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Measurements

In general, use metric measurement when indicating area (square metres), volume (litres), mass/weight (kilograms) or temperature (Celsius).

For example: A 20,000-litre wet lab is used to study aquatic toxicology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Although metric is preferred, where general Canadian convention uses imperial measurements (such as a person’s height), imperial units may occasionally be used.

Note: Use figures and spell out terms such as inches, feet, yard, etc. instead of using abbreviations.

For example: square feet (foot), inch(es), pound(s).

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