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Volume 3, Issue 9

May 18, 2007

CMRE Annual Exam for the CMRP designation - Deadline to apply is May 24
On June 21, 2007 MRIA will hold its annual CMRE Exam throughout Canada for those interested in earning the coveted CMRP/PARM designation. NEW in 2007: all CMRE applicants will be sent a comprehensive CMRE Study Guide to prepare for and succeed on the CMRE. For more information on the CMRE and to download the CMRE Application form, click here or contact us at education@mria-arim.ca. Please act quickly: the exam registration deadline is on May 24.

The Spotlight Can Be Yours at the Celebration of Success & Excellence In Research Awards Banquet on Friday, June 15, 2007
Nominate yourself, a client and/or an agency by Tuesday, May 22, 2007 and be recognized through the 5th Annual Excellence In Research Awards. For details, click here.

Le feux des projecteurs pourrait être sur vous au banquet de Célébration des prix de reconnaissance et d’excellence en recherche, le vendredi 15 juin 2007
Soumettez votre nom, celui d’un client et/ou d’une société avant le 22 mai 2007 et obtenez un des Prix d’excellence en recherche décernés annuellement depuis cinq ans. Cliquez ici.

Calling all Golfers - F O U R ... Reasons to consider playing at Monterra

ONE – Monterra Gold Championship Course is in beautiful Collingwood Ontario – be there at noon for a shot gun start on June 13, just ahead of the 2007 Annual Conference opening
TWO – Book yourself in by June 1 – all levels welcome from beginner to scratch
THREE – Have a fun time and win great prizes
FOUR – Form your foursome or we’ll do it for you

For more information and to inquire about sponsorships, click here.

Ottawa Chapter Lunch Program Event - May 24
The 2006 Census Results Are In!

Join us on May 24 at the National Press Club, 165 Sparks St., for our Lunch Program Event. The first results of the 2006 Census came out on March 13, 2007. On that day, Statistics Canada began to paint the most recent statistical portrait of Canadians. Find out the story behind those numbers. For complete details, please visit the Ottawa Chapter website.

Toronto Chapter Speaker Series - May 29
Advancing the Science of Decision-makingTM: Translating online consumer-published content into reliable intelligence and analysis

By 2010, it is estimated that more than 70 percent of digital content will be created by consumers (IDC).  How can you stay ahead of the conversation and measure the impact of these discussions to a brand? In this presentation with Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Ryan Ghaeli, you will learn the importance of integrating consumer-created content metrics into your ongoing research initiatives.
For complete details and to register, please visit the Toronto Chapter website.

Alberta Chapter Speaker Series - Edmonton - May 31
Alberta’s Dynasties: A Political Retrospective

Alberta has a unique, but little known, political history -- full of colourful stories and characters. Janet Brown's presentation is an entertaining examination of the issues, policies and people that have shaped the province over the past century. Gaining a greater understanding of Alberta’s historic voting patterns will provide a wealth of insight into current and future voting patterns. Complete details are available on the Alberta Chapter website.

Just released: Crosstabs, the Newsletter of the Atlantic Chapter
The current issue is available for download in PDF format on the Atlantic Chapter Website.

RAC - If you have a Website, make it visible!
RAC invites all Corporate Research Agency representatives to verify their listing in the Corporate Membership Directory. Please make sure the information is correct and don’t forget to include the URL of your company’s Website. For corrections or assistance, you may contact Sylvie Corbeil-Péloquin, Manager - Member Services.

Complimentary Ethnography Webinar Exclusively for Research Users - May 23, 2007, 1PM EDT
MRIA's Research User Council (RUC) is pleased to invite you to “attend” an exciting, first-ever and free online seminar exclusively for Research Users. 
Join fellow Research Users on Wednesday, May 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern Time) and learn, through real-life examples, how Ethnography has been used to deliver meaningful customer insights. For complete details, please visit the Research User Council website.

Vue Magazine
Interested in listing in 2007 Research Buyer’s Guide? Vue advertisers get special rates – visit the MRIA website for details.

Registration Deadline: June 1

The MRIA School of Marketing Research is expanding.
Can you teach?
Please visit our website for details.

We need instructors for the following new courses:

  • Ethnography
  • Advertising Research
  • Conducting research with children
  • Conducting pricing research
  • Advanced techniques and Methods in online research
  • B2B Research
  • Other advanced courses

Please submit your proposal and expression of interest before June 22, 2007

For more details, click here.

Last chance to register for this course:

Registration deadline: May 24
Getting Beneath the Surface in Qualitative Research

Instructor: Tim Mills, CMRP
Course date: June 1 in Ottawa

To learn more about local events and networking opportunities organized by MRIA's seven local Chapters, visit their websites:
  • Alberta
  • Atlantic
  • B.C.
  • Ottawa
  • Prairies
  • Quebec
  • Toronto
  • Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our August 2007 issue. The article submission deadline is June 20, 2007. Contact Stuart Hemerling, VUE editor at 604.721.0480 or shemerling@prophis.com.

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