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 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 Canada Flag (at Flagpole Plaza), BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Life Building) will be lowered on Monday,  September 21, in remembrance.

The Right Honorable John Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C. passed away on September 19, 2020. Dr. Turner received an honorary degree from UBC in 1994.

The BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Life Building) will be lowered on Monday,  September 21, in remembrance.

Professor Emeritus Stephen Michael Drance O.C. passed away on September 2, 2020. Dr. Drance taught in the department of Ophthalmology for over 20 years,  and he received an honorary degree from UBC in 1998.

Professor Emeritus Edmond Ernest Granirer passed away on August 31, 2020. Dr. Granirer taught Mathematics for over 25 years and was inducted into the Quarter Century Club in 1996.

Professor Emeritus Charles John Brauner passed away on August 20, 2020. Dr. Brauner taught in the department of Social and Educational Studies.

Professor Emeritus Seung Kim passed away on August 7, 2020. Dr. Kim taught in the faculty of Medicine, Neurology division.