Media Release – April 11, 2023
Canadian Mathematical Society

Canadian Team Chosen for 2023 European Girls Mathematic Olympiad

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce the members of the Canadian team to compete in the 2023 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). The EGMO Math Team Canada for 2023 is:

Kathryn Dou, University of Toronto Schools, Grade 12
Cordelia Hu, Farragut High School, Grade 11
Yingshan Xiao, Oakville Trafalgar High School, Grade 10
Emma Tang, University of Toronto Schools, Grade 10

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  based on the results of the 2022 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge written in October and a team selection tests, in January 2023.

The CMS would like to thank the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences for providing training for this year’s team in Toronto in March.

Kathryn Dou
Cordelia Hu
Emma Tang
Yingshan Xiao

The 2023 EGMO team is led by Anna Kelley (Princeton University) and Deputy Leader Kateryna Tretiakova (Thompson Rivers University) .

Anna and Kateryna are thrilled that Canada will be continuing its participation in the EGMO.

The CMS is proud to be sending a Canadian team to this year’s EGMO that is reflective of gender diversity of the Canadian mathematical community and the efforts of our members towards gender-inclusivity. The CMS will continue to work towards advancing gender equity and our support of female, trans or cis, and gender non-binary mathematicians will be unwavering and steadfast.

The Canadian Mathematical Society is grateful for the generous support received from the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo once again, and for the support of the RBC Foundation’s Future Launch program, Actuarial Foundation of Canada and Samuel Beatty Fund. Their support has been paramount and enabled the CMS to send a Canadian team to this important event celebrating girls and STEM.

This year, the EGMO 2023 will be held Portorož, Slovenia.

About the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO)

The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad is an international mathematics competition similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad, with two papers taken on consecutive days. Participating countries send teams consisting of four female mathematicians of school age. The EGMO was first held in 2012 in Cambridge, United Kingdom.  The 2023 EGMO will be held in Portorož, Slovenia.

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 please contact:

Professor Dorette Pronk
Leader, EGMO Math Team Canada
Canadian Mathematical Society
Tel: (902) 494-3732
or Dr. Termeh Kousha
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society