Researchers are faced with many challenges in protecting individuals’ information and data. Among these are concerns arising from working remotely, creating unsecured collaborative documents, storing data on shared drives, linking personal devices with work devices, and utilizing numerous apps. While policies and laws are meant to safeguard such information and data, advances in technology often outpace formal regulations regarding its use. This raises questions as to how personal information should be accessed, used, repurposed and shared. Given these issues, what are the impacts on the research process and its participants? How is the process enabled or hindered, and what are the benefits and detriments to research participants?
Founding Partner | Context Research Group Inc.
With over 10+ years of experience in the research sector, William Schatten has practical experience in a wide range of research methodologies, strategies, and sectors. Recently William founded a new research and consulting firm, Context Research Group Inc. (CRG), and previously he also taught for Humber’s Research Analyst Program. Coming from a background of political polling, William brings a level of intensity and organizational planning required to successfully execute the most complex research projects.
Research Manager | Synqrinus
Caroline Suchit-Robb is currently a research manager at Synqrinus. She has worked in the public sector and multiple market research firms with studies that vary from the efficacy of educational programs to concept and product testing of CPG and food service offerings. She has performed research for many fortune 100 companies including many brands that you would know very well. While her research career started in the qualitative realm, her entrance into the market research world has allowed her to demonstrate her quantitative research prowess. Caroline is also a proud graduate of Humber’s Research Analyst program. She also holds a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology with a published thesis in the area of Shadeism.
Co-Founder of the market insights firm Common Metre
Dr Keith Hampson is a leading analyst of the education sector. A popular keynote speaker, his work focuses on how changes in technology, market conditions, and consumer behaviour are reconfiguring how societies access, measure, and validate education. Clients include Cengage (US), the Council of Ontario Universities, Northeastern University, eCampus Ontario, Flat World Knowledge, Capella University, Bertelsmann AG, McGraw-Hill Education, Nelson Education, and the University of Toronto. Keith graduated from the University of Queensland (PhD), Australia.
Director of Policy, Research and Systems Improvement | Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)
Amy Kaufman (she/her) is Director of Policy, Research and System Improvement at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). She manages staff and internal research projects with a focus on postsecondary education system design and improvement. With more than 15 years of experience in Ontario’s higher education system, she has worked in policy development and analysis, advocacy, government relations, strategic planning and institutional accountability. A process nerd, Amy is interested in evidence-based decision making and strategic improvement. She holds a BA in political science from the University of Guelph and an MA in political science from the University of Toronto.
John Tabone is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC), Canada’s voice of the research, insights and analytics industry. John is responsible for ensuring CRIC is the standard-bearer for ethics and best practices in research and a thought leader for new and innovative ways to gather insights. He also serves on the board of the Certified Analytics and Insights Professionals of Canada (CAIP Canada) where he has helped to advance the development of a new certification program for professionals seeking a career in analytics and insights.
John has over 20 years of experience working in research and in association leadership both through his own company, Converge Loyalty, and as the Principal, Member Value & Research Services at CPA Canada, where he oversaw the teams responsible for insights and innovative new services. He is a long-time volunteer in Canada’s insights sector having founded Canada’s certification program for individual researchers and served in many roles with legacy associations. John serves on the ESOMAR Association Executives Committee and on the board of the Market Research Institute International.
John holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University where he graduated on the Dean’s Honour list. He is also a Certified Analytics and Insights Professional (CAIP).
Welcome, Land Acknowledgement, Opening Remarks
Panel discussions with industry guests:
Q & A
Student Project Gallery
Networking breakout rooms with industry hosts:
Mona Nouroozifar, Associate Dean, Mathematics, Research Skills and Analysis
Mary Takacs, RAP Program Coordinator
Bhavi Gandhi, RAP Placement Advisor
Arl Viaje, Program Support Officer