Jonah Zankl

Schulich Leader

University of Calgary

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 has completed his BSc in Applied Mathematics and BA in Economics, and is currently completing an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy, and Organization at the University of Cambridge.

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.