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Angela Robert

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
SIG Chair for Serious Games and Virtual Environments
Born and raised in a small town of 200 in rural Manitoba. Angela grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and innovators. Angela was also a National Champion in Ringette where she won a gold and a silver medal serving as captain with the gold win. She loved to work and had 18 different paying jobs before the age of 18 and fell in love with Computer Science and Programming in grade 10 learning how to code in Pascal and C++. This made a very easy decision for her to attend the University of Waterloo in Ontario and do her degree in Math with Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Angela established her credentials as a software engineer at Scotiabank, IBM and Electronic Arts (EA). At EA she worked on more than 20 games in five years and as Development Director for Skate™ and Skate 2™. At the end of her 5 years at EA she fell in love with Mobile Technology and was eager to jump into entrepreneurship. 

Angela founded the company with a vision to transform the way people work by effortlessly embracing mobile and now Virtual Reality (VR) technology. After 5 years building apps for Canadian and US Enterprises and Software Companies the team finally found a product to sink their teeth into. PeriopSim! 

PeriopSim is an iPad and a Virtual Reality app that uses simulation training to teach perioperative nurses unfamiliar procedures. PeriopSim has been developed in close collaboration with surgeons, nurses, educators and neuroscientists to ensure accuracy and realistic learning outcomes.

Angela is an active supporter of girls in STEM, women in technology and business and giving young people early technology focused work experiences. 

She's also participated as an advisor, mentor, employer, speaker, guest lecturer and panelist for SCWIST, AppCamp4Girls, National Academy of Science Engineering and Math, IMSH, SFUs SCORE Program, University of Waterloo's Think About Math, SFU, UBC, Boston Children's Hospital and others.