Since 1995, providing secondary school students the opportunity to test their knowledge and understanding of biology.

Results of the 2018 Competition

The 24th annual University of Toronto National Biology Competition was held at participating schools on Thursday, April 26, 2018. There were 4,809 eligible contestants, from 362 schools: 3,433 contestants from 277 schools within Canada, and 1,376 international contestants from 86 schools outside of Canada. Over 120,000 high school students have participated in the competition since 1995.

Top 10 Students – Canada

Albert Cheng, University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON (tied for 1st) (also 1st in 2017)
Purab Patel, Marc Garneau CI, Toronto, ON (tied for 1st)
Shi Chen Xu, Dr. E. P. Scarlett HS, Calgary, AB (3rd)
Jeffrey Li, Vincent,Massey HS, Brandon, MB (4th)
Catherine Lalman, Vincent Massey SS, Windsor, ON (tied 5th)
RunLin Wang, Sir Winston Churchill HS, Calgary, AB (tied 5th)
Jenny Zhang, Pierre Elliott Trudeau HS, Markham, ON (tied 5th)
Jasmine Kang, Marc Garneau CI, Toronto, ON (8th)
Terence Sun, Fleetwood Park SS, Surrey, BC (9th)
Ruiyang Guo, Dr. E. P. Scarlett HS, Calgary, AB (10th)

Top 10 Students – International

(plus those tied for 10th)

Andrew Ding, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL (1st)   
Han Zhang, Jinan Foreign Language School, Jinan City, China (2nd)
Max Hall-Brown, Klein High School, Klein, TX (tied for 3rd)
Meer Patel, Yu's Elite Education, Raritan, NJ (tied for 3rd)
Kenneth Stier, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ  (tied for 3rd)
Adele Peng, Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA (tied for 6th)   
Henry Shen, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, TN (tied for 6th)
Jason Zhang, Troy High School, Troy, MI (tied for 6th)
Tutemir Adilet, Bilim-Innovation High School for Gifted Boys, Taraz, Kazakhstan (tied for 9th)   
Chris Bi, Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA (tied for 9th)
Timothy Dai, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ (tied for 9th)
Kaivalya Hariharan, Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, NJ (tied for 9th)
Karena Yan, Yu's Elite Education, Raritan, NJ (tied for 9th)

Top 10 Schools Canada

Marc Garneau CI, Toronto, ON (1st)
University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON (2nd)
Dr. E. P. Scarlett HS, Calgary, AB (3rd)
Vincent Massey HS, Brandon, MB (4th)
Lisgar CI, Ottawa, ON (5th)
Cameron Heights CI, Kitchener, ON (tied for 6th)
Western Canada HS, Calgary, AB (tied for 6th)
Burnaby North SS, Burnaby, BC (8th)
Bayview SS, Richmond Hill, ON (9th)
Richmond Hill HS, Richmond Hill, ON (10th)

Top 10 Schools – International

Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA (1st)
Yu's Elite Education, Raritan, NJ (2nd)
NUS High School of Math & Science, Singapore (3rd)
Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, NJ (4th)
Bilim-Innovation High School for Gifted Boys, Taraz, Kazakhstan (5th)
Troy High School, Troy, MI (6th)
Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL (tied for 7th)
Cambridge Educational Institute, Chino Hills, CA (tied for 7th)
Princeton International School of Math and Science, Princeton, NJ (9th)
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ (10th)


 About the 2019 Competition

The 25th annual University of Toronto National Biology Competition will be held at participating schools on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

The aim of the competition is to provide all high school students with an opportunity to test their knowledge and understanding of biology. We encourage participation of younger students, especially those in Grade 11.

  • The Top 5% of students in Canadian schools will receive certificates designating them as National Biology Scholars; the Top 1% as National Biology Scholars with Distinction. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 1%.
  • The Top 5% of students in schools outside of Canada will receive certificates designating them as International Biology Scholars; the Top 1% as International Biology Scholars with Distinction. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 1
  • Admission scholarships, valued at $3,000, will be awarded to the top 15 students (of all participants) in the 2018 competition to register in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (St. George).
  • The top three Canadian schools and the top three schools outside of Canada each receive a Certificate of Excellence.

If your school is not in our school directory, a coordinator (teacher) may create a permanent school account. A school account is required for registration; it will also ensure that your school is on our contact list when we announce the next competition.

We look forward to your school's participation in the National Biology Competition!

Corey Goldman, Competition Director
Michael Arlt, Competition Administrator