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Media Release – May 14, 2024
Canadian Mathematical Society

IMO 2024: Meet Math Team Canada!

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is excited to announce that Canada’s top six math students have been selected to form Math Team Canada 2024 and compete at the upcoming 65th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The Olympiad is scheduled to take place in Bath, United Kingdom, from July 11 to 22, 2024.

Introducing Math Team Canada 2024:

  • Emily Ma, grade 12 (Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute)
  • Marvin Mao, grade 11 (Bergen County Academies)
  • Ming Yang, grade 11 (Brophy College Preparatory)
  • Ryan Bai, grade 11 (Canyon Crest Academy)
  • Warren Bei, grade 10 (Rockridge Secondary School)
  • Xuezhi (Jerry) Wang, grade 12 (Royal St. George’s College)
                                           Top row, from left to right: Emily Ma, Marvin Mao, Ming Yang
                                Bottom row, from left to right: Ryan Bai, Warren Bei, Xuezhi (Jerry) Wang

The CMS extends its congratulations to all six team members for their outstanding performances in math competitions in 2023-2024, earning them spots on Math Team Canada. Furthermore, the CMS would like to highlight that the last time a female competitor represented Math Team Canada in the IMO was in 2017. Congratulations on this achievement, Emily!

Each student will compete individually to solve six questions, in a two-day competition, lasting four and a half hours each day. The six students were chosen by the Canadian Mathematical Society’s IMO Committee, based on the results of the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (November 2023), the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (March 2024) and other national and international mathematics competitions. This year’s Math Team Canada is led by team leader Victor Rong (University of Toronto) and deputy leader Anna Kelley (Princeton), with Eric Shen (Harvard) serving as the team’s observer.

Before traveling to the United Kingdom, the team will meet at Banff International Research Station (BIRS) where they will take part in a training camp with trainers Howard Halim (Modal Labs), Alex Song (University of Illinois), and Anant Mugdal (Maths Olympiad Coach – Team India).

The CMS wishes Math Team Canada great success in this year’s IMO as well as in the training camp that precedes it.

This year again, the CMS is grateful to count on Jane Street’s support as Math Team Canada’s exclusive partner for the IMO. The CMS thanks Jane Street for making the team’s participation in the IMO and additional training possible.

The CMS also thanks all of its generous donors and sponsors, including the Samuel Beatty Fund, for their continued support of Math Team Canada.

About the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
The IMO is the world championship high school mathematics competition. The IMO began in 1959 in Romania with seven participating countries. Math Team Canada expects to compete against the world’s best students from over 100 countries in the 65th IMO. Canada has earned 42 gold, 67 silver, 96 bronze medals, and 20 honourable mentions since first competing in 1981.

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

For more information, please contact:

Dr. James Rickards (CU Boulder)
Chair, IMO Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
chair-imoc@cms.math.ca

or

 

Dr. Termeh Kousha
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society
tkousha@cms.math.ca