The customized logo for Indigenous Education was designed by local Coast Salish artist Chris Paul.
It symbolizes the Tri-Nations (Coast Salish, Kwakwak’awakw and Nuu-chah-nulth) of Vancouver Island, the location of the University as well as the Métis and Inuit.
The logo includes a camas lily, a common flower found on southern Vancouver Island. For centuries the camus lily was a staple in the diet of local Indigenous communities.
The baby whale represents the Nuu-chah-nulth; the salmon represents the Kwakwak’awakw and other First Nations. The Métis nation is represented by the infinity symbol and the Inuit by the Inukshuk. The circle in the logo represents the drum.