BIRS Hosts Training Camp for 2014 Canadian IMO Team

Posted on Wed, Jun 11 2014 13:37:00

On June 11, the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) announced the selection of Math Team Canada 2014 – a team of six exemplary Canadian high school students – who will compete at the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) from July 3 to 13, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.

From June 22 to July 5, the members of Math Team Canada 2014, along with their leaders, will attend BIRS’ 12th Summer IMO Training Camp, to participate in a two-week-long intensive training camp that will provide them the opportunity to practice Olympiad level problems under the guidance of some of Canada’s best IMO trainers and former medal recipients.

The IMO is the world championship high school mathematics competition, at which Math Team Canada can expect to be competing against the world’s best students from over 100 countries. Team Canada has been extremely successful in the past number of years and in 2012, the team received an outstanding six medals (three gold, one silver and two bronze), an impressive overall standing of fifth place overall in the world and an unprecedented achievement for Canada.

2014 Team Canada:

  • Michael Chow, Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute (Toronto, ON)
  • Caleb Ji, The Bear Creek School (Redmond, WA)
  • Antonio Molina Lovett, École Sainte-Anne (Fredericton, NB)
  • Qi Qi, Burnaby North S.S., (Burnaby, BC)
  • ZhuoQun (Alex) Song, Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH)
  • Kevin Sun, Naperville Central High School (Exeter, NH)
  • Alexander Whatley, North Houston School of Science and Mathematics (Houston,TX)
  • Yang Rui Zhang, University Hill S.S., (Vancouver, BC)

Adult leaders of Math Team Canada 2014:

  • Team Leader, Dr. David Arthur, gold medal winner as a Canadian contestant in IMO 2000
  • Deputy Leader, Dr. Dorette Pronk, leader or deputy leader of successful Canadian IMO teams in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2011
  • Deputy Observer, Matthew Brennan, gold medal winner as a Canadian contestant in IMO 2012.