"To be an olympiad winner is an outstanding achievement" said
Dr. Daryl Tingley, University of New Brunswick at Fredericton, and
Chair of the CMS CMO Committee. "A real benefit of contests like the
CMO is the motivation it gives students to explore areas not
encountered in the standard school curriculum. It also helps students
gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the role of
Mathematics in the workplace."
1997 Prize Winners: The top winners in the
29th Canadian Mathematical Olympiad are:
First Prize and the Sun Life Cup goes to Sabin
Cautis, Earl Haig Secondary School, North York,
Ontario. Second Prize goes to Byung Kyu Chun, Harry
Ainlay Composite High School, Edmonton, Alberta. Third
Prize goes to Michaela Enchescu, Dawson College, Montreal,
Quebec. Honourable Mentions were awarded to: Adrian
Birka, Lakeshore Catholic High School, Port Colborne, Ontario; Adrian
Chan, Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ontario; Jimmy Chui, Brebeuf
College School, Willowdale, Ontario; Joel Kamnitzer, Earl Haig
Secondary School, North York, Ontario; Deepee Khosla, Lisgar
Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, Ontario; Michael Ludkovski, Richmond
Secondary School, Richmond, B.C.; Colin Percival, Burnaby Central
Secondary School, Burnaby, B.C.; David Pritchard, Woburn Collegiate
Institute, Scarborough, Ontario; Yang Shen, Laurenhill Academy,
St. Laurent, Quebec.
Four students from Trinidad and Tobago also wrote the 1996 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge and two of these were invited to write the 1997 CMO. William Blackwell, Presentation College, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago received an Honourable Mention.
The Awards will be presented at the CMO Prize Winners Banquet which will take place at the University of Waterloo on Tuesday, June 17, 1997 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
"All of these winners have done extremely well in a most
challenging competition. They have shown the critical and creative
problem solving skills so essential in a highly competitive global
economy" said Dr. Graham Wright, Executive Director, Canadian
Mathematical Society. "The Canadian Mathematical Society was
delighted to assist colleagues in Trinidad and Tobago so that some of
their students could participate in the 1996 Open and the 1997 CMO".
Sponsors of the 1997 Mathematical Olympiad include the Ministry of
Education and Training, Ontario, the Ministry of Education, Quebec,
Alberta Education, the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Pratt
& Whitney Canada, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of New Brunswick at Fredericton, the Centre for Education
in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo, the Department
of Mathematics, University of Toronto, Prentice Hall Canada Inc.,
Nelson Canada Ltd. and John Wiley and Sons Canada Ltd.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Graham P. Wright
Canadian Mathematical Society
Dr. Daryl Tingley
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of New Brunswick