|Media Release –
July 17, 2023
Canadian Mathematical Society
MATH TEAM CANADA OBTAINS IMPRESSIVE RESULTS AT THE 2023 INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (IMO)
OTTAWA, Ontario – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is proud to share Math Team Canada’s results from the 64th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Chiba, Japan. This year, Math Team Canada placed 5th out of 112 participating countries. The team brought home a total of 6 medals: 1 gold, 4 silver, one bronze. Over 600 students from high schools around the globe competed at the 64th IMO from July 7th – 12th 2023. The Canadian Team competed independently to solve six questions, in a competition lasting two days, four and a half hours each day.
Chair of CMS IMO Committee, Dr. James Rickards (CU Boulder), shared his thoughts on this year’s competition:
Canada placed 5th overall this year, which tied our best result ever. The excellent result is due to the hard work of the students and trainers in preparation for the contest. Congratulations to the team!
CMS Executive Director, Dr. Termeh Kousha, extended her congratulations to Math Team Canada members, “Congratulations to the IMO team, leaders, and the whole Math Society! My sincere thanks to Dorette Pronk and James Rickards for their incredible work and dedication.”
This year’s Math Team Canada is led by team leader Antonio Molina-Lovett (Princeton) and deputy leader Caleb Ji (Columbia) with Howard Halim (CMU) serving as the team’s observer.
The results are as follows:
Warren Bei, Rockridge Secondary School, Vancouver, BC, Gold Medal.
Marvin Mao, Bergen County Academies, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Silver Medal.
Ming Yang, Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix, AZ, Silver Medal.
Dhruv Basu, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, ON, Silver Medal.
Kaixin Wang, Magee Secondary School, Vancouver, BC, Silver Medal.
Haozhe Yang, Walter Murray Collegiate, Saskatoon, SK, Bronze Medal.
This year, the team received additional training in Beijing, China, with other international teams in the weeks preceding the competition. Warm thanks to James Rickards, Dorette Pronk, Antonio Molina, Samer Seraj, Caleb Ji, Howard Halim, and Alex Song, who were crucial to the team’s success.
This year, Dhruv Basu 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.
Math Team Canada’s exclusive sponsor, Jane Street, also extended their congratulations to this year’s Math Team Canada:
Congratulations to Math Team Canada on their accomplishments at the 2023 International Mathematical Olympiad. It’s inspiring to see so many talented students around the world come together to celebrate mathematical education.
The CMS would like to thank Jane Street for their support of Math Team Canada this year.
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 competed against the world’s best students from over 100 countries in the 64th IMO. Canada has earned 42 gold, 67 silver, 96 bronze medals, and 20 honourable mentions since first competing in 1981. IMO 2024 will take place in Bath, United Kingdom.
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 on Math Team Canada, please contact:
|Dr. James Rickards (CU Boulder)
Chair, IMO Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
Dr. Termeh Kousha