Hosted by the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)

Global top students compete together for awards

Opportunity to be invited to the Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO)

Gain an advantages applying for science majors in top universities

Past problems and solutions are available for preparation

CCC Date: 22nd April, 2023 (Saturday), 10:00am-11:00am (60 mins)

CCO Date: 10th September, 2022

Introduction

The Canadian Chemistry Contest (CCC) fosters an appreciation of chemistry as a career for talented young people and promotes national excellence in chemistry at the high school/cégep level. The CCC is intended for the top 10% of Canadian high school and cégep students under 20 years of age taking chemistry. The CCO is intended for the top 5% of these students.

The Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO) is an annual event that aims to promote interest in chemistry amongst high school students. Participation in the Canadian National Olympiad Finals or an International Olympiad is a tremendous experience and a unique opportunity to travel and meet fellow students from around the world who have similar interests.

CIC was formed in 1945 as the national science and technology organization of chemists, chemical engineers, and chemical technologists. It is now an umbrella organization for three constituent chemical societies—the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology.

Challenge Rules

Language

English

Date

22nd April, 2023 (Saturday), 10:00-11:00 (60mins)

Locations

Paper-based in partnering school

Format

Individual written test

Type

25 multiple-choice and questions

Participants

High school students

Exam Categories
  • Safety
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Acids and Bases
  • From Structure to Properties
  • Electrochemistry
  • Solutions and Stoichiometry & The Gas Laws and Prerequisite Concepts
  • Thermochemistry & Reaction Kinetics
  • Equilibria
Awards

Global Awards

  • Top 10% Canadian participants can win the award, and Chinese students can win the award as long as they exceed the score of top 10% Canadian participants. In 2021, nearly 155 Chinese players won the Global Award.

National Awards

  • Gold: Top 10%
  • Silver: Top 25%
  • Bronze: Top 35%
  • Regional Honorable awards: Regional top 20%
CCO Qualification

The awarded students in CCC are invited to attend the CCO

Requirements

Fee

Includes exam, proctor fee, grading, part of past-papers (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)

Deadline

CCC:12th April, 2023

Exam Centers

ASDAN EPQ Scholarship

3000RMB/std

Global award&Gold

2000RMB/std

Silver

1000RMB/std

Bronze

Noted:The ASDAN Scholarship is only available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for participating ASDAN Extended Project Qualification(EPQ). EPQ is recommended by the G5 group and many leading universities as a competitive academic experience. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. For further details see:http://www.seedasdan.org/epq/

Sample Problems

Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO)

Language

English

Date

10th September, 2022

Format

Individual written test

Type

Challenging short-answer questions

Participants

The awarded students in CCC

Deadline

31st August, 2022

Awards

Global Awards

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Merit

National Awards

  • Top Gold: Top 5%
  • Gold: Top 10%
  • Silver: Top 20%
  • Bronze: Top 35%
  • Regional Honorable Award: Regional top 20%

 

Requirements

Deadline

July, 2023

Sample Problems

Canadian Chemistry Olympiad National Camp (China)

Canadian Chemistry Olympiad National Camp is held by IChO in Canada to select the International Chemistry Olympiad members,it is held annually at the University of British Columbia. CIC(Canada's chemical society), has been cooperating with Asdan, to hold the Canadian CCO Chemistry Camp (China) since 2022, providing academic opportunities for Chinese students with outstanding performance in CCC to further explore difficult chemistry. The camp will be held at the same time as Canada, with the Coach of the Canadian national team as the tutor. All the lessons will be taught in the training camp of Canada. Although Chinese students cannot become members of the Canadian national Olympiad team through this training camp, they can receive the best chemistry teaching in Canada,  communicate and learn from chemistry elites of the same age in various schools across the China.

Time: August 2nd - 6th
Location:Online
Language:English
Participants:The awarded students in CCC
Tutors:Most of the coaches of Canada's Olympic national team are chemistry professors and research scholars from Canada's top universities such as the University of British Columbia 、 the University of Toronto.
Content:Canadian National Team Olympic Training camp content

FAQ

1. Can the students bring a calculator to Canadian Chemistry Contest?

Students can bring a basic calculator (without any equation editor and program functions).

2. Can the students bring a dictionary to Canadian Chemistry Contest?

The students can bring a printed version dictionary.

3. Refund policy
If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.
4. Refund policy for CCO Camp
If you apply to refund from the date before the 30 calendar days of the camp, no registration fee will be deducted; if your application date is between 30 days and 1 week, 50% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials, apparatus and service fees. After the date 7 calendar days before the camp, you will no longer be eligible and won't be able to receive a refund.
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