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University of Ottawa (Canada)

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[University of Ottawa flag]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 28 June 2006
Source: University of Ottawa website

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At the University of Ottawa brand site are examples of flag order in use at the University of Ottawa.

The French version (the university is bilingual) here.

The description of the Coat of Arms on the flag is:

The Coat of Arms of the University of Ottawa, which was received from the Governor General of Canada as a grant from the Canadian Crown, is based on concepts suggested in 1989 by a committee headed by Rector Antoine D'Iorio and on a shield designed in 1971 by the former Dean of Medicine, the late Jean-Jacques Lussier who had an abiding interest in heraldry. The concept of the shield is a metaphor for the University. On the red (garnet) shield rest silver (grey) escutcheons that symbolize the various faculties, departments and sections of the University. A broad silver band symbolizes the union of the whole institution. On it are two open books representing teaching and research, which are the two essential functions of a university. They bear, appearing separate but equal, the fleur-de-lys and rose as symbols of the two great traditions that have influenced our University since the middle of the 19th century.

The crest element is a wreath of fleurs-de-lys and trilliums symbolizing our ties to Ontario and notably to the Francophone community. Rising out of the wreath is a stylized neo-classical building with six columns representing the buildings of the University with the pediment of the building bearing an antique gold lamp of learning.

Colour "garnet" (shield - flag). See the page on the official colors.
Jan Mertens, 10 February 2006