Lowering of the Flag

About the Lowering of the Flag

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

  1. Canada flag at the intersection of Main Mall and Crescent Road
  2. BC, Musqueam and UBC flags at the North Plaza of the Life Building

The Ceremonies Office arranges for the lowering of the BC, Musqueam 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 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) will be lowered Wednesday, January 13 in remembrance.

Senior Emeritus Instructor of Law Donald Egleston passed away on December 11, 2020. Prof. Egleston taught at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and joined the Quarter Century Club in 2001.

Professor Emerita Anna Celler passed away on December 24, 2020. Dr. Celler taught in the Department of Radiology.

Professor Emeritus Laurence Bongie passed away on December 26, 2020. Dr. Bongie taught French and was Head of the French Department from 1966 to 1992.