Resources for CIFAR fellows and CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

The CIFAR visual identity is available for CIFAR fellows and Global Scholars to use in presentation materials that are related to CIFAR programs.

You can choose between:

  • the bilingual logo; or
  • the English only version; or
  • just the CIFAR acronym.

Your choice will depend on the context in which you are using the logo. If audiences are internal, or if they know CIFAR well, you can use the logo of the CIFAR acronym. However, if your audience is external, or not that familiar with CIFAR, you should choose the logo with the full Institute name.

All versions are available as two-colour, monochrome (black) or reverse (white only). For web, MS Word or PowerPoint documents use the JPEG / PNG formats (images provided below).

To access any of these files, follow these simple steps:

  1. Right-click over the link to save the specific file to a folder on your computer;
  2. Go to your document (i.e. Word or Powerpoint), and select the file via “Insert”, “Picture”, “From File”.



Full Name Colour JPG






Full Name Monochrome JPG




CIFAR logo reverse


Full Name Reverse PNG







Full Name Bilingual Colour JPG







Full Name Bilingual Monochrome JPG






Full Name Bilingual Reverse PNG




Acronym Colour JPG

Acronym Colour JPG


Acronym Monochrome JPG

Acronym Monochrome JPG


CIFAR Acronym Reverse

Acronym Reverse PNG




Global Scholars Colour PNG





Global Scholars White PNG





Global Scholars Colour French PNG




Global Scholars Colour French PNG



Professional Signature

Here is a suggested template on how CIFAR fellows could include their CIFAR appointment in electronic or print correspondence. Note: there is no need to spell out the Institute’s full name if space is limited; the CIFAR acronym will suffice.

W. Thomas Boyce
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
UCSF Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
3333 California Street, Suite 245
San Francisco, CA 94118

CIFAR Senior Fellow & Co-Director,
Child & Brain Development program

CIFAR Affiliation on Research Papers

When submitting research publications, CIFAR should be noted as an affiliate institution. Most major scientific publications accept multiple institutional affiliations so CIFAR can simply follow your primary affiliation, which likely is your home university.
To properly identify CIFAR as a secondary affiliation (following your home university as the primary institution), please use the following:
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
CIFAR Program in insert name
MaRS Centre, West Tower
661 University Ave., Suite 505
Toronto, ON M5G 1M1

or as an alternative,

Quantum Information Science Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, 661 University Ave., Suite 505, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1M1, Canada.

Note: Though program names are not captured in citation data by ESI (i.e it is the “field” that you designate that enables tracking to your program), we encourage you to include your program name to improve its visibly in reports. You do not need to include the street address for CIFAR, just the full Institute name and the city and postal code.

When you include your CIFAR affiliation on the papers that you publish, your research will be collected in citation data related to the CIFAR program. As well, CIFAR will receive advance notice from the publications and can assist in bringing your research to the attention of the media.

Brand Standards

If a more comprehensive usage description of CIFAR colours and typography is required, please view or right-click here to download this PDF of our brand standards guidelines.