The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flags
May 31, 1994
Vol. II, p. 329

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Vert a bar wavy between a base tapissé of ears of wheat and a chief dancetty Or the chief charged with an open book proper bound Vert edged Or;


A Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) proper gorged with a collar per fess dancetty Or and Vert;


On a grassy mound growing thereon wild roses (Rosa acicularis) dexter a prong-horn antelope (Antilocapra americana) proper sinister a bear (Ursus americanus) Or each gorged with a collar per fess dancetty Or and Vert;


QUAECUMQUE VERA. This Latin phrase means "Whatsoever things are true" (Philippiae 4:8).


Tenné the shield of Arms of the University of Alberta;


A banner of the Arms of the University of Alberta;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 3, 1994, in Volume 128, page 4583 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Charles Maier, Athabaska Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Joan Bouwmeester

Joan Bouwmeester

Recipient Information

Civil Institution