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BPRI is hiring a Research and Program Manager. This position will serve as the primary research and program manager for the Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) at WWU. The main duties of research, program support, and outreach are outlined in the job announcement. The position reports directly to the BPRI Director and will play a critical role in both maintaining and furthering regional understandings of the importance of the international border in the BC – WA context, as well as supporting policy-relevant research and broader Canada – US relations.

About the Border Policy Research Institute

The Peace Arch, a large white arch with flying US and Canadian flags atop, stands at the US/Canada Border in Blaine, WA.

The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) at Western Washington University is a multidisciplinary institute that undertakes research to inform policy-makers on matters related to the Canada–United States border, particularly in the Cascadia region.

Priority focus areas include:

  • Border management
  • Economic relationships
  • Cross-border mobility
  • Cross-border collaboration 


Western Washington University established the BPRI in 2005 after September 11th transformed border relations and security. The BPRI continues to promote research, academic programs, and public programming on critical policy issues affecting border crossings between British Columbia and Washington State. 

The BPRI works closely with cognate programs at the university and collaborates with many public and private entities throughout the region, including the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, the Cascadia Innovation Corridor, and the Borders in Globalization initiative at the University of Victoria.

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