University of Calgary

Jonah Zankl

Strathmore High School
Nominated by: 
Karen Harris
Nominated in: 
Strathmore, AB

Media Mentions:

Blog posts: 

Musings on Leadership

Summer 2015
What does it mean to be a leader? 
– by Jonah Zankl • Schulich Leader at University of Calgary

Redefining Myself

Spring 2014

It is hard to believe that my first year has already come and gone.

– by Jonah Zankl • Schulich Leader at University of Calgary

Two seemingly simple questions

Fall 2013

What does success look like to you?
What are you looking for out of your university experience?

– by Jonah Zankl • Schulich Leader at University of Calgary

Q&A with

What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?


What is your favourite inspirational quote?

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - William Bruce Cameron

In a world of numbers, it is important to remember what really matters. Character, actions, family, and friends cannot be counted or categorized, but matter most. 

What is a little known fact about you?

I am an avid cyclist, riding over 5000km in the last two years. I have participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2012  and 2013, raced in the Tour de Koocanusa, and love to explore Palm Springs, California on my bike! I also helped to organize the third stage of the inaugural 2013 Tour of Alberta as a Local Organizing Committee Member and was  featured in the "Making the Tour" documentary. 

Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?

Passionate and driven, I see everything through to the end. I am always ready for challenge and fearless of struggle or roadblocks.