The Sun Life Financial Canadian Mathematical Olympiad Qualifying Repêchage (CMOQR or just Repêchage) is an invitation-only contest that serves as a qualifier for the Sun Life Financial Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO).
Students participating in the Repêchage receive a set of problems whose solutions must be submitted within a week of receipt. Students who do well on the Repêchage are then invited to write the CMO.
In 2015, the CMS invited 87 students to write the Repêchage. Of these, 21 participants wrote solution sets that earned them an invitation to the 2015 Sun Life Financial CMO to be written in April. They are:
Ying Jie Bi, Sentinel Secondary School, Vancouver, B.C)|
Emily Chen, Point Grey Secondary, Vancouver B.C.
Richard Chow, Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ont.
Stephen Chow,Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ont.
Joseph Diao, Unionville High School, USA
Elnaz Hessami Pilehrood, Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ont.
Kevin Hu Mulgrave, School West Vancouver, B.C.
Anton Iliashenko, Champlain College. Saint-Lambert, Que.
Kevin Jia, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, Ont.
Qiyang Li, Bayview Secondary School, Richmond Hill, Ont.
Jeanne Lim, Burnaby North Secondary School Burnaby, B.C.
George Bozheng Mo, Olympiads School Vancouver B.C.
Bill Qin, Zion Heights Junior High School, Toronto, Ont.
Tom Shan, Richmond Hill High School, Toronto, Ont.
Alan Wang, York Mills Collegiate Institude, North York, Ont.
Fengyang Wang, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School, Waterloo, Ont.
Joel Wong, Walter Murray Collegiate, Saskatoon, Sask.
Peter Wu,Richmond Hill High School, Toronto, Ont.
Sabrina Zhai, University Transition Program, Vancouver B.C.
Fred Zhang, Longfellow Middle School, USA
Lillian Zhang, Markville Secondary School, Markville, Markham, Ont.
All students invited to write the Repêchage are given free copies of A Taste of Mathematics (ATOM) - one of the CMS's many publications for problem-solving students.
Students are invited to write the Repêchage based primarily on the results of the Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC). Normally the top 50 students (approx.) from the COMC receive a direct invitation to write the CMO. The next 50-75 students normally receive an invitation to the Repêchage.
Students invited to write the Repêchage must complete a declaration that they meet the eligibility requirements to write the CMO. The eligibility requirements to write the CMO are as follows:
2015: Questions, Solutions
2014: Questions, Solutions
2013: Questions, Solutions
2012: Questions, Solutions
In addition to the past Repêchage test papers, students are encouraged to use past COMC and CMO papers to help prepare for the Repêchage. The CMS also has many problem-solving resources available for competitors.
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