CBC’s The National highlights McMaster’s work connecting students and seniors
September 6, 2018
A new housing program created by McMaster is proving to be a win-win for students and local seniors.
Symbiosis, launched last year by the School of Graduate Studies, matches students in need of low-cost housing with seniors who have a room to spare.
The program is open to all grad students, but may have particular relevance for international students, who could benefit from the opportunity to practice conversational English on a regular basis.
It’s also an opportunity for McMaster students to help tackle the problem of senior isolation – something the University’s own experts have warned is becoming a serious issue.
McMaster has also profiled the program on its social media sites.
If you’re a senior or a student who would like more information about Symbiosis, email firstname.lastname@example.org.