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Please find below a list of the research centres in Québec.

Canadian Muslims Online
A Cross-Canada Collaborative Research Project

This cross-Canada collaborative research project on Canadian Muslims online will examine how English and French-speaking Canadian Muslims use the Internet and study what role the Internet and digital technology play in their everyday lives within regional, national and global networks. The project asks: How are today’s new digital landscapes transforming and shaping (or not) Canadian Muslims' identities, communities, intra-religious and interreligious relations, and perceptions of religious authority. In addition to these four interrelated research areas, the project is especially attentive to the impacts digital technologies may, or may not have on women, youth, and religious leaders.


Centre d'études ethniques des universités montréalaises (CEETUM)

The Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises (CEETUM) is an inter-university and multidisciplinary research centre that brings together researchers from seven university institutions, specializing in the study of ethnic relations in Quebec and Canada as well as elsewhere in the world through participation in international projects and networks. 


The Centre for the Study of Religions at the Université de Montréal

The Centre for the Study of Religions at the Université de Montréal stands out as the only one of its kind in Canada. The Centre houses teaching and research activities in the religious sciences. Its major goal is to form specialists on questions of religion. The Centre is the offspring of the collaborative efforts of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Centre counts about 80 professors and lecturers from various disciplines and welcomes undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students to its activities, courses, research teams, scientific workshops, publications, symposiums, and lectures. The disciplines figuring in the Centre's curriculum include the religious sciences, theology, law, history, philosophy, history of art, literature, the social sciences, (anthropology, sociology, etc.), the health sciences, music, the pure sciences, design, and architecture. CERUM's main mission is to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative efforts. It helps its members forge and maintain links with the scientific community and other groups, organizations, and agents interested in the religious question.


Centre de ressources et d'observation de l'innovation religieuse (CROIR)

Le Centre de ressources et d'observation de l'innovation religieuse (CROIR) de l'Université Laval offre à la communauté universitaire et à la population de la grande région de Québec des services d'information, de référence et de formation dans le domaine des croyances en général, des groupes religieux et spirituels, et des manifestations d'innovation religieuse dans les grandes religions instituées.


The Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR)

The principal goal of the Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) at McGill University is to study the world's religions in their constantly changing historical manifestations. The Centre's aim is to create a broad academic platform to coordinate and support research on the identities of the main religions of the world, their differences and their common grounds, and how they contribute to a better understanding of past and present-day culture, ethics and politics.


Chair for the Management of Cultural and Religious Diversity

Faced with the reality of religious pluralism, both Quebec and Canadian societies must redefine the relationship between religion and the core values of their respective culture(s). The aim of the Chair for the Management of Cultural et Religious Society is to promote multidisciplinary research and its distribution, while also developing cutting-edge expertise and training on emerging issues related to religion. First of its kind in the country, the Chair in Religion, Culture, and Society has already proven its influence by the progress that has been made since its creation: the Chair acts as a catalyst for scientific and public events.


Centre de recherche Société, Droit et Religions de l'Université de Sherbrooke

Mettant à profit une démarche de type comparatif et théorique, le SoDRUS veut analyser des problèmes et des phénomènes concrets relatifs aux minorités culturelles et religieuses au Canada à l’aide d’un triple regard  transversal : une analyse théorique sur les contenus normatifs des minorités et de leurs revendications; une analyse anthropologique sur les composantes culturelles et religieuses et la manière par laquelle elles déterminent le cadre normatif; et une analyse sur les contenus normatifs et sociaux du religieux et leurs impacts sur le plan socio-juridique. Ce triple regard devrait permettre de voir d’une manière plus globalisante l’insertion juridique et sociale de ces groupes à l’intérieur de l’espace public canadien.


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Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

Le Berkley Center at Georgetown University a été créé au sein du bureau de John J. DeGioia, Président de Georgetown, en mars 2006. Le centre a été conçu afin de miser sur les forces de Georgetown: l'excellence académique; son emplacement à Washington, DC; sa portée internationale et sa tradition catholique et jésuite d'ouverture aux autres religions et au vaste monde séculier. Le généreux soutien de William R. Berkley, un membre du conseil d'administration de l'université, a permis la croissance rapide du centre.

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Research Centres

The Project is happy to provide information about research centres, initiatives and projects across Canada and beyond that are focusing on the examination of religion, diversity, pluralism and society through its “Research Centres” page. Led by our Team Member Pamela Klassen and housed at the University of Toronto, the mandate of the Religion in the Public Sphere initiative is to examine how religion manifests in public spaces, institutions, and interactions, and consider the challenges and possibilities of religious diversity in Toronto and around the globe. To learn more about this initiative, please click here.