Simon Fraser University

It Starts with a Gift ~
The Gift of Unlimited Possibilities

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Djavad Mowafaghian has demonstrated his passion for “giving back” by funding various philanthropic projects and donating to various charities throughout the world. His gifts to Simon Fraser University include funding for a Level 3 containment laboratory, a school for contemporary arts, a 350-seat theatre and a lecture theatre among other projects.

Dr. Djavad Mowafaghian Doctoral Fellowship in Child Health

In support of the Faculty of Health Sciences, an Endowment Fund was established to provide a sustainable source of funding to the Children’s Health Policy Centre for original research and ….

Level 3 Containment Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research

Djavad Mowafaghian surprised everyone by announcing an additional gift to SFU to fund the construction and outfitting of a Level 3 containment laboratory for infectious disease research….

School for the Contemporary Arts

SFU Woodward’s vision is to enable and promote creativity and leading-edge practices in the contemporary arts as well as public community discourse. Its primary purpose is to support professional activities…

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre

The Centre is an acoustically sophisticated venue for the performance and study of world music. It houses SFU’s suite of Indonesian Gamelan instruments and collection of…

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

The 350-seat theatre features state-of-the-art projection and sound systems. It showcases student film projects, along with festival and community film screenings…

Friends of Simon

In an effort to ensure that immigrant and refugee children and youth are equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes to help them succeed in Canada, the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation has partnered with SFU…

Investing in Possibility

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Those of you who support SFU are investing in possibility … thank you for believing in and supporting Simon Fraser University. Each of your gifts leads to great things and has wide-ranging impact, often beyond what you imagine.

~ Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor

Committed to Giving

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We built a Foundation because we have a vision. It’s not just about transferring money to others but about building something that we have invested in and believe in.

~ Hamid Eshghi