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 Tuesday, May 21, in remembrance.

Mr. Cipriano Ambegia passed away on April 13, 2019. Mr. Ambegia worked at the Woodward Biomedical Library for 31 years, joining the 25 Year Club in 1999.

Professor Emeritus Frank Anderson of the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, passed away on April 1, 2019.

Mr. Dave Brown, manager of the Men’s Rugby program at UBC, passed away on March 19, 2019.

Dr. Janice McCormick of the Faculty of Medicine, School of Nursing, passed away on December 28, 2018.