November 24, 2014 - 4:47 PM
KAMLOOPS - A 22-year-old law student has claimed the title of Canada’s Smartest Person after beating out seven other finalists in the CBC game show in the Sunday finale.
Braden Lauer is a law student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver but grew up in Kamloops. As one of only six British Columbians and one of 32 Canadians vying for the title, Lauer emerged the victor on the CBC game show Sunday night.
"Being on Canada's Smartest Person has been the opportunity of a lifetime,” Lauer said. "I hope winning the title inspires students and young people in the country to pursue their goals with passion and determination.”
In his second year of law school, Lauer has received five different academic scholarships, is on the board of the university Law Student’s Society and volunteers at Pro Bono Students Canada.
The show was based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences and tested intelligence in six different categories - musical, physical, social, logical, visual and linguistic. The live shows saw four people battle each week to earn one of eight spots in the final.
Canadians were also able to take part in the intelligence tests through an app. More than a million people completed individual intelligence tests through the app and after the nine weeks of competition Waterloo, Ont. came out as the smartest city while Prince Edward Island took the title of smartest province.
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