A dynamic and unique research institute

Founded in 1993 by Professor Yoshua Bengio, Mila now brings together more than 1,000 student researchers and nearly 100 professors from the Université de Montréal, McGill University, École Polytechnique and HEC Montréal. Our institute also includes professors from Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke and the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) as well as multiple industry partners from Canada and around the world.

Thanks to this unique collaborative model and values rooted in openness and social awareness, Mila offers its student community an inclusive and stimulating environment for research and innovation while contributing to the growth of an ecosystem that inspires the development of artificial intelligence for the common good.


The premises

Mila is located in an exceptional environment in the heart of Mile-Ex, a trendy Montréal neighborhood located between Mile-End, Little Italy and Parc-Extension. Inaugurated in 2019, our modern and welcoming spaces on Saint-Urbain Street are designed to foster interactions between the members of our community.

a vibrant city


One of Canada’s three largest metropolises alongside Toronto and Vancouver, Montréal has much to offer to visitors and students who choose to make the city their home.

With more than $1.34 billion in annual funding, Montréal is the number one city in Canada for university research in AI.

In 2022, the QS Best Student Cities Ranking crowned Montréal as Canada’s best city for students and the ninth best city in the world (tied with Boston and Paris).

Montréal is a cosmopolitan city where more than 120 cultural communities live side by side.

Recognized worldwide for its cultural vitality, Montréal offers an abundance of festivals and cultural and sporting events throughout the year.

With nearly 1,500 parks on the Island of Montréal, including the iconic Mount Royal that offers stunning viewpoints, residents can easily access nature in the heart of the city.

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