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 on Flag Pole Plaza at the intersection of Main Mall and Crescent Road
  2. BC, Musqueam and UBC flags temporarily relocated to the East Mall Entrance and Plaza at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

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.

Current Flag Lowering

The BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (temporarily relocated to the East Mall Entrance and Plaza at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) will be lowered on Tuesday, June 06, 2023 in remembrance.

Wilson Mendes passed away May 30, 2023. Mr. Mendes was a current student and staff member with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC.

Associate Professor Pieter Swart passed away May 25, 2023. Professor Swart was a current faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Valeriy Kichenko passed away May 22, 2023. Mr. Kichenko served as a current staff member (Technician) in the Environmental Services Facility.

Professor Emeritus James Murray passed away May 15, 2023. Dr. Murray taught in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.

Associate Professor Emeritus Robert Young passed away April 15, 2023. Dr. Young served in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory.

*Please note the UBC flag has been temporarily removed from the poles at East Mall Entrance and Plaza at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre while repairs are completed.