About the Lowering of the Flag
The University of British Columbia has three main flags in two locations on campus:
- Canada flag at the intersection of Main Mall and Crescent Road
- 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.
The flags of the Musqueam Band and Okanagan Nation Alliance will fly permanently above UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, respectively. Read more.