Media Release – December 16, 2020
Canadian Mathematical Society

The First Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition Was a Huge Success!

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Mathematical Society, CMS is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition. More than 2200 students wrote the Gray Jay on October 8 and 9, 2020.  For the 2020 Gray Jay Competition, in partnership with the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN – Beijing), more than 100 students in China registered to write the competition. This year,  the CMS formed a new partnership with the Thai-Canadian Alumni Association which ran our competitions in Thailand with great success! Many Thai students were excited to participate in a Canadian competition for the first time and more than 200 students in in Thailand wrote the competition.

Due to the global pandemic, the Gray Jay was offered in two formats this year, paper and virtual. This allowed for students who were participating in remote learning to be able to participate.

CMS-Gray Jay Committee Chair, Shawn Godin was very pleased with the first contest:

We hope that the Gray Jay Contest will become an enjoyable Fall tradition for many students across Canada and around the world.

Dorette Pronk, CMS-Competitions Committee Chair also said she is glad to see this extent of interest:

I am very pleased with the large number of students who participated in this fun and challenging contest this fall and I am excited to celebrate the results of the hard work of these young problem solvers. This contest shows the diversity of our nation through problems based in the various cultures present and I am proud that it is also being written by a large number of students in Asia.

More than 170 high schools participated in the competition, which was marked electronically using Crowmark again this year.

2020 Gray Jay Winners

Canadian Students
Gold Award

Ansh Agarwal, Competitive Kids STEM Projects, Brampton, ON
Patrick Bian, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Elliott Chen, Rootofmath Academy, Surrey, BC
Perry Dai, University of Toronto School, Toronto, ON
Wei Miao Fu, Math House Academy, Richmond, BC
Anton Lazarchyk, Olympiads School, North York, ON
Nicholas Ng, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Eric Ning, Olympiads School, North York, ON
Michael Qu, Cedarview Middle School, Nepean, ON
Mark Raspopov, University of Toronto School, Toronto, ON
Jingchun Ethan Su, Countrice Education, LaSalle, ON
Yuying Wang, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Michael Wu, The Renert School, Calgary, AB
Henry Zhang, Ivy Path School, Toronto, ON
Jeremy Zhang, Triway Education, Richmond Hill, ON
Daniel Zhou, Vancouver Olympiad School Inc., Vancouver, BC

Silver Award

Mingyang Hu, Bliss Carman Middle School, Fredericton, NB

Bronze Award

Daniel Chen, Vsquare Math, Vancouver, BC
Grant Chen, Olympiads School, North York, ON
Patrick Chen, Ivy Path School, Toronto, ON
Luis Gao, Academy for Gifted Children – P.A.C.E., Richmond Hill, ON
Kasra Houshmandi, Lakeroad, Sarnia, ON
Miles Hu, West Vancouver Secondary School, West Vancouver, BC
James Li, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Glen Lin, Ivy Path School, Toronto, ON
Andrew Ma, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Katie Ma, Linkedkey, Mississauga, ON
Ziqing Pang, Olympiads School, North York, ON
Seojin Park, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC
Andrew Qiu, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Zhengyi Wu, Olympiads School, North York, ON
Zhengyu Wu, Olympiads School, North York, ON
Yingshan Xiao, University of Toronto School, Toronto, ON
Nathan Yang, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Jackson Yi, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Kenny Zhang, TTMath School, Markham, ON
YouShan Zhang, Linkedkey, Mississauga, ON

Honour Roll

Gavin Chen, Linkedkey, Mississauga, ON
Steven Feng, Vancouver Olympiad School Inc., Vancouver, BC
Amelia Geng, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Brian Guo, St.John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake, Shawnigan Lake, BC
Amanda He, Olympiads School, North York, ON
Antian Jiang, Olympiads School, North York, ON
Nicolas Jordan Jiang, Linkedkey, Mississauga, ON
Shenghua Jin, Semiahmoo Secondary School, Surrey, BC
Kavangun Singh Kalra, Competitive Kids STEM Projects, Brampton, ON
Pritika Lahiri, University of Toronto School, Toronto, ON
Fiona Li, Vancouver Olympiad School Inc., Vancouver, BC
Gordon Li, University of Toronto School, Toronto, ON
Lillian Li, Ivy Path School, Toronto, ON
Tiger Li, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Zander Li, University of Toronto School, Toronto, ON
Nathan Lin, PACE Learning Community, Vancouver, BC
Yuzhong Luo, Rootofmath Academy, Surrey, BC
Binh Nguyen, Home School, Ottawa, ON
Daria Picu, Olympiads School, North York, ON
James Qiu, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Andy Shi, University of Calgary External Exam Centre, Calgary, AB
Zhanchen Shi, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Jessica Sun, University of Toronto School, Toronto, ON
Emma Tang, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Emil Wang, Jing Wang Home School, Nepean, ON
Lawrence Wang, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Kevin Yan, Countrice Education, LaSalle, ON
Alan Yu, TTMath School, Markham, ON
Ryan Yu, Math House Academy, Richmond, BC
Andy Zhang, Olympiads School, North York, ON
Kaylyn Zhang, TTMath School, Markham, ON

International Students
Gold Award

Angel Antonov Hristov, High School of  Math and Sciences   Acad. Nikola Obreshkov, Bulgaria
Yaoyi Jiang, ASDAN China, China
Jiayin Miao, ASDAN China, China
Prima Pipatnarapong, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Kittipat Pongarunotai, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Sanjana Ramesh, ICAE, United States
Peerawat Suphanrungsisiri, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Kornchawan Tantivisethsak, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand

Silver Award

Isabel Chen, ASDAN China, China
Thanabodhi Sihsobhon, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand

Bronze Award

Ivan Doychinov Dochev, High School of  Math and Sciences   Acad. Nikola Obreshkov, Bulgaria
Natt Kritchanarat, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Alexander Miroslavov Jekov, High School of  Math and Sciences   Acad. Nikola Obreshkov, Bulgaria
Enis Mustafa, High School of  Math and Sciences   Acad. Nikola Obreshkov, Bulgaria

Honour Roll

Vanesa Angelova Kalinkova, High School of  Math and Sciences   Acad. Nikola Obreshkov, Bulgaria
Tharadon Jitsue, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Natakorn Koomman, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Thrisnutuch Krimjai, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Sawat Laouthaiwatthana, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Sirawich Limpsangsri, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Jiwoo Park, Taejon Christian International School, South Korea
Patreeya Sritipsukho, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Pun Tresattayapan, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Pitchaporn Ueaphakornsakul, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Cheng Wang, ASDAN China, China
Qingzhuo Wang, ASDAN China, China
Vincent Wang, Home, United States
Aekkawin Wisitkiatchai, Thai-Canadian Alumni Association, Thailand
Zheng Zhou, ASDAN China, China

more information on top scorers in each province and different grade levels, click here.

About the Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition

Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition is a new Canadian math competition open to students in grades K-8, with questions based primarily on grades 5-8 curriculum. This competition has been created by mathematicians from across Canada.

The problems are meant to be a fun fall activity for students and teachers to complement their math curriculum and build students’ problem solving skills. The Gray Jay will offer engaging problems that will allow for discussion after the competition and get students excited about math. The competition will have 15 questions which take place over 90 minutes. It will consist of 3 blocks of 5 questions with an increasing level of difficulty from beginning to end.

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 Gray Jay Competition, please contact:

Dr. Dorette Pronk
Chair, CMS-Competitions Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
pronk@mathstat.dal.ca

Or

Shawn Godin
Chair, CMS-Gray Jay Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
shawn.m.f.godin@gmail.com