Program features

  • Flexible learning format: you can choose to attend the institutes online from anywhere in the world or in person on campus at the University of Victoria
  • Learning from leading academics, industry professionals, and civil society organizations
  • Facilitated discussions and practically oriented sessions

Program outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the complex global migration system and the challenges to this system and the migrants in it
  • Evaluate the challenges and opportunities in managing cross-border regions
  • Assess how borders are used in legal and political spaces

Who is this program for?

The program will appeal to professionals working across all sectors associated with cross-border management and international migration, and to students and academics interested in border studies, international migration, and public policy. Interested community members are also welcome in the program.

Travel grants are available for fellows interested in completing this program. Please email [email protected] for more information.


This stream is composed of three institutes, which can be taken in any order. In order to fulfill the program requirements and receive a professional development certificate, you must successfully complete two required institutes and one of three optional institutes.

Required Institutes

Cross-Border Management in Comparative Perspective

Managing Borders and Bodies in the 21st Century

Optional Institutes

The Law of Borders in the 21st Century

Indigenous Internationalisms and Border Crossings

Ecological Border Management

Summer Institute Sponsors