Math Team Canada at the IMO

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The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the world championship mathematics competition for high-school students. Canada has proudly participated in the IMO for over thirty years.


Team members are chosen based on their results in previous competitions and their eligibility to represent Canada at the IMO. Two important Canadian competitions on the road to the IMO are the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) and the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO).

Latest News and Media Attention

All Members of Math Team Canada Win Medals at the 2021 IMO

(Jul 27, 2021) Math Team Canada 2021 wins three Gold, and three Silver medals, placing 5th out of 107 participating countries. This is Canada's best result in the history of Team Canada's participation at the IMO.

All Members of Math Team Canada Win Medals at the 2020 IMO

(Sep 30, 2020) OTTAWA – Math Team Canada 2020 wins three Gold medals, one Silver medal and two Bronze medal.

Six top mathletes selected for Math Team Canada 2020

(Jul 10, 2020) OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Canada’s six top math students are on their way to compete at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The Olympiad was scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia in July 2020, but because of the global pandemic it will take place on September 21-22 and Math Team Canada’s participation will be virtual.

2021 Math Team Canada

Team Members:

Zixiang (Peter) Zhou

London Central Secondary School, London, ON

Thomas Guo

Phillips Exeter Academy, United States

Warren Bei

Homeschooled, BC

Kevin Min

Cupertino High School, CA, USA

Team Leaders:

Alex Song - Leader

Citadel LLC

Arvin Shami

RWS, Richmond Hill World School, ON

Daniel Spivak - Deputy

University of Toronto, ON

Eric Shen

University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON

Robert Garbary, Observer

University of Waterloo, ON

The Samuel Beatty Fund promotes and encourages the study of Mathematics in the University of Toronto and throughout the Province of Ontario. Each year one IMO student is chosen to be the Samuel Beatty Recipient.