Troy Vasiga and I are proud to announce the accomplishments of the four contestants representing Canada at the International Olympiad in Informatics held in Tehran, Iran from July 28, 2017 to August 4, 2017.
This is an annual competition for high school students in algorithmic problem-solving and computer programming. It is an elite event representing just over 300 of the brightest students in this discipline from around the world
Congratulations to Jason Yuen and Brian Chau for earning gold medals. They finished in 13th and 17th place overall respectively. Jason is a graduate of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School in Markham and will be joining the Faculty of Mathematics incoming class this September. Brian is just about to begin Grade 10 at Woburn Collegiate Institute in Toronto.
Leo Feng of Vincent Massey Secondary School in Windsor earned a bronze medal and will begin studies abroad next term. Out of a possible 600 points, Joey Yu finished a mere 1.43 points shy of earning a bronze medal but is returning to Thornhill Secondary School for Grade 12 and a chance to represent our country again next year.
All four of these extremely talented students put in a tremendous amount of effort in preparation for IOI 2017 and as their leaders, we are very proud of the way they represented Canada and indirectly the University of Waterloo.