Seminars in Undergraduate Mathematics in Montreal (SUMM) is an annual event organized by undergraduate mathematics students from Montreal’s four universities.

Each year, the SUMM committee organizes a bilingual colloquium for undergraduate mathematics students. Our main goal is to bring together students from the universities of Montreal and across Canada, creating a dynamic and stimulating undergraduate mathematical community where they can share ideas and interests.

During the three days of the conference, students are invited to share their interest in an area of mathematics or statistics in a 25, 35 or 45 minute talk. Moreover, four keynote speakers — one professor from each organizing university (Concordia University, McGill University, Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal), representing different areas of research — are invited to give a 50 minute presentation.

For its ninth edition, SUMM will be held at Concordia University on January 12, 13 and 14. If you are interested in presenting a talk, please indicate so in your registration form. Those giving talks will receive a discount on their ticket price.

There are some funds available for the travel expenses of participants coming from outside of the Montreal area. We encourage you to apply to for funding early on, by indicating so (along with how you plan on travelling) in your registration form. Note that funding is limited, so the organizing committee will prioritize group travel.

History and mission

Founded in 2009 by students at McGill, the first edition of SUMM took place at UQÀM in February of 2010. Since then, it has been held annually at Montreal’s four universities.

SUMM’s objective is to allow students to meet and exchange ideas on the varied disciplines of mathematics, whether pure or applied. Presentations are given by students and invited professors from each of the four universities.

SUMM 2018 will be the conference’s ninth edition. We hope that SUMM will continue to enjoy many more years of success in Montreal, and perhaps one day extend further to a provincial or even national level! Please write to us at if you would like to get involved.

The SUMM team

Kenzy Abdel Malek

Emilia Alvarez

Raphaëlle Élément

Alexis Langlois-Rémillard

Lycia Mameri

David Marcil

Véronique Marcotte

Ben Sigman

Daniel Zackon