U of L renames CCBN building to Community Centre for Wellbeing

In fitting with its new purpose, the University of Lethbridge has rechristened the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) building as the Community Centre for Wellbeing (CCW).

The renaming comes after the CCBN moved into the new Science Commons building in late 2019.

“The name Community Centre for Wellbeing reflects the coming together of various health-care initiatives and health-care partners for the benefit of the Lethbridge and University communities,” says Nancy Walker, U of L vice-president (finance and administration). “The Centre combines research initiatives in health care and health-care practices available to the general public, as well as University researchers, students and staff.”

The CCW houses the U3T MRI Centre, which opened in 2016 and was the result of a unique collaboration between the U of L and local medical-imaging professionals. The 3 Tesla MRI, which provides the most powerful magnetic resonance imaging in the region, produces high-quality images and allows radiologists to differentiate between benign and potentially hazardous medical conditions with confidence. The MRI is used for both public and private clinical studies and by faculty and students from the CCBN for research purposes.

The CCW also houses Memory Clinic Inc., which provides testing for persons with brain injury, as well as suspected memory impairment. Memory testing can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and provide patients with timely practical information, support and counselling. The Memory Clinic also provides education and counselling for caregivers of people with brain injury or Alzheimer’s disease.