Ipsos and Georgian College: ‘Partners for the Future of Research’

Canada’s Largest Market Research Firm Named Distinguished Partner of Barrie-based College

Monday, June 28, 2010

Toronto, ON – A 16-year relationship has been recognized with a special honour. Georgian College has named Ipsos as a Distinguished Partner – the first and only market research firm to receive this distinction. Part of the college’s Board of Governor’s Awards of Distinction program, the award recognizes partners in the community who have “made an exemplary contribution in support of student access and success, as well as the mission and goals of the college”.

“It is a truly unique honour for Ipsos,” says Jordan Levitin, Senior Vice President with Ipsos Reid in Toronto and the primary liaison between the two organizations. “Georgian’s Research Analyst program is central to our industry, graduating 30 to 40 researchers every year who can be hired with the skills and understanding that will make them – and us – successful.”

Over the 16 years, Ipsos has been active in the Advisory Committee for the program. The company sponsors the John H. Fryer Award celebrating excellence in project work, contributes to a highly effective recruitment website, and provides several internship opportunities every year for students in the program. Each year, Ipsos researchers are also invited to the College to lecture on a number of topics, providing real-world guidance to students.

The benefits to Ipsos are equally impressive. “Look around our office, and you’ll find many of the program’s alumni among the ranks of our current and future leaders,” adds Levitin. “That’s a testament to the importance of Georgian’s research program to the future of Canada’s market research industry and how much Ipsos values this relationship with Georgian College.”

Georgian’s post-graduate Research Analyst Program (RAP) is the only program if it’s kind in Canada. Information on Georgian College, its programs and the 2010 Board of Governor’s Awards of Distinction can be found online at www.georgianc.on.ca.

For more information on this news release please contact:

Jordan Levitin
Senior Vice President
Ipsos Reid
(416) 572-4455
jordan.levitin@ipsos.com

About Ipsos Reid

Ipsos Reid is Canada's market intelligence leader and the country’s leading provider of public opinion research. With operations in eight cities, Ipsos Reid employs more than 300 research professionals and support staff in Canada. The company has the biggest network of telephone call centres in Canada, as well as the largest pre-recruited household and on-line panels. Ipsos Reid’s Canadian marketing research and public affairs practices are staffed with seasoned research consultants with extensive industry-specific backgrounds, offering the premier suite of research vehicles in Canada—including the Ipsos Trend Report, the leading source of public opinion in the country—all of which provide clients with actionable and relevant information. Ipsos Reid is an Ipsos company, a leading global survey-based market research group.

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About Ipsos

Ipsos is a leading global survey-based market research company, owned and managed by research professionals. Ipsos helps interpret, simulate, and anticipate the needs and responses of consumers, customers, and citizens around the world.

Member companies assess market potential and interpret market trends. They develop and build brands. They help clients build long-term relationships with their customers. They test advertising and study audience responses to various media. They measure public opinion around the globe.

Ipsos member companies offer expertise in advertising, customer loyalty, marketing, media, and public affairs research, as well as forecasting, modeling, and consulting. Ipsos has a full line of custom, syndicated, omnibus, panel, and online research products and services, guided by industry experts and bolstered by advanced analytics and methodologies. The company was founded in 1975 and has been publicly traded since 1999.

In 2009, Ipsos generated global revenues of €943.7 million ($1.31 billion U.S.).

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Ipsos and Georgian College: ‘Partners for the Future of Research’

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Jordan Levitin
Senior Vice President, Canada
Ipsos Marketing
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