Our department is committed to inspiring mathematics in young minds through outreach activities and is involved in many activities undertaken in cooperation with the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).
Math Summer Camps
Each summer, York hosts a five-day daytime math camp, as part of the CMS' Math Summer Camp program. The camp is for students in 9th grade, and it is only by invitation of the organizers.
Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge
Since 2015, York has assisted in the nation-wide grading of the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge. This contest is open to all high school students; registration is through the student's school. Top Canadian participants are invited to write the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad.
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
Since 2000, York has hosted the annual Winter Training Camp of the International Mathematical Olympiad Committee of the CMS. Each year, the committee invites twelve to fifteen top high school students who are viewed as the most promising contenders for the six members of Canada's International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) team. The IMO is held each summer in a different country. The Winter Camp students stay at York for five days of intensive competition training.