Monique Frize

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Monique Frize
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Born (1942-01-07) 7 January 1942 (age 75)
Montreal, Quebec
Known for academic and biomedical engineer

Monique Frize, OC, née Aubry (born 7 January 1942[1]) is a Canadian academic and biomedical engineer knowledgeable in medical instruments and decision support systems.[2]

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Frize received a B.A.Sc. degree (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Ottawa in 1966. From 1967 to 1969, she was an Athlone Fellow for post-graduate studies in the United Kingdom where she received a M.Phil. degree in Electrical Engineering (Engineering in Medicine) from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London. In 1986, she received a MBA degree from the Université de Moncton and a Ph.D. degree from Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam in 1989.[3]

A clinical engineer for 18 years she was Director of the Regional Clinical Engineering Service in Moncton, New Brunswick. In 1989, she was appointed the first holder of the Nortel-NSERC Women in Engineering Chair at the University of New Brunswick and a professor of Electrical Engineering. In 1997, she was appointed Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University and Professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the University of Ottawa.[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1993, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, in recognition of being "well-known in the field of biomedical engineering" and for being "a role model and an inspiration for women seeking careers in science".[5] In 1992, she was made a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.[6][7] She has received honorary degrees from the University of Ottawa, York University, Lakehead University[3] and from Mount St-Vincent University. She received the Gold Medal in 2010 from Professional Engineers Ontario[8] and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and she became Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2010.[9][10] In 2013, she was awarded the honour of Fellow of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society.[11]


  1. ^ Elizabeth Lumley (2001). Canadian Who's Who 2001: Volume 36. 
  2. ^ "Five New NSERC Chairs Awarded $2.6 million initiative to promote women in science and engineering". April 18, 1997. Archived from the original on October 24, 2004. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Lumley, Elizabeth (1997). Canadian Who's Who 1997. 32. University of Toronto Press. p. 425. ISBN 0-8020-4996-6. 
  4. ^ "Biography - Monique Frize". University of Ottawa. 
  5. ^ "Order of Canada - Monique Aubry Frize". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Member List". Canadian Academy of Engineering. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering". Awards and Recognition. University of Ottawa. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ "2010 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards". Professional Engineers Ontario. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Fellow of Engineers Canada". Professional Engineers Ontario. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Engineers Canada Fellowship" (PDF). Engineers Canada. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ "CMBES Membership Awards - Fellows". Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 

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