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
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 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 (PhD) in Applied Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Master of Science (MSc) in Rehabilitation, University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy) (BMR(OT)), Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Manitoba
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