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A history of inspirational BEng alumnae

Concordia’s first Bachelor of Engineering class graduated 50 years ago — and these five women grads have made the most of their degrees
September 24, 2018

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the initial Bachelor of Engineering class to graduate from Sir George Williams University, one of Concordia’s founding institutions.

As the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science becomes the first school of its kind in the world to be named after a woman, we bring you short profiles of five inspirational women graduates through the decades.


Joanny Liu, BEng 79

Joanny Liu takes a different approach to help athletes recover from their injuries

“My engineering degree prepared me to be a much better doctor.”


Cynthia Yazdi, BEng 88

Cynthia Yazdi taps into her BEng and artistic impulses to lead global marketing and communications at Motorola Solutions

“Having an engineering background really helped me gain credibility.”


Nicole Jardin, BEng 90

From The Brady Bunch to project management: Nicole Jardin’s unexpected path to success

“I think that an engineering background definitely lends itself very well to out-of-the-box thinking.”

Fay Arjomandi, BEng 98

Fay Arjomandi’s electrical engineering degree helped launch the California-based businesswoman’s remarkable career

“I’m a fan of decentralization, peer-to-peer communication and distributed platforms.”


Niloofar Moradi, BEng 10

The sky’s the limit for aerospace engineer Niloofar Moradi

“Like my father, who’s a mechanical engineer, I always loved math, physics and airplanes.”

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