UBC Remembers

Since the opening of the War Memorial Gym in 1951, The University of British Columbia has held a ceremony commemorating November 11.

2020 marks the 69th year that the University of British Columbia has hosted a Remembrance Day ceremony. This year, due to COVID-19, the Remembrance Day ceremony will be a virtual event, featuring a live broadcast from War Memorial Gym. All UBC faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to watch—to honour and remember all those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace.

Featured Events

November 11, 2020

Remembrance Day Virtual Ceremony

10:45 a.m. — Ceremony Begins

An archived recording of the ceremony will be available soon.


UBC in 1915: Student Soldiers Remembered

Read about the 697 UBC students who saw active military service during the first World War.

Interior view of the underground magazine and ammunition hoist located below each gun emplacement.

If These Walls Could Talk: A Site for Art, Architecture and Defence

A closer look at the Museum of Anthropology and the surrounding grounds reveals a site of defence in both the First and Second World Wars.


Official Photograph Taken on the British Western Front in France

Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in France in 1914–1918. Image courtesy Imperial War Museums and UBC Library’s World War I British Press Photograph Collection, Image Q 8669