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Volume 8, Issue 1 April 3, 2012

2012 Excellence in Research Awards
Call for Nominations

Celebrate excellence in marketing research with MRIA's prestigious annual awards, open for submission from agencies and client side researchers alike. Submissions are sought in 11 distinct categories, and are due on or before April 16 2012. Winners will be announced and celebrated at the 2012 Excellence Awards Gala Soiree being held in St. John's Newfoundland, as part of MRIA's national conference, on the evening of Thursday May 31 2012. For more information and to download submission forms click here.


2012 National Conference is fast approaching – less than 60 days - will you be present?
Join us from May 30-June 1 at the 2012 MRIA National Conference, as we 'Sample the Edge' in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Engage in two days of food for thought and atmosphere for the soul. Sample our province, network with colleagues and clients, immerse yourself on emerging trends in our industry. Join the debate and become part of the solution to where our industry is going. For complete information, visit the MRIA 2012 Conference Website.


Travel to Newfoundland just got more Affordable -
Book By April 5 !

Porter Airlines to Newfoundland – 50% off all base fares!
Just book online before midnight April 5, 2012. Travel by September 4, 2012. Use promo code SWEET. Book online or contact your travel agent. New bookings only. Cannot be combined with any other promotions or programs. www.flyporter.com.

Air Canada Save 50% to select cities within Eastern Canada. To get your exclusive discount, simply enter this promotion code when booking at www.aircanada.com Promotion code CANPROMO31MAR.

Advertise in May 2012 Vue – for Half Off when you sponsor the 2012 Conference ! Book By April 10 and provide final artwork no later than April 16.

It's not too late to be part of the MR event of the year in Canada – we have many opportunities to offer – from sponsorship to tradeshow booths and advertising in the collector's edition of Vue – May 2012 is the Conference Issue.

For more information and to register, visit MRIA 2012 Conference Website.

March 23, 2012 - First iceberg of the season in St. John's area spotted off Signal Hill this morning.

"There were a few folks bravely venturing to the windy peak of Signal Hill to get a look at some icebergs not far offshore. Early this morning there were a few photographers taking pictures of the bergs? The consensus seems to be that if we get a lot of icebergs this spring it will almost — but not quite — make up for the miserable winter weather we've been having."

(John O'Toole photographs an iceberg from the top of signal hill. – Photo by James McLeod)

This and other attractions await you from May 30-June 1 at the 2012 MRIA National Conference, as we 'Sample the Edge' in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


B2B Division Toronto Learning Series Event
Join us on April 23, 2012 at the Scallywags Pub in Toronto for a B2B Division Learning series event, entitledPredicting the future: Using qualitative bricolage to map future directions with guest speaker Susan Abbott. For details and to register, click here.


Toronto Chapter Networking Event
Join us on Thursday, August 9, 2012 for the Men's Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament at the Rexall Centre, York University. Details are forthcoming and will be posted on the Toronto Chapter website.


MRIA 2012 National Conference - May 30 - June 1, 2012 - St John’s NFLD

WAPOR 2012 Annual Conference - Call for Papers - June 14-16, 2012 - Hong Kong

RC33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology - July 9 - 13, 2012 - Sydney, Australia

AAPOR International Conference on Methods for Surveying and Enumerating Hard-to-Reach Populations - October 31 - November 3, 2012 - New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

MRIA Institute for Professional Development

Education Delivered to Your Desk!

Online Courses Are Finally Here!
Complete these Core courses online without having to leave your desk!

101-Introduction to Marketing Research

102-Ethical Issues and Privacy in Marketing Research

201-Marketing Research Design: An Applied Course

202-Questionnaire Design

203-Marketing Research Statistics & Data Analysis

204-Qualitative Marketing Research

301-Competitive Intelligence, Competitor Benchmarking and Mystery Shopping

303-Marketing Management for Researchers

401-Online Research, Best Practices and Innovations

403-Advanced Qualitative Marketing Research Techniques


VUE Magazine

2012 Advertising Rates

For more information about deadlines, ad sizes, rates and how to book your ad, please click here. For our Media Kit, click here.

Budding author? VUE is also considering articles on a wide range of topics for the 10 issues being planned for 2012. Contact Anne Marie Gabriel.


To learn more about local events and networking opportunities organized by MRIA's seven local Chapters, visit their websites:
  • Alberta
  • Atlantic
  • B.C.
  • Ottawa
  • Prairie
  • Quebec
  • Toronto


    Whether you are looking for qualified researchers to expand your staff, or are trying to advance your career... the right place to start your search is our Career Section: There are currently 15(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.

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