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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.

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      Hi everyone,We hope you and your families are all well. Over the past month, we have been assessing the interest and feasibility of alternative solutions to host the ORC this year, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.After reviewing survey responses, alternative formats, and public health guidance, we are sad to announce that there will be no competition this year. While our mission is to expose students to STEM, your health and safety is our number one priority, especially in these uncertain times.While there is no competition this year, we remain dedicated to our mission and still want you to explore STEM while at home. Check out Virtual Ventures (Virtual Ventures Summer Camps and Programs) for some STEM at home experiments. Please also stay tuned on our social media pages, as we develop and post online tutorials.Stay safe, keep practicing physical distancing, and wash your hands regularly! We hope to see you all next year!Public Health ResourcesOttawa Public Health – ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus Government of Ontario – ontario.ca/coronavirus Quebec Government – quebec.ca/en/coronavirus Public Health Agency of Canada – canada.ca/coronavirus Mental Health ResourcesKids Help Phone - kidshelpphone.ca/Distress Centre Ottawa - www.dcottawa.on.caWellness Together Canada - ca.portal.gs/ ... See MoreSee Less
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      [Le français suit.]Hi everyone,Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 global health crisis, the ORC committee is reviewing how the competition will be conducted this year in order to follow social distancing guidelines and ensure your health and safety. We are considering the interest and feasibility in possible alternate delivery formats for ORC that would allow teams to compete remotely.We will update you as soon as we figure out the best plan moving forward. Thank you for your understanding, stay safe.COVID-19 ResourcesOttawa Public Health – ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirusGovernment of Ontario – ontario.ca/coronavirusQuebec Government – quebec.ca/en/coronavirusPublic Health Agency of Canada – canada.ca/coronavirus-----Salut tout le monde,Étant donné la nature évolutive de la pandémie COVID-19, le comité de la CRO est en train d’examiner d’autres formats pour la compétition cette année afin de suivre les directives de distanciation sociale et de protéger votre santé et sécurité. Nous évaluerions l'intérêt et la faisabilité de formats alternatifs pour la CRO qui permettraient aux équipes de participer à distance.Nous vous informerons dès que nous aurons trouvé le meilleur plan pour aller de l’avant. Merci de votre compréhension, prenez soin.Ressources pour le COVID-19Santé publique d’Ottawa – santepubliqueottawa.ca/coronavirusfrGouvernement d’Ontario – ontario.ca/nouveaucoronavirusGouvernement du Québec – quebec.ca/coronavirusAgence de la santé publique du Canada – canada.ca/le-coronavirus ... See MoreSee Less
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