Proudly presented in BC by the Creative Problem Solving Society (CPSS)


Odyssey of the Mind is a school-based, international program that promotes creative problem solving for students from kindergarten through college. Under the guidance of a coach, teams of five to seven students learn creative thinking and problem solving skills while finding innovative solutions to a variety of technical and performance problems.

Rochester Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team's Achievement at World Finals 2017 recognized in BC Legislature


Closing Montage from Provincial Finals 2017





Odyssey BC would like to thank all the donors whose generosity assisted our teams in traveling to the World Finals Competition at Michigan State University. For a complete list of corporate and individual donors please visit our Sponsors page.

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Coaches Training
Saturday, January 13, 2017, Burnaby
Registration for the final Odyssey of the Mind Coaches Training is now open. Check out the registration page for details about the offered workshops. Register by December 31 to get the "early bird discount".
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 2017
This annual competition emphasizes creativity and teamwork and is the largest international creative problem-solving competition in the world. More than 850 teams from all around the world shared their ideas and work at Michigan State University, May 24-27. While only a few left with a trophy, everyone came out a winner just by solving an Odyssey of the Mind problem and competing on the world stage. British Columbia was represented by 14 teams and 5 officials this year, and we believe that many fantastic memories were made. A shout out goes to Rochester Elementary from Coquitlam (a first year team) who made it into the Top 10 in Problem 1 ("Catch Us If You Can"), Division 1. Congratulations! For WF photos click here.


Are you READY??
We are excited to announce that the full version of this year's problems have now been released. For a sneak peek check out the problem synopses here. To receive the full copy of the problems and our helpful Membership Package register now your Odyssey of the Mind Membership 2017/18. If you don't know how to get Odyssey started at your school or you have any other question please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'd be happy to help. Looking forward to a creative and fun season.

Judges are the "heart" of our competitions. It's amazing to see the innovative problem solutions students come up with after spending weeks and months working on their Long-Term-Problems
If you are interested in judging for Odyssey, please read over the information here. Judges must be at least 19 years old and not attending high school. Any questions? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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