Flags lowered in memory of 215 residential school children

The university flags will be lowered to half-mast beginning May 31 following the discovery of 215 bodies of children at the site of a former residential school in British Columbia’s southern Interior.

The flags will remain lowered for 215 hours, until Wednesday, June 9, in memory of the children who were sent to residential schools and in recognition of the profound loss experienced by all Indigenous peoples and felt across diverse communities at McMaster and across nations.