UBC Remembers

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

This year, 2019 will mark the 68th year that the University of British Columbia has hosted a Remembrance Day ceremony. The ceremonies on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses are an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the community to honour and remember all those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace. All are welcome.

Featured Events

November 11, 2019

Remembrance Day Ceremony — Vancouver Campus

War Memorial Gym, 6081 University Blvd

10:00 a.m. — Doors Open
10:45 a.m. — Ceremony Begins

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November 7, 2019

Remembrance Day Ceremony — Okanagan Campus

Campus main courtyard (by the flag poles)

10:45 a.m. — Ceremony Begins

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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