Canada’s Smartest Person goes beyond book smarts

From Alex Strachan of Postmedia News:

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.