Media Release – May 2, 2022
Canadian Mathematical Society

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

OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that the Girls’ Math Team Canada has won three Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). This means that all four members of the team were awarded medals.

EGMO 2022, was held in a hybrid format and the girls participated remotely for the third consecutive year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, it was hosted in Eger, Hungary.

The 2022 Canadian EGMO team was led by Mariya Sardarli (Radix) and Deputy Leader Diana Castañeda Santos (University of Waterloo). Elnaz Hessami-Pilehrood (University of Toronto) acted as the team observer. The team was trained remotely throughout March over Zoom. Mariya and Elnaz trained the girls with the assistance of Robert Garbay (University of Waterloo, CEMC) and Howard Halim (CMU).

Mariya Sardarli was pleased with the students’ hard work:

“It was inspiring to see the enthusiasm and excitement the students brought to doing mathematics.”

Chair of CMS Mathematical Competitions Committee praised the dedication of competitors, leaders and all trainers who contributed their time and skills:

“The training and preparation for EGMO requires a significant amount of teamwork. I am so thankful for everyone who was involved in this process and so extremely proud of the girls. They are highly valued members of the mathematical community (both in Canada and internationally). I am excited for their future contributions to mathematics. Congratulations girls!”

One of the Silver Medalists, Miranda Zhao, shared:

“I’m so glad I was able to be a part of this experience. It was a lot of fun to hang out with team Canada for the EGMO. I got to make amazing new friends. The problems were challenging but very interesting; I particularly liked problem 2.”

Jiaqi Tang, also a Silver Medalist, commented:

“I really enjoyed my EGMO experience. I’d like to congratulate the entire team on our great performance and my fellow team members for their achievements! I also want to send best wishes to future EGMO teams.”

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, which was held virtually. The CMS would like to acknowledge the support of the Actuarial Foundation of Canada, NSERC, 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:

Jiaqi Tang (Toronto, Ontario) : Silver Medalist

Yifan (Emma) Tang (Toronto, Ontario) : Bronze Medalist

Kathryn Dou (Toronto, Ontario) : Silver Medalist

Miranda Zhao (Toronto, Ontario) : Silver Medalist

To view the official EGMO 2022 scoreboard, click here.

Jiaqi Tang 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 2021 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) written in October and a team selection test in January 2022. EGMO 2022 took place in a hybrid format in Eger, Hungary.

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:

Professor Dorette Pronk
Chair, Competitions Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society


Termeh Kousha (PhD)
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society