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Media Release – October 13, 2023
Canadian Mathematical Society

THE FIRST CANADA LYNX MATHEMATICAL COMPETITION WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Canada Lynx Mathematical Competition (CLMC). For its first edition, close to 2,250 students wrote the Canada Lynx on September 28th and 29th, 2023. Canadian students as well as international students from the United States, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, New Zealand, India, Thailand and Bulgaria registered to write the competition. 

The CLMC 2023 median score was 35/80. Furthermore, both Canadian gold medalists achieved perfect scores.

Dr. Richard Hoshino (Chair, CLMC Committee) congratulates and thanks the participants:

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the inaugural Canada Lynx Mathematical Competition. The problems were very challenging, especially the final five questions on the contest. We thank you for your participation and hope you will write this competition again next year!

2023 Canada Lynx Winners

Canadian Students

Gold Award
Andrew Logush, Royal St. George’s College, Toronto, ON
Jerry Wang, Royal St. George’s College, Toronto, ON

Silver Award
Leonardo Zhou, University Transition Program, Vancouver, BC

Bronze Award
Fenghua Li, Montreal Confucius School, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
Hansheng Liu, London Central Secondary School, London, ON
Pranav Pathak, Westmount Charter School, Calgary, AB
Parth Sheth, Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School, Calgary, AB

Honourable Mentions
Elaine Jiang, Ashbury College, Ottawa, ON
Chinmay Jindal, Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School, Toronto, ON
Pritika Lahiri, LinkedKey, Mississauga, ON
Sihe Li, Montreal Confucius School, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
Yuzhong Luo, Rootofmath Academy, Coquitlam, BC
Henry Wang, TT Math School, Unionville, ON
Justin Wei, Vernon Barford, Edmonton, AB
Andy Xu, London Central Secondary School, London, ON
Xiaozhou Yao, Crestwood Preparatory College, Toronto, ON
River Yu, Preston High School, Cambridge, ON
Daniel Zhong, London Central Secondary School, London, ON

International students

Gold Award
Yibo Zhao, Lanzhou No.1 Senior High School, Gansu, China

Silver Award
Yan Ching Ho, Carmel Pak U Secondary School, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Boryana Manolova, High School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Acad. Nikola Obreshkov, Burgas, Bulgaria
Simeon Siromahov, High School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Acad. Nikola Obreshkov, Burgas, Bulgaria
Fengxu Wu, Dulwich College, Beijing, China
Jason Zhang, ICAE, Troy, MI, USA

Bronze Award
Xinyi Wang, Wuhan Britain-China School, China

Honourable Mentions
Martin Apostolov, High School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Acad. Nikola Obreshkov, Burgas, Bulgaria
Vishal Myneni, ICAE, Troy, MI, USA
Naoyuki Saito, ICAE, Troy, MI, USA
Raya Savova, High School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Acad. Nikola Obreshkov, Burgas, Bulgaria
Guangxi Lucas Sun, Chinese International School, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Phollakrit Suphaphon, Mahidol Wittayanusorn School, Bangkok, Thailand
Fahtai Tanawongsuwan, Triam Udom Suksa School, Bangkok, Thailand

For more statistics, award winner lists and details, please consult the competition page.

About the Canada Lynx Mathematical Competition

Canada Lynx Mathematical Competition (CLMC) is a new Canadian math competition for  students in grades 7-12, with questions based primarily on grades 7-11 core curriculum. 

The CLMC is meant to foster interest and to increase confidence among students when it comes to their math abilities. The competition presents mathematics as a fun and playful subject to students. It is also a good tool for teachers to assess students’ mathematical skills at the beginning of the school year. The CLMC consists of 15 multiple-choice questions, which are divided in three parts and progress in difficulty. 

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.

For more information on the Canada Lynx Competition, please contact:

Dr. Dorette Pronk (Dalhousie)
Chair, CMS-Competitions Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
pronk@mathstat.dal.ca
or Dr. Termeh Kousha
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society
tkousha@cms.math.ca