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The toxicity levels of seaweed at two Skagit County sites were included in a Salish Sea study done by Western Washington University researchers

The study, published in the scientific journal PLoS One on Sept. 23, looked at three species of edible seaweed at 43 Salish…

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs  

Research and Creative Opportunities internal grant applications are accepted during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Please note that decisions are shared with applicants at the end of each quarter, and you should plan accordingly. For example,…

Assistant Professor Regina Jefferies, a faculty member of the Law, Diversity and Justice Program in Western's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will moderate a Q&A on Monday, Oct. 10 as part of the Pickford Cinema's "Doctober" film festival.

Jefferies will lead the…

Seaweeds are consumed by many people living on or near the Salish Sea – from Indigenous peoples revitalizing the ancient foodways of their cultures to those simply seeking a readily available and highly nutritious protein source - but little is known about whether contaminants in the Sea’s…

This year marks the 22nd year of the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies World Issues Forum (WIF), Western’s human rights and global justice speaker series. The WIF challenges students, faculty, staff, and community members to be active and engaged global citizens. Distinguished guest…

Western Washington University (WWU) is now a Certified Bee Campus.  

This means WWU is now recognized by the Xerces Society, an organization dedicated to global pollinator conservation…

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest for the 23rd year in a row, according to the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.   

Western also tied with California State Polytechnic University at…

With Roe v. Wade overturned by the Supreme Court, uncertainty about abortion access is more prevalent than ever. Although Washington state leaders currently seek to preserve abortion access, there are still many issues to address and the political climate may change. 

Fairhaven College…

In 1972, when Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies was still a new institution, students moved to the historic Burns cabins on the ridge above what is now the Outback Farm at Western Washington University and started farming. They built a barn, raised goats for milking and pigs for…

Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa has announced that Brad Johnson will serve as the new provost and executive vice president for WWU effective Aug. 1.  

Johnson has served as the Dean of the College of Science & Engineering since 2017 and has been a professor of…

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