Generation Z

Jenniffer Meng (Courtesy of Jenniffer Meng)

What lockdown looks like for a Gen Z

Jenniffer Meng: Being on the cusp of legal and literal freedom, we are missing out on a lot of the things that define the transition into young adulthood

Inside the corrosive new generational blame game

The generational divide is society’s new battleground, pitting boomers against millennials and everyone in between. Who’s really to blame?
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What defines your generation? 16 Canadians weigh in

Prominent baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials and Gen Zs speak up about what it means to be from their cohort

Why this month’s Maclean’s magazine has two covers

Our editorial: Generational friction is cyclical. It’s with that in mind, the magazine this month captured two faces of a multi-sided conflict.

’Directionless and lost’: What it means to be a millennial

Alicia Elliott: "We’ve become a generation of Cinderellas, told to wait for a glass slipper that no longer exists"
Don Gillmor in his home office. (Photograph by May Truong)

’We had good intentions but we fell short’: What it means to be a baby boomer

Don Gillmor: We strived for a better world. And then we grew up. And now, politically, the world looks like the episode of ’The Simpsons’ where the dim-witted Homer blows up Springfield.
Jenniffer Meng in her bedroom. (Photograph by May Truong)

’Don’t you see yourself in us?’: What it means to be Gen Z

Jenniffer Meng: When other generations see students expressing discontent with budget cuts to education or raising awareness about rising temperatures, I wonder, do they not see what we are fighting for?

Why intergenerational warfare is a mug’s game

Anne Kingston: It stokes stereotyping and ageism, and dehumanizes at a moment when collaboration and cooperation are needed. Who needs it?
Sharon Bala in her St John’s home. (Photograph by Heather Nolan)

’Self-sufficient and unassuming’: What it means to be Gen X

Sharon Bala: "Half a century on, Gen X remains undefined, evading categorization, unwilling even to raise our hands during roll call. Children of the Silent Generation, perhaps it’s fitting that ours is invisible."

Who are baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z?

Tastes and habits may vary from person to person, but every cohort has its calling cards