Two rehabilitation sciences researchers sitting at a table together.

Research strengths

CoRS researchers work to enhance the health, quality of life and participation of patients. Our focus is on individuals with mobility or physical activity challenges and those with chronic conditions or diseases. We are also engaged in research partnerships with Indigenous peoples to support health and well-being in their communities.

Our researchers

Scholarly activity and knowledge translation

Scholarship includes – but is not limited to – publishing in journals, reports and books, editorial and refereeing duties, as well as participation in panels, conferences and symposia.

Dr. Catherine Donnelly, associate professor at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University

Collaborating for Health and Wellness Virtual Research Conference

Virtual lounges, graduate student presentations and a keynote address on team-based primary care were highlights of the Collaborating for Health and Wellness Virtual Research Conference, which took place October 1 and 2. Graduate students from UM and the University of Saskatchewan presented their work on a variety of research topics in the fields of rehabilitation sciences and kinesiology, along with virtual podium presentations by researchers from both universities.

Summer opportunity

Student working in a lab.

Undergraduate Research Awards

As a research-intensive university, UM provides a multitude of unique learning opportunities for undergraduate students to interact with the best minds and research leaders in their fields. Learn which of our department members are accepting students for this summer’s program.

Funding and awards

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences is committed to funding research. Here are some examples of places to start looking for funding.

Dr. Juliette Cooper Visiting scholar program

  • Honouring Dr. Juliette "Archie" Cooper's contributions to the University of Manitoba, the Juliette Cooper visiting scholar program in Rehabilitation Science is designed to promote research excellence in the disciplines of occupational therapy, physical therapy and respiratory therapy.

    The program supports visits of national and international scholars who are outstanding researchers in areas related to rehabilitation and which advance knowledge their fields.

    Read more about past visiting scholars

Eligibility, apply and contact


To be eligible, candidates must be a faculty member or clinician from a post-secondary education institution, research centre or institute.


Submission deadline: February 1
Applications reviewed: March through May
Applicants notified: June

Submission deadline: September 1
Applications reviewed: October through November
Applicants notified: December

Applications may be considered up to three years from date of application. Starting dates are negotiated.


For more information, contact:

Jacquie Ripat
Phone: 204-789-3303
Fax: 204-789-3927

  • Dr. Juliette Cooper

Illuminate Speaker Series

This signature speaker series brings world-class researchers from around the globe to the University of Manitoba for illuminating discussions on the rehabilitation sciences.

The Illuminate speaker series is open to all staff, faculty and student and admission is free.

Watch on YouTube

If you are interested in nominating yourself or a colleague as a candidate for the Illuminate Speaker Series, please review and complete the Illuminate Speaker Series presenter nomination form (PDF).

Contact us

Dean's office

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