Centre for Global Studies


CFGS is busy with the start of the new school year

We are currently looking for workstudy student to become our Communications and Research Assistant .

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CFGS Welcomed former PM Paul Martin to launch the Gordon Smith Lecture Series

Thank you to all who came to help make this inaugral event a success. 

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POLIS Project on Ecological Governance

POLIS Water Sustainability Project provides alternatives to the current systems of water governance.

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Thomas Homer Dixon

Guest Lecturer Thomas Homer Dixon

CFGS hosts many guest lectureres that are free and open to the public.

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Join a digital fishing derby—no experience required!

Calling all citizen scientists! UVic researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in an ocean observation "game" that will help expand our understanding of marine ecosystems.

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Borders In Globalization Project joins CFGS

Hadrian's wall the bridge of 'no return' DMZ DeMilitarized Zone from Southern Korea.

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The globe in perspective

Research for a secure, sustainable, and equitable world

Housed at the University of Victoria, the Centre for Global Studies was founded in 1998.  Building on the University's existing base on interdisciplinary expertise CFGS is uniquely poised to bridge academic research, and student mentoring with knowledge mobilization and effective community engagement.

CFGS strives to produce quality and practical research with tangible benefits to both the local community and internationally.

CFGS has a rich history of producing cutting edge research and disseminating it in concise and accessible ways for both policy makers and the wider community.

CFGS Director Dr. Oliver Schmidtke