December 04, 2020 marked the passing of Dr. Myler Wilkinson, former instructor of Peace Studies and English at Selkirk College.
Born April 5, 1953, in Vancouver BC, Myler was a lifelong athlete and friend, with an infectious smile, ready jokes and glowing interest in every person he met.
Myler's life took him throughout the world as an accomplished scholar and a visionary educator as he shared a compelling passion for global culture and history that inspired students from Canada to Russia, Japan, China and Costa Rica.
A prize-winning author and editor, Myler produced a number of scholarly and creative published works and he was awarded Best Short Fiction by the Fiddlehead Literary Journal in 2014 for his short story—The Blood of Slaves—based on the life of famed Russian writer Anton Chekhov.
Along with his spouse and now retired International Education faculty Linda Wilkinson, Myler will be remembered at Selkirk College as a founding visionary and tireless advocate of the Mir Centre for Peace. This unique and vibrant institution remains an integral part of Selkirk College's mission and a lasting legacy of the Wilkinsons.
Myler's passion and vision live on through all those who gather at the Mir Centre to learn, share ideas and come together to build cultures of peace.
In that spirit, if you are so moved, Myler's family welcomes you to make a donation in his honour.
The Myler Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship in Peace Studies
The scholarship will be provided to a high-ranking Selkirk College student entering his or her second year in the Peace and Justice Studies Program.