• Louise Chartrand.
  • Assistant professor

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Respiratory Therapy
    R106 - 771 McDermot Ave.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-480-1375
    Fax: 204 789-3927

Research affiliation

Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)

Research interests

Respiratory Therapist: With her research program, she would like to increase research done by respiratory therapist for respiratory therapists. 

Social changes: Her PhD is in sociology.  What is implicit in the study of social change are social norms and how do they come about. She has targeted her research endeavours to inquire how does technology came to create social changes how it created new possibilities.


Dr. Louise Chartrand has worked in various cities under many settings as a respiratory therapist.

Since respiratory therapy was not considered at the university level, she had to choose another discipline.  In 2004, Dr. Chartrand went back to school to complete her undergraduate’s degree.

Human behavior had always been at the centre of Dr. Chartrand`s interest, which is why she pursued an undergraduate degree in psychology and anthropology.

During that time, she really fell in love with the two disciplines and she decided to complete her master’s degree and doctorate’s degree in sociology.

As she completed her master’s and doctorate’s degrees, she was under the supervision of Julie Laplante, a medical anthropologist.

Therefore, she has a rich interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to various subjects that are at the intersection of society and respiratory health.


Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Master's Degree in Sociology

Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and Anthropology

Certified Respiratory Therapist

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