2015 Summer IMO Training Camp (15ss009)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Sunday, June 21 and departing Sunday July 5, 2015


(Dalhousie University)

Lindsey Shorser (University of Toronto)

Jacob Tsimerman (Princeton)


The purpose of the IMO Training Camp is to be an intensive two-week preparation for the six Canadian students attending the upcoming IMO, and also to allow these students to get to know each other well. In the last ten years, several Summer IMO Training Camps have been held at BIRS, and each was a complete success for all concerned, from the point of view of contest preparation, but also because of the chance our Team had to experience the natural beauty of the surroundings. Incidentally our IMO Teams in these years all performed extremely well (taking into account their prior IMO experience). I think that some of the credit can certainly be attributed to the students' time spent at BIRS. As well as the six students on the Canadian Team, the Camp will also contain at least four adult trainers, including probably three who will be going to the IMO with the students.

The 2015 IMO will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. For information on the IMO in general, and the 2015 IMO in particular, look at the CMS's website http://cms.math.ca/Competitions/IMO , and the official IMO site http://www.imo-official.org. The CMS's Media Release on the results of the 2013 IMO is available at http://cms.math.ca/MediaReleases/2013/imo-results.