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Excellence in Research Awards Winners Celebrated at National Conference

On May 25, 2015 the Excellence in Research Awards winners were announced and celebrated at the 2015 Gala Dinner held at the Marriott Eaton Centre. Awards were presented in 11 distinct categories that included communications and advertising research, public opinion research, competitive intelligence and data mining.

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MRIA Releases Report on Research-Based Decision Making in the Canadian Government

The MRIA released on May 21, 2015, the findings of an important qualitative study it commissioned on how data and information are valued by some of Canada's top policy and political experts. The Study also explored perceptions around the use of research-based evidence in Government of Canada decision-making, and how usage may have changed in the last decade. 

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Standards for the Conduct of Government of Canada Public Opinion Research

In the Fall of 2014, the Government of Canada launched consultations to obtain input into the development of standards for qualitative research.  The new Standards, which will be made available online as of next week, will complement existing Standards for telephone and online surveys conducted for the Government. 

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June 3 - 5, 2015
Other Event - San Diego
MRA 2015 Insights & Strategies Conference

June 15 - 17, 2015
Other Event - Atlanta
IIeX North America 2015

June 17, 2015
Ottawa Chapter Event - Ottawa
Ottawa Chapter - Social Media and Crowdsourcing Workshop

September 27 - 30, 2015
Other Event - Dublin
ESOMAR Congress 2015

October 3 - 4, 2015
IPD Course - Ottawa
CMRE Pre - Ottawa



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Adding Value & Recognition for Gold Seal Agencies  

The MRIA and its Research Advisory Council (RAC) Board are working on exciting initiatives to increase Gold Seal member benefits and to provide greater visibility and recognition of the commitment and investment that our Gold Seal members make to our industry as a whole. 

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