The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Queen's University at Kingston

Kingston, Ontario
Registration of Arms
September 30, 1991
Vol. II, p. 122

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Or on a saltire Azure between in chief a fir tree eradicated in base a thistle stalked and leaved and in fess a red rose barbed seeded and stalked all proper and a trefoil Vert an open book Or a bordure Gules charged with eight ancient crowns also Or;


SAPIENTIA ET DOCTRINA STABILITAS. This Latin phrase means "Wisdom and knowledge are guarantees of stability".


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 23, 1991, in Volume 125, page 3770 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Not available

David Farrar

Nancy Ellis

Recipient Information

Civil Institution

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The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 31 August 1953.