Matthew Yu, a math-savvy figure skater | Canada’s Smartest Person Junior

While Matthew may be the youngest in the competition, he is the definition of multi-talented. A proficient figure skater, pianist and competitive swimmer who also practices karate, Matthew competes in speech, debate, and math competitions, having finished first in his grade in B.C.’s Caribou Math Competition.

Matthew isn’t afraid to show his peers what he’s made of and is confident that it will all add up to a victorious run on Canada’s Smartest Person Junior.

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About Canada’s Smartest Person Junior:
Canada’s Smartest Person Junior. is a must-see, family-friendly series that’s an exciting evolution of CBC’s hit competition format, Canada’s Smartest Person. Hosted by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee from Kim’s Convenience.

Over six weeks, 12 remarkable kids aged 8-12 battle it out for their chance to be named “Canada’s Smartest Person Junior.”

Each week, they take on fun and spectacular challenges that test their smarts in six categories: Physical, Musical, Social, Linguistic, Logical and Visual. They must prove they have what it takes in every category or face elimination.

It’s an entertaining and action-packed competition as young competitors compete for the coveted title with the whole country cheering them on.

Along the way, Canadians discover that intelligence comes in all shapes and sizes — and doesn’t always mean having straight As.

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