Statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The UVic community joins people around the world to mark the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We have lowered flags on our campus to half-staff to honour her lifetime of service as a world leader.

In August 1994, UVic welcomed Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to our campus, where they opened the XV Commonwealth Games; Prince Edward closed the games 10 days later. These memories are part of the City of Victoria’s rich history and she will be remembered for her grace, diplomacy and leadership.

We offer our sincere condolences to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as they mourn the loss of their matriarch.