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 Lowerings

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 Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in remembrance.

 

Assistant Professor Emeritus William R. Buchan passed away on June 19, 2022. Prof. Buchan taught in the Department of Family Practice.

Dr. Bramwell Tovey, OC passed away on July 12, 2022. Dr. Tovey received an honorary degree from UBC in 2012.

Professor Emeritus Donald M. McLean passed away on July 12, 2022. Prof. McLean taught in the Department of Pathology.

Dr. Djavad Mowafaghian, CM, OBC passed away on July 15, 2022. Dr. Mowafaghian received an honorary degree from UBC in 2014.

Dr. Bruce Fleming passed away on July 19, 2022. Dr. Fleming taught as a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Professor Emeritus Gary Brayer passed away on July 25, 2022. Prof. Brayer taught in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Mr. Dirceu Campos passed away on August 4, 2022. Mr. Campos was currently employed in the Department of UBC Payroll Operations.