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Volume 1, Issue 7

June 2, 2005


Tribute to Joe Doyle
June 8, 2005

Special Event
Joe Doyle, proud Canadian and American ex-pat, founded the Professional Marketing Research Society on June 8, 1960. Join us to honour Joe as he is named the first Member and Fellow of the MRIA.

Special Guest Speaker
Michael Adams of Environics: "Crossing The Border: When An American Moves to Canada", based on his best-selling book. In honour of Joe Doyle, Michael's presentation will draw on insights about Canadian/American differences.

Special Location
The Ontario Club, site of the early PMRS meetings.

When:
June 8th, 2005

Register today as space is limited. Visit the Toronto Chapter Website.



June 19 to 21, 2005, in Halifax, Nova Scotia

2005 National Marketing Research Conference

It's CONFERENCE MONTH - Three weeks and counting... REGISTER NOW to Experience This Terrific East Coast Conference!

HOTEL
GOOD NEWS! Although the conference block has expired at the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel, the hotel is bending over backwards to accommodate incoming registrants. Call the Nova Scotia Check In MRIA Conference Line at 1.866.456.5874 and book your room now. Only they can secure the special arrangements.

TRADE FAIR
Have you seen the expanded TRADE FAIR? Take a look at the exhibitors - this is a terrific opportunity to see so many of our industry's best in one location!

Save 10% on your airfare to the MRIA Conference
MRIA has arranged 10% discounts when you book with CanJet Airlines or WestJet. For details, click here.

The MRIA School of Marketing Research is expanding - Can you teach?
Vice-President of Education Tracy Bowman and the MRIA education committee are looking to develop new courses and seminars on a variety of research topics. If you are an experienced teacher and have an idea or subject that you would like to present, than let us know. We are accepting proposals for the 2005/2006 educational year and would like to hear your ideas.

It can be a proposal for a full day course, a half day course or a two hour seminar. Just send a proposed course outline, with the title, prospective audience (supplier, buyer, number of years in business, etc.), and a resume to Ric Hobbs (Education Committee).

We are open to any and all proposals and are specifically looking for courses aimed at experienced researchers in qualitative research, On-line Research, and advanced statistical analysis using SPSS. Kindly, let us know about your interest before June 17th.

For more information please contact:
Ric Hobbs
613.237.4117
rhob@pollara.ca


Upcoming Courses
Deadlines approaching fast for upcoming courses. Register today to avoid disappointment!
June 9-10: Moderator Training: Advanced (Toronto)
Book these courses now and save $50!
June 22: Advanced Qualitative Research: Intro to Semiotics: How Symbols, Packaging, & Advertising Communicate (Halifax)
June 22: Measuring Brand Equity (Halifax)
MRIA School of Marketing Research year begins in September. Please visit our website in late August for our full line-up for the 2005-2006 year. We'll let you know of any updates via the MRIA website throughout the summer at www.mria-arim.ca/Education.


Innovative Perspectives
Toronto on September 16th, 2005
Toronto, Ontario

MRIA QRD & QRCA, the two leading associations of qualitative suppliers and clients in Canada, have joined forces to provide a truly exciting and informative conference for members of both organizations. We are now pleased to announce that the first QRD & QRCA Joint Conference will be held in Toronto on September 16th, 2005.

Call for Papers
We are currently seeking speakers to present at this new and innovative conference. Two keynote speakers and presenters for breakout sessions are required. Any topic consistent with the theme: "Innovative Perspectives in Qualitative Research" will be considered.

For more information, please visit the QRD website.

The deadline for applications is June 16th, 2005.


Write articles for Vue Magazine

By Nikita James Nanos, VP Publications, President Elect

We encourage all VUE readers to submit articles, letters and ideas. Please e-mail VUE Editor Nikita James Nanos at nnanos@sesresearch.com indicating the topic on which you are interested in sharing your views or experience. Submissions should be between 600 and 1,200 words in length and should focus on topics relevant to the market research industry in Canada.

Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our August edition. The article submission deadline is June 20th, 2005.

Advertising space is always filling up fast. Don't miss your opportunity and book your ad today! DEADLINES TO BOOK YOUR AD:
June 24 for the August 2005 issue
July 25 for the September 2005 issue

For more information about ad sizes, rates and how to book your ad, please visit the MRIA website.


MRIA CHAPTER NEWS:
  • Prairie
  • Montreal
  • Ottawa
  • Atlantic
  • Prairie Chapter News
    Prairie Chapter Annual General Meeting and Cocktail Reception Please join the Prairie Chapter of MRIA on Thursday, June 9th for its Annual General Meeting followed by a cocktail reception and appetizers at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Brio Hall. For more information and to register click here.

    Prairie Chapter Luncheon on May 26 a BIG success! The PowerPoint presentation for the May 26 Luncheon, featuring MRIA National President Don Mills highlighting the challenges facing the marketing research and intelligence industry, is now available for downloading. A panel of local experts, Peter Sawatzky and Scott MacKay, responded, while MRIA Executive Director Brendan Wycks moderated the panel.

    Congratulations to Grant Meder of Manitoba Hydro, winner of the Prairie Chapter sponsored trip to the National MRIA Conference in Halifax June 19-21, 2005. Grant's name was drawn by National President, Don Mills, at the May 26 luncheon.

    Montreal Chapter News

    Pour des nouvelles de chapitre de Montréal, téléchargez svp la version dernière de «Forum» (Juin 2005), le bulletin de l'APRM.

    For Montreal Chapter news, please download the latest version of the "Forum" Newsletter (June 2005).

    Ottawa Chapter News

    Ottawa Chapter Members: Register for the MRIA National Conference... and upgrade your room; or reduce your hotel bill; or pay for the mini bar charges... ON US! The Ottawa Chapter has arranged for a special incentive - for the first 20 members of our chapter who register for the conference June 19 - 21, 2005 at the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel in Halifax, NS. Read about the incentive here.

    Atlantic Chapter News

    We're excited about the 2005 National Marketing Research Conference being hosted in our region from June 19 to 21 - we're looking forward to meeting with you at the conference, sharing some insights and showing you the best our hospitality has to offer. We are also busy working on the first MRIA National Golf Championship on June 22nd at the beautiful Chester Golf Club. Our aim is to have some friendly competition with stimulating golf, a casual dinner and some fun prizes too. For more details, please follow the link.

    RUC News

    Now Available: The "ONE CLICK UPGRADE" to Corporate Membership

    All research users who are still individual members of the RUC can now upgrade their membership to corporate. There is no incremental cost or original signature required. For more information, visit the News Section of the Research User Council. To upgrade your individual membership in the RUC to corporate now, simply click here.

    Bob Collins
    Chair of the Research User Council
    bob.collins@lcbo.com.

    Just Published!
    CJMR just published! Members with the May Vue, and libraries who paid for a subscription, have all received the first copy of the Canadian Journal of Marketing Research published under the MRIA banner. New look, same quality for the only Canadian-based journal on market research. See the bookstore order form to purchase copies.

    Career Opportunities

    Need a Career Change?
    Whether you are looking for qualified researchers to expand your staff, or if you are trying to advance your career... the right place to start your search is our Career Section: There are currently 6(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.

    Advertisers: Place your Job Posting online. Please note that this service is currently still being provided from the PMRS website.

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