Language & Style Guide: A to Z Index

- A -

Aboriginal

advisor

alumni – a group of male and female university graduates

alumna – a single female graduate

alumnae – a group of female graduates

alumnus – a single male graduate

alum – an abbreviation for a single male or female graduates

alums – an abbreviation for a group of male or female graduates

am – as in 8 am and 9:30 am

Anishnawbe (note: Different regions use different spellings)

analyse (or: analyze, but be consistent)

advertise (or: advertize, but be consistent)

advertisement


- B -

bachelor’s degree

biomolecular sciences

Board of Governors

bookstore (however, the proper name of the retail outlet is Lakehead University Alumni Bookstore)


- C -

centre

Charter Class

cooperate

co-author, co-chair, co-editor

Co-op (abbreviation for Co-operative Education, as in Career and Co-operative Education Services)

coordinate

counsellor

cyberspace


- D -

database

Department of History (but: History department)

Double Cohort


- E -

Elders

email (not: e-mail)

enrol

enrolled

enrolment

English


- F -

Faculty of Engineering (but: faculty members)

favour

federal government

Fellow of Lakehead University

field work

First Nations

French

full-time

fundraising, fundraiser, fundraise


- G -

Governors (not: governers)

Grade 9

graduand (definition: a student who has fulfilled all the academic requirements for graduation, but who has not yet graduated)

German


- H -

honour (but: honorary, as in honorary degree)

honourable (as in: The Honourable Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, and Forestry)

Honours Bachelor of Arts


- I -

indigenous (but: the Department of Indigenous Learning)

Internet

its (to indicate the possessive. Example: The dog chased its tail.)

it’s (to indicate a contraction of “it is”. Example: It’s raining.)

Inuit

Inuktitut


- L -

labour

Lakehead University

Lakehead U

Lakehead University Thunder Bay

Lakehead University Orillia

Lakehead University Orillia's downtown site

Lakehead University Orillia's University Avenue site

Lakehead University Thunder Bay campus

Lakehead University Orillia campus

LEED® - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

LEED® Platinum - Note:  The Orillia Residence and 500 University Ave. were both designed to meet LEED® Platinum standards BUT have not been certified as such.  The Cafe / Bookstore is targeting Certified or better


- M -

master’s degree

Master of Business Administration

marshal, marshalled, marshalling

meegwitch


- N -

native (use lower case "n" when referring to a non-Aboriginal person) Example: He is native to this area.

Native (use upper case "N" when referring to Aboriginal people) Example: Native Language Instructors’ Program

Nishnawbe Aski Nation

no one


- O -

Online

off-campus courses

on-campus courses


- P -

part-time

percent

PhD

postdoctoral

postsecondary

powwow

pm – as in 5 pm and 11:30 pm

program (not: programme)

provincial government


- S -

Senate (national legislature)

the Lakehead University Board of Governors (Example: The Board of Governors met of Friday.)

the Lakehead University Senate (Example: The Senate did not approve the motion. Example: Senate did not approve the motion.)

status and non-status Indians


- T -

theatre

townhall


- U -

U.S. – the abbreviation for the nation

US – the abbreviation for the currency as in $100 US.

the University (referring to Lakehead University)

UVic, U of T, abbreviations for postsecondary institutions well known to campus readers

under way


- V -

value-added education

vice-president

vice-chancellor

video conferencing


- W -

web  (lower case)

web page, website, webcast, webmaster, web server

wellbeing

Wolves (abbreviation for Thunderwolves)

Workstation

World Wide Web