At Riverview Health Centre research is a priority.

Research plays an essential role in enhancing the well-being of individuals with chronic or terminal illnesses, or those requiring rehabilitation services.

With the growing number of seniors in the province, it is of paramount importance for health care professionals to be equipped with tools and knowledge that will enable them to provide the most up-to-date treatment and care for individuals with palliative needs and age-related illnesses. As well, environmental elements that will improve quality of life – both for people in long term care and for those requiring lengthy rehabilitation – must be identified and practically applied.

With this in mind, Riverview Health Centre has worked hard to become a centre of excellence in research concerning its areas of expertise and its client population. These include, broadly, environmental considerations for inpatient facilities, chronic and progressive illnesses and end of life care. Staff, academics and professionals interested in conducting studies in these areas of health care will find unparalleled opportunities at the research arm of the facility – the Riverview Research Centre.

Our Commitment to Research

At Riverview, research is a priority: efforts are made to promote evidence-based practice, and participation in research is encouraged. The Centre has long-standing relationships with educational institutions in Winnipeg.

A benefit of the Centre’s relationships with educational institutions is the formation of collaborative research teams. Through research, staff members and academics work together to explore clinical issues in long-term and palliative care. Over the years, funding has been made available by the Centre to support research and program evaluation projects in an effort to extend knowledge and enhance the care provided at Riverview.

Researchers are welcome to contact the Centre with their ideas, or to find out about the annual research competition at:

Manager – Research
Riverview Research Centre
One Morley Avenue Winnipeg
Manitoba R3L 2P4
(204) 478-6215

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Research at Riverview-Enhancing Patient Care and Quality of Life

Research Articles:

Research Competition Guidelines 2024

March 14, 2024

In recognition of the important role of research in enhancing the quality of life of patients, residents and families in dementia, rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, Riverview Health Centre is once again sponsoring a research competition. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged. $15,000 is available to investigators to support projects in the research areas of dementia,…
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Research Chair to improve quality of life for those in long-term care

March 3, 2023

Riverview Health Centre continues its long legacy of innovation in regards to the care of residents and patients with the announcement that Riverview Health Centre (RHC) and the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have jointly created a new research chair focused on people living in long-term care….
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Dr. Zahra Moussavi announced as a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering

November 28, 2022

World Class Alzheimer’s Research Continues at Riverview Until 18 months ago, Al-Walid was a lecturer at Tufts University School of Medicine, in Massachusetts, but had to leave his beloved profession at age 84 as he began to have memory problems. He had such a passion for his career and students that his work felt more…
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Research Participants Needed : “Is the Grass Greener? Practice, Policy & Perspectives of Cannabis Use at Riverview Health Centre”

June 2, 2022

Researchers from the University of Manitoba and Riverview Health Centre are conducting a research study that is exploring how cannabis use (which also has been known as marijuana), both for medical and recreational reasons, is being addressed at Riverview Health Centre. There has been growing interest among older adults and those living with chronic illness…
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Research Competition 2022

January 26, 2022

Research Competition 2022 In recognition of the role of research in enhancing the quality of life of older adults and people with chronic or terminal illnesses, Riverview Health Centre is once again sponsoring an annual research competition. Total funding of up to $15,000 is available to support projects that deal with significant issues facing the…
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Research News

January 26, 2022

Research Competition 2022 The winner of the Riverview Health Research Competition 2020 was Dr. Linda Balneaves, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba, for her investigation “Is the Grass Greener? Practice, Policy and Perspectives of Cannabis use at Riverview Health Centre”. The research questions to be addressed by Dr. Balneaves are: What are the current policies…
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Research Affiliates

February 1, 2021

Dr. Ruth BarclayDept. of Physical TherapyCollege of Rehabilitation SciencesRady Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Dr. Harvey ChochinovDepartment of PsychiatryMax Rady College of MedicineRady Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Dr. Amine ChoukouDepartment of Occupational TherapyCollege of Rehabilitation SciencesRady Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Dr. Karen EthansSection of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationDepartment of Internal MedicineMax Rady…
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Conducting Research at Riverview Health Centre

July 7, 2020

Conducting Research at Riverview Health Centre Riverview Health Centre (RHC) encourages the conduct of basic and applied research that is congruent with the mission and goals of RHC and will potentially be of benefit to the residents and patients. All research must comply with Manitoba’s Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), safeguard the rights and welfare…
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