The University of British Columbia opens new Centre for Brain Health

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has opened the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Canada’s largest integrated brain centre that unites research and patient care. The centre will be the new home to the work of Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurogenetics and Translational Neuroscience Matthew Farrer and his research team.

“It’s a beautiful building,” said Farrer, “After three years in temporary space, it’s great to have a permanent home.”

Located next door to the Koerner Pavilion on the UBC Hospital campus, the centre unites patient clinics with research in the areas of neurogenetics, neuroscience, neurology and psychiatry. It brings together, for the first time under one roof, all the multidisciplinary areas of brain health.