Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 Tragedy

Flags on UBC’s Okanagan campus are lowered Thursday and Friday, January 9 and 10, 2020, in respect for all of those affected by the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 tragedy, including UBC community members. Please read Professor Ono’s message to the UBC community. A memorial at UBC Okanagan to commemorate the lives of the 176 […]

Jessie Ravnsborg

Flags on UBC’s Okanagan campus will be lowered on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in memory of Jessie Ravnsborg who passed away peacefully on November 2, 2019.  Jessie was an alumna and staff member here at UBC Okanagan, and most recently she was working within the Development and Alumni Engagement portfolio. A funeral service will be […]

Dr. Gregory Younging

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Monday, May 6, 2019, in memory of Dr. Gregory Younging, who passed away on May 3, 2019. A funeral will be held at St. Saviour’s Church  (150 Orchard Ave, Penticton V2A 1X8) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 11 a.m., followed by a feast and ceremony at […]

Dr. Alan Paeth and Dr. Chris Willie

Flags at UBC Okanagan were lowered on Wednesday, June 20, in memory of Dr. Alan Paeth who passed away on June 3, 2018, and Dr. Chris Willie, who passed away on December 21, 2017. Dr. Alan Paeth was an associate professor in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences’  Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and […]

Klaus Reichwald

Flags will be lowered at UBC’s Okanagan campus on Friday, April 20 in memory of Mr. Klaus Reichwald who passed away in Kelowna on March 31, 2018 at the age of 78. Mr. Reichwald was a close friend to UBC Okanagan, providing early and foundational philanthropic support to the campus in a time of intense […]

Official opening of Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and UBC Statement of Apology

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Monday, April 9, on the occasion of the official opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and a Statement of Apology for UBC’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of the Indian Residential Schools, remembering those who did not survive.

Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017. Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the […]

Dr. Ian Stuart

The UBC Okanagan community is saddened by the passing of Dr. Ian Stuart on September 2, 2017. Dr. Stuart joined UBC in 2007, serving as Professor of Supply Chain Management and Dean of the Faculty of Management. Prior to his time at UBC, Dr. Stuart was director of the Gerald Schwartz School of Business and […]

Sydney Bednarik

Flags on UBC’s Okanagan campus will be lowered on Friday, May 12, in memory of student Sydney Bednarik. Sydney was a fourth-year psychology student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. Our condolences to Sydney’s family, friends and fellow students. A celebration of life and memorial gathering for Sydney will be held […]

National Day of Mourning

Flags on UBC’s Okanagan campus will be lowered on Friday, April 28, in recognition of the National Day of Mourning, to remember lives lost in the workplace and resolve to prevent future tragedies.