Get Ready to Put your Smarts to the Test

The hit television show CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON 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 there's more to intelligence than having a high IQ score, or being a math whiz or trivia buff. While 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? CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON is searching for the smartest person in the country. You, or someone you know, could be it! Until June 15, Canadians can apply - or nominate someone they know - for a chance to be on the show and earn the title of Canada's Smartest Person at

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences redefines what it means to be smart. According to the theory, there are actually different kinds of smarts. The six main categories are: logical, visual, physical, linguistic, musical and social smarts. Most people have strength in two or three of these areas, but only a rare few can excel in all of them. Every week on CANADA'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 of CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON.

Peter Dyakowski (@PeterDyakowski), reigning champion of CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON and offensive lineman for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, knows that anyone could take his title this fall.

"Being on the show and becoming Canada's Smartest Person has been an incredible experience," says Peter Dyakowski. "As the search begins for Canada'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. It's time for me to meet the smartest person in the country."

Applicants must be 16 years or age or older as of January 2014. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON will air on CBC Television in fall 2014.

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About the Theory of Multiple Intelligence
Dr. Howard Gardner, a psychologist and professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard University, pioneered the theory of multiple intelligences in 1983. The theory proposes all humans have several kinds of intelligence that reflect different ways of interacting with the world and solving problems. Each person has a unique combination or profile of intelligences. Today, the application of multiple intelligence theory is widely embraced around the world and has had a significant impact in the realms of education, work and personal achievement.

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