Built in 1989, the 50,000 square foot Mogenson Centre is the oldest building at Western Discovery Park. The building is named after Dr. Gordon J. Mogenson, who joined Western University in 1965 and served at various times as the Chair of Physiology, the Dean of Graduate Studies, and the Acting Vice-President (Research). Best known for his research on the central nervous system and relationships between the limbic and motor systems, Dr. Mogenson's work was continually funded over 30 years by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Medical Research Council.
The Mogenson Centre was originally built to house spin-off companies that developed out of Western University, and has remained at full occupancy since its inception. Today, it is home to a number of tenants in the life sciences, digital media, and technology industry, including WORLDiscoveries, the business development arm of Western University, Robart’s Research Institute, and Lawson Health Research Institute that is dedicated to helping researchers and local inventors commercialize their discoveries through licensing and new company spin-offs.