University of Saskatchewan

Policies

Flying of the Flag at Half-Mast

Operations and General Administration

Responsibility: University Secretary
Authorization: Board of Governors
Approval Date: Oct 1, 1979
Reformatted: Mar 30, 2001
Amended: Mar 29, 2016

Purpose

Flags are half-masted as a sign of respect and mourning upon death.

To pay respect to deceased students, faculty and staff who worked and studied at the University of Saskatchewan.

To pay respect to the Sovereign, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Premier of the Province, or other distinguished persons as designated by the President, a Vice-President or the University Secretary.

Policy

The flag will be flown at half-mast in respect of all faculty, staff and students who die while an employee or student of the University of Saskatchewan. This includes part-time as well as full-time students, faculty and staff, as well as retired members of the University staff.

The flag will be flown at half-mast on the death of the Sovereign, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Premier of the Province, or other distinguished persons as designated above.

The flag will be flown at half-mast to mourn lives lost in tragic national and international events. In such cases, a decision to lower the flag and the period during which it remains at half-mast will generally mirror the practice of the Province of Saskatchewan.

Other individuals and events may be recognized by lowering the flag at the discretion of the President of the University.

The flag will also be flown at half-mast on nationally agreed occasions:

Procedure summary

Related Documents

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Contact Information

Contact Person: University Secretary
Phone: 306-966-4632