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Faculty and department signatures

If you want to brand a specific program, office or other initiative within the university, contact us to discuss your request.

Faculty signatures

Faculty signatures (logos) are an extension of our primary brand. They pair the name of each faculty with the primary university logo by placing the name of the faculty in set proportion below or adjacent to the logo. For additional faculty branding elements, see the section on faculty colours.

A poster using a horizontal faculty signature A brochure using a stacked faculty signature

A signature should only be used to represent faculties and shouldn’t be combined with programs, offices or departments (e.g. Faculty of Business and Information Technology - Academic Advising). Contact us for more information about acquiring a signature for a program or other office within a faculty.

A faculty signature showing the relative proportion of the elements and clearance requirements

Two variations are available for each faculty signature - horizontal and vertical. As with the primary logo, clear space equal to the width of the shield must be maintained around a faculty signature.

When deciding which version of the faculty signature to use, consider the available space and the format of that space. Long, thin spaces such as the top of a letterhead or the barrel of a pen are best suited to a horizontal signature with the vertical version better suited to a narrow or square space. The main university logo must be clear and prominent whenever a faculty signature is used.

Do not adjust a faculty signature, change the proportions of its elements, or create a new version of a faculty signature without consulting the Communications and Marketing department.

Department signatures

Department signatures (logos) are similar to faculty signatures in their structure. Display the name of the department in set proportion below or adjacent to the university’s primary logo with the minimum size and clearance around a department logo always maintained.

A department signature showing the relative proportion of the elements and clearance requirements

The text beside the primary logo should never exceed two lines, with a recommended maximum of 25-30 characters per line.

A signature should only be used to represent a department or office and should not be combined with another office within the department (e.g. Office of the Registrar - Admissions). If you require a signature for an office within your department, please see the Other Signatures section.

Contact us to request a signature file for your department.

Correct signature usage

A self-created logo using the wrong typeface and incorrect shield emblem

Please do not make your own logo file.

An altered signature, placing the text on the wrong side

A signature with incorrectly proportioned elements

Do not adjust a department signature, change the proportions of its elements, or create a new version of a signature without consulting the Communications and Marketing department.

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