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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A ship on a dockyard, children's hands touching a globe, an Air Canada plane.

Free Public Seminars: Multiculturalism & Immigrant Integration in Canada and EU

Check out our events calendar and join us for this and other talks. 

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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.

Apply now for 2015-2016 Fellowships!

We are now accepting fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. 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.