Megan Jones

Megan Jones was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and spent most of her childhood studying classical piano and Highland dance. She became fascinated with Japan when she visited Shizuoka on a high school exchange, so she completed a BA in Japanese Language in Literature at the University of Alberta, and then returned to Japan via the JET Programme as an Assistant Language Teacher. She brought her five-year old daughter with her, and together they spent three fantastic years on a small island off the coast of Nagasaki. She returned to Alberta to work in various roles, from Intergovernmental Officer with the Alberta Government, to Regulatory Compliance Analyst with Enbridge, and dedicated her spare time to community projects, learning the guitar, and developing her practice of Vipassana meditation. Her daughter went on to study Environmental and Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and shortly thereafter Jones moved to the Lower Mainland to return to school.

Jones is an MA student in Comparative Media Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Her many interests include public facilitation, and she became a student facilitator for SFU’s Passport to Leadership Program. In 2016, she received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship to research the transmission, adaptation, and transformation of Buddhist thought in North American feature films.

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