Thursday, October 16, 2008

Monique Frize

Biomedical engineer, academic

"I have never had a boring day since I was born." - Monique Frize

Born in Montreal in 1942; studied at the University of Ottawa.

First woman engineering graduate at the University of Ottawa in 1966.

Known for her expertise in medical instrumentation and decision-support systems.

First holder of the Northern Telecom-NSERC Women in Engineering Chair in 1989; rose to national prominence championing the chair objectives and raising the profile of women in research.

N.B. During her chair tenure the number of women entering these fields increased by 50%.

Headed a report produced by the Canadian Committee on Women in Engineering, which became a guide for many organizations striving to achieve a better gender balance in the profession.

Became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1993.

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