The CRM collaborates with many partners, both in and outside Quebec, in order to fulfill its mission of excellence in research and training.

Institutional Partners

The CRM is an inter-university research centre made up of six institutional partners: Université de Montréal, Concordia University, Université Laval, McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal, and Université de Sherbrooke. Its host institution, Université de Montréal, provides the CRM with its office space and an operating grant. The institutional partners participate in the CRM’s governance and its funding in particular with support for the CRM’s laboratories. They welcome numerous CRM members and organize CRM activities under their own roofs.

Academic Partners

HEC Montréal and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Ottawa are academic partners of the CRM within the framework of collaborative agreements. They welcome members of the CRM and participate in the financing of the CRM.

Institutional Collaborations

These institutions collaborate with the CRM in joint programs and activities, usually on the basis of specific multi-year agreements or grants.


The CRM collaborates actively with the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM) on all matters concerning the training of students and postdoctoral fellows, the promotion of mathematics education and research to the general public, and the relationship between universities, colleges, and schools.

Other collaborations are those with IVADO, the Network for Computing and Mathematical Modeling (ncm2), GERAD, UNIQUE, and CIRANO. Sponsored by the Ministry of Finance of Québec, and carried out in collaboration with CIRANO, the En Avant Math! initiative empowers the CRM in its efforts to foster and promote mathematics in Québec, whether in the field of education, of training or in the community.


At the Canadian level, the CRM is present in the forums where national science policies in the mathematical sciences are discussed, and organizes and supports research activities across the country.

The CRM coordinates certain activities with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS), and the Banff International Research Station (BIRS).

With the Fields Institute, PIMS and AARMS, the CRM supports programs of the Canadian Mathematical Society. The CRM also collaborates with the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) in the awarding of annual prizes.


The CRM is highly visible on the international scene. The main institutional collaborator of the CRM is the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), which has an International Research Laboratory (IRL) at the CRM, headed by Olivier Lafitte since 2019. The IRL provides financial support for visits of French researchers to the CRM, and the organization of meetings and workshops. Thanks to an agreement between the CNRS and the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), support from the FRQ also allows members of the CRM to visit France to collaborate with their French colleagues.

The CRM with PIMS and AARMS have a partnership agreement with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) to organize a plenary address and an associated special session at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM). In addition, the CRM has a publishing agreement with the AMS.

The Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMAth formerly MSRI) is a partner of the CRM and contributes to the organization of the Séminaire de mathématiques supérieures (SMS).

The CRM has current bilateral agreements with the Centre international des rencontres scientifiques (CIRM) and th