Centre for Global Studies


CFGS is busy with the start of the new school year

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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Applications for 2015-2016 CFGS Fellowships Now Open!

We have several opportunities this year including a BIG/EUCE summer fellowship and a call for International/Visiting Graduate Students

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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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The Politics of Energy: Oil and Beyond? Conference held at Uvic September 26-27

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office.

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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

Apply now for 2015-2016 Fellowships!

We are now accepting fellowships for the 2015-2016. Deadlines are earlier this year, ranging from noon, November 17 - noon, November 18.

Fellowship awards include:

  • UVic Graduate Student Fellowship
  • UVic Faculty Fellowship Application
  • Visiting Researcher Fellowship
  • New! International/Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship
  • New! EU-Borders Visiting Researcher Fellowship

Apply Now!

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, here.