Event Title

The Salish Sea: What's in a Name?

Location

Map Collection (Wilson Library 170)

Start Date

26-10-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

26-10-2016 5:00 PM

Streaming Media

Description

Bert Webber discussed the origin of the name "Salish Sea" which refers to the combined waters of the Strait of Georgia, the Puget Sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. He focused on the significance of recognizing the Salish Sea Estuarine Ecosystem, and will touch on the development and purpose of Western's Salish Sea Studies Institute. Webber came to WWU in 1970 as part of the founding faculty of Huxley College with a particular interest in looking at estuaries as ecosystems. He was involved in the process of naming the Salish Sea, which began in the late 1980s and was completed in 2010, and currently assists in the program development of Western's Salish Sea Studies Institute.

Comments

Poster

Speaking_of_Maps___Fall_2016_Bert_Webber.jpg (1925 kB)
Event poster by Briana Schlemmer

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Estuarine ecology--Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.); Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.); Names, geographical--Washington (State); Names, geographical--British Columbia

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

Genre/Form

Video

 
Oct 26th, 4:00 PM Oct 26th, 5:00 PM

The Salish Sea: What's in a Name?

Map Collection (Wilson Library 170)

Bert Webber discussed the origin of the name "Salish Sea" which refers to the combined waters of the Strait of Georgia, the Puget Sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. He focused on the significance of recognizing the Salish Sea Estuarine Ecosystem, and will touch on the development and purpose of Western's Salish Sea Studies Institute. Webber came to WWU in 1970 as part of the founding faculty of Huxley College with a particular interest in looking at estuaries as ecosystems. He was involved in the process of naming the Salish Sea, which began in the late 1980s and was completed in 2010, and currently assists in the program development of Western's Salish Sea Studies Institute.