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Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV)

Research genes

The Botanical Garden has research in its genes, but not because of any recent genetic engineering.

Marie-Victorin was head of the Université de Montréal botanical Institute when the Botanical Garden was founded, in 1931.

He insisted that research should be one of the Garden's essential missions right from the start, along with conservation and education. With his great vision, he knew that researchers would be very useful to the Garden and would add to its prestige. In turn, the Garden's remarkable collections would provide superb research material.


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:FMV-03-2-3

Jardin botanique de Montr?al (Archives)
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:saint-denis

Université de Montréal (Archives)

The Université de Montréal Botanical Institute, founded by Marie-Victorin, was originally located on Saint-Denis Street, in Montréal. It moved into the Botanical Garden's all-new administration building in 1939.

From the 30s to the 60s, the objectives of both the Memoirs of the Botanical Garden of Montreal and the Contributions of the Botanical Institute were to publish the scientific results of the researchers.

Mémoires du Jardin botanique de Montréal. Esquisse phytogéographique du Québec JBM002034-a-1Contributions de l'Institut botanique de Montr?al. Itinéraires botaniques dans l'île de Cuba, vol. 1
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
Description and full-text PDF
in the Publications section
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
Description and full-text PDF
in the virtual exhibit Under the Cuban Sun with Marie-Victorin

Esquisse phytogéographique du Québec, par Marcel Raymond, published in the Mémoires

Itin?raires botaniques dans l'?le de Cuba, vol. 1, par Marie-Victorin, published in the Contributions
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