From Alex Strachan of Postmedia News:
- Gerry Dee on Canada’s Smartest Person: ‘There’s something to be said for competitiveness’
Toronto comedian Gerry Dee — self-described “dummy,” former teacher, creator and star of the CBC Monday-night comedy, Mr. D, and host of this weekend’s smarty-pants contest, Canada’s Smartest Person — has his own definition of “smart,” one that has little to do with book knowledge or dictionary definitions. Read more.
From Kristin Rushowy of the Toronto Star:
- CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person a learning experience for contestants
Now, a television special is using it to identify the smartest person in Canada — and it’s not going to be the person with the highest IQ or the best grades. Promoted as a “groundbreaking and entertaining competition,” Canada’s Smartest Person isn’t looking for someone who just has book smarts — but someone who is also logical, good at math, a visual thinker, physically adept, good at reading, writing and communicating, able to work cooperatively and be empathetic to others, and also have some musical ability. Read more.