The Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 QRCA Awards. Presented at the 2019 QRCA annual conference in Savannah, Georgia, the awards are split into five categories that reflect significant contributions to the qualitative research profession. Dating back to 2002, the awards have recognized contributions and leadership development for qualitative research consultants from across the world.

“Our 2019 awards recipients have inspired us with the dedication they have demonstrated to advancing the discipline of qualitative research worldwide,” said Tom Rich, president of QRCA. “As the largest association of qualitative research consultants in the U.S. and internationally, QRCA is proud to work with and support individuals who are so committed to their profession.”

This year, two of the 2019 award winners are Canadian!

Maryanne Pflug Award – Pascal Patenaude, Owner/President at Patenaude Research & Communications Inc., Montreal, Canada
The Maryanne Pflug Spirit Award is given to a QRCA member who demonstrates “spirit” in the association and upholds and celebrates QRCA’s cultural heritage of collegiality among members. Pascal Patenaude, current co-chair of the Canada East chapter and active Annual Conference volunteer, was selected by a committee of former Spirit Award recipients as this year’s winner.

Qualitative Excellence “Qually” Award – Meagan Morgan, Qualitative Marketing Researcher, Branding Expert, Ethnographer, Millennial Specialist, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
The premier award of the qualitative research industry, the Qualitative Excellence or “Qually” Award is bestowed upon the person or team that best exhibits a mastery of knowledge for qualitative methodology and thinking. Meagan Morgan of Heads Up received the award for her work on “Getting the Qually Studio Store Into Shape,” which responded to a request for proposal aimed at understanding consumer habits around health and wellness.

For more information, visit the QRCA Award webpage.