The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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University of Ottawa

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

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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".


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on June 30, 1990, in Volume 124, page 2363 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Anatol Kozlowski

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
University

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