Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples of this land on which we gather, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot nations. We respectfully acknowledge their stewardship of this land throughout the generations.


The GLOBAL INNOVATION AND DESIGN (GID) LAB promotes innovation through design thinking across the UW Tacoma campus and community. We are:

  • a HUB for innovation through the principles of design thinking.
  • a CATALYST for transformative education, providing students with the tools and resources to move inquiries to solutions.


“Our vision is a world of ethical and creative problem solvers. Our mission is to create the conditions for inclusive innovation.” – Associate Vice Chancellor and Co-Founder, Dr. Divya McMillin

For more information on the GID Lab, read about our launch story here and about our Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Global Engagement, Dr. Divya McMillin, here.

What We Offer

We Welcome

  • Ideas
  • Questions
  • Collaborations
Innovate with Us