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Round table 2 : The role of cooperatives and mutuals in the global economy – From theory to practice
"I am participating in the International Summit of Cooperatives because…"
"I'm pleased to be attending this important conference because it provides us with an opportunity to share the results of a significant study done on the Co-operative movement in several countries."
Darrell Bricker is Chief Executive Officer, Ipsos Public Affairs. Ipsos Public Affairs conducts corporate reputation and social research around the world. The company, a Division of Ipsos, the world's second largest market research firm, has offices in 30 countries and a staff of 1,000 research professionals.
Located in Toronto, Darrell has a long history in social and corporate reputation research, as well as research for political campaigns. Prior to joining Ipsos Public Affairs in 1990, Darrell was Director of Public Opinion Research in the Office of Canada's Prime Minister. He also worked as a research consultant with firms in Ottawa and Toronto.
Dr. Bricker holds a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University in Ottawa, and a BA and MA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.
Long recognized as a leader in his field, Darrell is a past Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellow. He's also an active member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research, ESOMAR, and Canada's MRIA, where he was on the keynote panel for their 50th anniversary conference.
Darrell is a prolific author: his academic articles have been published and republished over the past 20 years. His latest book (with John Wright), “Canuckology”, published by HarperCollins in September 2010, is a national bestseller. As are all of his previous books: “We Know What You're Thinking” (with John Wright, Harper Collins, 2009), “What Canadians Think About Almost Everything” (with John Wright, Doubleday, 2005), and “Searching for Certainty: Inside the New Canadian Mindset” (with Ed Greenspon, Doubleday, 2001).
Dr. Bricker also appears frequently in the media as a commentator on political, social and business issues. And, he speaks regularly at industry, government and academic conferences.
Darrell is a passionate supporter of Canada's military. He currently serves, by Ministerial appointment, as the Honorary Colonel of The Queen's York Rangers, Canada's most historic Regiment. And, he is a proud member of Canada Company, an organization that raises funds to support the families of Canada's soldiers. Darrell is also on the Campaign Cabinet for Fort York, Toronto's oldest military facility, and is a board member of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. In recognition of Darrell's contributions to Canada's military, he has received a commendation from the head of Canada's Army, and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for his dedicated service to his peers, his community and to Canada.
With more than 16,000 experts on the ground in 84 countries, Ipsos is the 3rd largest global market research company. Ipsos Public Affairs informs public opinion and private sector decision-makers about the behaviours, expectations and opinions of citizen-consumers and other stakeholders; track the evolution of opinions and behaviours and their impact on corporate reputation; and track and forecast the evolution of voter opinion during elections.
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