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Monique Frize: Canadian Pioneer

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Monique Frize: Canadian Pioneer

I was the first woman to study engineering at the
University of Ottawa.
It was completely untraditional.
Everyone at the time tried to dissuade me from doing it,
saying "Girls should stick to chemistry,
they don't do engineering!"
We really need women who will help design the world
we live in.
And for that, we need science and engineers.
So we need women who will get right in there,
to have a world that looks more, I don't know,
more egalitarian and well designed.
I'd like to be a role model so that girls and women can say to
themselves, "We can do it, we can achieve this,
we can succeed."

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