As a National Correspondent and columnist with The Globe and Mail, Mark spent fourteen years covering environmental and First Nations issues. Prior to that, he served as the B.C. bureau chief for The National Post for five years, writing news and features.
Early on in his career, Mark was a senior correspondent with The Vancouver Sun, where his last assignment was to produce a 16-page supplement – The Fate of the Strait – a special report that raised public awareness about environmental pressures on the Strait of Georgia, and which won a National Newspaper Award. He also worked as the Arctic correspondent for The Edmonton Journal, based in Yellowknife, where he traveled extensively throughout the High Arctic, from Alaska in the West to Ungava Bay, in the East.
Awards and citations
Mark’s distinguished career as a journalist and author has earned him national and international recognition since the mid-1980s.
- National Newspaper Award – special project (1999)
- American Fisheries Society – Haig-Brown Award (1999)
- International Law Foundation – outstanding journalism (1998)
- National Newspaper Awards – business writing (1997)
- Michener Award – citation for meritorious public service journalism (1996)
- American Fisheries Society – literary award (1995)
- B.C. Newspaper Awards – various (1994, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1989)
- Canadian Science Writers’ Association – various (1993, 1989)
- Jack Webster Foundation – various citations (1992, 1990, 1987)
- Center for Investigative Journalism – first runner-up (1987)
- MacMillan Bloedel Journalism Awards – features, news (1986)