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ALL MEMBERS OF MATH TEAM CANADA WIN MEDALS AT THE 2019 IMO

Math Team Canada placed 24th out of 112 countries. The Chair of IMO committee, Jacob Tsimerman says he is “incredibly proud of our team’s brilliant performance.” Tsimerman added: “The IMO is the apex of competitive mathematics at the high school level, and our students have represented our country incredibly well.”

The IMO Team Leader, Matthew Brennan also rejoiced at the results:

“We have had the pleasure of seeing many of these students grow as problem-solvers over a number of years. At this IMO, their growth was awarded — earning them a gold, a silver and four bronze medals. These amazing results are a testament to their abilities and hard work. As many in this talented group go to university next year, we look forward to seeing what further accomplishments await them.”

The team results are as follows:

Victor Rong [Toronto], Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON – Gold medal
Howard Halim [Toronto], University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON – Silver medal
Thomas Guo [Markham], Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, USA – Bronze medal
David Tang [Toronto], University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON – Bronze medal
Sebastian Jeon [New Jersey], Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ, USA – Bronze medal
William Zhao [Richmond Hill], Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, ON – Bronze medal

The team trained at the University of Waterloo for two weeks prior to leaving for the IMO in the United Kingdom. 

The 61st International Mathematical Olympiad will take place next year in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

About the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the world championship high school mathematics competition. The IMO began in 1959 in Romania with seven participating countries. Math Team Canada expects to compete against the world’s best students from over 100 countries in the 61st IMO. Canada has earned 32 gold, 50 silver and 89 bronze medals since first competing in 1981.

Canadian Math team Sponsors

The Canadian Mathematical Society is very grateful to the following sponsors for their support of Math Team Canada 2019: The Casualty Actuarial Foundation; the Society of Actuaries; University of Waterloo; NSERC PromoScience; the McLean Foundation; the S. M. Blair Foundation; the Samuel Beatty Fund; Popular Book Company Ltd.; Centre de recherches mathématiques; the FIELDS Institute; the Government of Alberta; the Government of Manitoba; the Government of New Brunswick; the Government of Nova Scotia; the Government of Nunavut; the Government of Prince Edward Island; the Government of Ontario; the University of Toronto; York University as well as individual donations from members and non-members of CMS.

About the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)

Founded in 1945, the CMS is the main national organization whose goal is to promote and advance discovery, learning and application of mathematics. The Society’s activities cover the whole spectrum of mathematics including scientific meetings, publications, grants, math camps and national and international mathematics competitions, as well as awards and prizes that recognize outstanding achievements. 

2018 IMO Math Team Canada

 

Math Team Canada 2018
OTTAWA, Ontario — Math Team Canada 2018 returns from the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Cluj, Romania with five Silver medals and one Bronze medal. The six team members competed separately, answering six grueling questions in a competition lasting two days, four and a half hours each day. More than 600 high school students wrote the 2018 IMO.

Math Team Canada placed 16th out of 107 countries. Team leader James Rickards is proud of Math Team Canada 2018 saying the team’s hard work has paid off.

“Canada had an excellent showing at the 2018 IMO in Romania, with the students earning 5 silver medals and one bronze medal. Their results are a testament to the hard work they have put in training for the contest.”

The team results are as follows:

  • Thomas Guo – Phillips Exeter Academy, NH, USA – Silver Medalist
  • Howard Halim – University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON – Silver Medalist
  • Victor Rong – Marc Garneau C. I., Toronto, ON – Silver Medalist
  • Nicholas Sun – North Central Collegeiate, Napierville, IL, USA – Silver Medalist
  • William Zhao – Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, ON – Silver Medalist
  • Zixiang Zhou – University Heights Public School, London, ON – Bronze Medalist

The team trained at the Banff International Research Station for two weeks prior to leaving for the IMO in Romania.The 60th International Mathematical Olympiad will take place next year in Bath, UK.

About the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the world championship high school mathematics competition. The IMO began in 1959 in Romania with seven participating countries. Math Team Canada expects to compete against the world’s best students from over 100 countries in the 60th IMO. Canada has earned 31 gold, 49 silver and 85 bronze medals since first competing in 1981.

Canadian Math team Sponsors

The Canadian Mathematical Society is very grateful to the following sponsors for their support of Math Team Canada 2018: Casualty Actuarial Society, Society of Actuaries; RBC Foundation; Maplesoft; Nelson Education; Aqueduct Foundation; Samuel Beatty Fund; S. M. Blair Foundation; McLean Foundation; Popular Book Company; The Banff International Research Station, Centre de recherches mathématiques; The FIELDS Institute; Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences; and The Government of Ontario, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Prince Edward Island; The Government of Nova Scotia; The Government of Quebec; The University of Calgary; The University of British Columbia; Dalhousie University; The Memorial University of Newfoundland; University of New Brunswick; University of Prince Edward Island; University of Saskatchewan; University of Toronto; and York University.

About the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)

Founded in 1945, the CMS is the main national organization whose goal is to promote and advance the discovery, learning and application of mathematics. The Society’s activities cover the whole spectrum of mathematics including scientific meetings, publications, grants, math camps and national and international mathematics competitions, as well as awards and prizes that recognize outstanding achievements.

For more information on the IMO, please contact:

Jacob Tsimerman (Toronto)
Chair, IMO Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
Tel: (416) 736-5250
chair-imoc@cms.math.ca
or Patricia Dack
Fundraising and Communications Officer
Canadian Mathematical Society
Tel: (613) 733-2662 ext. 728
pdack@cms.math.ca