Call for nominations: York University’s Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

Graduates in their caps and gowns at convocation

At home and abroad, York University’s young alumni are making positive, impactful change. From business leaders championing equity, diversity and inclusion to social impact researchers and environmental activists, York alumni working across all sectors are making meaningful differences in their communities.

York University’s Top 30 Changemakers Under 30 program aims to recognize inspiring and diverse alumni aged 29 and younger who are driven to make a difference locally and globally. With previous recipients pursuing careers in science and technology, anti-Black racism in Canada and disability rights, we are honoured to recognize and engage these changemakers and highlight the inspiring work they’re doing.

To nominate a York grad, tell us how the candidate demonstrates a commitment to creating positive change through their actions and values for York students, the wider community and the world around them.

Eligibility criteria: Any York graduate who will be 29 years of age or younger on Dec. 31, 2022. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by their peers using this nomination form.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Oct. 18. The Top 30 Changemakers Under 30 will be announced in winter 2022.

For more information about how to nominate an outstanding alum, visit or contact Nicole Light, senior alumni engagement officer, at