Fonds 10-123 - Monique Frize fonds

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Monique Frize fonds

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CA ON0034 10-123

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  • [195-]-2018 (Creation)
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    Frize, Monique

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17.721 m of textual records
74 photographs
44 VHS
36 slides
30 objects
19 posters
19 audiocassettes
17 CD-ROMs
13 CDs
11 videocassettes
9 frames
6 DVDs
2 scrapbooks
1 betacam
1 camera master

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(1942-)

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Monique Frize, née Aubry (1942 - ), is a Canadian researcher and engineer in the biomedical field. She was the first women to study engineering at the University of Ottawa and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) in 1966. She received an Athlone Fellowship and completed a Master’s in Philosophy in Electrical Engineering (Engineering in Medicine) at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London (United Kingdom), a Master’s of Business Administration at the University of Moncton (New Brunswick), and a doctorate from Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

Monique Frize worked as a clinical engineer for 18 years. She started her career at the Hôpital Notre-Dame in Montreal. In 1979, she was appointed Director of the Regional Clinical Engineering Service in Moncton (New Brunswick) and became the first Chair of the Division of Clinical Engineering for the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) in 1985. In 1989, she was appointed the first holder of the national Northern Telecom/NSERC Chair for women in engineering at the University of New Brunswick, and professor in the Electrical department. In 1990, she was named chair of the Canadian Committee for Women in Engineering (CCWE). In 1997, she joined Carleton University, as a Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, and the University of Ottawa, as a Professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering. She also held the Ontario NSERC/Nortel Chair for women in science and engineering. She is a founding member of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) and was its president between 2002 and 2008. In 2007, she founded INWES Education and Research Institute (ERI) and has been its president since then.

As a biomedical engineer, Monique Frize is knowledgeable in medical instruments and decision support systems. She developed a software program to predict complications in premature babies and perfected a technique that uses an infrared camera to detect the presence of arthritis. Throughout her career, she has been active in promoting women in leadership roles in science and engineering. As a role model for women engineers, she taught, conducted research, and lead campaigns to encourage young women to pursue careers in engineering. She is the author of more than 200 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and proceedings. She has published several books such as The Bold and the Brave: A history of women in science and engineering (2009), Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe (2013), Ethics for Bioengineers (2011), and Health Care Engineering Parts I and II (2013). She has received many honours and awards including honorary doctorates from several Canadian Universities. She was inducted as Officer of the Order of Canada in 1993.

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Ce fonds offre un panorama complet sur la formation universitaire et l’évolution de la carrière professionnelle de Monique Frize en tant qu’ingénieure, professeure et chercheuse. Il met en lumière ses champs d’intérêts et d’expertise, ses projets de recherches et ses réalisations.

Le fonds documente les premières recherches de Monique Frize en génie biomédical lors de sa carrière d’ingénieure exercée dans les hôpitaux dans les années 70 et 80. Il fournit notamment des informations sur son implication dans l’International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) dans les années 80, notamment dans son groupe de travail et sa division spécialisés dans l’ingénierie clinique. Le fonds témoigne des activités de Monique Frize à titre de présidente de la Chaire nationale Northern Telecom/CRSNG sur les femmes en génie à l'Université du Nouveau-Brunswick (1989-1997). Il fournit de l'information sur les fonctions, les activités et les projets déployés par le Comité canadien des femmes en génie (CCWE) (1990-1995). Le fonds met également en lumière les activités de Monique Frize en tant que titulaire de la Chaire conjointe CRSNG/Nortel pour les femmes en sciences et en génie de l’Ontario (1997-2002). Les documents illustrent d’autre part ses fonctions reliées à son poste de professeur au Department of Systems and Computer Engineering de l'Université Carleton, et à l’École d'ingénierie et de technologie de l'information de l'Université d'Ottawa. Les documents relatifs à la carrière universitaire de Monique Frize comprennent des rapports, des dossiers administratifs, de la correspondance, des articles et des comptes rendus de conférences, des descriptions de projets de recherche et des demandes de subventions. Les dossiers illustre la collaboration de Monique Frize avec différents chercheurs et étudiants, sa participation à divers comités scientifiques et professionnels, ses recherches en génie biomédical, ainsi que ses recherches sur les femmes en sciences et en génie.

