The Arms of the University

The Lord Lyon King of Arms, Edinburgh, granted the University the Arms shown here on October 20, 1930. During their creation Dr. W. H. McNairn, Professor of Geology and a student of heraldry, was "the chief source of inspiration."
McMaster University Insignia
The Coat of Arms consists of an escutscheon or shield, a crest, and a motto, together with a helmet.

Click on the Coat of Arms for close-up views with heraldic context.

Information for this site came from "The Insignia of McMaster" by R.P.Graham

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