Lakehead University hosting Canadian Math Kangaroo competition

February 26, 2016Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences is a regional host for the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest for the fourth year in a row.  

The contest will be held in Thunder Bay on Sunday, March 20 in the University’s Ryan Building, starting at 11 am. New this year, an on-campus training session will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 11 am in the Ryan Building.

“The purpose of this competition is to introduce math challenges to students in grades 1 to 12 in a fun and enjoyable way with the hope of inspiring even more interest and advancement in mathematics,” said Christopher Chlebovec, Lecturer at Lakehead University.

Participating in math contests boosts a young person’s confidence and provides the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers.

The Mathematical Kangaroo Contest is an international competition that takes place in more than 50 countries around the world. In 2015 more than six million students participated, including 4,197 from Canada.

For more information about the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest, including registration and fees, visit Registration ends Monday, March 7. 

Top-achieving students will receive medals and certificates. For more information about the local competition and the on-campus training, please visit

For more information about this mathematics contest, please contact Christopher Chlebovec at




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Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.

Maclean’s 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2015, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada’s undergraduate universities.