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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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St. John's College

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Registration of Arms
October 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 79

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Blazon

Arms

Sable on a fess wavy Argent between in chief two beavers couchant and in base an eagle displayed affronty Or, two barrulets wavy Gules, all within a bordure Or;

Crest

In front of an eagle rising Or the figure of St. John the Evangelist proper habited Argent cloaked Vert holding in the dexter hand a quill pen Argent and in the sinister hand an open book proper edged Or bound Gules inscribed NISI DOMINUS, meaning “Except the Lord”, in letters Sable;

Motto

IN LUMINE TUO VIDEBIMUS LUMEN;

Motto

(In the Crest:) NISI DOMINUS;


Symbolism

Arms

Not applicable

Crest

Not applicable

Motto

Meaning “In Thy light, we shall see light”.

Motto

Meaning “Except the Lord”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 17, 2007, in Volume 141, page 587 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not applicable

Painter
* Not applicable / Sans objet

Calligrapher
* Not applicable / Sans objet


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
University Faculty, Department & College

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 5 May 1966.