Kayla Charky

Software Engineering

Hello Concordia Engineering and Computer Science Students of the Gina Cody School!

I am Kayla Charky and I am proud to represent you all as the President of the Engineering & Computer Science Association of Concordia this year. I am in my fourth and final year of my software engineering degree and I look forward to serving you all with the wonderful ECA 2021-22 team. I started my journey in Student Life by going to ECA’s Orientation FROSH in 2018. I then found my family with the Engineering Games as a delegate and then as the Vice-President of Sponsorship for the Engineering Games in 2020, where the Concordia delegation received 2nd prize overall, the spirit award, the sponsors choice award and 2nd place in the famous Machine robotics competition. The engineering games are what made me fall in love with Student Life and getting involved in everything from logistics to robotics and entrepreneurial competitions to social events and more. Last year, I served with the ECA as the Vice-President of Competitions bringing all the ECA competitions that I came to know and love to an online setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I supported 3 Concordia teams to qualify for the Canadian Engineering Competition in 2021, with 2 national podiums as a result. I also organised the inaugural annual Gina Cody School Day in collaboration with the Alumni Association of Concordia and a first time Entrepreneurship competition judged by Gina Cody herself!Student Life has highly elevated the quality of my time here at Concordia. Getting involved teaches skills that you will not learn by going to classes alone such as professionalism, leadership, teamwork and so much more! I hope to see you all get involved in Student Life throughout your time here at Concordia. Whether it be competing at the ECA competitions, coming to an ECA party or taking part in the activities of our wonderful member associations. I look forward to the events of the upcoming year with an amazing team and many ideas that I want to see come to life! Please send me an email at president@ecaconcordia.ca if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions!