An IOI Achievement

posted on Sept. 25, 2020, 12:00 a.m.

Headshot of Christopher Trevisan
MCPT is proud to announce that one of William Lyon Mackenzie’s very own students, ChrisT, has represented Canada at the International Olympiad in Informatics by placing silver on last week’s contest!

The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is a competitive programming competition hosted annually for high school students from around the world. However, the journey to IOI is not easy — to compete in the highly esteemed Olympiad, students are selected through a top four performance in a national computing contests. In Canada, these are the Canadian Computing Competition and Canadian Computing Olympiad.

IOI itself runs for 2 days with 3 extremely challenging problems each. The contestants have 5 hours to solve these problems and are then placed based on their scores. Christopher Trevisan, Co-Vice President of MCPT’s Competitive branch, placed 83 out of 343 contestants from 90 countries around the world, earning a silver medal.

MCPT is extremely proud of Christopher for his achievement, and we hope that he continues to display excellence in all his future programming endeavours!