Marcus Gee is an international affairs columnist and writer for The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. Born in Toronto, he graduated from the
University of British Columbia in 1979 with a degree in modern European history, then worked as a reporter for The Province, Vancouver's morning newspaper.
He spent four years in Asia in the early 1980s, the first three in Hong Kong as an editor, writer and correspondent for Asiaweek magazine, the last as a
reporter for United Press International in Manila and Sydney. After returning to Canada, he worked as a foreign affairs writer at Maclean's magazine and as
senior editor at The Financial Times of Canada. He joined the Globe in September 1991 as an editorial writer. In 1998, he won a national newspaper award for his weekly column on international affairs.