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 on Flag Pole Plaza at the intersection of Main Mall and Crescent Road
  2. BC, Musqueam and UBC flags temporarily relocated to the East Mall Entrance and Plaza at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

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 Canada flag (at Flagpole Plaza), BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (temporarily relocated to the East Mall Entrance and Plaza at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) as well as the Canada, BC, Okanagan Nation Alliance and UBC Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Tuesday, December 6, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

In Vancouver, the Engineering Undergraduate Society, with support from the APSC EDI.I Office, is hosting a memorial ceremony on Wednesday, November 30, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the Engineering Student Center, to remember the 14 women who lost their lives and stand against violence towards women. All UBC students, staff and faculty are welcomed to attend the Ceremony.