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Donor Profile: Chuck McCallum, Chignik Regional Aquacultural Association

The Chignik Regional Aquaculture Association (CRAA) has been involved with the Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) for 40+ years. (FRI’s title changed to Alaska Salmon Program (ASP) in the late 1990s, but the old name is still commonly used in Alaska.) The funding CRAA provides helps FRI maintain important fisheries research in Chignik as well as educate future fisheries scientists.

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Julia Indivero awarded ESA 2021 Graduate Student Policy Award

Julia L. Indivero headshot

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is honored to announce the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) 2021 cohort. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive policy and communication training before they meet lawmakers. ESA selected 23 students to receive the award including Julia L. Indivero from the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

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We’re Hiring: Diversity Specialist

The University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences is hiring a Diversity Specialist – this temporary position will be 9 months at 50% FTE, including benefits, and will report to the Manager of Student Services & Diversity. The SAFS Diversity Specialist will fill a key role in the School’s ongoing efforts to become an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming academic and professional institution for students, staff, faculty, and colleagues.

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Donor Profile: Drs. Usha and S. Rao Varanasi 

Drs. Usha and S. Rao Varanasi are longtime supporters of SAFS and also benefactors to many other academic units across the UW. Usha chatted with Andrew Storms (Advancement, College of the Environment) about her and Rao’s commitment to the education of students at SAFS and the UW.

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Improving geoduck aquaculture through “hardening”

Pacific geoducks, among the largest burrowing clams in the world, are native to the Pacific Northwest. Commercially grown only since 1995, farmed geoducks now generate over $20 million in annual sales in Washington State and are among the most valuable farmed shellfish on a per-acre basis. However, hatcheries can be a critical production bottleneck.

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Working towards a more diverse and equitable SAFS

As many have adjusted their lives in the midst of a pandemic and during this marked time of social unrest, SAFS is recommitting itself to better connect and support its own community for a true sense of belonging and for welcoming diverse perspectives, skills, and experiences. At SAFS, a Diversity Specialist, a strategic plan, and the Equity & Inclusion Committee are engaged in efforts to help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. 

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