helping children around the world through health and education

Local Philanthropic Contributions

BC Children’s Hospital

In 2004 Djavad Mowafaghian donated funds to BC Children’s Hospital to pay for a 5,000 square metre redevelopment of the hospital’s oncology unit and adjacent outpatient clinics. At the time, it was the largest donation from an individual in the history of BC Children’s Hospital. The construction was completed in 2007 and the new wing is aptly named the Djavad Mowafaghian Wing.

Dr. Mowafaghian with a young patient

In November 2012, BC Children’s Hospital once again benefitted from Djavad Mowafaghian’s generosity when he announced that his Foundation would provide an additional $4 million to fund the construction of a new childcare facility on the hospital campus.  The 7,373 square foot childcare centre will care for children from infants to pre-school age.

The Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre was completed in March of 2014, and will be of great advantage to hospital staff and neighbor residents requiring quality, local child care.

Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre, at BC Children's Hospital

 

In 2014, more than 400 guests leapt to their feet at the annual Crystal Ball when the surprise announcement was made that Djavad Mowafaghian had decided to singlehandedly purchase an EOS imaging machine for $1.4 million.

Space within the Children’s Hospital underwent extensive modifications to accommodate the installation of this high-tech X-ray machine which provides a more accurate full-body, three-dimensional image of a standing patient in a single scan. This dramatically reduces radiation exposure.

Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation said, “The Orthopaedics Department is one of the hospital’s busiest areas, and will ensure the orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, radiologists and, most importantly, the children we serve will benefit from access to leading-edge technology”.

Djavad Mowafaghian and Terri Nicholas
Djavad Mowafaghian and Terri Nicholas

Djavad Mowafaghian BCCHF EOS Imaging Machine
“Better images. Less radiation.”


Djavad Mowafaghian BCCHF EOS Imaging Machine
Djavad Mowafaghian BCCHF EOS Imaging Machine
Djavad Mowafaghian BCCHF EOS Imaging Machine
Djavad Mowafaghian BCCHF EOS Imaging Machine
Djavad Mowafaghian BCCHF EOS Imaging Machine