About the Lowering of the Flag
The University of British Columbia has four main flags in two locations on campus:
- Canada flag on Flag Pole Plaza at the intersection of Main Mall and Crescent Road
- 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.
Current Flag Lowerings
The BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Life Building) will be lowered Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in remembrance.
Mr. Neil Martin passed away on May 25, 2021. Mr. Martin was currently working for UBC Food Services at the Point.
The Canada flag (at Flag Pole Plaza) and the BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Life Building) on the UBC Vancouver Campus and the Canada, BC, Okanagan Nation Alliance and UBC flags at UBC Okanagan are lowered until further notice, in memory of the 215 children buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School (IRS).
Please read a message to the community from Prof. Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Lesley Cormack, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
For more information and resources, please visit the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.
The BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Life Building) will be lowered Monday, June 7, 2021 in remembrance.
Professor Emeritus John Grace, O.C. passed away on May 26, 2021. Dr. Grace taught in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering for over 35 years, he was inducted into the Quarter Century Club in 2004, reaching Tempus Fugit in 2014.
Professor Emeritus David Llewelyn Williams passed away on May 23, 2021. Dr. Williams taught in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for over 25 years and was inducted into the Quarter Century Club in 1996.