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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Apply Now to be a part of our fellowship program 2016-2017!

Apply Now to be a part of our fellowship program 2016-2017!

We offer fellowships for graduate students, UVic faculty, and visiting researchers. Find out how you can be a part of the CFGS community

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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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Eighth Annual Plasma Car Race

CFGS participates in many events on and off campus. Stay up-to-date through our Facebook or Twitter @CFGS_UVic accounts

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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.

Watch our events online!


The CFGS hosts events on campus all year round where we discuss important issues happening all over the globe. Many of our events are recorded so that we can share them with a broader audience.

Missed one of our events? Check out our YouTube channel to be a part of the action.

This year the Centre for Global Studies, &The European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) & as part of The History Department's "World Affairs in Historical Perspective" Series, oraganised a panel discussion with a group of UVIC scholars on the topic " Understanding the Refugee Crisis: The Canadian Response" .

To view the event video please click here .

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.