Keele, Glendon lower flags to mark National Day of Mourning

Drone image shows Vari Hall and the Ross Building on Keele Campus

York University will mark the National Day of Mourning by lowering the flags on its Keele and Glendon campuses to half-mast from sunrise to sunset on April 28.

There will also be an opportunity at 11 a.m. on April 28 to observe a moment of silence.

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress designated April 28 as the National Day of Mourning in Canada. Each year, Canadians pause to remember and honour those individuals who have died, been injured, or suffered illness in the workplace.

“April 28 is an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have passed away, been seriously injured or have become ill in the workplace. By lowering its flags to half-mast, York University affirms its commitment to the promotion of health, safety and well-being for all members of the University community,” says Alice Pitt, vice-president equity, people and culture.

To learn more about the National Day of Mourning, where to find support, related activities, and to light a candle in memory of those who have given so much, visit the National Day of Mourning page found on yulink.