Mission and mandate



The CFGS is committed to fostering reflection on the complex array of social forces associated with an increasingly interconnected world characterized by new forms of economic activity, artistic production, politics, media, nationalism, ethnicity, spirituality and community that increasingly transcend local, national and regional boundaries.


Since its formal inception in 1998 The Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria has had a mandate to conduct collaborative, multi-disciplinary and cross-regional inquiry into the impacts of globalization. The centre’s activities in Victoria, Canada, and abroad are designed to promote critical citizenship in a complex and rapidly changing global environment. CFGS research and public engagement build upon the University of Victoria’s intellectual expertise in four core themes: governance, environmental challenges, social justice, and culture and identity.