Centre for Global Studies

The Centre for Global Studies has an extensive program of international research and development assistance activity.
The Centre for Global Studies has an extensive program of international research and development assistance activity.

Advance the understanding of and action on major global issues by civil society, the private sector, governments, and international institutions. Through diverse research and international development activities, the Centre promotes collaborative policy solutions to the human, economic and environmental challenges posed by globalization.

Since its formal inception in 1998 the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) at UVic has had a mandate to conduct collaborative, policy-oriented inquiry into the impacts of globalization on a broad spectrum of inter-related issues encompassing international governance, finance, the environment, security, and sustainable development.

Building on the university's existing base of interdisciplinary expertise, the Centre provides a vehicle for linking scholarship with the needs of policy-makers for concise and accessible information and analysis in response to the pressing challenges of global change.