Mathematics Contest Centre
4494 KINGSTON CRESCENT
Marcel Lepore is a resident of Pierrefonds, Quebec, where he lives with his wife Carol Ann. He has two daughters, Andrea and Melissa. His parents left their native Italy and moved to Montreal when he was 5 years old. In 1966 he began his studies at the University of Montreal where he received a Bachelor of Science and a Chemical Engineering degree (Polytechnique 1971). He then studied pedagogy at the University of Ottawa (1971 - 1972) and a few years later completed additional training in English studies at Concordia University (1979). He began his teaching career in Mathematics in Ontario (1971) and then Quebec (1972) and joined the Mensa Society in 1975. In 1986 he took a teaching position in Physics and Mathematics at Sacred Heart College in Rosemere, Quebec, and that same year, founded a math club to stimulate the mathematical abilities of his best students. Over the years, dozens among them placed in the top twenty or thirty best in Quebec, in the Canadian Mathematics Competition from the University of Waterloo; reaping, in the process, 6 Zone Championships, of which four were consecutive Fermat Championships (1998 - 2001). In 1990 Marcel Lepore founded the "Concours Pythagore" and 4 years later the Pythagoras Contest. In 2001, at the request of many schools across Canada, he founded the Fibonacci Contest. In subsequent years these were followed by the Byron-Germain, Euler, Lagrange, Thales, and Newton Contests. Marcel Lepore has devoted more than 30 years to teaching and has been honoured many times throughout his career: Personality of the Month (September 2000), nominated for the Marshall McLuhan prize 1992, Laureate of the Prime Minister of Canada's prize for Excellence in Teaching Mathemetics, Science and Technology in 1993, and honoured again in 2000, when his school submitted his candidacy for the Order of Canada.