The 2015 Putnam examination was given on Saturday, December 5, 2015; UBC had 20 students participate.

  • One UBC student, Jeffrey Dawson, placed in the top 450 participants.
  • Overall, UBC had nine students place in the top 20% of all competitors, scoring at least 10 points (on an exam where the median was zero!).
  • UBC's team placed 63rd among the 447 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 2016. The faculty advisor is Greg Martin. The math department's Putnam FAQ has more information, as does the official Putnam web site.

All students are welcome to log in at any time to the Putnam registration system and update their yes/maybe/no decisions about taking the Putnam examination.