Tsimshian artist Glen Wood created the First Nations House of Learning logo which consists of a human face surrounded by two ravens, which also form the frame of a longhouse. The face is a humanoid with frog-like features and represents First Nations people. The house design represents the university, or “House of Learning,” which is the way some Aboriginal languages refer to schools. The Raven, a symbol of creativity and learning, is also known as a trickster or transformer in many First Nations cultures. As represented here, Raven is transforming the university to reflect First Nations cultures and philosophies, linking the university to First Nations communities.
The below graphic highlights the impact that the First Nations House of Learning has had across UBC’s Campus, Faculties, Departments and Administrative units.