Jon Parsons

I am a communicator, researcher, and writer. I currently work as a director of communications for the University of Waterloo.


I specialize in strategic communications, media relations, leadership communications, and inclusive communications. I previously worked as a consultant in corporate social responsibility and social purpose communications.


I completed a PhD in literature, researching in the field of resistance studies. I have a specialization in phenomenology and research interests in applied ethics, disability studies, and extractive industries.


My writing in recent years has primarily been in nonfiction, journalism, and current affairs. My latest book examined the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of applied ethics. Check out some of my books.