The University of Alberta has a tradition of lowering the University of Alberta banner to half-mast position as a sign of mourning at the death of a current undergraduate or graduate student, faculty or staff member, professor emeritus, serving member of the Board of Governors or University Senate, or honorary degree recipient.
A flag or all three flags (National, Provincial and University) may be lowered for National, Provincial or International incidents or deaths that have a direct connection to the University.
All three flags (National, Provincial and University) will be lowered annually for the National Day of Mourning for those who have suffered and died in the workplace (April 28th) and Remembrance Day (November 11th).
The banner remains at half-mast for two days and flies above the Administration Building.
The University Banner is presently at half mast in memory of:
Dr. Herbert I. Freedman
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Faculty of Science
November 21, 2017
Our condolences go out to all family, friends and colleagues.