MBA student Jonah Rubin recognized as one of the Top 50 Changemakers in 2022 by The Globe and Mail

The University of Fredericton would like to congratulate MBA student Jonah Rubin for being named one of the Top 50 Changemakers of 2022 by The Globe and Mail.

The Top 50 Changemakers of 2022 were designed as “a celebration of emerging leaders who are finding pragmatic solutions to the world’s most intractable problems.” Nominations came from The Globe and Mail and from individuals in the broader business community. Of the hundreds of nominees, 50 entrepreneurs, academics, and executives were selected to be highlighted for their innovative and inspiring contributions to their businesses and communities.

Jonah was nominated by BMO’s Chief Talent Officer Karen Collins for his work within the company to remove barriers for 2SLGBTQ+ and create a more inclusive environment.

Of Jonah’s contribution to BMO, Karen commented in The Globe and Mail that “Jonah is committed to breaking down barriers, testing the norm, and challenging it in a meaningful way to create an inclusive society where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. His guidance and personal commitment to action plays a significant role in shaping the decisions we make and in the evolution of diversity, equity, and inclusion at BMO.”

In Jonah’s role as a Senior Advisor in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, he has had the opportunity to impact both customers and employees. Jonah is particularly proud of two projects that demonstrate this impact: the Road to Allyship and Gender Pronoun Training. The Road to Allyship is a digital training program for all employees that provides the tools needed to be better allies to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. The Gender Pronoun Training is offered to all front-line staff to enable them to interact with their clients inclusively– specifically for their transgender and non-binary customers.

In addition to his everyday roles, Jonah also serves as a co-chair of the BMO Pride 2SLGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group, allowing him even more opportunity to learn with his peers and influence necessary changes within the company.

When asked what it meant to Jonah to be named one of the top 50 Changemakers, he said: “It’s so rewarding to be recognized for work that is extremely personal to myself as a gay man. It’s also amazing to see my work actually making a difference inside the bank and externally.”

Congratulations, Jonah! To read more about Jonah’s work, click here.