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The Story of Our Symbol

LHSC symbol

London Health Sciences Centre’s symbol reflects the scientific and human core of our mission in caring for patients, research and teaching. It is based on the partial double helix DNA strand, which, as the basis of life, carries the cell’s genetic information and hereditary characteristics. Within this symbol is the link between science and life, science and health.

The DNA strand assumes the form of a stylized human figure. The figure’s fluid movement and upward motion communicate progress, positive energy, innovation and the dynamic future of health care to which we all contribute and make possible. The human form also places people—patients, physicians, staff, volunteers, students and donors—at the centre of everything we do.