CGS Legacy Logo

CSS Legacy Logo

The first logo for the CGS was conceived in 2003, many years after the founding of the Society, by our first President, Dr Raymond LeBlanc. In consultation with the Executive of the day, it was decided that the logo would honour one of the “founding fathers” of modern enquiry and practice of glaucoma in Canada. Dr Stephen Drance has been credited with highlighting the association of the flame-shaped haemorrhage with notching of the disc rim in unstable disease. Often a de novo visual field defect would follow or an existing scotoma might expand. Working with a graphic artist in Halifax, a minimalistic logo was developed with a stylized red coma, originating from a disappearing blue rim of disc, was placed at the most typical inferotemporal location. Recognizing that the combination of these shapes might not be intuitively recognized for what they were intended to represent, the name of the Society was added on either side of the logo in English and French.  When the CGS incorporated in 2016, then-CGS president Dr Jamie Taylor decided to commemorate the change with a new logo.  Dr Rob Schertzer created an on-line competition for graphic designers.  Multiple submissions were received, and the best results were submitted to the membership.  Following an emailed vote, the top 3 candidates and the original legacy logo were presented to the CGS members at the annual general meeting in Montreal.  The design selected by the online poll was confirmed as the new logo of the corporate CGS, and the old logo was honourably retired to the website, to be maintained as an important part of the history of the CGS.