayne School of Business, please contact the Haskayne Career Development Centre.

Many real estate industry associations offer student memberships at discounted prices. All students are highly encouraged to join the industry associations as they offer educational and professional development opportunities for future industry members.

The industry associations that currently offer student memberships are:

BILD Calgary Region

BILD Calgary is the result of an amalgamation between Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) – Calgary Region and Urban Development Institute (UDI) – Calgary, creating a stronger, more unified voice for the industry. For student membership, please visit

BOMA Calgary 

BOMA Calgary is the valued source of knowledge and leadership for commercial real estate. BOMA Calgary demonstrates commitment to building excellence in the commercial real estate sector through advocacy, education and professional relationships. For student membership, please visit 

CREW Calgary

CREW Calgary aims to promote and support the advancement of women as leaders across all disciplines of Calgary’s commercial real estate industry. CREW Calgary offers its members a network for professional and personal development that supports their growth in the commercial real estate industry. CREW Calgary does not offer a student membership. For more details, please visit

NAIOP Calgary Chapter

NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in, industrial and mixed-use real estate.  On behalf of its members, NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development, advocates for effective public policy and offers quality professional development programs. For student membership, please visit

ULI Alberta

ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Alberta carries forth that mission by serving Alberta’s public and private sectors with pragmatic land use expertise and education. For student membership, please visit