Indigenous Research Unit Logo
Our People, Our Stories, Our WayThe Indigenous Research Unit logo represents all that the Unit stands for:
Our community: The IRU aims to develop and maintain productive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the University. Through these relationships career and educational pathways are supported, with a specific focus on community-driven and applied research. This is represented by the innermost circle of black dots in the illustration. This circle also represents a meeting place.
Strong partnerships: IRU members are based within various faculties and schools and have connections with other research centres. Our emphasis is on strong partnerships that will increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in terms of career and educational prospects. The white circles that are connected to our Community from our participation within it - the black dot and the circles become part of our foundation by the red and black lines embracing the full structure.
Community driven research: The IRU aims to pursue projects that have been identified by the community. This requires proactive dialogue and engagement with community members. Each circle outside the main internal structure represents different Communities that have a pathway into the Unit (black curved line with white dots) and an outcome from the relationship that will help shape the community (black line with a red line embedded). These pathways are a cycle representing a dynamic relationship that can be strengthened over time
Growing our own: The Unit aims to grow its research portfolio, resulting in strong relationships with various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. From this research we will also develop our own approaches to research and grow the body of knowledge in this area. We will also advocate and work towards ‘growing our own’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics and postgraduate students by facilitating pathways from undergraduate to postgraduate studies in partnership with the GUMURRII Student Support Unit. The growth of the Unit is represented by the grey lines in the background reach outwards and expanding