About The Owerko Centre
The Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) is dedicated to studying neurodevelopmental disorders and child mental health.
Understanding neurodevelopment, neurodevelopmental disorders, and child mental health requires collaboration and coordination and a multidisciplinary team science approach. The Owerko Centre was founded to bring together multiple parallel efforts within neurodevelopment research and serve as a multidisciplinary research hub with a broad translational focus on neurodevelopment, child mental health, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Launched in the fall of 2015, The Owerko Centre draws its support from a critical mass of multidisciplinary researchers across the University of Calgary with expertise encompassing a broad range of neurodevelopmental and pediatric mental health research in basic, clinical, health services and population health.
The Owerko Centre was made possible thanks to a generous gift from Calgary philanthropists Stan and Marge Owerko to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. It accommodates more than 75 researchers, along with special testing and play rooms with adjacent observation suites, a motor skills examination area and labs for the preparation and collection of biological samples.