• Jacquie Ripat.
  • Vice-dean (academic affairs), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences / Professor

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Occupational Therapy
    Room 215 - 771 McDermot Ave.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-789-3303
    Fax: 204 789-3927

Research summary

Dr. Ripat's primary area of research focuses on understanding how users of assistive technology participate in their occupations and within their communities, the interaction between assistive technology users and the environment, and the meaning that people ascribe to assistive technology.

Research affiliations


Dr. Jacquie Ripat is a professor in the department of occupational therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Her program of research focuses on understanding the interaction between individuals with disabilities who use assistive technologies and the physical, socio-cultural, and attitudinal environments in which they interact. Through qualitative, participatory, and mixed methods research approaches, she aims to develop and implement ways to use assistive technology and modify environments to promote community participation and inclusion of people with disabilities throughout the lifespan. Dr. Ripat's research is greatly strengthened by the collaborative relationships she has with colleagues from various disciplines, including engineering, nursing, physical therapy, architecture, interior design, and library science.


Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Health Sciences, University of Manitoba 

Master of Science in Rehabilitation, University of Manitoba

Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy), Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Manitoba 

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College of Rehabilitation Sciences
R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada