Use only abbreviations and acronyms (abbreviations pronounced as words) on their own if they are very familiar to most readers. (See the Acronyms section.) In general, do not put a bracketed abbreviation after the name of the organization. World Health Organization (WHO).
Omit periods in all-capital abbreviations unless the abbreviation is geographical or refers to a person.
For ease of reading or variety, a general term is often preferable to an abbreviation.
The presentation will be made at the library.
No more than one or two abbreviations or acronyms should be used within the same text. Otherwise you get a sentence that reads like this:
AUCC voted that SCOTL should devote more time to publicizing SSHRC and NSERC awards in order to get CCAE’s attention.
Some common Memorial abbreviations and acronyms include:
Abbreviations also include the shortening of items such as:
When abbreviating degrees, include punctuation only when abbreviation ends in a lower case letter, not when it ends in a capital.
BA, M.Sc., PhD, MA
Postal abbreviations should be used in addresses, but within prose, regular abbreviations or full spellings are acceptable: SK/Sask, NL/Nfld & Lab.