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Welcome to the York-Fields Math Circle

Since September 2015, the Faculty of Science at York University together with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences started a very exciting math program for high school students, the York-Fields Math Circle, which will continue this academic school year.

The York-Fields Math Circle will meet every Saturday from 10:00 a.m– 12:00 pm on the York University, Keele campus, starting, October 19th, 2019, at 10:00 a.m, at York University, The York-Fields Math Circle will meet on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m– 12:00 pm on the York University, Keele campus, Ross Building, Room N525. Click here for "Directions".

The York - Fields Math Circle program helps stimulate student curiosity and activity, encourage them to investigate alternative solutions to problems, provide opportunities for students to explore non-routine problems, which are not usually encountered in the regular mathematics curriculum, and promote teamwork and enthusiasm.

This Math Circle is targeted at strong students with a keen interest in mathematics. The weekly sessions will focus on developing problem-solving skills in a group setting and should be useful to students hoping to do well in mathematics competitions.

The Math Circle season will culminate with a bus trip to the 2020 American Regions Mathematics League competition (ARML) in Pennsylvania, USA.

Each session will include a lecture on a math topic followed by some games and problems related to the lecture. Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to work beyond the curriculum expectations and discover the beauty and captivation of mathematics, through the exploration of advanced mathematics topics.

We welcome students from all across the GTA from grades 9-12.  Students who are interested in participating in this program can register by filling out the Google form at this link: or email either Dr. Varvara Nika at or Robert Jordan at

Please also read our poster: 2019-2020-York-Math Circles Poster