UBC opens new centre for brain health

March 3, 2014

The University of British Columbia, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, has opened the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), which will unite research and patient care to change the way brain disorders are treated and studied. The building, named after Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian in honour of his $15-million donation to UBC, houses clinics for Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression and other brain disorders. It will also allow UBC to educate and train hundreds of medical and graduate students. Construction of the $70-million centre was supported by the BC government, Industry Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, matching funds from the BC Knowledge Development Fund, and $13.5-million in donations from Charles Fipke, the Townsend family, the Borgland family, and Rudy North. UBC News Release