National day of mourning in honour of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19

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Earlier today, the federal government declared September 19 as a day of mourning in honour of Queen Elizabeth II to coincide with her funeral in London, U.K. The Province of BC followed suit recognizing this day as a public holiday.

In recognition of the Prime Minister’s announcement and based on direction from the Province, UBC will be observing this day as a national day of mourning on both campuses and our distributed learning sites. Classes will be cancelled and university employees will receive this day off subject to operational requirements.

Queen Elizabeth’s death marks the end of an era. The Queen had an unrelenting commitment to service and leaves behind an extraordinary legacy. To read UBC’s statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, visit:

To learn more about this provincial holiday, visit:

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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