Statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The University of Alberta joins the world today in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


September 15, 2022 update

The Government of Alberta has announced a provincial day of mourning on Monday, September 19 for the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The University of Alberta will remain open for regular operations, and classes will take place as scheduled. In accordance with the provincial day of mourning in Alberta, we encourage faculty, staff and students to observe a moment of silence on Monday at 10 a.m. to mark the passing of Her late Majesty, whose funeral will be held early on Monday morning in London, U.K. starting at 4 a.m. MST. A provincial ceremony will be held at the Alberta legislature at 10 a.m. MST and can be livestreamed here

Le Gouvernement de l'Alberta a annoncé un jour de deuil provincial le lundi 19 septembre à l’occasion des funérailles de Sa Majesté la reine Elizabeth II.

L'Université de l'Alberta demeurera ouverte pour ses activités régulières et les cours auront lieu comme prévu. Conformément au jour de deuil provincial en Alberta, nous encourageons le corps professoral, le personnel et les étudiants à observer un moment de silence à 10h, lundi, afin de rendre hommage à feu Sa Majesté, dont les funérailles se tiendront tôt lundi matin à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, à 4h HNR. Une cérémonie provinciale se déroulera à l'Assemblée législative de l'Alberta à 10 h HNR et sera diffusée en direct ici

The University of Alberta joins the world today in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

The longest-reigning British monarch, Her Majesty has been a role model to generations as an exemplar of commitment to public service, duty and leadership. Throughout her decades-long reign, we have been inspired by Her Majesty’s steadfast commitment to developing the leaders of tomorrow.  

The Queen’s belief in education, cross-cultural understanding and international co-operation and collaboration was reflected in the establishment of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, which inspires and supports young global leaders to create lasting impacts at home and abroad. 

Flags on our campuses have been lowered to half-staff in recognition of The Queen’s passing. 

On behalf of the University of Alberta, I send condolences to the Royal Family, and to fellow citizens across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. 

Bill Flanagan
President and Vice-chancellor

University of Alberta