All this activity rests on a solid base of cooperation with universities in the region, in particular the Montréal universities, and most particularly the Université de Montréal, whose support for the CRM has been unfailing. The Université de Montréal releases five of its faculty members to work at the CRM each year, and the support of these faculty members is an essential asset for the CRM's scientific activities. There is in addition, a regular program of teaching release with the other Montréal universities, bringing the equivalent of another two positions to the CRM each year. On an ad-hoc basis linked to the theme program, the CRM has also been arranging release of research personnel from nearby universities such as Laval, Sherbrooke, Queen's and Ottawa. The partnerships of the CRM with the other research institutes in the Montréal area have been very profitable.
With the financial support of the Université de Montréal, McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal, Concordia University, Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke as well as grants from Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies(FRQ - NT) of Québec and of NSERC, CRM finances the activities of the eight laboratories representing the most active branches of the mathematical sciences. These laboratories are the scene of scientific vitality par excellence and serve to feed the national and international scientific programs of the CRM. Please refer to the chapter "CRM Laboratories" for reports describing the activities of each of these laboratories.