Salish Sea Institute

On a sunny summer day last August, Ginny Broadhurst, director of the Salish Sea Institute and Manca Valum, senior director of Advancement for Strategic Initiatives at the WWU Foundation, took a boat ride to visit with Stephanie Solien and Frank Greer on Orcas Island. The topic of conversation…

Western Washington University’s Salish Sea Institute today released its comprehensive “State of the Salish Sea” report; in it, more than 20 authors and contributors illustrate how the ecosystem is under relentless pressure from an accelerating convergence of global and local environmental…

WWU will host a panel discussion, "Reporting on Ecotopia: Cross-border environmental media in the Salish Sea & Cascadia," from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21 via Zoom.

The panel will explore the evolution of media and news venues in our cross-border…

Dear Western Community,

On Monday, October 12 we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a moment that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.  I am honored to have a growing community of Indigenous people at Western, including 954…

Huxley Speaker Series: Fall 2020
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Western Washington University's James Miller, an assistant professor of Canadian-American Studies, Salish Sea Studies, and Environmental Studies, will present "Placemaking and…

Join us for a special edition of Western Cares trivia on Friday, June 19 from 5-6 p.m. Trivia will hosted by the Salish Sea Institute (SSI) at WWU and focus on the Salish Sea region with a range of questions about history, natural environment, business, governance, and…

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