Jonah Zankl

2013
Schulich Leader

University of Calgary
Mathematics
Program

High School: Strathmore High School

Nominated by Karen Harris

Strathmore, AB

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

Jonah completed his Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honours) at the University of Calgary. Following this, he completed a Master of Philosophy in Innovation, Strategy, and Organization at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge (UK). He is currently conducting research in entrepreneurial ecosystems in pursuit of a PhD in Management Studies at Judge Business School where he is a member of St Catharines College, University of Cambridge (UK). 

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 thousands of kilometers over the last 9 years. I have participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2012  and 2013, raced in the Tour de Koocanusa, and love to explore 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 - I have a jersey signed by several tour pro riders! 

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.