Soon to be Appointed 34 CER Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Receives Order of Canada

Gina Parvaneh Cody
Publication Date 
31 Dec 2020

From 34 CER Facebook Page 30 December 2020:

Mrs. Gina Cody, who will be the future Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel of 34 CER beginning in Fall 2021, was recently inducted into the Order of Canada. 34 CER is very proud to have such a pre-eminent member of Canadian Society join our Regimental Family. Chimo!

From CBC News:

"... Toronto engineer Gina Cody, has been appointed a member of the order. Cody came to Canada as a foreign student in 1979 at age 22 during the Iranian Revolution.

She was the first woman to be awarded a PhD in building engineering at Concordia University in Montreal and went on to found a successful consulting firm, CCI Group, that was named one of Canada's most profitable woman-owned companies by Profit magazine in 2010.

The faculty of engineering at Concordia now bears her name. The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is the first in Canada — and one of the first in the world — to be named after a woman.

Cody said she hopes her appointment inspires more women to enter the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — especially as economies undergo a "fourth industrial revolution" characterized by automation and smart technology. 

"That's the message I want to send out — that parents encourage their girls and young children to get into the STEM programs," said Cody.