October 1, 2012
This lecture will provide an introduction to the heraldic tradition in Canada, and it will look at how the Canadian Heraldic Authority creates coats of arms, flags and other emblems for Canadians, illustrated with examples from the past 20 years, with a special focus on academic heraldry and the combining of traditional heraldry with First Nations emblematic traditions.
Bruce Patterson was appointed Deputy Chief Herald of Canada in 2011, having previously been named Saint-Laurent Herald and Registrar of the Canadian Heraldic Authority in 2008 and Saguenay Herald and Assistant Registrar in 2000. In his capacity as a herald, Bruce has designed coats of arms for hundreds of Canadian individuals and organizations, and he frequently delivers lectures and presentations about Canadian heraldry. Prior to his appointment at the Canadian Heraldic Authority, Bruce worked in Toronto as a secondary school teacher in English and history. Bruce is a Fellow of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, an associate of the Académie internationale d’héraldique, and a Serving Member of the Most Venerable Order of St. John.
Friday October 12, 2012
3:00-4:00 in Room PE 264
Everyone is welcome