May 11, 2012
Residents of Hamilton's McQuesten neighbourhood have been discussing the need for people to better connect with each other.
To that end, a team of residents and McMaster nursing students, led by assistant professor of nursing Dyanne Semogas, have put together the first issue of the Zine newsletter.
McQuesten is one of three neighbourhoods that nursing students and faculty have been working closely with as part of the School's Health in the Hubs initiative, in which priority health issues are being addressed.
In McQuesten, residents are concentrating on job creation through food security by developing a community kitchen and community garden. Students from the professional community nursing practice course were involved with hosting a recent community dinner, and are currently developing partnerships with local businesses to increase access to nutritious, affordable foods in the neighbourhood.
[Read more about the School of Nursing's local partnerships]