I’m honoured to be part of the Living Lab team and to support the important work it does. In late 2020, I retired from my 26-year role as the executive director of communications + marketing and director of communications at UVic. I come from a settler family—Scottish on my father’s side and Channel Islands French on my mother’s—and my family and I have been uninvited guests on Lekwungen territory for the last 30+ years. At UVic I was a member of the Indigenous Academic Advisory Council and the Orange Shirt Day Planning Committee and I will continue to listen and learn in this new work. I have also been an advisor to provincial governments in BC and Manitoba and an active member of community organizations my entire adult life. I believe in the power and strength of communities and people working together to create change for a better and more just world. I see working with the Living Lab as one way I can, as a settler, support vital decolonization and Indigenous resurgence initiatives. I am grateful to have that opportunity.