Territorial acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the lands and waters where most of us live and where our universities are located—Université de Montréal, McGill University and Concordia University—are the traditional and unceded territories of Indigenous peoples. The Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation call Tiohtiá:ke the site commonly known as Montréal. Since long before the arrival of European settlers, this territory has been and continues to be a gathering place for many Indigenous peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within our communities.

As part of our land acknowledgement, we at UNIQUE wish to educate ourselves in the rich history and culture of the indigenous people living in and around Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal). We invite you to join us in this endeavour, and have provided a few links to potentially useful resources.


UNIQUE (Unifying Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence in Québec) is a research centre working at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence research. It consists of more than 80 researchers affiliated with several universities and research centres from different regions of the province, and even from outside of it. The main goal of UNIQUE is to promote and facilitate exchanges between research teams working at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and neuroscience.


USS (UNIQUE Student Symposium) is a student-oriented, student-organized conference at the crossroads of neuroscience and AI research. The goal is to provide students in those fields with an event tailor made to their needs and presenting the state of the art of what is done in neuro-AI research.


If you have questions, feedback or just want to say hi, please send us an email to unique-affaires-etudiantes@umontreal.ca. You may follow UNIQUE on Twitter for announcements.