Campus Flags

Lowering of the Flags

UBC’s Okanagan Campus has four flags in the main courtyard: Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Nation Alliance and The University of British Columbia.

The Okanagan Ceremonies Office arranges for the lowering of all four flags at the passing of a member of the campus community. When this occurs, the information is sent via email for distribution, and it is also posted on this web page.


Days of Recognition

The UBC flag is replaced occasionally by other flags being flown for special occasions, such as the Pride flag being flown during Outweek.


Musqueam Band and Okanagan Nation Alliance Flags

The flags of the Musqueam Band and Okanagan Nation Alliance now fly permanently above UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, respectively. Read more.


Flag Notification

Flags on the UBC Okanagan campus will be lowered on Friday, August 23, 2019, in memory of student Devon Marock, who passed away in Kelowna on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Devon was entering his fourth year of an Applied Science degree in the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering. Our condolences to Devon’s family, friends and colleagues.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Home and Crematorium, 7410 Hopcott Rd. in Delta, BC.

View Devon’s obituary, and share memories and condolences.


Flag Notification Archive

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. W. Wesley Pue

The BC, Musqueam and UBC flags on the UBC Vancouver Campus and the Canada, BC, Okanagan Nation Alliance and UBC Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Wednesday, April 10, in memory of Professor W. Wesley Pue, professor of Law and former Vice-Provost at UBC Vancouver and former Provost at UBC Okanagan, who passed […]

Dr. Patrick Lane

Flags on UBC’s Okanagan campus were lowered on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in memory of Patrick Lane, O.C., D.Litt., who passed away on March 7. Dr. Lane received an honorary degree at the Okanagan campus in 2013.

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.