IVY LIAO

Athlete. Student. Life-long Learner. 


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. 


If you would like to get in touch or if any part of my story resonates with you, reach out via LinkedIn or send me an email to say hello! 



Ivy Liao

Canadian National Team, Table Tennis

UBC Sauder BCom Candidate 

Beedie Luminary and UBC Presidential Scholar

Features


~ 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)



Videos & Interviews


~ 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)




2014 North American Championships | Mississauga, Canada | Photo courtesy of ITTF
First Table Tennis Lesson | Vancouver, Canada
2015 Canada Winter Games | Prince George, Canada | Photo courtesy of Thorsten Gohl
  • 2019 Canadian Senior National Championships 1 1st, U21 Women's Singles Markham, ON, Canada (Mar)
  • 2019 Pan American Junior Championships 2 2nd, Girls' Team Cancún, Mexico (Jul)
  • 2019 Canadian Junior National Championships 1 1st, U18 Girls' Doubles and Team Summerside, PEI, Canada (Jul)
  • 2019 Pan American Games 3 3rd, Women's Team Lima, Peru (Aug)
  • 2020 Canadian Olympic Trials 5 5th, Women's Singles Mississauga, ON, Canada (Sep)
  • 2019 BC Secondary Schools Provincial Championships 1 1st, Girls' Team Surrey, BC, Canada (Feb)
  • 2019 BC Secondary Schools Provincial Championships 2 2nd, Girls' Singles Surrey, BC, Canada (Feb)
  • 2019 Canadian Senior National Championships 3 Semi-Finalist, Mixed Doubles Markham, ON, Canada (Mar)
  • 2019 Canadian Senior National Championships Top 8 Quarter-Finalist, Women's Singles and Women's Doubles Markham, ON, Canada (Mar)
  • 2019 Pan American Junior Championships 3 Semi-finalist, Girls' Doubles Cancún, Mexico (Jul)
  • 2019 VSSAA City Championships 1 1st, Girls Team Vancouver, BC, Canada (Mar)
  • 2018 Canada Cup #2 1 1st, Women's Singles Burnaby, BC, Canada (Jan)
  • 2018 BC Secondary Schools Provincial Championships 1 1st, Girls' Singles Vancouver, BC, Canada (Mar)
  • 2018 Canada Cup Final 3 3rd, Women's Singles Markham, ON, Canada (Mar)
  • 2018 Youth Olympics Asia Qualifier Top 8 Quarterfinalist, Girls' Singles Bangkok, Thailand (May)
  • 2018 Canadian Junior and Cadet Open 3 3rd, U18 Girls' Team Markham, ON, Canada (May)
  • 2018 Cook Islands Junior and Cadet Open 3 3rd, U18 Girls' Doubles Rarotonga, Cook Islands (Jun)
  • 2018 Canadian Junior National Championships 1 1st, U18 Girls' Singles and Mixed Doubles Burnaby, BC, Canada (Jul)
  • 2018 Canadian Senior National Championships 1 1st, U21 Women's Singles and Women's Team Burnaby, BC, Canada (Jul)
  • 2018 Pan American Junior Championships 2 2nd, Girls' Team Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Jul)
  • 2018 Pan American Championships 3 3rd, Women's Team Santiago, Chile (Nov)
  • 2018 World Junior Championships Group Stage Group Stage, Girls' Singles and Team Bendigo, Australia (Nov)
  • 2017 Canada Cup #1 2 2nd, Women's Singles Burnaby, BC, Canada (Jan)
  • 2017 BC Secondary School Provincial Championships 1 1st, Girls' Team Vancouver, BC, Canada (Mar)
  • 2017 Canada Cup Final 2 2nd, Women's Singles Markham, ON, Canada (Mar)
  • 2017 Spanish Junior and Cadet Open Top 32 Round of 32, U18 Girls' Singles Platja d'Aro, Spain (May)
