• Portrait of Reg Urbanowski.
  • Dean, College of Rehabilitation Sciences

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    771 McDermot Ave.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-318-5284
    Fax: 204 789-3927

Research summary

Dr. Urbanowski research interests focus on human occupation, technology and public policy, including:

  • Service delivery models of health care to rural and remote areas
  • Services to Indigenous communities
  • Use of technology in providing health services to rural and remote areas and to people living in Indigenous communities
  • Public policy regarding the above


Dr. Reg Urbanowski is dean of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. He is also professor and an occupational therapist.

Prior work included being a Vice-President for Strategy and Business Development, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, program chair in occupational therapy at Husson University West Virginia University and Chatham College and faculty member at Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta.  Dr. Urbanowski also held senior posts with the Government of Saskatchewan in the Ministry of Advanced Education as an Assistant Deputy Minister and Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister.

He has written and presented over 90 peer reviewed papers and chapters and non-peer reviewed papers.


  • Doctor of Education, Faculty of Education, West Virginia University
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta


  • Invited keynote speaker, Interprofessional education to 2030.  Keynote address to AHEAD conference, Amsterdam
  • Invited plenary speaker, Fostering Interdisciplinarity & Interprofessional Excellence in Occupation,  Canadian Society of Occupational Science annual conference, Edmonton
  • Invited keynote speaker, Disability and the Nordic Labour Market, Nordic Symposium on Rehabilitation, Helsinki
  • Voted best visiting professor at World International Centre of Excellence (WICE, World Leisure and Recreation Association), Netherlands



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