Centre for Brain Health

The proposal is for A new five-storey 13,861 m2 Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, including outpatient clinical areas, research labs, lecture theatres, teaching + research labs, and academic offices.

DP 10038

Wesbrook Mall - Infront of the UBC Hospital

  • Public Consultation - Open House was held on Monday, January 10, 2011, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM at East Atrium, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
  • Development Permit Issued - September 2011
  • Start Construction - Winter 2011
  • Complete - November 2013


The UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) propose to develop a new Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (CBH) translational research facility adjacent to the UBC Hospital and operationally integrated with existing related Brain Research Centre (BRC), Institute for Mental Health (IMH), Department of Psychiatry and Division of Neurology facilities. The vision for the Centre for Brain Health is “to create a centre of excellence focused on translational research and patient-centered care aimed at the prevention, understanding the causes, and treating the consequences of brain dysfunction”.  The core principles of the project are:  integration, flexibility, collaboration and sustainability.

The Djavad Mowafaghian CBH facility will be developed and operated as a partnership between the UBC Faculty of Medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health.  The building will have a gross area of approximately 13,861 m2, will be located on Wesbrook Mall in front of the Koerner Pavilion of the UBC Hospital, and will contain research clinics, wet and dry bench research space, and academic and administrative offices.


  • UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • UBC Properties Trust

Manager, Development Services
(604) 822-1586

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