Centre for Global Studies

CFGS colleagues in a board room discussion.

Learn more about the Centre for Global Studies

Wondering what we do at the CFGS? Click here to learn more about us, our people and our fellows.

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CFGS Director Oliver Schmidtke with former PM Paul Martin and others at inaugural Gordon Smith Lecture Series event.

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

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

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CBC Image of protestors with "Save Canada from ISIS" Signs

IDEAFEST | 2015: Canada's war against ISIS

Join us for the CFGS's IDEAFEST Event where panelists will discuss the ongoing war against ISIS.

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Water droplet.

POLIS Project on Ecological Governance

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

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Linda Sheehan protesting the right-to-water with a banner and flag.

Want to be a fellow at the CFGS?

Learn more about our fellowship program and research opportunities within the CFGS, BIG Program and more. 

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Jodie and her son looking at "digital fishers" on a computer screen.

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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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, the CFGS is uniquely poised to bridge academic research and student mentoring with knowledge mobilization and effective community engagement.

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

The 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 Launches Global Currents!

The CFGS has launched our weekly lunchtime discussion series.

These discussions are an opportunity to share thoughts with students and faculty about what is happening in the world today. Topics will be picked each week according to current events and whenever possible topics will be linked to other campus events and guest speakers.

To see what we're discussing this week, view the calendar entry.

Meet our people!

View our staff, fellow, associate fellow and alumni profiles to find experts on:

  • International and comparative politics
  • Water policy and ecological governance
  • Biocultural diversity and community health
  • Constitutional law and dispute resolution
  • International law and international relations
  • International development
  • Social and political thought
  • Peacekeeping, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, and more...

Meet our people.