Meet the 2020 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 children to get interested in programming and engineering. Please contact her if you have any questions about the competition.
Heidi Li – Advisor
Heidi is a 2nd year medical student at the University of Ottawa. She competed in the ORC with a powerful sumo robot that led to the no striking rule in the Sumo Challenge since 2010.
David Huynh – Advisor
David is a 2nd year MSc candidate in the Health: Science, Technology and Policy program at Carleton University. He competed in the ORC and won 2nd place in 2008.
Imman Jami – Vice Chair & Event Planning Lead
Imman is a graduate in chemical engineering and biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. She has volunteered with ORC for the last two years as various roles. She has joined the committee this year as a Vice Chair leading the ORC Event Planning Committee.
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.
Adrian Bailey – Lego Team Lead
Adrian is a first year medical student at the University of Ottawa. He first started volunteering with the ORC doing data entry on competition day but is now a member of the Lego Team. In his spare time, he likes to play hockey.
Matilda Bakare – Arduino Team Lead
Danny Ke – Event Planning
Danny is a 2nd year BSc candidate in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ottawa. He was a volunteer for the Sumo Challenge last year. He is a member of the ORC Event Planning Committee.
Molly de Barros – Event Planning
Molly is a 3rd year biomedical science student minoring in law at the University of Ottawa. She became part of the ORC Event Planning Team after volunteering as a judge for 2 years.
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.
Mark Vanderkloot – Lego Team & Event Planning
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.
Melody Habbouche – Graphics Designer and External Communications Officer
Melody is a 4th year Computer Science student at the University of Ottawa. She works as a software developer at Klipfolio and enjoys photography in her spare time! She has been volunteering with the ORC since 2017; she started out as a judge, and now enjoys being the photographer & graphics designer!
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.