About the College/Department:
Three related campus units call Canada House home: the Center for Canadian-American Studies (CAS), the Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI), and the Salish Sea Studies Institute (SSSI). CAS provides undergraduate major and minor programs, supports faculty scholarship, and conducts extensive K-14 outreach; BPRI conducts and communicates policy-oriented research on the Canada-US border, involving faculty and students; SSSI serves diverse stakeholders concerned with sustainable management of the Salish Sea region through networking, research, and educational programs.
About the University: Western Washington University is a comprehensive state university, highly ranked nationally, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school. The campus, overlooking the San Juan Islands, is located in Bellingham, a coastal community of 83,000, 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master's granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U.S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.