Wendy Wickwire retired after twenty years in the departments of History and Environmental Studies at UVic. A revered scholar of British Columbia, her research and teaching has been at the intersection of oral history, environmental history, and ethnography.  When Dr. Wickwire arrived at UVic in 1995 her reputation preceded her. In the 1980s she and her partner Michael M’Gonigle helped build one of the first lasting collaborations between First Nations communities and environmentalists, in the campaign to save the Stein Valley in BC’s southern Coast Mountains – a campaign that resulted in a superb provincial park and an award-winning book. Dr. Wickwire’s scholarly work has always been defined by building bridges between communities. Her long collaboration with Okanagan storyteller Harry Robinson led to three acclaimed volumes of oral narratives. Her writings span ethnographic practice, oral history, environmental history, and ethnomusicology. A much-anticipated study of James Teit, a Shetlander who taught himself ethnographic methods and for decades lived and worked with the Nlaka’pamux people of the BC Interior, is nearing completion. In her time at UVic Dr. Wickwire developed innovative courses including  Observers Observed, First People’s History of BC, and Cultural and Environmental History of Salmon. She has supervised more than two dozen graduate students and helped train many more. Throughout her career Dr. Wickwire has been a model to her departments and the university for her respectful engagement with First Nations communities, her creative teaching, and her enthusiastic support of students.