Centre Logo

Our Logo Designers:

The Centre’s logo was designed by sɬə́məxʷ (Rain Pierre), from the Katzie First Nation in British Columbia, Canada, and graphic designer Dusty Yurkin. Rain has been a professional artist since 2016 and is a motivational speaker. He also teaches students and/or adults how to safely spray paint in small groups. He uses his art work for good and to help people. Dusty specialises in digital and print media, specifically layout design and illustration. She believes we all have a story to tell, individually or as a company, and she wants to work with brands and artists to tell their story through typography, illustration and design.

Learn more here: https://www.rainawakens.com/ 


Rain Pierre’s Description of the Logo:

This design captures the spirit of Heritage for Global Challenges Research Centre. We come full circle to remember who we are and where we come from. We are all in the circle of life and we must acknowledge the past, present and future to understand where we are going. The three roots represent the past, present and future. The leaf covers us as an umbrella to remind us that we are protected by nature and, in return, we must protect it as well. The hummingbird takes flight to remind us of those that have joined the spirit world and to take us on a new journey of understanding. The hummingbird is drinking the water, reminding us that everyone should be treated equally and everyone should have the available resources to survive and thrive. I chose the hummingbird because it is unique, as it is the only bird that can fly backwards.It is unique like the Heritage for Global Challenges Research Centre and the people that will benefit from the outcome.