"The Survey Research Centre has collaborated with the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project since 2010. Over the past 7 years, SRC has programmed the ITC Project’s complex surveys in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. The pace, tight timelines, changing priorities, and unique requirements of the ITC Project require flexibility, resilience, quality assurance, and expertise. Our experience working with SRC has always been professional, courteous, collaborative, and flexible with a willingness to take on and tackle the unique challenges of our global project. SRC’s programmers and project managers are not only highly skilled and knowledgeable, but they are approachable, flexible, and willing to take on these unique challenges. The ITC team has a high regard for their capabilities and a high respect for their partnership in our important global work."

Geoffrey T. Fong, PhD

Professor - University of Waterloo,
Principal Investigator, International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project

"Where do you go when you need support for survey research? Having recently completed a national survey related to a large and growing public health problem - food allergy - with the Survey Research Centre at the University of Waterloo, I would highly recommend them to any colleague. Knowledgeable, professional, cutting edge, experienced, patient - these are all words that I would use to describe the staff and leadership of the SRC. Not only do they provide exceptional client service, they went over and above on more than one occasion."

Susan Elliott, Professor, Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo,

Ann Clarke, Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary,

The Allergy, Genes and Environment Network (AllerGen)

"I have worked with the SRC many times; I have always been very pleased with the quality and timeliness of the input from SRC staff - their experience and expertise has been invaluable to my research efforts."

Colleen Maxwell, PhD

Professor; University Research Chair
School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

"Commercially competitive plus academically rigorous, the SRC is one of the best choices for survey research in Canada."

Robert Williams, PhD, Registered Psychologist

Professor - Faculty of Health Sciences,
Coordinator - Alberta Gambling Research Institute, University of Lethbridge

"[For the] Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Retirement Planning Study, the Survey Research Centre was a key partner in the success of this study of retirement planning among LGBT adults. In particular, we needed an additional pool of participants and with the recommendation of the SRC staff, we were able to partner with a national polling company to meet our recruitment targets."

Steven E. Mock, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo,
Director, RBC Retirement Research Centre

"The service provided by the Survey Research Centre is outstanding! Working on a multi-phase national research trial, the Survey Research Centre has consistently been responsive and accommodating in meeting the changing needs of our project. Throughout the project, the Survey Research Centre has provided timely progress reports and insightful recommendations so as to reach our target population and achieve high follow-up rates. We would highly recommend the Survey Research Centre for any research-based survey services."

Vlad Kushnir, PhD(c)

Project Leader, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research,
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

"We partnered with the Survey Research Centre to collect representative data for our complex, six-year provincial study. The SRC team was exceptional! They are extremely skilled, responsive and professional, delivering on time with academic rigour. We highly recommend the SRC for survey research services."

Lori Diemert

Project Manager - Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU),
University of Toronto

"The Survey Research Centre (SRC) at the University of Waterloo has been an absolute pleasure to work with! The SRC team is professional, efficient and extremely accommodating. Throughout the duration of the project, they were able to provide realistic timelines and met all deliverables effectively."

Sargam Rana

Workplace Health Promotion Program,
Cancer Care Ontario

"We worked closely with the SRC to conduct a randomized controlled trial on a community based Fall prevention program for young children. We were welcomed into the centre to see all levels of the data collection process and were impressed with the level of professionalism of the staff and the knowledge-base of the statistical consultants. We were particularly impressed with how the SRC provided statistical support after the data collection was complete, answering a number of questions about how to run complex sample models to answer our research questions. The reports were thorough, providing all information needed to conduct our analyses and publish in a high impact journal. We recommend them highly to other academic researchers."

Mike Corbett, PhD

Research Associate - University of Guelph

"The Survey Research Centre has been invaluable in the ongoing collection of data during our long term study. [The SRC] is reliable and works with us to implement our surveys in a variety of ways while ensuring comparability over time. Even when there are changes in the study the SRC makes certain that our data collection stays consistent and we can be accountable to our funder."

Esther Russell

Project Manager, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact
The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo

"Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region is pleased to work in partnership with the Survey Research Centre at the University of Waterloo. The research gleaned to date has aided in identifying gaps in our community awareness initiatives; and continues to inform our organizational advancement."

Mary Zilney

CEO - Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region

"Having the University of Waterloo (Survey Research Centre) conduct the survey provides significant benefit (that is, credibility of the survey) to our Region."

2019 Waterloo Region Matters Survey respondent

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Partnership with Institutional Analysis & Planning

The Survey Research Centre has partnered with Institutional Analysis & Planning (IAP) to develop and administer several campus-wide surveys to students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

The Student Experience Survey, the first survey administered through this partnership, aims to understand students' perceptions of their academic and non-academic learning environments and their experience at the University of Waterloo. These topics are explored through questions engaging students in subject matter about their general well-being, perceived efficacy of various instructional modalities and learning supports, and opinions on various strategic initiatives.

Read more about the Student Experience Survey on the IAP website: