The Gina Cody School Advisory Board (GCSAB) comprises members who believe that Concordia University plays an important role producing the next generation of engineers and advancing the Gina Cody School’s cutting-edge research. The GCSAB is a group of supporters who will assist the Dean in developing and executing his strategy for the School. They will provide a critical link to the external community and facilitate dialogue about key strategic initiatives.
Advisory Board mandate
Provide an advisory group to support the Dean of the School. Deepen the knowledge of the School among advisors who support the Dean internally and represent the School externally.
Support the Development efforts of the School by participating in advancements and fundraising activities via either direct support or counsel, advice and networking.
Strengthen the School’s strategy and the execution of its strategy by providing a view of industry practices and needs.
Participate in events that connect the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science to the broader community.
Advisory Board membership
|Gina P. Cody, P. Eng., Ph.D. (Chair)
General Manager, ENCQOR Innovation
President, Epique Innovation
President & Founder
Optimal Innovation Group Inc.
Senior Fellow, Concordia University
Former Senior Assistant Deputy Minister,
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Vice President, Country Business Lead
Building Technologies and Government Affairs Quebec
Siemens Canada Limited
|Danny Di Perna
Former VP Operations, Information Systems Group
Head, Government Relations Canada
Senior Vice President - Global Investments Infrastructure
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer
Encana Services Company Ltd.
Chief Scientist, Exploration Technology
NASA Ames Research Center
Former Founder & CEO
Jasper - Acquired by Cisco
DeepMind, Canada Engineering Lead
President & Founding Member
QUAD Engineering Inc.
eSignLive by Vasco
President, CEO and Chairman
Senior Vice President, General Manager
Mining & Metallurgy
Dean, The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
Professor, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Associate Dean of Student Academic Services and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
|Guillermo Mendoza Suarez
Advisor, Research, Development & Partnerships
Principal Director of Development