Crest & Wordmark

Our Crest and Coat of Arms

The Lakehead University Crest and Arms were first used in 1959. Both were granted by the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, on June 20, 1959.

The heraldic description of our crest reads:

"On a Wreath Or and Azure on Water Barry wavy Argent and Azure in front of a Rock growing therefrom a Pine Tree a Canoe paddled by an Indian Brave and Canadian Trapper."

The heraldic description of our Coat of Arms is:

"Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure on a Chief Gules in front of a rising Sun issuant from the base of the Chief Or between two Candles enflamed proper each surmounted of an open Book also proper edged and bound Gold a Portcullis chained Sable."

Our Coat of Arms bears Lakehead University's official Motto:

Ad augusta per angusta - Achievement through effort

Our Wordmark

The Lakehead University wordmark includes the University name and descriptor. As a chief visual identifier of our University and the official symbol to be used by all areas of the Institute, our wordmark has been designed to represent a single unchanging image.

Our wordmark includes “University” to ensure that all viewers clearly identify Lakehead as a post-secondary educational institution. It is set in “Futura” using all capital letters. Our wordmark has been electronically mastered to ensure optimal quality during reproduction and is available in full colour and one-colour applications.