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Coronavirus Information

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a number of CEMC activities have been cancelled or suspended. Fortunately, many of our popular free online resources can help during these challenging times. Details about refunds and answers to frequently asked questions can also be found below.

Cancellations and Suspensions

The following activities have been cancelled or suspended.

Contests

Please note that the CCO will continue to be held online.

In-Person Workshops, Conferences and School Visits

Book Orders

  • Ordering of our books and posters is currently suspended. Our campus is closed and we are not able to ship any items at this time.

Refunds

All payments received for the above cancelled contests, workshops and conferences will be refunded in full. We will also provide a full refund to those schools that had ordered any of the Pascal/Cayley/Fermat (PCF) contests but results could not be processed. Please see the frequently asked questions section below for more details on PCF refund eligibility. The CEMC will initiate all refunds as soon as possible but please be aware that our financial department is currently operating off-site and is limited in their generation of refund cheques and mailing processes until it is safe to continue operations on campus.

Please also see the frequently asked questions section below as we have further specific answers related to payments and refunds for those who have a contest orders pending in our system.

If you have any further questions regarding refunds, please contact us.

Online Resources for Learning at Home

While many students are not in school, please be reminded of the following CEMC resources, all of which are free:

  1. Our comprehensive courseware covers most mathematics topics covered curricula from Grade 7 to Grade 12. Each course includes online teaching, interactive components, and lots of opportunity for practice. This is a great way for students who are not in class to continue learning. The Grade 9/10/11 Courseware includes curriculum maps that explicitly show how the lessons connect to the various Canadian provincial curricula.
  2. Most weekdays, a new CEMC at Home resource at each of four levels from Grade 4 to 12 is developed to support teachers, students and parents.
  3. Problem of the Week and Problem of the Month offer students the chance to do some problem solving and keep sharp.
  4. CS Circles is an excellent resource for students to learn the basics of programming.

In addition to these resources, the CEMC offers a wide range of other online resources supporting Grade 4 to Grade 12.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I still really want to write the contests anyway. Can I do that?
  2. I had already received a contest package for a cancelled contest. What do I do with it?
  3. I had already placed an order for a now cancelled contest but did not receive the contest before school closures. What happens now?
  4. I ordered Pascal/Cayley/Fermat (PCF) contest(s) but our school closed before we were able to write. Will I be issued a refund?
  5. We were able to write and return our Pascal/Cayley/Fermat (PCF) contest(s) but have not been given our results. What happens now?
  6. I am supposed to get a medal and/or certificate for Pascal/Cayley/Fermat (PCF). Will I still get them?
  7. I ordered a contest that has now been cancelled and paid by credit card. How do I get a refund?
  8. I ordered a contest that has now been cancelled and paid by cheque. How do I get a refund?
  9. I ordered a contest that has now been cancelled and requested an invoice for payment. What happens now?
  10. I ordered a contest that has now been cancelled and requested a Purchase Order (PO). What happens now?
  11. I want to register as a New School for contests next year (2020-2021), can I still do that?

  1. I still really want to write the contests anyway. Can I do that?

    Not in a formal way. Full copies of the Gauss, Fryer, Galois, Hypatia, and Euclid Contests will be released through our website by the end of April, with solutions to follow in late June. We will also be releasing problems from the Gauss, Fryer, Galois, Hypatia, and Euclid Contests through our CEMC At Home program starting in early May. Please note that none of these contests will be graded this year. We encourage students to try the problems without looking at solutions and to compare your solutions with friends.

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  3. I had already received a contest package for a cancelled contest. What do I do with it?

    Please feel free to distribute the contents to your students, when you are able, as practice questions. We ask that you do not return the contests for marking as we will not be conducting our annual marking sessions due to campus closures and safety distancing measures. You may also choose to destroy the contents if you will not be using the contests for study.

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  4. I had already placed an order for a now cancelled contest but did not receive the contest before school closures. What happens now?

    If we were not able to process and ship your order before our campus closures we will automatically delete your order in our system. Please see the sections below as they relate to specific refund procedures.

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  5. I ordered Pascal/Cayley/Fermat (PCF) contest(s) but our school closed before we were able to write. Will I be issued a refund?

    Yes, if you ordered any of the PCF contests and were unable to write and return it to the CEMC, we will issue you a full refund. For more information on how refunds will be processed, please see further below in the FAQ section.

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  7. We were able to write and return our Pascal/Cayley/Fermat (PCF) contest(s) but have not been given our results. What happens now?

    If you did return your completed contest(s) but have not received confirmation of your results, it likely means that we received your package after our campus closure of March 16th. While we will continue to process and provide results for all contests received once our offices open, we do not know when this will be so we would like to provide you with a full refund and apologize for this unexpected inconvenience. Please see refund details further below in the FAQ section.

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  9. I am supposed to get a medal and/or certificate for Pascal/Cayley/Fermat (PCF). Will I still get them?

    Yes, as soon as our campus is open and we are able to mail medals and certificates, we will send these out to the Head of Mathematics at your school where you wrote the PCF.

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  11. I ordered a contest that has now been cancelled and paid by credit card. How do I get a refund?

    We will automatically request a refund on your behalf through our Finance department. They will reverse the charge on the credit card that you used to make the purchase through our secure e-commerce site.

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  13. I ordered a contest that has now been cancelled and paid by cheque. How do I get a refund?

    If your cheque had been cashed prior to our campus closure, we will automatically request a refund on your behalf through our Finance department. A refund cheque will be generated corresponding to the name on the original cheque and mailed to the address you had provided upon ordering.

    If your cheque had not been cashed or received prior to campus closure, we will destroy the cheque. Should you need the cheque returned to you, please contact us.

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  15. I ordered a contest that has now been cancelled and requested an invoice for payment. What happens now?

    If you selected to pay via “Invoice” then we will remove all related charges to these cancelled contests from your account and you will not receive an invoice.

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  17. I ordered a contest that has now been cancelled and requested a Purchase Order (PO). What happens now?

    If you selected to pay via “Purchase Order (PO)” then we will cancel the payment request and no invoice will be sent to your school board.

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  18. I want to register as a New School for contests next year (2020-2021), can I still do that?

    Yes. We can process your New School Application in our system but you will not be able to register or pay for future contests at this time. Registration will open later in the summer 2020.

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