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SAVE LIVES: Blood drive tomorrow and Wednesday in VU 565

GATHERING: Virtual Campus Vigil: Honoring the Lives of Club Q, University of Virginia, and University of Idaho Victims

VIKS: WWU Alumni Association to host women's soccer pregame event in Seattle Dec. 1

HOOPS: Hornbuckle Buzzer Beater Sends Game to OT, Vikings Prevail in 91-89 Victory at Point Loma

BIG NEWS FROM CANADA HOUSE: Renewed federal grant means more faculty, offerings in Canadian-American Studies

BELLINGHAM: Second round of public engagement for the city's Pedestrian Master Plan update begins soon

WEATHER: Wind advisory in effect through 10 p.m. tonight

WWU IN THE NEWS: Comment: Future of Native sovereignty and children at stake / Everett Herald (guest column by WWU Tribal Liaison Laural Ballew)

Renewed federal grant means more faculty, offerings in Canadian-American Studies

A Canadian flag flies in a stiff breeze

Western’s Canadian-American Studies Program will fund a new tenure-track faculty position and expand offerings exploring environmental and social justice issues on both sides of the border, thanks to a renewed federal grant.  

The U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, which Western shares with the University of Washington, enabled Western to hire Assistant Professor Madison Heslop, a historian specializing in waterfront land use in the in the Salish Sea region, in a dual appointment with the History Department. 

Read the full story about Can-Am's new federal grant here.

Story by Mary Gallagher
Office of University Communications

Help save lives! Blood Drive in the VU tomorrow and Wednesday

A person wearing a Viking helmet sits behind an open book while giving blood. Above them, the title in blue letters reads "Blood Drive in VU 565!" while below them in white letters are the event details.

Bloodworks NW is hosting a pop-up blood drive for the WWU community on Tuesday, Nov. 29  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 VU 565. Your blood donation makes a difference! Appointments and masks are required. Register online or make your appointment by calling 800-398-7888.

Bloodworks NW supplies blood to 95% of hospitals in the Pacific Northwest, which keeps blood local and saves lives right in our community. Donating blood today may be someone's recovery or cure tomorrow.  Have questions about your eligibility to give blood? Learn more about who can donate blood here.

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