• Pam Wener, associate professor
  • Associate professor

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Physical Therapy
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-789-3456
    Fax: 204-789-3926

Research affiliations

Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research

Research groups

Qualitative research group

Current research interests

  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Occupational therapy in primary care
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Client-centred practice

Areas of special interest

  • Communication skills and interviewing
  • Occupational therapy in mental health
  • Group therapy, theory and practice
  • Counselling skills
  • Interprofessional education for collaborative client-centred practice


Dr. Pamela (Pam) Wener is an associate professor, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. She is also the current Director of the Applied Health Sciences PhD program, a collaboration between the College of Rehabilitation Sciences and the Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management. She joined the faculty full time in 1991.

Her current teaching, research, and service interests focus on interprofessional collaboration in practice and education, client-centredness, and primary care.

She has published over the 40 manuscripts in national and international journals and provided 100 national and international presentations.

Dr. Wener has sat on many professional committees at both the local and national levels including the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs, the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation.

She is currently on the research grants review committee for the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation and is the co-chair of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative Interprofessional Collaboration Competency Framework working group who have been asked to review and revise the competencies.

She has always been very active in the community and currently serves as the vice-president and incoming president for Gaining Resources Our Way, a community-based program that provides opportunities for community engagement for young adults with intellectual and social disabilities.


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manitoba (Thesis: Development of relationships among health professionals in primary mental health care delivery)

Contact us

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