Lowering of the Flag

About the Lowering of the Flag

The University of British Columbia has three main flags in two locations on campus:

  1. Canada flag at the intersection of Main Mall and Crescent Road
  2. BC and UBC flags at the North Plaza of the Life Building (the Old SUB)

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.

What’s New

The BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Life Building (the Old SUB) will be lowered on Monday, July 22, in remembrance.

Librarian Emerita Iza Laponce passed away on April 16, 2019.

Dr. Donald Witt, current professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, passed away on April 19, 2019.
UBC friends and colleagues are welcome to attend Dr. Witt’s Celebration of  Life on July 22, 2019 at Sage Bistro, please rsvp.

Ms. Marilyn Pomfret, Professor Emerita of Physical Education and Recreation, School of Kinesiology, passed away on April 24, 2019. A Memorial Service for Ms. Pomfret will be held on Thursday August 15th at 2:00pm at St. Philip’s Church, 3737 W 27th Ave., Vancouver. The Service will be followed by a Reception, 3:30pm-6:00pm at the Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave.

Dr. Charles Warriner passed away on May 12, 2019. Dr. Warriner was Professor Emeritus and previous Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Dr. Garth Jones passed away on May 31, 2019. Dr. Jones was a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Dr. Jones became a member of the Quarter Century Club in 1996.

Dr. Alexander Goumeniouk passed away on June 11, 2019. Dr. Goumeniouk was a Clinical Professor Emeritus with the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Dr. Robert McDonald passed away on June 19, 2019. Dr. McDonald was Professor Emeritus with the Department of History and joined the Quarter Century Club in 2004.

Mr. Robert Boyes passed away on June 27, 2019. Mr. Boyes worked at the UBC Bookstore for 35 years, and was inducted into the 25 Year Club in 2001.

Ms. Billy (Biljana) Mirkovic passed away on June 28, 2019. Ms. Mirkovic was a current employee of Campus Security, where she had worked for over ten years.

Dr. Richard Campanella passed away on July, 11 2019. Dr. Campanella was a Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and joined the Quarter Century Club in 1996.