Hello! My name is Ivy, and I'm a member of the Canadian National Women’s Table Tennis Team. I first picked up a racquet at age seven, fell in love with the complexity of the sport, and never looked back. Now, as a Pan American Games Bronze Medalist, a three-time U21 Women’s Singles Canadian Champion, and the Secretary of Table Tennis Canada's Athletes' Commission, I am aiming for the Olympics and hope to continue promoting table tennis and healthy living amongst youth in North America.
Born and raised in East Vancouver, I owe my love of learning to the phenomenal teachers, coaches, and mentors I have had in my life. I graduated as the Valedictorian of my class at Britannia Secondary School and am now pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce at UBC’s Sauder School of Business on a full scholarship.
I fully know that my journey so far would not have been possible without the incredible amount of support I have received from my family and community, which has sparked my love of giving back. Currently, I am involved in various sustainability initiatives and programs that support female-identified youth in Vancouver’s inner-city with organizations including Girls Who LEAP, ShEvalesco, and CUS Sustainability. Looking forward, I plan to continue immersing myself in opportunities to develop new skills and gain professional experience in the fields of business, accounting, and sustainability so that I can give back to my community in a greater capacity in the future.
Canadian National Team, Table Tennis
UBC Sauder BCom Candidate
~ Lead Thru Sport, 52 Strong 2021: Not Just an Athlete - Ivy L. (Mar 2021)
~ Table Tennis Canada, Get to Know National Team Athlete Ivy Liao (Feb 2021)
~ Beedie Luminaries, Beedie Luminaries Spotlight: Ivy Liao (Apr 2020)
~ Strathcona Community Centre, Ivy Liao, Youth Leader Thankful for Strong Community Support Inspires Others to Give Back (Oct 2019)
~ International Table Tennis Federation, Ivy Liao, Seeking to Build on Markham Experience (Jun 2018)
~ Prince George Citizen, Table Tennis Talent Brings in Multiple Medal Haul (Feb 2015)
~ HerStory, Ivy on Learning from Failure (Oct 2020)
~ Table Tennis Canada, INTERVIEW: Ivy Liao, Third Canadian Qualifier for the 2020 World Championships (Jan 2020)
~ Beedie Luminaries, Ivy Liao, 2019 Beedie Luminary (Jul 2019)
~ Table Tennis Canada, INTERVIEW: Pan Am Games Athlete - Ivy Liao (Jul 2019)
~ Table Tennis Canada, INTERVIEW: Ivy Liao at the 2019 Canadian Junior Championships (Jul 2019)
~ CLICK, What it Takes: Passion, Commitment, Support (Oct 2018)
~ International Table Tennis Federation, 2017 World Championships Highlights: Ivy Liao vs Ashley Givan (May 2017)
~ International Table Tennis Federation, 2016 World Championships Highlights: Ivy Liao vs Kelly Sibley (May 2016)