UVic celebrates launch of Office of the Vice-President Indigenous, unveils office’s new logo, names, website  


The University of Victoria recently celebrated the launch of its Office of the Vice-President Indigenous (OVPI), unveilings its name, logo, and website. The centre has two names: ÁTOL ÁUTW̱ (shared by J,SIṈTEN, Dr John Elliott) and Etalew̓txʷ (provided by Seniemten, Dr Elmer George). These names mean “Centre of respect for the rights of one another and all beings” in SENĆOŦEN and Lək̓ʷəŋən, respectively. The logo was designed by Qwul’thilum, Dylan Thomas and depicts the image of a salmon to represent water, an eagle for air, human for land, and an ancestor moon signifying the spirit world. The new OVPI website provides a central hub for information pertaining to Indigenous initiatives, events, and resources at UVic.