The University of Manitoba has established an endowed chair in technology for assisted living, thanks to a combined investment of $3M from HSC Foundation and UManitoba donors. The chair has a five-year term and aims to create research and innovate in the field of technology-assisted living. UManitoba announced that Dr Jacquie Ripat—vice-dean (academic affairs) for the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences—has been appointed to the chair. At the announcement, Ripat explained that technology can be a powerful tool for inclusion. “This work is fueled by the understanding that the barriers faced by people are not insurmountable when we harness the potential of cutting-edge technology,” said Ripat.