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 flags of the Musqueam Band and Okanagan Nation Alliance will fly permanently above UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, respectively. Read more.



United Way Campaign: Possibility Weeks

The United Way flag is flying on campus, at the North Plaza of the Life Building, beginning Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to mark the UBC Community United Way campaign’s Possibility Weeks (running until Friday, November 23, 2018). This will include a number of events around campus to raise awareness of the United Way and how we can support them. For more information about the campaign and events during Possibility Weeks, please visit www.unitedway.ubc.ca.