  • 2017 Polish Junior and Cadet Open Top 8 Quarterfinalist, U18 Girls' Team Władysławowo, Poland (May)
  • 2017 World Championships Group Stage Group Stage, Women's Singles Düsseldorf, Germany (Jun)
  • 2017 Pan American Junior Championships 3 3rd, Girls' Team Buenos Aires, Argentina (Jun)
  • 2017 North American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier 4 4th, Girls' Singles Las Vegas, NV, USA (Dec)
  • 2016 Canada Cup Final 3 3rd, Women's Singles Drummondville, QC, Canada (Jan)
  • 2016 World Team Championships Top 32 Round of 32, Division 2 Women's Team Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Mar)
  • 2016 Pan American Junior Championships 3 3rd, Girls' Doubles and Team Burnaby, BC, Canada (Jun)
  • 2016 Canadian Junior National Championships 1 1st, U15 Girls' Singles Winnipeg, MB, Canada (Jul)
  • 2016 Canadian Senior National Championships 1 1st, U21 Women's Singles Winnipeg, MB, Canada (Jul)
  • 2016 Canadian Senior National Championships 2 2nd, Women's Singles Winnipeg, MB, Canada (Jul)
  • 2016 North American Championships 2 2nd, Women's Team San Francisco, CA, USA (Sep)
  • 2016 World Cadet Challenge Top 4 Semifinalist, Girls' Team Shanghai, China (Oct)
  • 2016 World Junior Championships Top 32 Round of 32, Girls' Doubles Cape Town, South Africa (Nov)
  • 2015 Vancouver Open and Canada Series 1 1st, Women's Singles and U17 Girls' Singles Vancouver, BC, Canada (Jan)
  • 2015 BC Secondary School Provincial Championships 1 1st, Girls' Singles, Doubles, and Team Burnaby, BC, Canada (Feb)
  • 2015 Canada Winter Games 2 2nd, Girls' Singles and Doubles Prince George, BC, Canada (Feb)
  • 2015 Canadian Junior and Cadet Open 3 3rd, U15 Girls' Team Markham, ON, Canada (May)
  • 2015 North American Cadet Qualifier 3 3rd, U15 Girls' Singles Markham, ON, Canada (May)
  • 2015 US Open Top 8 Quarterfinalist, U18 Girls' Singles Las Vegas, NV, USA (Jul)
  • 2015 North American Championships 6 6th, U15 Girls' Singles Westchester, NY, USA (Sep)
  • 2015 World Cadet Challenge 4 4th, Girls' Team Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (Oct)
  • 2015 World Cadet Challenge 12 12th, Girls' Singles Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (Oct)
  • 2015 Canada Cup #2 2 2nd, Women's Singles Burnaby, BC, Canada (Nov)
  • 2014 Vancouver Open and Canada Series 1 1st, U18 Girls' Singles Vancouver, BC, Canada (Jan)
  • 2014 US Open 2 2nd, U13 Girls' Singles Grand Rapids, MI, USA (Jul)
  • 2014 World Cadet Challenge Top 4 Semifinalist, U15 Girls' Team Bridgetown, Barbados (Oct)
  • 2013 North American Hopes Championships 3 3rd, U12 Girls' Singles Westchester, NY, USA (Mar)
  • 2013 World Hopes Week Top 8 Quarterfinalist, U12 Team Schwechat, Austria (Jun)
  • 2013 US Open 1 1st, U4200 Doubles Las Vegas, NV, USA (Jul)
  • 2013 US Open 2 2nd, U13 Girls' Singles Las Vegas, NV, USA (Jul)
  • 2012 Canadian Junior National Championships 1 1st, U11 Girls' Singles and Doubles Richmond, BC, Canada (Jul)
  • 2010 Canadian Junior National Championships 1 1st, U11 Girls' Doubles Calgary, AB, Canada (Jul)
  • 2010 Canadian Junior National Championships 2 2nd, U11 Girls' Singles and Team Calgary, AB, Canada (Jul)
2018 World Junior Championships | Bendigo, Australia | Photo courtesy of ITTF World