Math Team Canada’s achievements celebrated across Canada (Jul 29)
Math Team Canada’s incredible ninth place finish and Alex Song’s top ranking at the IMO has received a lot of attention in the media this week. The story has gained traction in media outlets and on social media. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and NDP Leader Tom Muclair were two of the many people to offer their congratulations to Alex via Twitter. The CMS has staged Canadian participation in the IMO since 1981 and is one of the many programs that helps promotes the advancement, discovery, learning and application of mathematics in Canada.
CMS sponsors inaugural Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference (Jul 28)
The CMS sponsored the first ever Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference (CUCSC) at the University of British Columbia this July. CUCSC showcased undergraduate research in the computing sciences and was inspired by the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC). The CMS is pleased to continue to support initiatives that encourage STEM careers and professional development in Canada. For more information visit cucsc.ok.ubc.ca.
Countdown begins for MCA2017 (Jul 23)
The CMS is proud to announce that Canada will host the second Mathematical Congress of the Americas (MCA). Today marks the two year countdown to the MCA2017, which will be held in Montreal from July 24 to 28, 2017. The congress will include mathematicians and students from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. MCA2017 highlights mathematical achievements of the Americas and fosters collaboration between the continents' mathematical communities. MCA2017 is staged by the CMS in collaboration with Canadian partners, including the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Fields Institute (FIELDS), Le centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), and the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS).
Math Team Canada places 9th at the International Mathematical Olympiad (Jul 16)
Math Team Canada placed ninth out of 104 countries at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The team achieved impressive individual results. Zhuo Qun (Alex) Song (Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.) and Kevin Sun (Phillips Exeter Academy) both earned gold medals and Yan (Bill) Huang (West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, West Windsor, N.J.) Michael Pang (Fort Richmond Collegiate, Winnipeg, Man.), Alexander Whatley (North Houston Academy of Science and Mathematics, Houston, Texas) and Jinhao (Hunter) Xu (University Hill Secondary School, Vancouver, B.C.) earned bronze medals.
CMS supports the Statistical Society of Canada Student Conference poster competition (Jul 8)
The CMS supported the first SSC-CMS-SARGC Undergraduate Poster Competition Awards, held at the Statistical Society of Canada’s Student Conference. Two students, Chelsea Uggenti (Wilfred Laurier University) and Reuben Pereira (University of Toronto), received awards for their respective papers Exploratory data analysis on fire weather variables to observe bias and variability and Comparing methods for modelling aggregated spatial data. The SSC Student Conference was held at Dalhousie University on June 13 in Halifax, N.S, as part of the SSC Annual Meeting.
Math Team Canada arrives in Thailand ready to compete in the IMO (Jul 8)
The trainers and members of Math Team Canada arrived yesterday in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The team travelled from Banff, Alberta where they were training at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS), and will be in Chiang Mai until July 16. The team will participate in the opening ceremonies and other activities, including visiting an elephant camp. The competition will take place on July 9 and 10. Contestants will get three problems and have 4 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam.