2009 Summer IMO Training Camp (09ss007)


Radmila Bulajich (IMO 2009)

Bill Sands (University of Calgary)

Christopher Small (University of Waterloo)


The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), a mathematics contest for high school students, is held each year somewhere in the world, and Canada enters a team of six students each year, organized and sponsored by the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS). In 2009 the IMO will take place in Bremen, Germany. A Training Camp for the Canadian Team is taking place at BIRS just before the IMO. Here the students will receive lectures, and problem sets to work on, plus several "Mock Olympiads", practice contests to prepare them for the IMO ahead. The students will also be given ample time off for excursions and other opportunities to enjoy the many facilities of BIRS and the wonders of the Banff area. Similar Training Camps were held at BIRS just before the 2003, 2005 and 2007 IMOs.

For more information about the IMO, see the official IMO site at http://www.imo-official.org/.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí­a (CONACYT).