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 Old SUB)

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 (the Old SUB) will be lowered on Thursday, August 8, in remembrance.

Professor Emerita Martha Salcudean OC, OBC, passed away on July 17, 2019. Dr. Salcudean received an Honorary Degree (DSc) from UBC in 2001.  A celebration of life will be held at UBC on Thursday, September 12 at 5 pm in the Old Auditorium – all are welcome to attend.

Dr. Leonard Dyck passed away on July 19, 2019. Dr. Dyck was an ongoing sessional lecturer in the department of Botany.