Border Policy Research Institute

Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College will co-host a symposium, “The Changing Environment and The Columbia River Treaty,” on Feb. 22-23.

The symposium brings together lead negotiators from the United States and representative from Canada, Tribal and First…

Southbound border traffic into Whatcom County in 2016 was the lowest in six years as the weak Canadian dollar continued to have an impact.

The number of people who went through the five Whatcom County border crossings totaled a little less than 12.5 million last year, nearly 900,000…

Western Washington University's Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) and Canadian-American Studies program will host Western's Ross Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Chris Sands, for a discussion about international trade and Canada – U.S.…

Laurie Trautman has been named director of the Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) at Western Washington University.

Trautman was associate director of the BPRI from 2014 until this year.  She succeeds interim director David Davidson, who followed longtime director Don Alper.…

The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) invites submission of research proposals, with a deadline of Dec. 1, 2016.  For details, see the Call for Proposals document, available at www.wwu.edu/bpri.  This Call pertains to the 2017-2018 academic year, and support is provided in the…

In a possible sign that holiday shopping might be stronger this year, Whatcom County is expected to increase its seasonal hiring.

The Washington…

From May through July, fewer than 3.6 million people crossed the five borders into Whatcom County, according to data collected by the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University. That’s about 340,000 fewer people than the same period in 2015.

It’s a sale to attract Canadian shoppers into Whatcom County for the holiday weekend, but local shoppers will be able to get in on the savings as well.

Participating stores at Bellis Fair are having an At Par Sale Friday, May 20, through Monday, May 23 for the Canadian Victoria Day…

American retailers are hoping cross-border shopping incentives — such as offering discounts and accepting the Canadian dollar at par — will entice Canadians to make the journey south this May long weekend, despite the weak dollar.

Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute is hosting two speakers to discuss border issues on May 11 and May 18 on the Western campus. From 1-2 p.m. on May 11 in the Academic Instructional Center West Room 406, Heather Nicol will present “The Fence & the bridge:…

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