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Operations Research

… is an interdisciplinary field of study that, through the use of techniques from engineering, computer science and mathematics, aims to understand and solve complex decision-making problems in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, service industries, logistics, healthcare, energy, and finance. → Wikipedia: Operations Research


… is the annual operations research challenge organized by Mechanical & Industrial Engineering students at the University of Toronto and Concordia University. TORCH is a one-day contest where teams of 3 to 4 high school students solve 5 to 10 problems related to different application areas of operations research.

TORCH 2017 is taking place on March 18th, 2017. If you are a high school student, join us at the TORCH 2017, this year in both Toronto and Montreal!


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You will be able indicate who your team members are, or you can simply register as an individual and we will team you up.

There is no limit on the number of teams per school. Teachers are not required to be present during the competition. For more details, click here.

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