The Cairn

Have you ever wondered what the heck that big E on Main Mall is? Well, that’s a great monument to UBC Engineering called the Cairn. It’s more than six feet tall and made of reinforced concrete.

The Cairn often makes non-Engineers jealous. Thus they resort to defacing, even destroying our monument; it has been run into, burnt, covered with tar and even blown up but their efforts have been in vain!We repaint it when it is vandalized and rebuild it stronger when an attempt is made to knock it down. It shall always remain a symbol of the spirit of the UBC Engineers.

If you’re interested in helping with the upkeep of the Cairn, you can apply to be the Keeper of the Cairn. Email for details.

Come visit the Cairn at any time, it’s proudly placed outside the Kaiser Building.