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Glenn Frederick Cartwright

Kitchener, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Andrew Glenn Cartwright
March 20, 2015
Vol. VI, p. 489

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Gyronny Vert and Argent, a wheel Or environed by squares counterchanged;

Crest

A beaver sejant Or on a closed book fesswise bound Vert its spine embellished and set with the Greek letter Psi (Ψ) Or, holding in its sinister claw a key Argent its grip enclosing a Maltese cross Vert;

Motto

PRIMUM INTEGRITAS;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

On a square gyronny Vert and Argent a wheel Or;

Differenced Arms for Andrew Glenn Cartwright, son of Glenn Frederick Cartwright

The Arms of Glenn Frederick Cartwright debruised of a three-point label Or during his father’s lifetime. This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;


Symbolism

Arms

The intersecting lines represent lines of transportation and communications, interests of Dr. Cartwright’s. The wheel alludes to the name Cartwright, meaning a maker of carts, and to Dr. Cartwright’s interest in railway history. The squares surrounding the wheel allude to integrated circuits (computer chips), and thus to Dr. Cartwright’s interest in computing. The green and white colours are those of the Order of St. Lazarus, an organization in which he is active. They are also the main colours of Renison University College at the University of Waterloo, of which Dr. Cartwright served as Principal. The green and gold refer to the colours of two of the universities Dr. Cartwright attended, the University of Alberta and Macdonald College at McGill University.

Crest

The beaver is found in the emblem of the Canadian Pacific Railway, of which both Dr. Cartwright’s father and his grandfather were employees. The book alludes to Dr. Cartwright’s academic career, and the letter Psi is the symbol of his particular discipline, psychology. The key refers to the idea of unlocking knowledge, and the cross within it is an emblem of the Order of St. Lazarus.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Integrity first”.

Flag

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Andrew Glenn Cartwright, son of Glenn Frederick Cartwright

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 3, 2015, in Volume 149, page 2336 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Ilona Jurkiewicz

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual