Better wellbeing | Baugal baugulin yabruma
The First Peoples Health Unit logo symbolizes all that the Unit represents.
The logo infuses both traditional and modern artwork representing the infusing of the knowledge of our Nation’s First Peoples, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and western knowledge. The artwork is encapsulated in a circular design representing the holistic nature of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander well-being and represented in the Griffith University corporate colours.
Integral to the success of the unit is high level First Peoples leadership in collaboration with wider university leadership committed to learning about and building solutions from the best of both cultures, leadership that demonstrates that the health of our Nation’s First Peoples is the responsibility of all health professionals. First Peoples Leadership is represented by the grey inside circle and wider leadership is represented by the red surrounding circles.
First Peoples knowledge
The First Peoples Health Unit respects and honours the knowledge of the First Peoples inherited from our Ancestors and our Elders and commits to ensuring that this enriched legacy is passed on to those who follow. The First Peoples Health Unit recognises that it is this knowledge that has to be capitalised on to achieve the units’ mission. The ancestors and Elders are represented by the surrounding black circle protecting and guiding all that's within.
Learning and teaching
The First Peoples Health Unit is committed to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success towards a more highly skilled, highly educated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce. The First Peoples Health Unit will lead the education and training of Griffith health group graduates ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively contribute to improving the health outcomes of the First Peoples. Learning and Teaching is represented by the white concentric dots connecting the 8 health schools to the graduation cap circle. Highly skilled, highly educated proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success is represented by the graduation cap in centre.
The First Peoples Health Unit will engage with its internal and external partners and the internal and external communities we serve. The engagement will assist the unit in its planning activities, improve its performance, and enhance the reputation, of our research, learning and teaching activities. The concentric dots represent the many individuals working together on a common goal and focus of better social, emotional and cultural wellbeing for our nation’s First Peoples. The 8 meeting place circles represent the 8 Health schools. The 5 larger meeting place circles represent the 5 Griffith Campuses.
The First Peoples Health Unit aims to establish itself to be a leader in First Peoples Health research and will continuously improve our research performance and, through our research, deliver social benefits for our nation’s first peoples. Research is represented by the colour red in the logo.