Jones, who writes F&O’s occasional Free Range column, has reported for more than 35 years on breaking news, social and economic policy, science, and whimsey, mostly for Agence France-Presse, Canada’s Globe and Mail, and Time Magazine. She freelanced for a range of publications from the New York Times to medical journals, held staff positions as a Canadian Press desker and on the Vancouver Sun editorial board, and for years was a contributing editor of the Report on Business Magazine and Chatelaine magazines. Her ongoing education includes science and the humanities, with an early focus on biology, economics, and political science. Jones holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University, and a post-graduate Creative Writing certificate from the University of Oxford. Influencers include Hannah Arendt; interests include civility, freedom of thought and expression, and ecology.
Jones was the first Canadian born to a family displaced from Europe by World War II. Raised in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, she grew up skiing, horseback riding, canoeing, and reading books. Before journalism, she worked as a first aid attendant on bush planes, an assistant curator in the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre museum, slinging beer in bars, and as a junior naturalist at Wood Buffalo Park in Canada. Jones is currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Her web site is www.deborahjones.ca
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