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Executives

Meet the 2019 Exec Team

Heidi Li – Co-Chair

heidi.li.ca@ieee.org

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. She is in charge of managing the ORC Committee.

 

David Huynh – Co-Chair

david.huynh.ca@ieee.org

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. He is also in charge of managing the ORC Committee.

 

Kelly Xu – Vice-Chair, Finance Chair & Webmaster

ieeeorcfinance@gmail.com

Kelly is a graduate student in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa. A volunteer since 2014, she oversees registration and scoring, as well as various other roles. She’s in charge of finances and the website, so you might find her name on invoices and website posts.

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.

Adam Steacy – Lego Team Lead

Adam is a grade 12 student and past competitor. After 2 years of volunteering as a judge, he joined the ORC committee as Lego Team Lead. He is in charge of anything and everything Lego on competition day.

David Bascelli – Arduino Team Lead

David is a masters student at Carleton University and works as a software developer for Ciena. He has been with ORC since 2015.

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.

Adrian Bailey – Lego Team Member

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.

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.


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