June 17, 2019
Dr. Jeannette Montufar is a successful entrepreneur who is well-recognized internationally as a trailblazer in transportation engineering. For nearly 15 years she was professor in civil engineering at the University of Manitoba, during which time she published over 200 technical papers and reports on various topics associated with transportation engineering and planning. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Montufar is founding partner and CEO of MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd., a highly-specialized transportation engineering and technology firm located in Winnipeg. She is also co-founder of TRAINFO Corp., a Winnipeg-based transportation technology firm.
Dr. Montufar has been an active member of various professional organizations for over 20 years, and has served on several local, national, and international boards. She is past president of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE), former Chair of the U.S. Transportation Research Board’s Truck Size and Weight Committee, and former chair of the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council. She currently serves as member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Infrastructure Group and the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Traffic Operations and Management Standing Committee. She is also the inaugural and current Chair of the Board of Directors of Efficiency Manitoba.
Dr. Montufar has received over 15 awards for her contributions to transportation engineering, including a YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction Award (Winnipeg), an Engineers Canada Award for the Support of Women in Engineering, the Institute of Transportation Engineers Wilbur Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award, and the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Leadership Award. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.