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.

Read more
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. 

Read more
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. 

Read more
Water droplet.

POLIS Project on Ecological Governance

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

Read more
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. 

Read more
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.

Read more

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.

India Research Fellowship!

We are currently accepting applications for the Harold Coward India Research fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The University of Victoria invites applications from faculty, senior doctoral and post-doctoral students at Indian universities for a visiting research fellowship in Victoria between June and December of 2015. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS), the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) and the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS).

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.