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The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Toronto
Confirmation of Arms
March 15, 2015
Vol. VI, p. 596
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Gules a balance Or, on a chief Sable an open book between two mortars and pestles Or;
An oak tree Gules leaved Or fructed of acorns Gules husked Sable;
TRUTINA PENSO DOCTRINAE;
The mortars and pestles and balance are traditional symbols of the profession of pharmacy. The book symbolizes education. The colours were those of the Ontario College of Pharmacy, and therefore represent the continuity of pharmaceutical education which began with that body and has continued with the University of Toronto.
The oak tree is a version of the crest of the University of Toronto using the colours of the faculty.
This Latin phrase means “I weigh by the balance of learning.”