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Volume 1, Issue 8

June 15, 2005

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

Just days away - but it's not too late to REGISTER NOW to experience this terrific East Coast Event! Don't forget - International Speakers, Exhibitors, Sponsors and Delegates. This is a great opportunity to see the best in the industry and network with a diverse group of colleagues.

AND THE WEATHER IS LOOKING GOOD! A great time to spend time on the Halifax Waterfront.

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.


Get on Course!: A Year in Review

The 2004/2005 MRIA School of Marketing Research year is ending with a bang as the MRIA will be hosting two courses at this year's annual conference in Halifax - Measuring Brand Equity and Advanced Qualitative Research: Intro to Semiotics: How Symbols, Packaging, & Advertising Communicate - both on Wednesday, June 22nd.

In response to the many requests from members, we are going to review our course outline and consider adding new, more advanced courses to our line-up for next year. Topics for courses we are considering include advanced semiotics, conjoint analysis, and advanced SPSS training. If there is a topic we haven't covered in our course curriculum, please let us know! Your ideas are important in continuing to develop a solid course curriculum that reflects the trends in the industry as well as our members' interests. Continues...

First - and last! - courses of the summer!
Deadlines for these two courses are tomorrow, June 16. Register today to avoid disappointment!
June 22: Advanced Qualitative Research: Intro to Semiotics: How Symbols, Packaging, & Advertising Communicate (Halifax)
June 22: Measuring Brand Equity (Halifax)

A Tribute to Joe Doyle - an Evening to remember

A large number of MRIA members as well as friends and family gathered at the Ontario Club in Toronto on June 8, 2005, to honour Joe Doyle who founded the PMRS on the same day 45 years ago. Guest speaker and author, Michael Adams, made a special presentation, based on his best-selling book, "Fire and Ice: The U.S., Canada, and the Myth of Converging Values". To view the photographs of this memorable evening, click here.

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
This is your last chance to submit your paper proposal for this exciting conference for qualitative researchers. Any topic consistent with the theme: "Innovative Perspectives in Qualitative Research" will be considered. The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 16th, 2005.

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.

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.

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.

Volunteer for your Chapter

Interested in volunteering for one of your local chapters? Click on the link below for contact information to the seven MRIA chapters:

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 11(!) 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.

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

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.

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