20 Years of Brain Health: An Anniversary Symposium

1:00pm-7:30pm, Nov 25, 2017

Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard

Join us in celebration as we commemorate 20 years of neuroscience research and brain health discovery at the University of British Columbia. We're looking back at the accomplishments of our researchers, students and staff under the former Brain Research Centre and current Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health banners, and looking ahead to a bright future for brain research and care in British Columbia and beyond.

Meet and mingle with the UBC neuroscience community, including our fascinating faculty, students, staff and alumni, and enjoy special presentations from keynote speakers Dr. Karl Diesseroth and Dr. Catherine Malabou. We are thankful to Dr. Lara Boyd for her role as Master of Ceremonies.


  • 1:00 p.m.: Opening remarks (Drs. Brian MacVicar and Jon Stoessl)
  • 1:15: Keynote 1: Dr. Karl Deisseroth
  • 2:05: Dr. Catharine Winstanley & Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • 2:25: Dr. Tim Murphy & Dr. Craig Brown
  • 2:45: Q&A with speakers
  • 2:50: Coffee break
  • 3:00: Dr. Kurt Haas & Dr. Simon Chen
  • 3:20: Dr. Haakon Nygaard & Dr. Lynn Raymond
  • 3:45: Q&A with speakers
  • 3:50: Coffee break
  • 4:00: Keynote 2: Dr. Catharine Malabou 
  • 4:45: Dialogue between Drs. Deisseroth and Malabou
  • 5:15: Closing remarks (Dr. Max Cynader)

Cocktail reception to follow. Event is free but space is limited, so please RSVP to attend.


10:00am-3:00pm, Nov 20, 2018

Please join us for the Centre for Brain Health Falls Education Day!

6:30pm-7:30pm, Nov 21, 2018

Doors will open at 6:00 for all with presentations beginning at 6:30.

Past Events

6:00pm-7:30pm, Nov 15, 2018

An Evening Public Talk with Dr. Richard Davidson

6:00pm-9:00pm, Oct 22, 2018

Our event on Monday, October 22nd will start with presentations from each of the three speakers, and end with a panel discussion inspired by audience questions.

12:30pm-2:00pm, Oct 4, 2018

The use of electrical stimulation during the removal of brain tumors on conscious patients allows medical professionals to monitor essential functions such as language and vision remain intact.

5:00pm-6:30pm, Sep 18, 2018

Renée Fleming’s Music and the Mind presentation explores the power of music as it relates to health, including childhood development, music therapy, and discoveries that are changing our understand

6:30pm-8:30pm, Sep 12, 2018

Jun 28-30, 2018

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP) for the 41st annual meeting in Vancouver this month.

7:30pm-9:30pm, May 31, 2018

Are you left brained or right brained, or is that even a thing? Will champagne improve your memory? Can you really beat depression with a walk in the woods?

4:00pm-6:00pm, May 12, 2018

8:30am-5:00pm, May 7, 2018

9:00am-3:00pm, Apr 14, 2018

Lunch will be provided (gluten-free and non-gluten-free options).