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University of New Brunswick (Canada)

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[University of New Brunswick table flag] image by Luc Baronian 3 June 2005
Photo of flag in use

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Description of the flag

The flag of the University of New Brunswick flies on its two campuses, Fredericton and Saint John. Black over red, 1:2, with a large centered shield. The beavers on the shield are gold and the boat is blue on the full-scale flag, while it is black on the table flag version. The shield, which is fairly popular on campus, though not as much as the logo, has a black ship on the renditions I have seen that are not on a flag. The beavers are usually brown when not on the flag.

The motto reads SAPERE AUDE.
Luc Baronian, 3 June 2005

Sapere aude is a phrase meaning "Dare to know" or "Dare to be wise". Most famously, it is found in Immanuel Kant's essay "What Is Enlightenment?". It is also the motto of:

  • the University of Otago,
  • Manchester Grammar School,
  • Bishop Hugh Oldham, founder of Manchester Grammar School,
  • the town motto of Oldham, England.
James Dignan (citing Wikipedia), 4 June 2005

Article on the flag:

In use (note that the ship is black):

Their brand book is passworded, but I have their shade of red as PMS 186.

Coat of arms from the Governor General website:

Article on the heraldry:

Dave Fowler, 17 May 2020