Media Release – July 29, 2022
Canadian Mathematical Society

Math Team Canada Obtains Impressive Results at 2022 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

OTTAWA, Ontario – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is proud to share Math Team Canada’s results from the 63rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Oslo, Norway. The team brought home a total of 5 medals: 2 gold, 2 silver, one bronze, and an honourable mention. This year, Math Team Canada 2022 placed 14th out of 104 participating countries. Almost 600 students from high schools around the globe competed at the 63rd IMO from July 6th – 16th 2022. The Canadian Team competed independently to solve six questions, in a competition lasting two days, four and a half hours each day.

Caleb Ji (Columbia), IMO team leader, shared his thoughts on this year’s competition:

The IMO in Oslo this year was the first in-person IMO in three years. This gave the Canadian participants the unforgettable experience of interacting with all kinds of students from around the world, united in their passion for mathematics. 

Oslo was an excellent location for the IMO, being both a place of marvelous scenic beauty and one of the leading modern cities in the world.  As Oslo is also the place where the Abel Prize and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded, it is fitting that such an environment should also celebrate the achievements of the younger generation.

The Canadian team performed well in an exceptionally competitive iteration of the IMO.  They scored especially well in the hardest problems of the test, indicating that their future potential is very bright.

Deputy leader, Alex Song (Citadel LLC) expressed, “I am proud of all the students for their hard work this year and at training camp, and the support they showed each other leading up to the competition.

CMS Executive Director, Dr. Termeh Kousha, extended her congratulations to Math Team Canada members, “The incredible young mathematicians on Math Team Canada have made all of us extremely proud. Thank you to trainers, volunteers, organisers and all those involved for making this a wonderful return to in-person participation in the IMO.”

The results are as follows:

  • Zixiang (Peter) Zhou, London Central Secondary School, London, ON – Gold
  • Warren Bei, Vancouver Learning Network, Vancouver, BC – Gold
  • Kaixin Wang, Magee Secondary School, Vancouver, BC – Silver
  • Kevin Min, Cupertino High School, CA, USA – Silver
  • James Yang, Iroquois Ridge High School, Oakville, ON – Bronze
  • Evan Lu, Vincent Massey Secondary School, Windsor, ON – Honourable Mention

The team trained in person at UNB Fredericton, and travelled to Oslo, Norway to compete. A warm thank you to Dorette Pronk, Antonio Molina, Samer Seraj, Caleb Ji, and Alex Song, who were crucial to the team’s success.

This year, Zixiang (Peter) Zhou was chosen as the Samuel Beatty Student. His participation at the IMO is sponsored by the Samuel Beatty Fund and he will be writing the Samuel Beatty IMO Report following the competition.

The 64th International Mathematical Olympiad will take place next year in Chiba, Japan.

About the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

The International Mathematical Olympiad (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 63rd IMO. Canada has earned 39 gold, 61 silver, 94 bronze medals and 19 honourable mentions since first competing in 1981.


The Canadian Mathematical Society is very grateful to the following sponsors for their support of Math Team Canada 2022:

NSERC PromoScience; UNB Fredericton; Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences; The Casualty Actuarial Foundation; Aqueduct Foundation; the Samuel Beatty Fund; Centre de recherches mathématiques; the FIELDS Institute; the Government of Ontario; the Government of Manitoba; the Government of New-Brunswick; as well as individual donations from members and non-members of CMS.

About the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)

Founded in 1945, the CMS is the main national organization whose goal is to promote and advance the discovery, learning and application of mathematics. The Society’s activities cover the whole spectrum of mathematics including scientific meetings, publications, grants, math camps and national and international mathematics competitions, as well as awards and prizes that recognize outstanding achievements.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Termeh Kousha
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society


James Rickards (CU Boulder)
Chair, International Mathematical Olympiad Selection Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society