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Style Guide for Publications

Publications produced by Ivey’s Marketing and Communications Department use Canadian Press (CP) Style for abbreviations, acronyms, capitalization, dates and times, spelling, type styles, and usage, as well as house styles. CP uses the Oxford Canadian Dictionary as its standard reference.

This is a work-in-progress that can be revised and updated, as needed.

If you have any questions, corrections, or suggested revisions, please contact Cam Buchan (84157) or email: cbuchan@ivey.ca.

Abbreviations

Active vs. Passive Voice

Acronyms

Bulleted Lists

Centres, Institutes, and Distinctive Research Areas

Common Grammar Errors

Course Titles

Dates, Times, and Seasons

Degrees

Alumni Degrees

Headlines

Initial Caps

Italics

Ledes

Measurements

Names

Named Campuses

Numbers

Programs

Punctuation

Said/Says

Spelling

Titles

From/Than

URLs

Usage

Words to Avoid