Centre for Global Studies

CFGS colleagues in a board room discussion.

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

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Resilient Places Resilient Peoples

Resilient Places Resilient Peoples: Elders Voices Summit

This summit will be the foundational gathering for the International Resilience Network which will emphasise new kinds of collaboration across cultures, disciplines, sectors and national borders. Please join us and consider beign a sponsor to help Elders attend the Summit. 

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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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About Global Connections: Critical Holocaust Education in a Time of Transition

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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 CFGS participated in UVic's IdeaFest 2015 with panelists from the Department of History, Political Science and the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society.  Our IdeaFest event drew a huge crowd to discuss an important but difficult issue.

To view the IdeaFest 2015 discussion panel event on "Canada's 'war' against ISIS" 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.