Hit CBC-TV show CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON is back and looking for Canadians to put their smarts to the test
Hit television showÂ CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSONÂ returns to CBC-TV this fall. The nine-part series, taped in front of a live studio audience, draws upon the latest research to prove thereâ€™s more to intelligence than having a high IQ score, or being a math whiz or trivia buff. WhileÂ a lot of people probably believe that the smartest person is a neurologist, astrophysicist or computer programmer, there is also a good chance it could be an athlete, a mechanic or a stay-at-home parent.
Are you ready to put your smarts to the test?Â CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSONis searching for the smartest person in the country.Â You, or someone you know, could be it!FromÂ April 14 to June 15, Canadians can apply â€“ or nominate someone they know â€“ for a chance to be on the show and earn the title ofÂ Canadaâ€™s Smartest PersonÂ atÂ cbc.ca/smartestperson.
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences redefines what it means to be smart.Â According to the theory,Â there are actually different kinds of smarts. The six main categories are: logical, visual, physical, linguistic, musical and social smarts.Â Most people have strength in two or three of these areas,Â but only a rare few can excel in all of them.Every weekÂ onÂ CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON,four Canadians will go head to head to prove their mental mettle in six categories of smarts. In the series finale, finalists will battle it out for the ultimate title ofÂ CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON.
Peter Dyakowski (@PeterDyakowski), reigning champion ofÂ CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSONÂ and offensive lineman for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, knows that anyone could take his title this fall.
â€śBeing on the show and becomingÂ Canadaâ€™s Smartest PersonÂ has been an incredible experience,â€ť says Peter Dyakowski. â€śAs the search begins for Canadaâ€™s newly crowned smartest person, I know that possibilities are endless and anyone can earn the title. If you think you have what it takes, you should go for it. Itâ€™s time for me to meet the smartest person in the country.â€ť
Applicants must be 16 years or age or older as of January 2014. The deadline to apply isÂ June 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.Â CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSONÂ will air on CBC Television in fall 2014.
CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSONÂ is an original Media Headquarters production produced in association with CBC Television. Creator and Executive Producer is Robert Cohen. Barry Davis is the producer.