Flag Lowering – Archives

Category for archived UBC in memoriam notices.

Charles Kerr

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Thursday, May 25, in remembrance. Dr. Charles R. Kerr passed away on May 19, 2017. Dr. Kerr was the founder and former head of the cardiac electrophysiology program at UBC and St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Kerr was a pioneer in the field of […]

Michael Bliss

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Thursday, May 25, in remembrance. Dr. Michael Bliss, OC passed away on May 18, 2017. Dr. Bliss was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws by UBC in 2007 to acknowledge his contributions as a writer, historian and public intellectual.

Raymond Rodway

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in remembrance.   Mr. Raymond B. Rodway passed away on April 28, 2017. Raymond retired from the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences after celebrating 35 years of service to UBC in 2004. He leaves behind his wife, Irene Rodway, […]

Danielle Vacheresse

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in remembrance.   Ms Danielle Lucille Vacheresse passed away on April 23, 2017, at the age of 25. Danielle was studying on campus with the support of Steps Forward Inclusive Education Society.  A Celebration of Life will be held on May […]

John Anderson

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in remembrance. Professor Emeritus John Donald Anderson passed away on April 20 ,2017. Professor Anderson was a microbiologist with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, retiring in 1995. His career was exemplary and his contributions to the Faculty of […]

John Sawyer

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in remembrance.   Professor Emeritus John Evan Sawyer passed away on April 7, 2017.  John graduated UBC with the first B.Mus. cohort and returned in 1967 to teach. Dr. Sawyer was a  leading figure in the development of Canada’s early […]

Don Krug

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in remembrance. Professor Don Krug passed away on April 2, 2017. Prof. Krug joined the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, UBC in 2002. He coordinated the off-campus Digital Learning and Curriculum (DLC) cohort and was instrumental in […]

Workers’ Mourning Day

  The Canada flag (Main Mall and Crescent Road) and the BC and UBC flags (North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Friday, April 28, in recognition of the National Day of Mourning, to remember lives lost in the workplace and resolve to prevent future tragedies.

Roy Turner

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Thursday, April 20, in memory of Professor Emeritus Roy Turner, who passed away suddenly on April 15, 2017. Dr. Turner, a leading ethnomethodologist was a member of the Anthropology and Sociology Department from 1965 to 1993.  Roy edited the […]

Bill Nelems

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Wednesday, April 12. Professor Emeritus Bill Nelems passed away on March 31, 2017. Dr. Nelems retired from the Department of Surgery in 2004. He was a pioneer in thoracic surgery, performing the first lung transplant in Canada, and founder of the BC Provincial […]

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