Meet the competitors for season 3 of Canada’s Smartest Person

Canada’s Smartest Person is back for another eventful season of competition. Each week, host Jessi Cruickshank, with special guest judges, will guide the competitors and viewers through an hour-long competition series. They will take on multiple challenges applying their intelligence in six categories (Musical, Visual, Physical, Social, Logical and Linguistic) with one person winning each episode. Then, in the season finale, all finalists will battle it out for the crown of Canada’s Smartest Person.

This season, it’s bigger and better than ever before! You can get involved each week by playing challenges directly from your computer, tablet or mobile device with other viewers across the country. You’ll have the chance to compete and win prizes through our online features – CSP SmartPlay and CSP Live.

CSP SmartPlay will allow you to play along with the show in real time. CSP Live is a weekly original show on Facebook Live, where you’ll be able to play with other fans of Canada’s Smartest Person. These platforms are a way for CSP fans to come together and have fun along the way. Do you think you’ve got the chops? Join in on the fun. 

For now, we’ve got 30 amazing Canadians battling for the title. Each week, we’ll introduce to you the competitors online and via our social channels. Listed below are a range of competitors with diverse backgrounds including a video gamer, neuroscientist, cancer researcher/fashion blogger, Paralympian, and more.

Tune in to Canada’s Smartest Person every Sunday starting November 13 on CBC Television at 8pm (8:30NT).

Episode 301 – airing Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)

●     Stephanie Harvey, 30, professional gamer from Québec City, Que.
●     Rup Magon, 41, musician from Montréal, Que.
●     Susan Forgues, 54, retired military helicopter pilot from Orleans, Ont.
●     Steve Norn, 40, insurance broker from Yellowknife, N.W.T.
●     Vincent Law, 33, cancer researcher and fashion blogger from Calgary, Alta.
●     Jonathan Gagnon, 31, engineer from Vancouver, B.C.

Episode 302 – airing Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)

●     Jennifer Martin, 33, copywriter from St. Phillip’s, N.L.
●     Chad “CJ” Studer, 38, physical education teacher from Miscouche, P.E.I.
●     Christine Cho, 36, makeup artist from Toronto, Ont.
●     Chris Williams, 54, innkeeper from Round Hill, N.S.
●     Donna Hartt, 46, psychic medium from Cranbrook, B.C.
●     Joshua Williams, 25, Program Director from Edmonton, Alta.

Episode 303 – airing Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)

●     Maria Samson, 33, national rugby team player from Calgary, Alta.
●     Ryan Coelho, 30, millennial consultant from Toronto, Ont.
●     Rebecca Bromwich, 39, lawyer from Calgary, Alta.
●     Frankie Cena, 24, international speech and debate coach from Vancouver, B.C.
●     Vanessa Vakharia, 35, math tutor and entrepreneur from Toronto, Ont.
●     Gwyneth Foster, 16, high school student from Uxbridge, Ont.

Episode 304 – airing Sunday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)

●     Darryl Gidyk, 42, neuroscientist from Lethbridge, Alta.
●     Michelle Zakrison, 33, lawyer from Iqaluit, Nunavut
●     Brittain Bancroft, 30, mechanic from Minto, N.B.
●     Devon Jones, 37, personal trainer from Winnipeg, Man.
●     Bruce Tsuji, 62, university professor from Ottawa, Ont.
●     Siera Bearchell, 23, law student and Miss Universe Canada 2016 from Moose Jaw, Sask.

Episode 305 – airing Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)

●     Wali Shah, 21, speaker and spoken word poet from Mississauga, Ont.
●     Melissa DeCiantis, 25, arborist from Mississauga, Ont.
●     Dustin Herbison, 29, high school shop teacher from Kelowna, B.C.
●     Michelle Salt, 31, Paralympian from Calmar, Alta.
●     Tristan Campus, registered nurse from Mississauga, Ont.
●     Eric Yue, 39, commissioner recreational hockey league from Victoria, B.C.

Episode 306 (Finale) – airing Sunday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)

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