… and Silver and Bronze!
This year’s Canadian IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad) had a clean-up year for medals at this year’s competition. The team, coached by Lindsey Shorser (an instructor with the Math Department), along with David Arthur, Ralph Furmaniak, and Alex Fink, won 6 medals (one for each of the team members). In addition, the team leader was Jacob Tsimerman, who was a former U of T undergraduate math specialist.
In total the Canadian team walked away with 3 gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. This success ranks Canada 5th in the world out of 100 countries which is the best standing Canada has received since it started participating in the IMO in 1981.
- Bios on each of the team members and more information on the competition itself
- A story in the Ottawa Citizen on James Rickards
- An article on Olympic vs Olympiad fever
- A story highlighting Alex Song
Our congratulations go to the team, its leaders and its coaches! Great work!