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Lt.-Col. Mike McGinty delivers his Remembrance Day remarks

Retired British army officer and UBC Okanagan employee delivers emotional Remembrance Day remarks

The UBC Okanagan community gathered on November 9 for its 12th annual Remembrance Day service. Students, faculty and staff came together in the central courtyard and heard from a number of speakers before observing two minutes of silence.

Lieutenant-Colonel Mike McGinty, centre, salutes while participants at UBC Okanagan's 2016 Remembrance Day service sing O'Canada.

UBC employee stands tall at Remembrance Day

The elderly, uniformed veteran is an iconic image at Remembrance Day. However, it is time, says Lieutenant-Colonel Mike McGinty with the British Columbia Dragoons, that Canadians also pay homage to younger veterans who are often overlooked at this time of year.

UBC community gathers to honour Canada’s military veterans

UBC community gathers to honour Canada’s military veterans

For two minutes on Thursday, the courtyard at UBC Okanagan’s campus will come to a standstill while the campus marks Remembrance Day.