Meet the 2021 Exec Team
Kelly Xu – Chair
Kelly is a graduate student in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa. A volunteer since 2014, Kelly is in charge of managing the ORC committee. She is enthusiastic about encouraging students to get interested in programming and engineering. Please contact her if you have any questions about the competition.
David Huynh – Advisor
David has a MSc degree in the Health: Science, Technology and Policy program at Carleton University. He competed in the ORC and won 2nd place in 2008.
Loïc Darboux – Vice Chair & Arduino Team Member
Loïc is a 2nd year software engineering student at the University of Ottawa. He is a past ORC competitor in both Arduino challenges and has volunteered as a judge. This year, he is assisting the Co-Chair and is in charge of making sure the Arduino challenges run smoothly.
Mark Vanderkloot – Lego Team Lead
Mark is a Research Analyst at PHAC for the last 25 years and has a B.A. majoring in Geographic Information Systems. Mark has been a volunteer for the ORC for the past three years – helping with Events coordination and board construction. He was also instrumental in building the newest LEGO Golf Competition.
Matilda Bakare – Arduino Team Lead
Amy Pham – Micro:bit Team Lead
Alex Cournoyer – Arduino Team Member
Michal Ridner – Event Planning & Information Management
Justin Vanderkloot – Lego Team Member
Justin is a grade 11 student and past competitor. After being a competitor in grade 8, Justin has been a volunteer at ORC for the last three years. He is now in charge of compliance and enforcement. He has been instrumental in building the newest LEGO Golf Competition.
Sanmeet Chahal – External Communications Officer
Sanmeet is a 1st year medical student at the University of Ottawa. Sanmeet has been volunteering with ORC since 2016. His roles with ORC have included Graphics Designer, External Communications Officer, and Sumo and DaVinci Judge. Fun fact: he has never participated in ORC as a competitor.