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 led him to 3-year diploma in Radio & TV Broadcasting, followed by an HR degree and in-depth research looking at Social Media use by campus/community, public and private radio in Canada for his master's 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, Learning and Development Officer

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Luke Smith moved from the UK to Canada in 2006 and has been in Ottawa since 2009. Luke has been working at the NCRA/ANREC since February 2015. Currently is working on our training and development strategy and services.  Luke had previously worked for the Ottawa Police Service for just shy of 4 years, as the GLBT Liaison Committee Coordinator. 

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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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