Who We Are
The Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies (CIMS/ICEM) has celebrated over 25 years of informing and educating the public about the Mediterranean world through an engaging program of public events.
What We Do
CIMS hosts a wide variety of lectures by experts in their field on Mediterranean archaeology, history and culture, including art, theater and technology. We organize national conferences, round table discussions and symposia as well as musical evenings and film screenings. CIMS supports a number of archaeological initiatives including the sponsorship of students on excavations.
How We Do It
CIMS enjoys the support of the University of Toronto, York University, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa for its activities. We collaborate closely with diplomatic missions in Ottawa and Toronto and like-minded organizations such as the Archaeological Institute of America, the Parnassos Hellenic Cultural Society and the Canadian Institute in Greece. CIMS explores the Mediterranean past and its place in the present without championing any particular political or religious agenda. We examine the cultures and societies of the Mediterranean in a broad inclusive manner conscious of the geographic and economic links that have bound the region together and of the achievements of individual peoples and countries.