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Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto
Grant of Arms and Flag
June 4, 1998
Vol. III, p. 275
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Argent semé of ankhs Sable on a cross engrailed also Sable between four bezants a lozenge Or charged with a staff of Aesculapius Vert;
On a mound Vert an oak tree Or leaved Vert fructed Or;
MEDICUS SERVIT SERVAT DEUS;
A banner of the Arms;
The rod of Aesculapius is a well-known symbol of medicine. The ankhs, or crux ansata, were a symbol of life in ancient Egypt. The gold discs can refer to pills of medicine.
The crest is identical to that of the University of Toronto, with a slight change in the colours.
This Latin phrase means “The physician serves, God preserves”.
The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on January 30, 1999, in Volume 133, page 182 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Alexander Scott Carter, R.C.A., 1952.
University Faculty, Department & College