VIDEO: Gina Cody, trailblazer
In this video, Gina Cody speaks from experience. After arriving from Iran in 1979, she became the first woman to graduate with a PhD in building engineering from Concordia. She then worked for three decades to become a highly successful engineering executive.
On September 24, Cody’s conviction in the power of education and gratitude to her alma mater led her to make an historic $15-million donation to Concordia and the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Cody’s gift is the largest, to date, in support of the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen. Now.
In recognition of her generosity and achievements in her field, the faculty has been renamed the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. It is the first university engineering faculty in Canada to be named after a woman.