Meet The Team
Jamie Ghossein is the first and current president of the Undergraduate Research Initiative. He was part of the original founding partners of the Undergraduate Research Initiative. He co-founded uOttawa Scinapse and acted as head of the Scinapse Committee in it's first year of operation. Jamie is also co-founder of the Ottawa Science Innovation Challenge, plays an active role in URI's Outreach programs and is assisting in the development of SciLink.
Jamie Ghossein
President
Co-founder of URI, uOttawa Scinapse, OSIC, SciLink

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Dominic Cyr
Vice-President of
Design
Dominic Cyr holds an executive position on the Board of Directors of the Undergraduate Research Initiative. He was part of the original founding partners of URI. He co-founded uOttawa Scinapse as well as the Ottawa Science Innovation Challenge. Dominc has an active role in URI's Outreach programs and is leading the development of SciLink as head of the SciLink committee. 
Co-founder of URI, uOttawa Scinapse, OSIC, SciLink

Head of SciLink Committee


Pamela Bejjani holds an executive position on the board of Directors of the Undergraduate Research Initiative. She was part of the original founding partners of URI. She co-founded uOttawa Scinapse as well as the Ottawa Science Innovation Challenge, and plays an active role in URI's outreach programs as well as the development of SciLink. 
Pamela Bejjani
Vice-President of
Communications
Co-founder of URI, uOttawa Scinapse, OSIC, SciLink

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Céline Sayed
Céline Sayed holds an executive position on the Board of Directors of the Undergraduate Research Initiative. She was part of the original founding partners of URI. She co-founded uOttawa Scinapse as well as the Ottawa Science Innovation Challenge. Céline plays an active role in URI's Outreach programs as well as in the development of SciLink. She currently sits as Vice President of Finance of the organisation and Head of the Scinapse Committee.
Vice-President of Finance
Co-founder of URI, uOttawa Scinapse, OSIC, SciLink

Head of Scinapse Committee


Sarah Houssari holds an executive position on the Board of Directors of the Undergraduate Research Initiative. She was part of the original fouding partners of URI. She co-founded uOttawa Scinapse, as well the Ottawa Science Innovation Challenge. She plays an active role in URI's Outreach programs and is assisting in the development of SciLink. She currently sits as Director at large on the Board of the Directors with special interest in social media and professional relations. Sarah also is the volunteer coordinator, creating positions and logging volunteer hours for our members.
Sarah Houssari
Director at large, professional relations
Co-founder of URI, uOttawa Scinapse, OSIC, SciLink

Volunteer Coordinator



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Andrea Liu
Co-head of OSIC
Andrea Liu holds an executive committee position in the Undergraduate Research Initiative. She co-founded the Ottawa Science Innovation Challenge. She currently sits as Co-head of the OSIC Committee.
Co-founder of  OSIC



Constance You
Co-head OSIC
Constance You is a member of the Undergraduate Research Initiative. She co-founded the Ottawa Science Innovation Challenge. She currently sits as Co-head of the OSIC Committee.
co-founder of OSIC


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Jason Ghossein
Jason Ghossein is a member of the Scinapse and OSIC comittee. He assists in the promotions of both competitions, as well as play an active role in helping students develop their research proposals.
Scinapse and OSIC commitee


Wael Zaghrini
Scinapse Commitee
Wael Zaghrini is a member of the Scinapse Comitee. He plays an active role in promotions, as well as mentoring students in the development and realisation of their research proposal. 


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Vanessa Matta
Scinapse and OSIC Committee, Design Officer
Vanessa Matta is a member of the Scinapse and Osic comitees. She plays an active role in promotions, as well as design of the materials that are used within both competitions. 


Interested in joining the team? Send us an email with your CV and possible role you would like to hold within URI.

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