Flags Lowered to Half-Mast in Recognition of Queen Elizabeth II

Humber College has lowered the flags at our campuses to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. For 70 years, she reigned as the leader of the United Kingdom and served as the Queen of Canada.  

Her passing marks the end of one of the longest reigns of any monarch in history and will undoubtedly bring about many different emotions around the world. As the head of state of numerous Commonwealth nations, Queen Elizabeth represented an important figure in government, tradition and continuity.

As we recognize and reflect on the difficult history of the British monarchy and Canada, we acknowledge the historical and cultural significance of the contributions that Queen Elizabeth has made. In the act of lowering the campus’ flags to half-mast, we pay respect to the loss of a long-time leader, and hope it also fosters important discussions.