Flag protocol

Ceremonies and Events arranges for the changing of flag sets and the lowering of flags throughout the year. There are two sets of flags on SFU's Burnaby campus; one at the entrance to the university and one at Cornerstone Town Square.

Read more about SFU's policies and procedures for the displaying of flags.

Current flag sets on display

University entrance: Official flags

  • British Columbia provincial flag
  • Canadian flag
  • Simon Fraser University flag

 

Cornerstone Town Square
SFU is flying the Convocation flag set. Order of flags from west to east:

  • Canada flag
  • British Columbia flag
  • SFU flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag
  • SFU Crest flag

Lowering of the flags

Flags are lowered in accordance with Policy AD 1.02 and an advisory notice will appear here. 

Half-mast notice 1:

Flags at Simon Fraser University will be flown at half-mast  indefinitely to honour the lives and memories of over 1000 Indigenous children and adults found in unmarked graves, and for those that continue to be found, at former Indian Residential Schools across the country. 

In her statements on June 9th and on June 24th, President Joy Johnson acknowledged the university’s complicity, its commitment to listening and concrete action that SFU has taken and will continue to take in the name of reconciliation.

As a place of learning, SFU has an inherent responsibility to acknowledge and address our own complicity as we work to advance reconciliation. Please visit www.sfu.ca/reconciliation to learn about actions SFU is taking and actions you can take to support Indigenous students, faculty, staff and communities.