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Volume 7, Issue 8 October 31, 2011

Membership Promotion
New members joining MRIA in November can take advantage of our 14 months for the price of 12 Special Offer (membership valid until December 31, 2012). For more information, click here.


Promotion d’adhésion
Les nouveaux membres adhérant à l’ARIM en novembre bénéficieront de 14 mois d’adhésion pour le prix de 12 (adhésion valide jusqu’au 31 décembre 2012) Pour plus d'information, cliquez ici.


Call for Speakers: MRIA 2012 National Conference
The MRIA 2012 National Conference will be held May 30 – June 1, 2012 in St John’s  NFLD. The Conference Committee is currently accepting proposals for speakers and presentations. For more information, please visit the MRIA 2012 Conference Website.


Request for Proposal
Alberta Health Services is seeking the services of a vendor to manage all aspects of a Workforce Engagement Survey Project. For details click here.

CMRE Study Guide - Now available for downloading
Members in good standing can download the Study Guide (PDF format), from the MRIA Website. Please note, MRIA also offers a two day intensive CMRE Prep Workshop. For more information click here.


IMPORTANT NOTICE – MRIA Research Registration System
We recently modified the telephone number that the public calls to verify the legitimacy of a research agency or of a marketing research project. The new contact number is 1-888-602-6742, extension 8728. Thank you in advance for modifying the telephone number displayed on your website and kindly advise your staff involved regarding the change.

AVIS IMPORTANT – Système d’enregistrement des
sondages de l’ARIM

Nous avons récemment modifié le numéro de téléphone à être utilisé par le public pour vérifier si une société de recherche ou un projet de recherche marketing est légitime. Le nouveau numéro de téléphone est le 1-888-602-6742, poste 8728. Merci de modifier le numéro de téléphone qui est affiché sur votre site web ou qui est transmis par votre personnel aux participants à vos projets de recherche.

2011 Research Buyer’s Guide
If you missed out on being printed in this year’s RBG, listings can now be purchased online.


2012 Vue Magazine
Look for the editorial calendar and media kit, complete with subscription forms and discount offers for advertisers in November– MORE.



New Thought-Leaders Needed
The Litigation and Regulatory Resource Committee has two vacancies, and invites applications or nominations of accomplished professionals with an interest in supporting MRIA’s services to the legal and regulatory sectors in Canada. For details, click here.

MRIA is offering “Some like it Mobile” digital conference November 17, 2011 12-3PM EST– Speakers include Leonard Murphy, CEO of full service agency Rockhopper Research and start-up BrandScan360. For details visit the MRIA website. For more information contact Sandy.Janzen@Ipsos.com and camdavis@sdrsurvey.com

Special Networking and Insight Event in Toronto
For Client-Side Researchers only - Thursday, November 24. For details and to register, click here.

Call for Speakers: Net Gain 6.0
Net Gain 6.0 will be held January 25 at the St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre in downtown Toronto. The Net Gain Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations. For more information, please visit theNet Gain 6.0 Website.


Ottawa Chapter - Speaker’s Luncheon
International Research: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World Economy - Thursday, November 3, 2011. For details and to register, click here.

The Ottawa Chapter is also pleased to announce that Randa Bell, CMRP, of ASDE Survey Sampler and Brenda Sharpe of Environics Research Group have agreed to serve another term as Treasurer and Secretary respectively.

2011 MRIA President Visit
Kimberlee Niziol Jonas will provide a State of the MRIA Nation update, and will focus on the key goals and directions for the Association coming out of the October 24-25 Strategic Planning Session: Nov. 7 - Vancouver; Nov. 8 - Edmonton; Nov. 8 - Calgary; Nov. 9 - Saskatoon; Nov. 10 - Winnipeg.

Toronto Chapter News & Events
Pub Night at The Duke of York: Everyone is welcome to join us for our Fall Social on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011! Students are especially welcome to come join us and meet live with seasoned marketing research professionals. For details and to register, click here.

Call for Presenters: The Toronto Chapter is also looking for presenters for their upcoming speaker series for Fall 2011 and Winter 2012. For complete information, click here.

The 2011 version of the Toronto Chapter’s golf tournament, held on Thursday, September 29th at the Piper’s Heath Golf Course south of Milton was a great success! For a detailed review, click here.


ESOMAR Best of Canada – November 2, 2011 – Toronto, ON – 7-10AM

MRIA Mobile Research Webinar - November 17, 2011 - Online

MAPOR "Public Opinion Frontiers" - November 18-19, 2011 - Chicago, IL.

Net Gain 6.0 - January 25, 2012 - Toronto, ON

Winter CMRE sitting – February 3, 2012 – Toronto, ON

2012 MRIA QRD DAY - February 24, 2012 - Toronto, ON – more details to follow!

CASRO Online Research Conference- March 1-2, 2012 - Las Vegas, Nevada

2012 MRIA AGM - March 26, 2012 - Toronto, ON

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

MRIA Institute for Professional Development


$tretch your dollars further!
Bundle up for greater discounts when registering for more than one course in the same transaction. Don’t miss your last chance to register for these great courses!

Final Registration Deadline: November 02
203-Marketing Research Statistics and Data Analysis
Course date: November 16-17 in Ottawa

Final Registration Deadline: November 10
301-Competitive Intelligence, Competitor Benchmarking and Mystery Shopping
Course date: November 22 in Ottawa

Final Registration Deadline: November 11
Measuring Customer Satisfaction, Loyalty and Retention
Course date: November 25 in Edmonton
*Only offered ONCE this year!*

Take advantage of the Early Bird rates and $ave $100 per course! Register for these courses now to get the Early Bird Discount!

*Please note that Early bird and Bundle discounts are combinable!*

Early Bird Deadline: November 02
301-Competitive Intelligence, Competitor Benchmarking and Mystery Shopping
Course date: November 30 in Toronto

Early Bird Deadline: November 04
Conjoint Analysis
Course date: December 02 in Toronto

Early Bird Deadline: November 08
302-Market Intelligence
Course date: December 06 in Toronto

Early Bird Deadline: November 11
401-Online Research, Best Practices and Innovations
Course date: December 09 in Ottawa

Early Bird Deadline: November 14
102-Ethical Issues and Privacy in Marketing Research
Course date: December 12 in Toronto

Early Bird Deadline: December 15
101-Introduction to Marketing Research
Course date: January 12 in Toronto

Can’t commit to specific dates? Then Study ONLINE at your own pace!

Review the complete 2011-2012 Education Calendar Check Out Courses Near You!


VUE Magazine

2012 Advertising Rates

The editorial calendar will be released in November, with new incentives for frequent advertisers.

For our Media Kit, click here.

Budding author? VUE is also considering articles on a wide range of topics for upcoming issues. 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 8(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.

    Advertisers: Place your Job Posting online.



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