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University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters
June 5, 1990
Vol. II, p. 26

Arms of the University of Ottawa

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Blazon

Arms

Gules semé of escutcheons Argent on a fess also Argent two open books proper edged Or bound Gules the dexter displaying a rose the sinister a fleur-de-lys Gules;

Crest

A circlet of trillium flowers proper alternating with fleurs-de-lys Azure a classical temple front of six columns proper the pediment bearing an antique lamp enflamed Or;

Supporters

Two horses Argent crined and hoofed Or gorged with a collar wavy Azure the whole set upon a grassy mound Vert charged with a maple leaf Or between a bend reversed and a bend both wavy Argent each charged with a like bendlet Azure;

Motto

DEUS SCIENTIARUM DOMINUS EST. This Latin phrase means "God is the master of the sciences".


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