Fonds des collections du Centre sur la biodiversité


Contributing to the Fonds des collections du Centre sur la biodiversité helps ensure the sustainability of collections that play a key role in the study and conservation of our planet’s biodiversity.

The Biodiversity Center of the Université de Montréal houses more than 2 million specimens of arthropods, plants and fungi in its three natural history collections: the Marie-Victorin Herbarium (MT), the Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection (QMOR) as well as the Fungarium of the Université de Montréal (CMMF).

These collections are an inexhaustible source of data for scientific research. Their specimens have been used to date in more than 528 publications in ecology, biogeography, genetics, taxonomy and several other fields. By documenting biodiversity in time and space, they also play an essential role in biodiversity conservation. Specimens from these three collections are consulted in particular for the designation and monitoring of threatened or vulnerable species, as well as for the detection and monitoring of invasive exotic species. The collections of the Biodiversity Center also preserve many objects of great historical or heritage value, in particular specimens collected in the middle of the 18th century, as well as the collections of important Quebec personalities such as Brother Marie-Victorin.


  • Acquisition of new specimens and incorporation of new collections
  • Purchase of museum equipment for mounting and repairing specimens
  • Postage costs related to loans and exchanges of specimens for research
  • Hardware and software licenses for database management
  • Costs related to the production and publication of natural history data
  • Salary of students involved in projects related to the collections


  • Enrich and preserve our scientific heritage
  • Promote the use of natural history specimens in research
  • Develop the quality of the next generation in natural sciences and museology
  • Increase the importance and scientific influence of the collections


By check – The check must be made payable to the Université de Montréal.

Important note: please indicate the allocation of the donation, i.e. “Assignment – 036424G“, on the check or on the cover letter.

Please send the envelope to the following address:

Service gestion financière
Réseau des diplômés et des donateurs
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7

By internet –To make your donation directly online, you can follow this link.

For questions about donations

Please contact the development team at the following address: or by phone at 514 343-6812. You will be directed to the best person to answer your question.

Thank you for your generosity!

Canada: Charitable Registration Number: 10816 0995 RR0001