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Abstract

In this paper, the author discusses the development of academic dress in the context of the development of the institution; namely, how the intention to create what was described as a university akin to the ancient British foundations may have been reflected in the design of the scheme. Also described is how, in the years since the founding of this University, the mainly Oxbridge influence on the Canadian perception of hoods and gowns and indeed on their construction has diminished; however, the influence of both internal and external elements on the University continue to be reflected in the design and use of academic dress.

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