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:

  • Identify the evolution of legal thinking about borders
  • Assess the ways in which borders are used in legal and political spaces
  • Evaluate juridical bordering processes and border-related policy recommendations
  • Build datasets on borders for policy and scientific work
  • Apply theoretical and juridical approaches to contemporary border issues

Who is this program for?

This program will appeal to professionals working in related sectors and to students (minimum third year undergraduate leve) and academics interested in the disciplines of law, border studies, international relations, and political science. Interested community members are also welcome in the program.

Application Information

There is no application necessary for this program. Simply register for the individual institutes and upon completion of the three required institutes a professional development certificate will be issued.

For more information please visit this stream’s page on UVic’s Continuing Studies site.


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

The Law of Borders in the 21st Century

Optional Institutes

Modern Border Security Management

Indigenous Internationalisms and Border Crossings

Ecological Border Management

Summer Institute Sponsors