Major Gifts

Faculty of Medicine receives largest ever gift

The $15 million gift from Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian is for a new facility that integrates brain research and patient care. In honour of his generosity the facility will be named the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. The gift is the latest in a long history of philanthropic efforts by Mowafaghian to advance children’s health and education around the world. More

UBC and The Nippon Foundation launch $13-million research program to predict the future of oceans

Last December UBC researchers launched a $13-million, nine-year research program with Japan’s Nippon Foundation (NF) to study the future of the world’s oceans and to monitor the impact of human activities on seafood resources. More

UBC receives $1.2 million to monitor child development across Canada

The gift from The Lawson Foundation will support a pan-Canadian network of researchers and practitioners, led by UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), as they identify inequities in child development across the country. More

MOA received $1 million gift from The Michael O’Brian Family Foundation

The donation allowed the creation of the O’Brian Gallery, a unique flexible space designed to exhibit and explore the aesthetics of small-scale objects and works of art. The inaugural exhibit in the new space in the Museum of Anthropology featured the work of renowned Haida artists Charles & Isabella Edenshaw. More

$250,000 donation of equipment from Merck Canada

Merck Canada has generously provided UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences with lab equipment valued at $250,000. Some of the equipment is already in use, while the rest will be stored and used to outfit the expanded number of laboratories in the new Pharmaceutical Sciences building, slated to open in the fall of 2012. More

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