Student partners with Dufferin organizations
January 24, 2014

A teacher (centre) assists two Research Analyst program students with a projectTwo leading organizations in Dufferin County – the Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce (GDACC) and Dufferin.Biz – have partnered with the Research Analyst program at Georgian College to launch a survey about high speed internet availability in that area.

Jordan Davidson, the student conducting the survey, is hoping the project will help identify underserved parts of Dufferin. High speed internet access is important for economic development, and the survey results might incent local businesses to support new infrastructure for service delivery.

This survey is Jordan’s Major Research Project (MRP), a key assignment for all Research Analyst students. MRPs involve research and analysis of real-world marketing, social or evaluation problems – allowing students to put their skills to the test, and giving them valuable experience to take with them in their careers.

If you live in Dufferin County and want to participate in the survey, visit http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/dufferin/dufferin-internet/. Call 519.941.0490 ext. 209 if you would like a paper version.

For more information about this initiative, read this article in the Orangeville Citizen or this piece in the Orangeville Banner.