The 2013 Putnam examination was given on Saturday, December 7, 2013; UBC had 20 students participate, even on a day when final exams were being given.

  • Two UBC students, Farzad Fallahi and Ursula Anne Lim, placed in the top 200 participants.
  • Overall, UBC had six students place in the top 20% of all competitors, with another eight students scoring at least 10 (on an exam where the median was 1!).
  • UBC's team placed 32nd among the 430 universities and colleges having Putnam teams.

Congratulations to all of our competitors!


Putnam practice sessions are held every Tuesday from 12:30-2:00 PM during the fall semester; they will start again in September 2014. The faculty advisor is Greg Martin. The math department's Putnam FAQ has more information, as does the official Putnam web site.