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Group’s Mission and Mandate

The Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises (CEETUM) is an inter-university and multidisciplinary research centre which brings together researchers from seven universities. By participating in international projects and networks, the Centre specializes in the study of ethnic relations in Quebec, Canada and worldwide. The Centre includes members most notably from the Université de Montréal, which manages the Centre, the Université du Québec à Montréal, the Université de Sherbrooke and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique. The theoretical perspective defining the CEETUM’s research program addresses the persistence of ethnicity under its different markers as an explanatory factor for inequalities or as a launching pad for important debates surrounding models of citizenship. The CEETUM serves a dual purpose: bringing together academic studies and society, and the internationalization of research.

The CEETUM’s mandate is to:

  • Coordinate, develop and support the teaching, research and inter-university outreach activities of its members.
  • Coordinate, develop and support the relationships of its members with the community, in particular with those who are active in ethnic relations, immigration, diversity management, and in the fight against racism and discrimination.
  • Take part in efforts to develop and implement strategies for adapting to diversity within its member institutions.