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


~ 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)



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