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The Coat of Arms


The Coat of Arms of the University that hangs behind the Chancellor's dais is based on that of Edinburgh University, the institution after which Queen's was modeled.

The Coat of Arms consists of a gold shield with red edges, divided into four triangular compartments by a blue, diagonal St. Andrew's Cross, which represents the University's Scottish origins.

A golden book, symbolizing learning, sits open at the centre of the cross.

In each of the four compartments is an emblem of the University's Canadian and British origins: a pine tree for Canada, a thistle for Scotland, a rose for England, and a shamrock for Ireland.