Staff Management

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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Patrick Auguste, National Project Coordinator (RVF)

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Patrick is is active in the radio campus and community sector since 2008 in CHUO, CKCU, CJFO and Reel-radio.fm. He has been involved also in a wide range of community projects helping in youth challenges, cultural diversity and education. He has volunteered for United Way and is acting as Chair of Development and Peace for Ottawa french sector. He has an MBA from UQAM. Helping to build positive relations through communications between communities is one of his main goals.

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