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Research news

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.

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 Lectureship in Rehabilitation Science is designed to promote research excellence in the disciplines of occupational therapy, physical therapy and respiratory therapy.

    The lectureship 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 30

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


For more information, contact:

Reg Urbanowski
Dean, College of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Manitoba
R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
Phone: 204-318-5284
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.

Due to COVID-19, the series is temporarily suspended. Updates will be posted here when the series begins again.

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Contact us

Dean's office

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