Media Release – April 28, 2023
Canadian Mathematical Society

All Members of the Canadian Girls’ Math Team Win Medals at the 2023 European Girls Mathematical Olympiad

OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that the Girls’ Math Team Canada has won two Silver Medals and two Bronze Medals at the 2023 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). This means that all four members of the team were awarded medals. EGMO 2023, was held in Portorož, Slovenia this year.

The 2023 Canadian EGMO team was led by Anna Kelley (Princeton University) and Deputy Leader Kateryna Tretiakova (Thompson Rivers University). The team was trained at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto in March.

Kateryna Tretiakova says this year’s EGMO was an amazing adventure for everyone:

We are glad the girls finally got to experience in-person competition with such an international circle of people. It was an amazing opportunity for them not just to practice doing some math, which they enjoy nonetheless, but also to gain connections abroad and to enjoy some European scenery. As leaders, Anna and I felt the proudest of our girls at all times! The team has shown that, even though there is always room to grow, Canadian girls are indeed standing shoulder-to-shoulder with girls from other countries.

This year’s Canadian silver medalist, Emma Tang also said:

Bonding with other girls who shared my passion for math, and learning about their diverse cultures and of course, card game traditions, were the most memorable aspects of my EGMO experience.

Canada’s participation in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad was made possible in large part due to the financial support of the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics and the RBC Foundation, for which the Society is very grateful. The Society would also like to acknowledge the organizers of the Winter Training Camp. The CMS would like to acknowledge the support of the Actuarial Foundation of Canada, and the Samuel Beatty Fund. These contributions enabled the Society to send a Canadian team to this important mathematical event and to celebrate the achievements of girls in STEM.

This year, Canada’s team consisted of:

Kathryn Dou, University of Toronto Schools (Toronto, ON), Silver Medalist
Cordelia Hu, Farragut High School (Knoxville, TN, USA), Bronze Medalist
Emma Tang, University of Toronto Schools (Toronto, ON), Silver Medalist
Yingshan Xiao, Oakville Trafalgar High School (Oakville, ON), Bronze Medalist

To view the official EGMO 2023 scoreboard, click here

Kathryn Dou is this year’s Samuel Beatty EGMO student. For a list of former Samuel Beatty students and reports please visit our EGMO page.

The Canadian Mathematical Society would like to congratulate the girls once again on their excellent accomplishment!

About the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO)

The EGMO competition was created in 2012 and was first written in Cambridge, UK. It has since grown to include more than 50 countries. Participation in the EGMO is by invitation only. Each student competes individually to solve six questions, in a competition lasting two days, four and a half hours each day. The students were chosen largely based on the results of the 2022 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) written in October and a team selection test in January 2023.

About the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)

Founded in 1945, the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) promotes the advancement, discovery, learning and application of mathematics in Canada. The CMS promotes mathematics through a rich array of activities including scientific meetings, publications, awards, prizes, grants, camps and competitions.

For more information on EGMO Math Team Canada, please contact:

Professeure Dorette Pronk
Chair, Competition Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society


Dr. Termeh Kousha (PhD)
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society