Staff Management

Patrick Grimshaw, !eDDS Project Coordinator

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Patrick is a techie with a passion for music. He is a musician that has played with various groups such as the Ottawa Youth Orchestra, and the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra since 2008. He started working at the NCRA, in early 2017 after graduating from Humber Colleges Computer and Network Support Technician program. He is currently working to ensure the success of the !earshot Digital Distribution System.

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Barry Rooke, Executive Director

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Barry started in campus/community radio at the age of 15 when he was introduced to CFRU at the University of Guelph.  His involvement there as a teenager lead him to 3 year diploma in Radio & TV Broadcasting, followed by an HR degree and indepth research looking at Social Media use by campus/community, public and private radio in Canada for his masters degree.  He also spent time as the technical coordinator, administrator, station manager and chair of the board of directors at CFRU. 

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Luke Smith, Membership Training Coordinator

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Luke Smith moved from the UK to Canada in 2006 and has been in Ottawa since 2009. In that time he has held a number of roles in the community, beginning with the Chair of the Queer Trans Post Secondary Round Table of Ottawa. He has also volunteered with Jer’s Vision, the Carleton Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre and was the Vice Chair and Director of Communications at Capital Pride.

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