VANIER STUDENTS EXCEL IN BOTH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS COMPETITIONS


        This has been a very good year for Vanier both in terms of major awards and placings, as well as in terms of the large number of students who did particularly well in many important competitions. Interest and participation were also at a high level, with 32 entering nine competitions offered during the year. The Vanier Mathematics Competition was not offered this year because changes to the academic calendar took away the March Pedagogical Day when the competition traditionally takes place. We hope to offer it again next year, which would make it the 14th such event.

        Here we proudly present the results from five of the major competitions in which our students did so well. Afterwards we invite you to peruse some photos taken at the Math Awards Ceremony, taken here at Vanier last June, 1998.


CANADIAN OPEN MATHEMATICS CHALLENGE

(November 26, 1997)

Bai Yu    rank: 14/2800 participants. (99.5 percentile)

Tao Ye    rank: 126/2800 (95.5 percentile)

 

CERTIFICATES OF DISTINCTION FOR BEING IN TOP 25% IN THE COMPETITION:

Bai Yu, Cao Kai, Tomer Curiel, Mark Gravel,

Igor Khavkine, Tao Ye, and Tseng Yu-Chih.

 

NOTE: Bai Yu was invited to write the Canadian Mathematics Olympiad where he came in the second of four divisions.


AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS EXAMINATION

(February 10, 1998)

Bai Yu and   Tao Ye tied at rank 12/243,996 (99.995 percentile!)

AWARDS:

                Pin for first place at Vanier

                Plaque for first place in Quebec

                Honour roll pin for being in top 1%

                Certificate of Distinction for achieving score of more than 100 out of 150

 

As well, Bai Yu, Tao Ye and Igor Khavkine all received certificates for outstanding proficiency in the team competition.

 

NOTE: Bai Yu and Tao Ye were both invited to write the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, March 17, 1998. Bai Yu gained automatic selection for the American Mathematics Olympiad Competition, but was ineliguble because of residency requirements. However, he wrote the American Olympiad under an agreement made by the University of Toronto.


AMQ COMPETITION (Association Mathematique du Québec)

(February 20, 1998)

Tao Ye rank 3/190 (98.4 percentile)

Bai Yu rank 5/190 (97.3 percentile)

Andrei Radulescu rank 7/190 (96.3 percentile)

Igor Khavkine rank 16/190 (91.6 percentile)

 

NOTE: All four Vanier participants were among the top 24 finishers in the competition and were therefore invited to an all-expenses paid mathematics camp, May 31-June 10, Université de Québec à Trois Rivières.


WATERLOO UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS COMPETITION

(April, 1998)

(Marks have been obtained from the university web-site, but rankings are not yet available. High placings are fully expected since 12 students obtained scores which would have made them qualify for Certificates of Distinction in past years. In addition, Bai Yu and Tao Ye both obtained a score of 98/100 on one of the competitions, which will certainly give them a very high ranking.)

(Thanks for scores and placements to Carole Channer, Department Of Mathematics)


PHOTOS OF AWARDS CEREMONY

(Vanier College, June 1998)

 

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Bai Yu accepts one of his numerous awards from Science Dean Arnold Dagenais

 

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Tao Ye receives one of his awards

 

Igor Khavkine accepts a certificate from Dean Dagenais

 

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Andrei Radulescu is congratulated on receiving one of his awards

 

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Multiple award winners Bai Yu and Tao Ye are acknowledged for

their phenomenal results by Academic Dean David Johnson.

 

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(left to right) Tao Ye, Bai Yu, Igor Khavkine and Andrei Radulescu, AMQ  Math Camp Participants

 

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(left to right) Xu Yunfan, Gerry Pacholke, Gérard Nantel, Tao Ye, Bai Yu, Shawn Laptiste, Igor Kavkine, Wen Tai-Wei, Andrei Radulescu, Carole Channer, Claire Gates and Jacqui Paull.

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