Canadian Press (CP) Style Guide

Memorial University uses a modified Canadian Press (CP) style guide for all promotional, informational and recruitment materials.

In 1985, the Canadian Press style was adopted because it was comprehensive and well researched and, having been used in Canadian dailies and periodicals since 1935, it was familiar.

In 1991, a Senate ad hoc committee reviewed several style guides and confirmed that CP Style "suits the task best and provides the... most efficient editorial instrument."

In 1994, a policy review committee agreed unanimously that CP Style should be retained.

In September, 1996, the question of a style guide was raised at a meeting of deans and academic directors. This group, too, was of the unanimous opinion that no change was needed.

Over the years CP Style has changed to evolve with the language. For more information, check the Canadian Press home page.

The application of CP style excludes scholarly, academic and administrative materials.

For more information about the Memorial-specific modifications to CP style, please see the online style guide.