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University College of Cape Breton

Sydney, Nova Scotia
Grant of Supporters, Flag and Badge
July 28, 1999
Vol. III, p. 335

Badge of the University College of Cape Breton

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On a Mi’kmaq star the arms alternately Or and Azure a pentagon also Azure charged with a Cape Breton sloop hull and mast Or sails and pennant within a bordure wavy Argent;



The pentagon on a gyronny pattern symbolizes the four academic schools comprising the University College of Cape Breton. The Cape Breton sloop bordered by a wavy division recalls the aquatic theme of the arms. The kaloqwej, described as a star and a sacred Mi’kmaq symbol, is a reminder of the central role this Native community plays on the island and among the student population.