Flag Lowering – Archives

Category for archived UBC in memoriam notices.

Verna Splane

  The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Sunday, January 18, in remembrance. Dr. Verna Huffman Splane, OC, FAPHA, passed away on January 10, 2015, aged 100.  Professor Splane played a major role in raising the status of the nursing profession both nationally and internationally. Verna and her husband and colleague, Richard […]

John Macdonald

  The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Sunday, January 18, in remembrance. Dr. John Barfoot Macdonald, OC, FRCD, passed away on December 23, 2014. A distinguished scientist and administrator, Dr. Macdonald was President of UBC from 1962 to 1967. His advice led to the establishment of Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria […]

Angus Gunn

  The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Thursday, December 18, in memory of Angus Macleod Gunn, Professor Emeritus of Social and Educational Studies, who passed away on December 10, 2014 Born in 1920 in Invergordon Scotland, Professor Gunn moved to Vancouver in the late 1950s and earned a BEd […]

Irving Guttman

  The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Thursday, December 11, in memory of Dr. Irving Allen Guttman, CM, OBC, who passed away on December 7, 2014 Dr. Guttman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from UBC in 2009. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Vancouver Opera. In his later years, he […]

Alan Steeves

  The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Thursday, November 20, in remembrance. Alan Owen Steeves passed away on November 16, 2014. Mr. Steeves was the Computer and Electronics Manager in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He contributed exceptional service during his 35-year career at UBC, winning the President’s Service Award for Excellence in […]

Blanca Muratorio

  The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in remembrance. Professor Emeritus Blanca Muratorio-Posse passed away recently. Professor Muratorio taught in the Department of Anthropology from 1972 until 2001. Throughout her career, she conducted ethnographic studies in both the Andes and the Amazon. Her most recent book was […]

Remembrance Day

  The Canada and BC flags will be lowered on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, to mark Remembrance Day.

Ross Mackay

  The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Wednesday, November 5, in remembrance. Professor Emeritus John Ross Mackay, OC, FRSC, passed away on October 28, 2014. Ross first came to the Department of Geology and Geography at UBC in 1949, and continued to teach following his retirement from the Department of Geography in 1980. […]

Mark Zacher

  The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Wednesday, November 5, in remembrance. Professor Emeritus Mark W. Zacher passed away on October 25, 2014.  Mark was a professor for almost 40 years in the Department of Political Science, retiring in 2003. He served as Director for the Centre of International Relations from 1971 to […]

David Niederauer

  The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Wednesday, November 5, in remembrance. Professor Emeritus David J. Niederauer passed away on July 27, 2014.  Professor Niederauer was a specialist in 19th-Century French Literature who taught for over 30 years at UBC. He was first appointed to the Department of Romance Studies in 1955, retiring […]

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