UBC campus will permanently fly Okanagan Nation Alliance flag

Flag raising ceremony takes place Thursday afternoon

What: Okanagan Nation Alliance Flag Raising Ceremony
Who: Members of the Okanagan Nation Alliance, UBC dignitaries, students, faculty and staff
When: Thursday, September 27, from 4:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: Main Courtyard at the flagpoles, UBC Okanagan campus

UBC Okanagan will celebrate the official, permanent raising of the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) flag Thursday afternoon.

The Okanagan campus is located in the ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. The Okanagan Nation Alliance flag formally signifies UBC’s recognition of the Okanagan Nation in whose lands the university resides.

The flag raising will take place at 4:30 p.m. There will be a brief speaking program with UBC and ONA dignitaries. Refreshments will follow.

About UBC's Okanagan campus

UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.