A New Logo for ITMP
Updated: Mar 16, 2022
Hello everyone! We are happy to announce that we officially have a LOGO! This logo has been a work in progress for many months as we worked through the design and digitizing process, but we are extremely excited to finally be able to share it with you. While this logo design was finalized to the shape and form you see today by Carly Seemann, an art student at Simon Fraser University, the eagle you see designed and featured at the heart of our logo was created by one of our very own students, Aidan. When asked to design what she thought would best suit our program, Aidan proposed either an eagle and an owl. We at ITMP chose the eagle due to what it represents.
When asked about the symbolism of the eagle, Aidan said:
“In Christianity, the eagle was seen as a symbol for hope, strength, and salvation. It was suggested to be on the side of god. In Islam, the eagle represents warlike ferocity, nobility, and dominion. When you see an eagle, you are on notice to be courageous and stretch your limits, to look at things from a new, higher perspective, and know that the future holds possibilities that you may not yet be able to see. For First Nations, the eagle symbolizes grace, power, and great intellect. It is a sacred and noble creature representing power and prestige. It symbolizes wisdom and has a special and direct connection to the Creator.”
We saw this eagle as encompassing many of our goals here at ITMP and wanted to highlight and honour its meaning. We strive to provide the support and resources needed for Indigenous youth to thrive in their education and reach for academic pursuits they may have never thought possible. We hope to always help our students grow, aim higher, and accomplish new feats - and we hope this eagle symbolizes our intention to do just that.
Author: Jessica Seemann, ITMP Vice-Chief, Logistics and Operations
Logo credits: Aidan, with digitization by Carly Seemann