Growing Older is a year-long research and reporting project by the Global Reporting Program in partnership with The Globe and Mail. Global Reporting Program students based in Finland, South Korea, Sweden, and Canada reported from the field on trends in aging on both individual and societal levels.

The project was made possible with generous funding and support from Mindset Foundation, the Giustra Foundation and Angus Reid Institute. Additional funding and support provided by the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism, Writing and Media, and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation.


University of British Columbia

  • Natasha Caton
  • Ashishvangh Contractor
  • Michelle Meiklejohn
  • Chiara Milford
  • Rowan Smart
  • Sabina Staempfli
  • Arrthy Thayaparan
  • Ridge Zhang

Aga Khan University

  • Gardy Chacha
  • Susan Kendi
  • Kiundu Waweru

University of Jyväskylä

  • Vilma Aholuoto
  • Sandra Korhonen
  • Saana Uosukainen

Kyung Hee University

  • Yejin Jo
  • Heung-su Kim

Additional field reporting

  • Hangang Kim, South Korea videographer
  • Martin Von Krogh, Sweden videographer
  • Björn Elmgren, Finland translator


  • Britney Dennison, University of British Columbia
  • Kathryn Gretsinger, University of British Columbia
  • Videsh Kapoor, University of British Columbia
  • Peter Klein, University of British Columbia
  • Cynthia SohYoung Yoo, Kyung Hee University
  • Turo Uskali, University of Jyväskylä
  • Mikko Villi, University of Jyväskylä

For The Globe and Mail

  • André Picard, Introduction
  • Rachel Giese, Editor


  • Kim Frank, Video and story editing
  • Peter Mothe, Illustration
  • Andrew Munroe, Design, data, visualizations, and web development
  • Britney Dennison, Additional design
  • Alicia Carvalho, Branding
  • Rithika Shenoy, Additional fact-checking
  • Sharon Nadeem, Additional fact-checking

Archival Materials

  • Pond 5
  • Mats Andersson/TT News Agency via AP
  • TT News Agency/Alamy Stock Photo
  • dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo
  • Jasper Chamber/Alamy Stock Photo

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