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University of Waterloo Territorial Acknowledgement

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.

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Thursday, October 5, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

UWaterloo Indigenous Logo Creative Consultation

Calling all First Natons, Metis, and Inuit students, staff, and faculty at UWaterloo! We want your creativity and input for the UWaterloo Indigenous Logo, coming soon!

When: Thursday, October 5 | 1-2 pm
Where: Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC)

In recognition of our commitments to reconciliation, decolonization, and indigenization, the Office of Indigenous Relations and University Relations is embarking on a project to find different ways to represent indigeneity in the University of Waterloo logo.

Our current shield, which dates to 1961, uses the official colours of gold, black and white with double chevrons and three red lions.

According to our brand website: “The imagery is derived from the coats of arms of two historic figures connected to Waterloo Region — Lord Kitchener and the Duke of Wellington. The colours reflect the Germanic heritage of the Region.”

Recognizing that this erases historical and contemporary Indigenous life on the territory that the University of Waterloo now occupies, this logo project will seek to commission Indigenous artists to create different interpretations of the logo.

This logo will be made available in official branding packages on the branding website for anyone at UWaterloo to use in their presentations and communications materials.

Consultation is the initial step towards the addition of Indigenous logo options at UWaterloo, and we value your insight and creativity!

Snacks and beverages will be provided. The link to register is in our bio.

If you have any questions, please email us at

To help us with our preparation of food for this gathering of creative minds, please register here.