About the design

In Anishinaabe and some other Indigenous communities, the strawberry is an important plant that is representative of community and love. Here, the blossom of the strawberry is shown to represent new growth within the community.

Our logo also features a wild rose, a hardy flower that symbolizes resilience and beauty. The rose is supporting and lifting up the strawberry blossom, which symbolizes how Indigenous Workways uses strong foundations to lift up and support Indigenous alumni and students.

About the artist

Catherine Dallaire was born in 1979 in Kitchener, Ontario and currently resides in Waterloo, Ontario. She is Métis with roots in both the Kichesipirini band of Algonquin (Allumette Island) and the Weskarini band of Algonquin (Trois-Rivières). She is a multidisciplinary visual artist and graphic designer (alumni of the Conestoga College Graphic Design & Advertising Program, 2002).

Indigenous Workways logo - strawberry blossom inside wild rose

Indigenous Workways acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations, also known as the Haudensaunee people. This land includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.