In the shield, the eagle is symbolic of the heavenly vision, being able supposedly to gaze directly into the blazing mid-day sun. The cross on its breast "identifies this vision as Christian in inspiration". The open book is a common symbol of learning, and the maple leaves signify that McMaster's Charter was granted by the Province of Ontario.
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