How University of Ottawa started their logo design journey
HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention Research Team
The HIV and HCV Prevention Research Team is part of the University of Ottawa, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine. We conduct research studies that investigate the risk for transmission of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) among people who use drugs, particularly among people who inject drugs and/or smoke crack.
Recognizing that people’s lived experiences impact their risk for HIV and hepatitis C acquisition our team also prioritizes the HIV and hepatitis C risks specific to women, youth and older adults, and advocate for the development of age-specific, gender-appropriate prevention and support policies and programs.
We work closely with community groups who provide services and support to people who use drugs and take a non-judgemental, harm reduction approach in our work.
Our previous work focused on injection drug users and HIV only but we have since expanded into the risks associated with smoking crack and Hepatitis C as well - for this reason we feel our old logo (attached) is no longer representative of our work.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C researchers, policy makers and program managers; People who use drugs and front-line staff who work with people who use drugs
We feel that the logo should really focus on/impart the concepts of:
• people who use drugs (intravenous drug users and people who smoke crack specifically);
• Harm reduction and the right to health;
• HIV and Hepatitis C prevention
An image that could include some or all of these themes would be ideal
We would like vibrant colours used in the logo and have a preference for black, red, lime green and purple – although we do not suggest using ALL these colours!
We would like to use this logo on our website, our publications, in power-point presentations as well as on study questionnaires and other project materials.