The CRIR, a unique research center!


CRIR - Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montréal (CRIR) stands out for the excellence, scope and diversity of its research in rehabilitation, as well as for its interdisciplinary, intersectoral and knowledge mobilization initiatives.

It is an exceptional multidisciplinary research team with 119 researchers divided into two research axes and more than 185 clinician/health members who collaborate on various research projects. CRIR’s university researchers also supervise or co-supervise over 480 students.



  • CRIR members are grouped according to CRIR’s two main axes, where interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the projects for the diverse clientele served by each of the clinical settings:
    • Axis 1: Sensory, motor and cognitive functions and activities
    • Axis 2: Participation, social inclusion and rehabilitation services

These two axes are directly related to the clinical programming of the CRIR sites and the needs expressed by people with physical disabilities and their families, caregivers and communities. Find out more about CRIR’s research areas HERE.

Most regular CRIR researchers hold a faculty position at the Université de Montréal (UdeM), McGill University (McGill) or the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). In addition, CRIR’s research members include professors from other Quebec universities such as Concordia University, Université de Sherbrooke,   Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS).

  • Researchers specialize in 22 disciplines related to rehabilitation:
1.    Architecture

2.    Audiology

3.    Chiropractrice

4.    Dance

5.    Design

6.    Education

7.    Epidemiology

8.    Occupational Therapy

9.    Biomedical Engineering

10. Kinesiology/Kinanthropology and Human Kinetics

11. Linguistics and Language Pathology

12. Optometry

13. Orientation and Mobility

  • Low vision therapy
  • Rehabilitation for the visually impaired

14. Speech Therapy

15. Physiatry

16. Physiotherapy

17. Psychology / nNeuropsychology

18. Public Health

19. Nursing

20. Neurological Sciences / Neurolinguistics

21. Sexology

22. Social Work

Benefits of being a member of CRIR:

  • Become a change agent for one of the largest rehabilitation research centers in Canada;
  • Be able to apply for funding programs;
  • Obtain financial support for various services;
  • Access to a research laboratory in one of the partner facilities as well as to research infrastructure for its students;
  • Access to the Research Ethics Board (REB), common to all CRIR members;
  • Participate in various CRIR activities.


By becoming a member of CRIR,  you will participate in the realization of our 2022-2028 strategics orientations which are:

  1. Integrate interdisciplinary and intersectoral perspectives for state-of-the-art rehabilitation
  2. Develop innovative strategies to support the continuum of rehabilitation services from acute care to the community
  3. Promote inclusion, justice and social participation through inclusive environments
  4. Advance the science of knowledge mobilization and translation
  5. Adapt to societal challenges in an agile manner
  6. Accelerate research in clinical settings by addressing organizational, ethical and policy issues

Roles and responsibilities of regular CRIR research members:

  • Annually report all information related to:
    • Curriculum vitae;
    • Grants and awards received (salary and student awards);
    • Published articles, books/chapters and abstracts (posters, presentations);
    • Accountability (start-up funds, new initiatives program, etc.).
  • Completion of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) Ethics Training – Level 1 (required only once);
  • Mention affiliation with CRIR in your signature and insert the CRIR logo in all presentations, posters, publications and other activities;
  • Contribute to CRIR’s scientific activities (CRIR Researchers’ Assembly, Members’ Annual General Assembly);
  • Register supervised (or co-supervised) students with CRIR via this link;
  • Promote research in rehabilitation.


We look forward to welcoming you to the CRIR family!

CRIR’s scientific direction,

Philippe Archambault, Scientific Co-Director, McGill University
Claudine Auger, Scientific Co-Director, Université de Montréal


Interested in joining CRIR?

Consult the details and the forms available by type of member: