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About Us

Making STEAM accessible and engaging

We are a group of international high school students striving for improvements in the field of STEAM. In addition to our plethora of activities offered, we would also like to show everyone who we are behind the scenes. Please scroll below for more information. 

2023-24 Team

Lisa Xu – Chair

Lisa is a grade 12 student attending Crofton House School. She is especially interested in math and attends a variety of math contests. Through this experience, she hopes to spread this interest to more students, while developing a deeper understanding of STEAM subjects herself. You can sometimes find her in the stationery aisle fascinated by artificial aroma markers.

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Cynthia Wang – Treasurer

Cynthia is an incoming grade 12 student at York House School. She has a profound passion for mathematics and is engaged in numerous competitive math programs and contests. Through BC Youth Steam, she hopes to enrich her own understanding of STEAM subjects and kindle curiosity in others. Beyond her academic pursuits, Cynthia is also interested in music and photography. She is excited to meet everyone and be part of the team!

Connor Wong - Developer

Connor is a grade 12 student attending St. George’s School. He loves physics and astronomy: he has participated in many physics competitions and won a silver medal at IOAA 2022. Connor also plays trumpet in the St. George’s Senior Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble, as well as the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is an enthusiast of all things STEAM!

Juntian Ye – Vice Chair

Juntian Ye is a grade 11 student attending Lord Byng Secondary. At school, he loves math and physics, and also takes an interest in chemistry. He enjoys practicing the violin and playing in the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra with his friends. Outside of work, he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing basketball.

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John Demianczuk – Director of Logistics

John Demianczuk is a Grade 12 student at St. George’s School. He competed in the International Economic Olympiad, representing Canada in 2023 and enjoys exploring noncooperative game theory and econometrics. John is also a self-professed English scholar, reading and writing all sorts of fiction in his free time. Above all, he looks forward to contributing to the most successful iteration of BC Youth Steam so far. Good luck!

Michael Li - Developer

MIchael is a recent graduate of St. George's School. Outside of being the head of BC Youth STEAM, he enjoys playing and watching various sports, such as basketball and badminton. STEAM is something he loves, and he hopes the BC Youth STEAM team can make it accessible and fun for all!

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Andy Zhu - Contest Question Creator

Andy is a recent graduate of St. George's School. He greatly enjoys doing competitive programming problems. He also sets his own programming problems on DMOJ. He has some experience coding in C++, Java, Python, HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

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