MRIA 2009 Conference – it’s a wrap!

We return from Montreal, having experienced a highly successful national conference. Over 330 delegates participated, 28 sponsors supported, 27 exhibitors promoted and 25 presentations enlightened. Delegates will have access to speaker presentations online by mid month and will be advised of password via email at that time. Very special thanks go to Maxime Bourbonnais of MBA Recherche who mastered the art of conference chair with good humor and record speed in decision making (and delegating!) MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 50th anniversary national conference, taking place in Toronto on May 30 – June 1 and 2, 2010.

For Conference Photos click here.


2009 Excellence in Research Awards -
winners announced

At the 2009 National Conference, we celebrated the industry’s finest with a gala dinner on Tuesday, May 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Montréal. This year, 8 recipients went home with the excellence crystals, stunning conversation pieces often exhibited in winners’ reception areas. Special thanks go to John Ball who chaired this year’s judging panel – and to the judges – Jordan Levitin, Don Williams and Keith Neuman. For a complete list of excellence winners, new CMRPs, new Fellows and student winners, click here (PDF).


Now available: Speaker Presentations

We are pleased to announce that the Conference Presentations are now accessible on this website, by clicking here. More presentations will be added as they become available. Access to the Speaker Presentations is restrcited to conference participants only. Passwords have been distributed by e-mail to the address you provided on your registration form.


MRIA 40th National Conference – A qualitative researcher’s take

By Elizabeth Héon

Qualitative researchers sometimes exclude themselves from attending the national conference because they figure the focus will be essentially quantitative. This year’s 49th Conference in Montreal had a lot to offer, whatever one’s research orientation. Click here to read the complete article. (View Comments)