About the Lowering of the Flag
The University of British Columbia has three main flags in two locations on campus:
- Canada flag at the intersection of Main Mall and Crescent Road
- BC and UBC flags at the Old SUB North Plaza
The Ceremonies Office arranges for the lowering of the BC and UBC flags at the passing of a member of the campus community. When this occurs, the information is sent via email to over 50 individuals on campus for distribution campus-wide, and it is also posted on this web page. The UBC flag is replaced occasionally by other flags being flown for special occasions; such as the Musqueam flag being flown on National Aboriginal Day, the Rainbow flag being flown during UBC Pride Week, the United Way flag being flown during the UBC United Way campaign, etc.
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.
The BC flagpole has been moved!
The BC flagpole was moved to a more central location on campus as part of long-term planning for the university. On February 23, we relocated the flagpole from Main Mall and Agronomy Road to a new location in the heart of the campus – in between Brock Hall and the old SUB where it has joined the UBC flagpole.