• Jacquie Ripat.
  • Associate 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 affiliations

Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba

Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR)

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.


Dr. Jacquie Ripat is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Using qualitative, participatory, and mixed methods research approaches, the goal of her program of research is to understand the interaction between people with disabilities who use assistive technologies and the physical, socio-cultural, and attitudinal environments in which individuals interact.

Through developing this understanding, she seeks to develop and implement ways to use assistive technology, and to modify environments, in order to promote community participation and inclusion of people with disabilities across the lifespan.

Her program of research is greatly strengthened by the collaborative research relationships she has with colleagues from a range of disciplines, including: engineering, nursing, physical therapy, architecture, interior design, and library science.


  • PhD, Applied Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • MSc, Rehabilitation, University of Manitoba
  • BMR(OT), Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Manitoba

Contact us

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