|Media Release –
June 12, 2023
Canadian Mathematical Society
SIX TOP MATHLETES SELECTED FOR MATH TEAM CANADA 2023
OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Canada’s top six math students will compete at the 64th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The Olympiad is scheduled to take place in Chiba, Japan in July 2023.
The following are the members of Math Team Canada 2023:
Dhruv Basu, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, ON
Haozhe Yang, Walter Murray Collegiate, Saskatoon, SK
Kaixin Wang, Magee Secondary School, Vancouver, BC
Marvin Mao, Bergen County Academies, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Ming Yang, Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix, AZ
Warren Bei, Rockridge Secondary School, Vancouver, BC
Each student competes individually to solve six questions, in a competition lasting two days, 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 2022), the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (March 2023) and other national and international mathematics competitions. This year’s Math Team Canada is lead by team leader Antonio Molina-Lovett (Princeton) and deputy leader Caleb Ji (Columbia) with Howard Halim (CMU) serving as the team’s observer.
The team will receive additional training in Beijing, China with other international teams before making their way to Japan to participate in the IMO on July 7-12.
The chair of the IMO Committee and former Math Team Canada leader James Rickards (CU Boulder) shared his wishes for the team:
The team selection process this year was extremely competitive. Congratulations to these six students who were chosen to represent Canada, and best of luck on the IMO!
The Canadian Mathematical Society wishes the team success in the upcoming competition and training sessions that precede it.
Partnership with Jane Street
The CMS is happy to announce that starting this year, Jane Street will be the exclusive sponsor of Math Team Canada. Jane Street is a global trading firm with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Amsterdam. Jane Street’s approach is rooted in technology and rigorous quantitative analysis, but their success is driven by their people. CMS thanks Jane Street for making the team’s participation and additional training possible. CMS Executive Director Termeh Kousha is delighted by this new collaboration:
The CMS is very excited to work with Jane Street. We hope to continue this partnership in the years to come.
Jane Street also commented on the importance of this partnership:
Many Jane Street employees developed their love of mathematics at Olympiad competitions around the world, so sponsoring Math Team Canada is extremely important to us. We’re proud to partner with an organization like the CMS as they continue to foster the mathematical community in such a profound way.
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 64th IMO. Canada has earned 41 gold, 63 silver, 95 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 on Math Team Canada, please contact:
|Dr. James Rickards (CU Boulder)
Chair, IMO Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
Dr. Termeh Kousha