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Université de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, Quebec
Grant of Arms
January 15, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 343

Arms of the Université de Sherbrooke

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Quarterly Vert and Or, a cross quarterly counterchanged, in the dexter canton a fleur-de-lis Or, overall an open book Argent bound Sable;





The quarters are reminiscent of the Eastern Townships, the name formerly given to the Quebec territory south of the St. Lawrence River, between the Richelieu and Chaudière Rivers. It is parcelled-out into townships with Sherbrooke as its largest city. The official colours of the Université de Sherbrooke are green and gold. The cross represents the Catholic faith of the founders and the book symbolizes knowledge. The fleur-de-lis represents the ancestral cultural and national traditions that are still alive in Sherbrooke.


The Latin motto translates into “Truth in love”. It reflects the intrinsic quality and virtue of the Université de Sherbrooke and is characteristic of the human community that makes it up. It also refers to the University’s mission that focuses on open training, the promotion of critical learning and the quest for new knowledge through teaching, research, creativity and social commitment.