It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend, colleague and CRIC Fellow, Margaret Imai-Compton. Margaret passed away on the evening of April 12, 2020 at the Princess Margaret Hospital after thriving with ovarian cancer for almost 7 years. Margaret was well known and respected in our industry as a leader in the field of qualitative research. She founded her own company and she also worked with the Research Management Group. Margaret was recognized as a Fellow by the Market Research and Intelligence Association and by the Canadian Research Insights Council. Margaret served as an instructor for the MRIA where she trained the next generation of qualitative researchers in Canada. Beyond her work, Margaret had a passion for mountain climbing and summited almost every major peak in the Rockies, Europe, New Zealand, Africa and South America. She went climbing between chemo treatments.

Everyone at CRIC offers our sincere condolences to Margaret’s family, friends, colleagues and all those who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be missed and her contribution to the industry will continue to be felt by all.

Updates on the memorial service will be provided by emailing [email protected]. Donations in her name can be made to the Alpine Club of Canada by clicking this link: This is to the Margaret Imai-Compton Fund for a program called ‘Girls on Ice’ dedicated to teenage women.

Margaret’s obituary was published in the Globe and Mail from April 24 to April 28, 2020.

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