Le fonds témoigne du dévouement de Monique Frize pour la cause des femmes, en particulier pour les femmes faisant carrière ou souhaitant faire carrière en sciences et en génie. Les documents conservés démontrent son implication dans des organisations ou des projets promouvant les femmes en sciences et en génie, les incitant à se démarquer dans ces domaines. Le fonds comprend des ressources documentaires sur des organisations fédérales, des associations et comités nationaux et internationaux, des universités et des écoles ayant développés des programmes promouvant l’intégration des femmes et des filles en sciences et en génie. Monique Frize était membre de l'organisation WISE et les dossiers reflètent le soutien qu'elle apporta à titre de présidente au chapitre WISE d'Ottawa-Carleton et à la section étudiante d'Ottawa. Certains dossiers documentent également sa participation aux activités, à la collecte de fonds et à la promotion du programme Pathmakers d'Ottawa-Carleton. Une section du fonds comprend des documents relatifs à la création et au développement de l’International Network of women engineers and scientists (INWES) dont Monique Frize fut l’un des membres fondateurs et présidente de 2002 à 2008. Cette section contient également de documents relatifs à l’INWES Education Research Institute (ERI), dont Monique Frize est également l’une des fondatrices et présidente depuis 2007.

Monique Frize a publié plusieurs ouvrages. Le fonds contient diverses versions de manuscrits et de ressources documentaires utilisées notamment pour l’écriture des livres The Bold and the Brave : A history of women in science and engineering (2009) et Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe (2013).

La plupart des documents d'archives se présentent sous la forme de documents textuels. Cependant, le fonds comprend également un grand nombre d’enregistrements sonores et de vidéos qui documentent des entrevues avec Monique Frize, des discours, des conférences, et certaines de ses réalisations. Des attestations, des certificats, des plaques, et des photographies, parfois encadrées, illustrent les nombreux prix et distinctions reçus par Monique Frize au cours de sa carrière.
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This fonds offers an insight into Monique Frize’s education, career development as a biomedical engineer, professional activities as a professor, and on her research fields of interest and expertise.

The fonds documents Frize’s earlier research in Clinical Engineering during her career as biomedical engineer in hospitals. It provides information on Frize’s involvement in the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) in the 1980s, especially in its Clinical Engineering working group and division. The fonds reports Monique Frize’s activities as chair holder of the national Northern Telecom/NSERC Chair on women in Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (1989-1997). It provides information on the Canadian Committee on Women in Engineering’s (CCWE) function, activities and researches (1990-1995). Furthermore, the fonds gives a highlight on Monique Frize’s activities as chair holder of Ontario NSERC/Nortel joint chair for women in science and engineering (1997-2002). It documents also her position as Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, in the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the University of Ottawa. The records related to Frize’s academic career consist of reports, administrative records, correspondence, papers and conference proceedings, research project descriptions, grant applications. The files are related to collaboration with researchers and students, involvement in various scientific and professional committees, researches in biomedical engineering, researches on women in science and engineering.

The fonds higlights Monique Frize’s dedication to support women and girls to pursue a career in non-traditional fields, more specifically in the areas of sciences and engineering. It includes resource materials on federal organisation, national and international associations and committees, universities and schools programs involved in the promotion of women in science and engineering. Monique Frize was member of the WISE organisation and records reflect the support she provides as chair holder to the Ottawa-Carleton WISE Chapter and the Ottawa Student Branch. Some files documents also her involvement in the Ottawa-Carleton Pathmakers program’s activities, fundraising and promotion. As a founding member and president (2002-2008) of International Network of women engineers and scientists (INWES), Monique Frize produced and received organizational documents kept in this fonds. Records from INWES Education Research Institute attest also of her involvement in the creation of the Institute, and of her activities as president.

Monique Frize published several books. The fonds contains various versions of manuscripts and resource materials mostly for the publication of the books The Bold and The Brave: A history of women in science and engineering (2009) and Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe (2013).

Most of the archival material are in the form of textual records, but it also includes a large number of audio and video tapes that documented interviews with Monique Frize, speeches, conferences and products that she had created. Certificates, award plaques and framed photographs illustrate many awards and distinctions received by Monique Frize during her career.

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  • English
  • French

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  • Latin

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The majority of the fonds is open and accessible, however, some files are restricted for a predetermined period of time. Please ask ARCS staff for further information.

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Created in April 2018

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