Dr. Moni Fricke is an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.
Dr. Fricke joined the department in 1999 as a part-time instructor, moving to full-time in August 2019 when she assumed the role of director of the Office of Interprofessional Collaboration.
An overarching interest in the intersection between interprofessional collaboration and social accountability at the macro, meso and micro levels have formed the foundation of her professional, teaching and research career.
Dr. Fricke has over 25 publications (including refereed journal articles, conference proceedings and reports), and has provided more than 67 national and international presentations, 12 as an invited speaker.
Dr. Fricke has been involved in many professional and community committees both locally and nationally, including the Board of Assessors of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators, the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the Admissions and Selections Committees of the Department of Physical Therapy, where she acted as Chair from 1999-2016.
She has been a reviewer for four different journals, six different national and international professional conferences and two different granting agencies.
Most recently, Dr. Fricke has been engaged in a number of different collaborative research teams focusing on the impact of interprofessional education on collaborative patient-centred care; access to interprofessional health services by refugees and newcomers to Canada; and social justice and health equity in the teaching and learning environment.
- Master’s degree, department of community health sciences, University of Manitoba (1998)
- PhD, department of community health sciences, University of Manitoba (2016)
The focus of her postgraduate studies was Indigenous health, specifically First Nations access to rehabilitation services and the valid measurement of disability experienced by First Nations living in remote communities.
Dr. Fricke's awards include, but are not limited to, the following:
2021 - Medal of Distinction, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, for contribution to the profession of physical therapy in Canada over the last 100 years
2021 - Susan A MacDonald Memorial Award, Manitoba Physiotherapy Association, for contribution to the profession of physical therapy in Manitoba
2020 - Manitoba Centre for Nursing Health Research Collaborative Research Grant (). “Designing Interprofessional Simulation Based on Student Feedback and Evidence in the Practice of Refugee Health Care Provision”. Scruby, L. (PI), Alessi-Severini, S., Fricke, M., Whetter, I., Harder, N. & Isse, A.
2020 - Canadian Frailty Network, “Addressing Frailty with Community-Directed Physical Activity Programs in Four/Six Manitoban First Nations Communities”. Brown, C., Bushie, M., (Co-PIs); Ripat, J., Beach-Ducharme, D., Duffenais, S., Parkes, C., Hunter, D., Barclay, R., Engel, L., Fricke, M., Leclair, L., Webber, S. June 1, 2020-March 2022.
2020 - College of Rehabilitation Sciences Endowment Fund ($993). “Student Physiotherapist Mistreatment: An exploration of the learner’s experience of mistreatment in the learning environment.” Fricke, M. (PI), Harvey, E.
2018 - Manitoba Centre for Nursing Health Research Collaborative Research Grant ($7500). “Social Justice and Health Equity in the Teaching & Learning Environment: Perspectives of Academic Leaders in Health Profession Programs”. Co-investigator with Cohen, B., Beach Ducharme, D., Fricke, M., Katz, A, MacDonald, L., Martin, D., Rachul, C., Restall, G., & Turcotte, D.
2018 - College of Rehabilitation Sciences Continuing Competence and Assessment Educator of the Year Award