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A meeting of the minds; University of Waterloo to host 2010 Olympiad in Informatics
Waterloo Region Record - Kitchener, Ont.
Author: D'Amato, Luisa
Date: Jan 24, 2009
Start Page: B.2
Section: LOCAL
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UW math professor Troy Vasiga, who coaches the Canadian team and will chair the event in 2010, said it's a great opportunity for the university to promote itself as a world-class institution.

The adults who coach these high school teams from as far away as India, China and Brazil are "people who are going to be seeing students for years to come," he said at a news conference yesterday. "If they have a positive experience here, they're going to say, 'I've got a good student here (who) should apply to University of Waterloo.' "

UW president David Johnston said he's excited about hosting "the best young minds in the world."

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