Trinity Western University


The Torch

Trinity’s Torch logo was adopted for use in 1987. The torch itself has many meanings, representing both the Light of the World and the light of learning. In both shape and style, the logo’s torch is simple, unaffected, and timeless … With its lines and smoothed curves, it is a flowing representation of the central symbol of the Christian faith, the cross. If you look closely, you’ll also see that the torch presents a stylized “T”, and the flame above it flickers as a lively, flowing “W.” The logo design also suggests a person, holding up the flame of truth with the outstretched arms representing the pages of the Bible, from which the flame rises.
Campus Insights, October, 1993, p. 3 [TWU Archives: Coll. 4 B 6 File 9]
See also: Trinity Western World, November 1987 [TWU Archives: Coll. 4 B 6 File 19]

The Torch logo has appeared on everything from business cards and coffee mugs to Trinity’s website. The TWU Archives has copies of a short-lived newsletter called “The Torch,” (Fonds 4) and the tuition benefit available to children of Trinity personnel is known as the “Torch Award."

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    TWU Sign

    Photograph of the TWU torch sign located on Glover Road, at the entrance to the University, 1990.

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    [TWU Archives: 1998-01-4793]

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    TWU Logo

    TWU torch logo.

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    Provided by TWU University Communications, 2010

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