Quebec students trailing in the CPO
July 6, 2017
Quebec high school and cegep students seriously underrepresented in winning spots in Canadian Physics Olympiad (CPO) competition for the last 5 years. A competition for high school and cegep students across Canada. The province of Ontario dominated the top spots.
A few bright exceptions were the following students:
1) Van Duong Vincent from cegep Marianopolis college.He was among the 15 students selected to represent Canada in the International Physics Olympiad that took place in Zurich, Switzerland in 2016.
2) Barszcz Jean Alexandre from cegep Bois-de Boulonge college. He was among the 11 students selected to represent Canada in the International Physics Olympiad that took place in Copenhagen Denmark on 2013. And finally
3) Blouin Simon again from cegep Bois-de-Boulonge college. He was selected among the 15 students across Canada to be in the National team that represented the country in the International Physics Olympiad (IPO) that took place in Tallinn Estonia in 2012. He went on to win a bronze metal in that IPO.
Congratulations to all of them and to the physics departments of these colleges!