Flag Notifications

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

UBC Ceremonies and Events 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.

For inquiries regarding flag lowering, please email us at ceremonies.protocol@ubc.ca.

Current Flag Notifications

The BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (temporarily relocated to the East Mall Entrance and Plaza at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) will be lowered on Thursday, April 11, 2024 in remembrance.

Honorary Degree Holder John Allen Fraser, P.C., O.C., O.B.C., C.D., K.C., LL.d., h.c., passed away April 7, 2024. Dr. Fraser received an honorary degree from UBC in 2004.

Professor Emeritus David J. Randall passed away April 4, 2024. Dr. Randall served in the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science.

Professor Emeritus Lorne Sullivan passed away March 28, 2024. Dr. Sullivan served in the Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Professor Emeritus Thomas Raymond (Ray) Meadowcroft passed away March 20, 2024. Dr. Meadowcroft served in the Department of Metals and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science.

Jeanette (Jean) Forward passed away March 18, 2024. Ms. Forward served in the Department of Financial Services and was a member of the 25 Year Club.

Professor Emeritus G. M. “Bud” Homsy passed away March 12, 2024. Dr. Homsy served in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, and the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science.

Professor Connie Eaves passed away March 7, 2024. Dr. Eaves served in the Department of Medical Genetics and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine.